privacy and security

Texas AG Ken Paxton Sues Google over Biometric Data Collection

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that the Lone Star State will bring a case against Google over the unauthorized collection of biometric data from users without their informed consent, in the latest of a long string of legal cases brought by the Texas AG against the tech giant.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai looking down

Victims of Crypto Scammers Demand Coinbase Be Held Accountable for Losses

Almost 100 victims of crypto scams are trying to hold trading platform Coinbase responsible for their losses over the past year, which reportedly involve thousands of people losing tens — if not hundreds — of millions of dollars in cryptocurrency. Scammers allegedly took money out of people’s accounts, which are managed by the Coinbase app.

Brian Armstrong, Coinbase CEO

Report: Cyber Attacks Jam Websites of Multiple Major American Airports

Cyber attacks were reported on Monday at some of the largest airports in the United States, officials allege. The attacks jammed the websites of airports including Los Angeles International Airport and O’Hare International Airport, causing inconvenience for travelers seeking information. According to an LAX spokesperson, “No internal airport systems were compromised and there were no operational disruptions.”

The Associated Press

Report: Apple Asked for a Cut of Facebook’s Ad Sales Years Before Starting Privacy War

The Wall Street Journal claims that Apple argued that it deserved a cut of some of Facebook’s ad revenue and attempted to broker a deal with Facebook that didn’t work out. Since then, Apple has introduced its App Tracking Transparency feature which has negatively affected Facebook’s advertising revenue, setting off a privacy war between the Masters of the Universe.

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 10: Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a combined Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. Zuckerberg, 33, was called to testify after it was reported that 87 million …

Security Researchers: Facebook ‘Injects’ Code to Track Everything You Do After Clicking on Links

Facebook (now known as Meta) has reportedly been rewriting websites that its users visit, allowing the company to track them across the web after they click links in its app by “injecting” tracking code. The security researcher that sounded the alarm say that the tracking code allows Mark Zuckerberg to “monitor all user interactions, like every button and link tapped, text selections, screenshots, as well as any form inputs, like passwords, addresses and credit card numbers.”

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 10: Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before a combined Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. Zuckerberg, 33, was called to testify after it was reported that …