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Top News: AstraZeneca patient data exposed online, Court sides with LinkedIn in suit against hiQ

Research reveals new details about Apple tracking

A new research by software company Mysk indicates that Apple tracks and collects data from iPhone users despite turning off tracking. The researchers found that the analytics control and other privacy settings had no obvious effect on Apple’s data collection and the tracking remained the same irrespective of whether the iPhone Analytics was on or off. Read More

Experian and T-Mobile penalized for data breaches

The Massachusetts AG announced multistate settlements with Experian and T-Mobile concerning the data breaches in 2012 and 2015. Experian will pay a penalty of $13.67 million, while T-Mobile’s will hand over a sum of $2.5 million. Read More

Microsoft Digital Defense Report 2022 released

Microsoft’s Digital Defense Report 2022 stated that the volume of password attacks has risen to an estimated 921 attacks per second, showing a 74% increase since last year. It also added that to date, Microsoft removed more than 10,000 domains used by cybercriminals and 600 used by nation-state actors. Read More

AstraZeneca exposed patient data online

A password lapse by AstraZeneca led to the exposure of sensitive patient data online for more than a year. A cybersecurity expert found a company developer left credentials for an AZ&ME internal server on GitHit, which contained data for internal applications that offer patients discounts on medication. Read More

Court sides with LinkedIn in suit against hiQ

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California sided with LinkedIn in its six-year lawsuit against hiQ Labs for scraping data from wholly public LinkedIn profiles using automated software. The judge wrote, “In sum, hiQ breached LinkedIn’s user agreement both through its own scraping of LinkedIn’s site and using scraped data, and through turkers’ creation of false identities on LinkedIn’s platform.” Read More


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