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Read our latest insights below on the myriad of weekly global Privacy issues and

why it is so important to get your important matters and plans organised –

as we put in context the nature of LifeBank as the offline internet

Facebook….and (all) of you

Facebook has been in the spotlight lately…and rightly so!     The tentacles it has created to enable it to know everything about the user of Facebook should be seen as unconscionable by anyone who remotely values their privacy. Read this piece from The New York Times  – “I Downloaded the Information that Facebook Has…

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That coffee, cake and food may prove expensive

The widespread nature in which we provide details of ourselves – and all too often, lightly – is again highlighted in this report, today, from Krebs Security: Panerabread.com, the Web site for the American chain of bakery-cafe fast casual restaurants by the same name, leaked millions of customer records — including names, email and physical…

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Lack of security in the health space

Anyone who follows the slackness so readily evident in the health space won’t be at all surprised about the following (from Becker’s Health IT & CIO Report): “Nearly one in five healthcare employees would be willing to sell confidential data to unauthorized parties for as little as $500, according to a survey from Accenture. For the…

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Facebook, Google and Twitter are right there looking over your shoulder!

The fact may not surprise, but the nature and extent doubtlessly will.    The scourge of Google, Facebook and Twitter invading our privacy as revealed by CNBC: “What you may not realize, though, is 76 percent of websites now contain hidden Google trackers, and 24 percent have hidden Facebook trackers, according to the Princeton Web…

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Welcome to 2018!…..with more cybersecurity headaches to come

Anyone who thought that the experts had caught up with all the cybersecurity issues which confronted us all in 2017, think again.    In fact, the pundits, who know say, that 2018 will present its own issues (as The Age newspaper reports)….. “2018 will be the year malicious software becomes smarter and cyber criminals increasingly chase…

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It’s medical records they are after

We have at LifeBank being saying for a long time that credit cards are not the primary target of those hacking into systems – it’s medical records. A very recent article in Forbes explains it all….. “In 2016, there were 3 million consumer credit card complaints, 42% of them fraud-related and 13% connected to identity theft.…

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Security on the internet?

PwC did a survey of some 2000 Americans over the age of 18 recently….and the result was this  of consumers believe companies are vulnerable to hacks and cyberattacks.  of consumers believe most companies handle their sensitive personal data responsibly. of consumers feel they have complete control over their personal information. of consumers believe businesses, not…

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