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Microsoft Corp’s LinkedIn faces a probe by the Italian privacy watchdog following a leak of personal data, including users’ names and phone numbers.
Names, emails, phone numbers and workplace details that reportedly belong to 500 million users being offered for sale on hacking forum. Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data has asked the US-based company for clarification on whether any residents are affected in the second big data breach this week.
Facebook usage has held steady in the United States despite a string of controversies about the leading social network, even as younger users tap into rival platforms such as TikTok, a survey showed on April 7.
Google’s Android advertising tool is the target of a complaint in France by privacy activist Max Schrems, accusing the tech giant of violating European Union rules by failing to get users’ consent.
While the hack occurred in 2019, Ada Chung, privacy commissioner for personal data, notes information taken can ‘still be used’ by criminals. More than three million city residents among those whose usernames, email addresses, birth dates and other information were released over the weekend.
A House subcommittee is investigating YouTube Kids, saying the Google-owned video service feeds children inappropriate material in “a wasteland of vapid, consumerist content” so it can serve them ads.
Some 213,000 Bruneian Facebook users might be exposed to data leakage, following news reports of the exposure of personal data of over 500 million Facebook users in a low-level hacking forum, according to Brunei’s cybersecurity agency BruCERT.
Data affecting more than 500 million Facebook users that was originally leaked in 2019, including email addresses and phone numbers, has been posted on an online hackers forum, according to media reports and a cybercrime expert.
KUALA LUMPUR: An act of kindness turned out costly for a taxi driver who lent his mobile phone to a passenger to call for help.
Instagram is currently the mobile application collecting the most personal data from its users. The social network has been found to share as much as 79% of the personal data provided by the user, compared to 57% for Facebook and 50% for LinkedIn and Uber Eats.