After a report found that Snap employees were abusing their access to Snapchat data, experts are warning that insider threats will continue to be a top challenge for privacy.
On this week’s Threatpost news wrap, the team discusses Facebook’s FTC fine for its data security practices, a report that Amazon is collecting Echo users’ geolocation data, and more.
Half of Threatpost readers surveyed in a recent poll don’t believe that consent realistically exists when it comes to facial recognition.
Facebook may be fined as much as $5 million by the FTC for data issues related to the Cambridge Analytica incident.
On the heels of several Facebook data privacy snafus this week – and over the past year – users no longer trust the platform.
After a report revealed that Facebook used user data to leverage its relationships with other companies, researchers are stressing that both firms and users need to re-assess data privacy.
The FTC is ordering seven companies – including AT&T, T-Mobile, Comcast and more – to outline what data they collect, what they use the data for, and how transparent they’re being with consumers.
The Privacy Framework is being developed to be risk-based/outcome-based and non-prescriptive, unlike the GDPR.
Consumer confidence in companies keeping their data safe is at an all-time low, but password hygiene and not reading EULAs and app permissions remain big problems.
Facebook is continuing to crack down on misinformation, political meddling, and “coordinated inauthentic behavior” on its platform.