privacy

Pierluigi Paganini June 18, 2024
Meta delays training its AI using public content shared by EU users 

Meta announced it is postponing the training of its large language models using public content from adult Facebook and Instagram users in the EU. Meta announced it is delaying the training of its large language models (LLMs) using public content shared by adults on Facebook and Instagram following the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) request. […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 05, 2024
Malware can steal data collected by the Windows Recall tool, experts warn

Cybersecurity researchers demonstrated how malware could potentially steal data collected by the new Windows Recall tool. The Recall feature of Microsoft Copilot+ is an AI-powered tool designed to help users search for past activities on their PC. The data collected by the tool is stored and processed locally. After its presentation, it raised security and […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 24, 2024
Recall feature in Microsoft Copilot+ PCs raises privacy and security concerns

UK data watchdog is investigating Microsoft regarding the new Recall feature in Copilot+ PCs that captures screenshots of the user’s laptop every few seconds. The UK data watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), is investigating a new feature, called Recall, implemented by Microsoft” Copilot+ PCs that captures screenshots of the user’s laptop every few seconds. […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 02, 2024
Google agreed to erase billions of browser records to settle a class action lawsuit

Google is going to delete data records related to the ‘Incognito Mode’ browsing activity to settle a class action lawsuit. Google has agreed to delete billions of data records related to users’ browsing activities in ‘Incognito Mode’ to settle a class action lawsuit. The class action, filed in 2020 by law firm Boies Schiller Flexner, […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 14, 2024
Researchers found multiple flaws in ChatGPT plugins

Researchers analyzed ChatGPT plugins and discovered several types of vulnerabilities that could lead to data exposure and account takeover. Researchers from Salt Security discovered three types of vulnerabilities in ChatGPT plugins that can be could have led to data exposure and account takeovers. ChatGPT plugins are additional tools or extensions that can be integrated with […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 22, 2024
FTC charged Avast with selling users’ browsing data to advertising companies

US FTC charged cyber security firm Avast with harvesting consumer web browsing data through its browser extension and antivirus and sold it. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed charges against cybersecurity firm Avast, accusing it of collecting and selling consumer web browsing data gathered through its browser extension and antivirus services. The antivirus […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 12, 2024
ExpressVPN leaked DNS requests due to a bug in the split tunneling feature

A bug in the split tunneling feature implemented in ExpressVPN exposed the domains visited by the users. ExpressVPN addressed a bug in the split tunneling feature that exposed the domains visited by the users to configured DNS servers. The company opted to temporarily remove the feature in the Windows app to address the issue. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 30, 2024
Italian data protection authority said that ChatGPT violated EU privacy laws

Italian data protection authority regulator authority Garante said that ChatGPT violated European Union data privacy regulations. The Italian data protection authority regulator authority, known as “Garante per la protezione dei dati personali”, announced it has notified OpenAI that ChatGPT violated the EU data protection regulation GDPR. In early April 2023, the Italian Data Protection Authority temporarily […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 31, 2023
Google agreed to settle a $5 billion privacy lawsuit

Google has agreed to settle a $5 billion privacy lawsuit, which alleged that the company monitored individuals using the Chrome “incognito” mode. Google agreed to settle a $5 billion privacy lawsuit over claims that the company monitored online activity of people who used the ‘incognito’ mode in its Chrome web browser. The class action, filed […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 16, 2023
TikTok fined €345M by Irish DPC for violating children’s privacy

The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) fined TikTok €345 million ($368 million) for violating the privacy of children. The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) fined TikTok €345 million for violating children’s privacy. The Irish data regulators discovered that the popular video-sharing app allowed adults to send direct messages to certain teenagers who have no family […]