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Compliance Open Source Privacy

CERN: We’re ditching Facebook Workplace. Here’s why

European scientific research giant CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, has killed its use of Facebook’s Workplace collaboration platform because it is dissatisfied with the company’s approach to fees and data control.

CERN announced the move this week, which ends a nearly four-year trial with Facebook Workplace and means CERN will remove its presence from the platform on January 31, 2020. 

Full article at https://www.zdnet.com/article/cern-were-ditching-facebook-workplace-its-not-just-about-new-fees/

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Privacy Security

WhatsApp disclosed 12 security flaws last year, after Jeff Bezos’ phone was reportedly hacked

  • WhatsApp disclosed 12 security vulnerabilities last year, according to the US National Vulnerabilities Database, including seven that were classed as “critical.”
  • According to the database, seen by the Financial Times, the number of reported vulnerabilities was significantly higher than in previous years, when only one or two security reports were made.
  • Reports of flaws within the Facebook-owned messaging app have sparked questions about the security of the app amid reports that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ phone was hacked by the Saudi Crown Prince.

Full article here: https://www.businessinsider.nl/jeff-bezos-hack-whatsapp-disclosed-security-flaws-last-year-ft-2020-1?international=true&r=US

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Privacy Security

Leaked Documents Expose the Secretive Market for Your Web Browsing Data

An Avast antivirus subsidiary sells ‘Every search. Every click. Every buy. On every site.’ Its clients have included Home Depot, Google, Microsoft, Pepsi, and McKinsey.

An antivirus program used by hundreds of millions of people around the world is selling highly sensitive web browsing data to many of the world’s biggest companies, a joint investigation by Motherboard and PCMag has found. Our report relies on leaked user data, contracts, and other company documents that show the sale of this data is both highly sensitive and is in many cases supposed to remain confidential between the company selling the data and the clients purchasing it.

Full article here: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qjdkq7/avast-antivirus-sells-user-browsing-data-investigation

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Messenging Privacy Security

Is WhatsApp Safe? 5 Security Threats Users Need to Know About

WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging platform, is one of the world’s most popular messaging apps. It is estimated that over one billion people use the app, sending over 65 billion messages per day.

It’s no surprise then that security concerns, malware threats, and spam have begun to appear. Here’s everything you need to know about WhatsApp’s security issues.

Full article here: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-security-threats-whatsapp-users-need-know/