Online Privacy

Social media users ripe targets for cybercriminals
Almost a third (30%) of social network users share their posts, check-ins and other personal info with everybody who is online, and not just their friends, according to a quiz by Kaspersky Lab.
Chat privacy: Shhh … and Zipit with Celcom
Celcom has unveiled Zipit Chat, which it claimed guarantees the ultimate privacy in mobile chat communication.
Carriers using ‘supercookies’ to track users’ mobile browsing
Carriers in at least 10 countries have been using ‘supercookies’ to track their users’ mobile browsing, according to global digital rights organisation Access, and while there is no evidence that such spying is being conducted in this part of the world, users are urged to be wary.
Soda has more than just a ‘token’ bid to secure mobile devices
Businesses continue to use unsecured devices to house and transmit sensitive corporate data,k which is was what drove infocomm security expert Dr Kwok-Yan Lam and banker and financier Michael Tse to found Soda, a Singapore-based startup that has developed a virtual tokenisation layer to secure mobile devices.
HP study on 10 smartwatches finds ALL vulnerable to attack
A study by Hewlett-Packard Co’s Fortify security research unit found that 100% of tested smartwatches contain significant vulnerabilities, including insufficient authentication, lack of encryption, and privacy concerns.
Malaysians believe telcos most likely to suffer data breaches
Malaysians believe that telecommunications companies are more likely to suffer breaches of consumers’ personal data in the next 12 months compared with other types of organisations, according to new research from Unisys Corp.
SafeChats aims to give messaging an encryption edge
Privacy should not be a concern for just individuals, but businesses also need to be aware of how tapped communications can affect them, according to Maxim Glazov, chief executive officer of Singapore-based SafeChats.
Singapore is using spyware, and its citizens can’t complain
The Singapore Government is using spyware that can copy files from your hard disk; record your Skype calls, e-mails, instant messages and passwords; and even turn on your webcam remotely – and if you’re Singaporean, you have no constitutional right to complain.
Microsoft-powered crowdfunding portal to aid human trafficking victims
Microsoft Corp and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) have announced the launch of 6Degree.org, a crowdfunding portal that would enable the public to directly support the voluntary return and sustainable reintegration of individual human trafficking victims.
Data leaks: Banking and finance industry the biggest culprit
More than 40% of the volume of leaked personal data in 2014 originated from the banking and financial services industry, according to InfoWatch’s Global Data Leakage report for the year.
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