The European Commission (EC) on Friday said it needs more information from Facebook and Instagram parent company Meta to assess its compliance with applicable privacy and security laws in the European Union (EU). The EC, in a statement, said Meta also needs to speed up its responses to requests in December for information, which centered… Continue reading EC to grill Meta on Facebook ‘subscription for no ads’ plan
Dark Reading’s roundup of strategic cyber-operations insights for chief information security officers and security leaders. Also this week: SEC enforcement actions, biometrics regulation, and painful encryption changes in the pike.
Paleontologists have discovered a 183-million-year-old species of vampire squid. Prior research suggests that the vampyromorph lived in the shallows off an island that once existed in what is now the heart of the European mainland. The research team believes that the remarkable degree of preservation of this squid is due to unique conditions at the… Continue reading Friday Squid Blogging: New Extinct Species of Vampire Squid Discovered
HomeNational Day of Unplugging: Expert Advice on Navigating Social Media for Parents and Kids By Rebecca Edwards Mar 01, 2024 2 min read SafeWise experts have years of firsthand experience testing the products we recommend. Learn how we test and review. We may earn money when you buy through our links. Image: DonaldBowers, iStock Today… Continue reading National Day of Unplugging: Expert Advice on Navigating Social Media for Parents and Kids
Eight European consumer organizations have filed complaints against Facebook parent Meta accusing it of breaching the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with its so-called “pay-or-consent” policy and opaque internal policies. The organizations are all members of BEUC, the European Consumer Organization. Their complaints, publicized Thursday, argue that the large-scale consumer data collection practiced by… Continue reading Eight European consumer watchdogs file complaints over Meta’s data processing
North Korean state actors Lazarus Group used a Windows AppLocker zero day, along with a new and improved rootkit, in a recent cyberattack, researchers report.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has been billed as the next frontier of humanity: the newly available expanse whose exploration will drive the next era of growth, wealth, and human flourishing. It’s a scary metaphor. Throughout American history, the drive for expansion and the very concept of terrain up for grabs—land grabs, gold rushes, new frontiers—have provided… Continue reading How the “Frontier” Became the Slogan of Uncontrolled AI
The ransomware group LockBit told officials with Fulton County, Ga. they could expect to see their internal documents published online this morning unless the county paid a ransom demand. LockBit removed Fulton County’s listing from its victim shaming website this morning, claiming the county had paid. But county officials said they did not pay, nor… Continue reading Fulton County, Security Experts Call LockBit’s Bluff
Fresh claims that Apple has shelved its project to build a semi-autonomous vehicle have emerged, and this time they ring true. But the company will be enjoying the benefits of its efforts for years to come. What happened to the Apple car? Bloomberg claims Apple has halted development on the Apple Car project (Project Titan)… Continue reading It’s the end of the road for the Apple Car
In the first week of January, the pharmaceutical giant Merck quietly settled its years-long lawsuit over whether or not its property and casualty insurers would cover a $700 million claim filed after the devastating NotPetya cyberattack in 2017. The malware ultimately infected more than 40,000 of Merck’s computers, which significantly disrupted the company’s drug and… Continue reading A Cyber Insurance Backstop