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Facebook will be fined £500,000 - the maximum amount possible - for two breaches of the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998 in connection with the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
But under new European legislation, the fine could have been as high as £1.2 billion.
Doctor Who’s TARDIS has sprung a data leak, Facebook’s creepy patents are unmasked, and an app to keep women safe on dates has surprising origins.
All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Maria Varmazis.
Carole Cadwalladr, the investigative journalist who revealed how the personal data of millions of Facebook users was used to influence the US election, speaks about what went on behind the headlines.
The country of Papua New Guinea is planning a month-long nationwide ban of Facebook, PornHub wants to keep your online activities more private, and Amazon Alexa forwards a married couple’s private conversation to a random contact.
All this and much much more is discussed in the latest 100% GDPR-compliant edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by ESET’s Tommi Uhlemann.
The country of Papua New Guinea is reportedly planning a month-long national ban of Facebook.
Why? To research the effect that the addictive social network has on the South Pacific island’s populace, and to root out “fake users.”
But important questions remain unanswered.
Yet another instance of a Facebook app putting innocent users’ sensitive private data at risk has been uncovered.
The tricky-to-pronounce Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan is jailed for hacking Paris Hilton, we hear the story of the man who hacked the lottery and almost got away with $16.5 million, and Facebook thinks it is the perfect partner to find you a date.
All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who are joined this week by special guest Dave Bittner from The Cyberwire podcast.
Cambridge Analytica, the shady firm at the centre of the recent Facebook data scandal, is shutting down.
But is it simply going to resurrect itself with a new name?
Should you quit Facebook? How do you delete your Facebook account? What do you need to consider before leaving Facebook for good? And what’s the easiest way to successfully go cold turkey on Facebook?
Find out in this special splinter episode of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who are joined this week by special guest Maria Varmazis.
Crime forums on Facebook, fraudsters pose as anti-fraud hotlines, and how big advertising companies are in bed with the rampant data collection of internet giants.
All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by special guest B J Mendelson, author of “Social media is bullsh*t.”
Cybersecurity blogger Brian Krebs spent just a couple of hours last week hunting for the Facebook forums used by fraudsters, and what he discovered is alarming.
Facebook has started pushing European and Canadian users into giving its controversial facial recognition technology free reign to run rampant over their photos and videos.
Quitting Facebook is hard enough for many people, I don’t want to give anybody another reason to stay.
Facebook wanted to gobble up data from hospitals about their most vulnerable patients, and match it up with user profiles on the world’s biggest social network.
Mark Zuckerberg: “At some point during the last several years, someone has probably accessed your public information.”
Yep. So why didn’t you do something about it Zuck?