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Privacy 500 Chrome extensions secretly uploaded private data from millions of users

More than 500 browser extensions downloaded millions of times from Google’s Chrome Web Store surreptitiously uploaded private browsing data to attacker-controlled servers, researchers said on...

Privacy Millions of Israeli voters’ data leaked by election management app

It might have been too late, however, as unrestricted access to data of 6,453,254 citizens in Israel may have been available for an ... Various parties, advocates, and experts have pointed out the ...

Privacy Facebook to Pay Millions for Allegedly Mishandling User Data (Again)

Facebook's privacy missteps are once again coming with a hefty price tag. Months after the company faced a $5 billion fine from the Federal Trade Commission over its data privacy practices...

Privacy DOTr to remit millions in fines from erring private emission test centers

The said testing centers are "authorized private facilities of the DOTr which are engaged ... Violations found by the agency’s Investigation, Security and Law Enforcement Staff and Franchising...

Privacy Security camera maker Wyze exposed personal data for millions

"We are still looking into this event to figure out why and how this happened," he wrote. Keeping sensitive information private continues to be a challenge for database managers. Among this year's ...

Privacy Facebook data breach: Millions of accounts exposed online

Facebook hasn’t had an easy year. In 2019 alone, it experienced data leaks, privacy scandals and website issues. Needless to say, the company isn’t faring so well with the general public. Now...

Privacy Millions of Facebook user phone numbers exposed online, security researchers say

More than 267 million Facebook user phone numbers, names and user IDs were exposed in a database that anyone could access online, adding to a long list of privacy and security mishaps that continue...

Privacy 'Hundreds of millions of people' may have had their text messages exposed online, researchers say

A database housing millions of private SMS text messages was left open online for an extended period of time, a team of researchers at the online privacy company vpnMentor said Sunday. The...

Privacy WV troopers are cleared by internal reviews, then taxpayers spend millions settling the lawsuits

“Internal Review Board considered the facts and circumstances surrounding each incident ... often only agreeing to do so under the privacy of a protective order shielding the records from the public.

Privacy Outdated poverty data funneled millions to wealthy D.C. neighborhoods, Post analysis shows

What had been unclear was how neighborhoods with higher levels of wealth and private investment fell into the program, while more economically distressed communities received only a sliver of the ...

Privacy Outdated poverty data funneled millions to wealthy neighborhoods in D.C., states

What had been unclear was how neighborhoods with higher levels of wealth and private investment fell into the program, while more economically distressed communities received a sliver of the benefits.

Privacy Online shoppers expected to lose millions to holiday shopping scams this year

Consumer privacy researchers say online shoppers are set to lose more money to holiday scams this year than ever before, amid a steep increase in reports of internet shopping scams since 2015. An ...

Privacy Google's plan to collect health data on millions of Americans faces federal inquiry

HIPAA is the US federal law governing the security and privacy of certain medical information. HIPAA allows hospitals to share data with business partners, without gaining the consent of patients...

Privacy Google is reportedly secretly gathering personal health data from millions of Americans

The data amounts to a complete patient history, including a patient’s date of birth, allergies, immunizations, family medical history, hospitalizations, lab results, and doctor diagnoses. The...

Privacy Google to store and analyze millions of health records. Here’s why the Ascension deal is raising privacy concerns.

Even so, many patients may not trust Google, which has paid multiple fines for violating privacy laws, with their personal medical details. Google mentioned the arrangement in an earnings call in...

Privacy Google is collecting health data on millions of Americans

At least 150 Google employees had access to patient data, the Journal reported. But Google said it is adhering to regulatory privacy standards, such as the Health Insurance Portability and ...

Privacy Google secretly swallowed health data of 'tens of millions' of Americans

As many as 150 Google staffers had access to the data, according to the report. Since the WSJ published its damning report, Google confirmed that it's partnered with Ascension and moved quickly to ...

Privacy Google is working with a massive health system to gather data on millions of patients — here's an inside look at the tools they're developing

"Project Nightingale" is a plan to move Ascension data onto Google's Cloud services, then to build an EHR search tool, internal documents say.

Privacy Google's healthcare partnership sparks fears for privacy of millions

Google’s announcement of a partnership with a major healthcare provider raises fresh privacy concerns as the tech company expands its footprint into the healthcare industry. Monday’s announcement ...

Privacy Google reportedly collecting health data on millions of Americans without informing patients

Google is collecting detailed health data on millions of Americans through a partnership with Ascension ... to design health software that could home into a patient's medical history. While project...