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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

An insidious creep…..

  We all know that our privacy is under sustained attack.    Another dimension has emerged with the USA going to require most applicants for a visa to visit the US needing to provide details of their social media accounts and their phone numbers for the previous 5 years. BBC News reports: “Nearly all applicants…

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The lack of security and privacy just gets worse by the day…….

The invasion of our privacy and the almost wholesale release of huge amounts of private data on the web continues unabated ….and seemingly getting worse! Let’s look at some examples:  On May 24, “KrebsOnSecurity broke the news that First American had just fixed a weakness in its Web site that exposed approximately 885 million documents…

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There goes (hit and miss) security…

This report from TechRepublic should give all of us pause for concern….. “Employee mistakes were ranked as the highest risk in the 2019 Global Encryption Trends Study, though employee-owned devices on company networks deserve more security scrutiny.  When it comes to assessing security risks, exposure of sensitive data is most likely to result from human…

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Who is that sitting next me?

Regular readers of this blog will be aware that we regularly highlight the wide-spread cyber-security failures in all manner of organisations……with the attendant result of private and confidential information getting “out there” – often in the millions. This report from Bloomberg demonstrates how careful one needs to be – for example not using an “open” wi-fi connection…

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Facebook defaults (for potentially 600 million users) yet again!

ABC reports “that Facebook has left millions of user passwords readable by its employees for years, after a security researcher posted about the issue online. By storing passwords in readable plain text — as opposed to a scrambled form, which makes it almost impossible to recover the original text — Facebook violated fundamental computer security practices.…

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One ginormous hack!

The scale of the hack – said to be the second largest ever! – at Marriott Hotels is appalling…… and the company seemingly wanting, severely, in securing its data.    The hack goes back as far as 4 years.   The ramifications are enormous.    Yet again, trying to rely on others to secure data relating…

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