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Gartner

The Ultimate Source of Differentiation: Rare Data

By CloudBuzz | October 14, 2019

A debate resurfaced in our team recently as we were discussing plans for research topics next year. I am not actually sure why we do such things; the ‘year’ is an artificial thing we created to organize certain activities. Often

Mozilla to Firefox users: Here’s how we’re protecting you from code injection attacks

By CloudBuzz | October 14, 2019

Mozilla cleans up Firefox to cut risk of code injection attacks and deter use of a dangerous JavaScript function Firefox-maker Mozilla has detailed its recent efforts to harden the browser against code injection attacks. That hardening work has focused on

Quartz

Deepfake videos are a far, far bigger problem for women

By CloudBuzz | October 9, 2019

The number of deepfake videos found online has nearly doubled since 2018, and most of them are pornographic videos featuring women without their consent. The term “deepfake” refers to video altered using machine-learning technology to present a situation that didn’t

Citrix’s Chief Security Architect on how to avoid misconfiguration

By CloudBuzz | October 7, 2019

Sameer Sharma, Sr. Consultant for Cloud Architecture and Security at Citrix, recently highlighted five of the top cloud security risks. In his post, he provides high-level guidance for each cloud security risk, one of which is misconfiguration. In August 2019, the

ZDnet

Report: Nation state hackers and cyber criminals are spoofing each other

By CloudBuzz | October 4, 2019

It’s difficult to tell hackers apart says Optiv as US government agencies are warned by Check Point about new threats from a Chinese government-backed group. Nation-state hackers and cyber criminals are increasingly impersonating each other to try and hide their

Bloomberg

France Set to Roll Out Nationwide Facial Recognition ID Program

By CloudBuzz | October 3, 2019

France is poised to become the first European country to use facial recognition technology to give citizens a secure digital identity — whether they want it or not. Saying it wants to make the state more efficient, President Emmanuel Macron’s

400 Million Medical Radiological Images Exposed on the Internet

By CloudBuzz | September 18, 2019

An analysis of medical image storage systems exposed to the public web reveals that almost 600 servers in 52 countries are completely unprotected against unauthorized access. Audited systems were unpatched against thousands of vulnerabilities, more than 500 of them having

The Guardian

Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple asked to turn over internal documents

By CloudBuzz | September 14, 2019

The US government’s investigations into big tech widened on Friday as lawmakers announced they were seeking internal documents from Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple. Letters went out to the four companies on Friday from the leaders of the House judiciary

International Data Privacy Laws

51 companies tell Congress it’s time to tackle data privacy

By CloudBuzz | September 11, 2019

Amazon, AT&T and Qualcomm are among those involved The corporate world isn’t waiting around for Congress to get started on tougher data privacy laws. A group of 51 CEOs from the Business Roundtable advocacy group, including tech companies like Amazon,

NYT

How Each Big Tech Company May Be Targeted by Regulators

By CloudBuzz | September 9, 2019

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have been the envy of corporate America, admired for their size, influence and remarkable growth. Now that success is attracting a different kind of spotlight. In Washington, Brussels and beyond, regulators and lawmakers are investigating

Vice

DMVs Are Selling Your Data to Private Investigators

By CloudBuzz | September 7, 2019

You gave them your data in exchange for a driver’s license. DMVs are making tens of millions of dollars selling it, documents obtained by Motherboard show. Departments of Motor Vehicles in states around the country are taking drivers’ personal information

The Guardian

Facebook has launched its new dating service in the US. Sounds safe, right?

By CloudBuzz | September 6, 2019

The company has touted its new privacy and security features but critics are skeptical given Facebook’s track record on user data Facebook announced on Thursday it is rolling out its newest service across the US, a platform for dating. What