EC to grill Meta on Facebook ‘subscription for no ads’ plan

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

Friday Squid Blogging: New Extinct Species of Vampire Squid Discovered

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

National Day of Unplugging: Expert Advice on Navigating Social Media for Parents and Kids

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 watchdogs file complaints over Meta’s data processing

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

How the “Frontier” Became the Slogan of Uncontrolled AI

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

Fulton County, Security Experts Call LockBit’s Bluff

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

A Cyber Insurance Backstop

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