Hacker Recycles Data on Half a Billion Facebook Users

Hacker Recycles Data on Half a Billion Facebook Users

Michael Isbitski, a technical evangelist with Salt Security, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based provider of API security, added that at the time of that incident in 2019, Facebook indicated the data of 220 million users was scraped prior to the company restricting access in the platform to preserve users' privacy.

Opinion | Apple’s C.E.O. Is Making Very Different Choices than Mark Zuckerberg

Opinion | Apple’s C.E.O. Is Making Very Different Choices than Mark Zuckerberg

When exactly is the new update coming out?tim cookIt’s just a few weeks swisherAll right, and it’s called ATT, which is App Tracking cookThat’s swisherObviously, companies like Facebook and many others make a lot of money from data collected from those trackers.

Bosworth: VR's Mainstream Moment "Starting To Happen Right Now"

Bosworth: VR's Mainstream Moment "Starting To Happen Right Now"

In an interview with Bloomberg about the success of the Oculus Quest 2, Facebook's Head of Mixed Reality notes that VR's mainstream moment is "starting to happen right now.".

Apple's New Privacy Framework Pressures the Digital Ad Market

Apple's New Privacy Framework Pressures the Digital Ad Market

Apple's plan to release its App Tracking Transparency (ATT) privacy enhancement feature in early spring has set the ad industry on its ear and triggered a war with Facebook.

Instagram is ‘most invasive app’, new study shows

Instagram is ‘most invasive app’, new study shows

The study found that Instagram collects 79 per cent of its users’ personal data and shares it with third parties, including search history, location, contacts and financial info.“Any information you agree to be gathered by an app when signing up can be analysed for their benefit and even shared.

Is 2021 the Year Cyberattacks Force Privacy Laws to Grow Some Teeth?

Is 2021 the Year Cyberattacks Force Privacy Laws to Grow Some Teeth?

"The massive migration of data to the cloud, the democratization of data within an organization, and the work-from-home environment have expanded the attack surface for data and make it extremely hard to operate an effective data protection program," said Chai.

Facebook VP calls for a change in the way they handle privacy

Facebook VP calls for a change in the way they handle privacy

In it he calls for the company to begin creating products and services that better balance the need for data and the expectation of user privacy.All first-time sign ins to Oculus devices now require users to create or link a Facebook account.

HP Reverb G2 Virtual Reality Headset

HP Reverb G2 Virtual Reality Headset

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Americans Balking at Buying Smart Home Devices

Americans Balking at Buying Smart Home Devices

While pricing can be discouraging to consumers, more low-cost devices are beginning to reach the market, noted Blake Kozak, senior principal analyst for the smart home at Omdia.

Hate The Oculus FB Login Policy? Carmack Confirms It's Here To Stay

Hate The Oculus FB Login Policy? Carmack Confirms It's Here To Stay

Unlucky for us, former Oculus CTO John Carmack has confirmed it "isn't going away."."[Facebook] login isn't going away.Given the climate, I don't expect people to believe it, but [Facebook] is extremely serious about privacy.".

Just A Few Minutes Of VR Motion Data Can ID You According To New Research

Just A Few Minutes Of VR Motion Data Can ID You According To New Research

Because, as the researchers point out, you cannot share VR motion data anonymously.Any claim in the terms and conditions that say VR motion data is anonymized now means nothing because the research has demonstrated that VR motion data by itself can be used to identify individuals with high levels of confidence.

Stanford Research Shows VR Users Can Be Identified Using Only 5 Minutes of Motion Data

Stanford Research Shows VR Users Can Be Identified Using Only 5 Minutes of Motion Data

“In both the privacy policy of Oculus and HTC, makers of two of the most popular VR headsets in 2020, the companies are permitted to share any de-identified data,” the paper notes.

Social Media Companies Top Data Grabber List

Social Media Companies Top Data Grabber List

One reason social media platforms collect so much data is that consumers allow a lot of their data to be collected, observed Liz Miller, vice president and a principal analyst at Constellation Research.

Defending the Right to Repair for XR

Defending the Right to Repair for XR

The unfortunate part is major tech firms are yet to clarify their position on the Right to Repair Act, and more specifically on the activity of jailbreaking, which puts people like myself and many other ethical hackers and researchers at risk.

Petition · Rollback the forced switch to Facebook accounts on the Oculus platform. · Change.org

Petition · Rollback the forced switch to Facebook accounts on the Oculus platform. · Change.org

If these changes are not made soon, people who have bought a new entertainment system may be left with bricks if they don't meet Facebook's account requirements.Facebook has recently been falsely suspending people, and asking for excessive info, so people can keep their Facebook / Oculus account.

Surveillance Company Explains How to Keep Facebook From Detecting Fake Accounts in Leaked Manual

Surveillance Company Explains How to Keep Facebook From Detecting Fake Accounts in Leaked Manual

But a leaked user manual obtained by Motherboard shows that, in reality, the company teaches customers how to create fake Facebook and LinkedIn accounts to gather information about people that is normally protected by their privacy settings on those platforms.

The XRSI Privacy Framework version 1.0

The XRSI Privacy Framework version 1.0

The framework is a free, globally accessible baseline rulebook built by bringing together a diverse set of experts from various backgrounds and domains, including privacy and cybersecurity, cloud computing, immersive technologies, artificial intelligence, legal, artists, product design, engineering, and many more.

In ‘Horizon’ Facebook Can Invisibly Observe Users in Real-time to Spot Rule Violations

In ‘Horizon’ Facebook Can Invisibly Observe Users in Real-time to Spot Rule Violations

Facebook also loves to use the word “authentic.” And what could make a community more authentic than ensuring that all users are constantly recording each other and are just a click away from sending behavior they don’t like to a corporation for analysis?

Introducing the new Facebook Reality Labs, plus save the date for Facebook Connect on September 16

Introducing the new Facebook Reality Labs, plus save the date for Facebook Connect on September 16

Our research teams have helped establish Facebook Reality Labs as a pioneer in the AR/VR space as we work to deliver the next computing platform.

New Oculus Users Required to Use Facebook Account Starting in October, Existing Users by 2023

New Oculus Users Required to Use Facebook Account Starting in October, Existing Users by 2023

Existing users will be able to use their separate Oculus accounts until the end of 2022, after which “full functionality will require a Facebook account.” Facebook says the changes are being made to make it easier for users to find and play with friends in VR and to enhance moderation.

John McAfee Emerges With Private Cell Phone Data Service

John McAfee Emerges With Private Cell Phone Data Service

"It's likely that the Ghost Cell Phone Data Service provides a suite of anonymity services, but it's one thing to say you make certain things more anonymous and another to guarantee complete anonymity no matter what you do," Roger Grimes, data driven defense evangelist at KnowBe4 told TechNewsWorld.

Can a VPN Improve VR and AR Customer Service Experiences?

Can a VPN Improve VR and AR Customer Service Experiences?

It may be possible to give clients better customer service experience if they can see a virtual version of the representative.Would a VPN Actually Improve Customer Service.Should You Use a VPN to Improve VR and AR Customer Service Experience.

Thought-provoking ‘Spatiality’ wins VRARA Global Summit Student Competition

Thought-provoking ‘Spatiality’ wins VRARA Global Summit Student Competition

Inspired by his thesis project, he started to think about how to represent his own feelings and relationships with the social networks around him for the VRARA competition, which where ultimately shaped by his experiences during his isolation from COVID-19.

Apple-Google Contact Tracing App Gets First Trial in Switzerland

Apple-Google Contact Tracing App Gets First Trial in Switzerland

SwissCovid uses the Decentralized Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing (DP3T) protocol to minimize the collection and sharing of information.The UK has taken a centralized approach, while SwissCovid is decentralized, storing personal data it collects only on users' phones.

Contact Tracing Phone Apps: Health vs. Privacy

Contact Tracing Phone Apps: Health vs. Privacy

To help public health officials slow the spread of #COVID19, Google & @Apple are working on a contact tracing approach designed with strong controls and protections for user privacy.

2020: The Year for Custom CX and Privacy

2020: The Year for Custom CX and Privacy

As they act to protect data privacy online and improve personal data protection, companies that go beyond minimal adherence to all the new requirements can build trust with consumers and users and stand out from their competitors.

VPN, Ad Blocker Provider Caught With Hand in the Data Jar

VPN, Ad Blocker Provider Caught With Hand in the Data Jar

Sensor Tower's data collection methods were not ethical, said Paul Bischoff, privacy advocate at Comparitech, a reviews, advice and information website for consumer security products.

COPRA May Be Coming, and It's Not Too Soon to Prepare

COPRA May Be Coming, and It's Not Too Soon to Prepare

A confluence of unlikely events makes it more likely than ever that Congress actually will pass PDS legislation introduced at the end of November as the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (COPRA).

Oops - Google May Have Sent Your Embarrassing Private Video to a Stranger

Oops - Google May Have Sent Your Embarrassing Private Video to a Stranger

"When dealing with an issue that impacts privacy in the way that improperly sending files as sensitive as photos and videos is, the communication needs to be very clear and informative.".

Grabbing the Cybersecurity and Privacy Problems by the Horns: ECT News Roundtable, Episode 3

Grabbing the Cybersecurity and Privacy Problems by the Horns: ECT News Roundtable, Episode 3

"Companies need to provide security awareness training for their end users to make them aware of the latest email phishing scams, CEO fraud, malware, ransomware, and viruses that are making the rounds," she said.