Archive for September, 2017

Equifax Hack and Protection

Equifax Hack and Protection

Equifax customers should request a credit freeze from all three major credit bureaus to ensure hackers behind a massive data breach can’t exploit their stolen information, a leading consumer advocacy group said Friday. The National Consumer Law Center is calling on Equifax to pay for the freezes, which would prevent anyone from seeking a person’s […]

When Your TV is watching You .......

When Your TV is watching You …….

Users of Samsung’s Smart TV devices have raised concerns over the device’s privacy policy, which seems to suggest that they should not discuss any sensitive topics in their living room while the television is plugged in. The warning relates to the product line’s voice recognition services, which lets users control their television with voice commands […]

Here we go, Here we go ......

Here we go, Here we go ……

Sex toy maker We-Vibe has agreed to pay customers up to C$10,000 (£6,120) each after shipping a “smart vibrator” which tracked owners’ use without their knowledge. Following a class-action lawsuit in an Illinois federal court, We-Vibe’s parent company Standard Innovation has been ordered to pay a total of C$4m to owners, with those who used […]

When Dolls aren't so Friendly ....

When Dolls aren’t so Friendly ….

An official German watchdog has told parents to destroy an internet-connected doll because hackers can use it to spy on children. My Friend Cayla was found to be equipped with an insecure Bluetooth device, which cybercriminals could hijack, in order to steal personal data and listen and talk to the child playing with it. Germany’s […]

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