The software company co-founder who released a trove of sensitive documents about Facebook to a parliamentary committee has been ordered by a US judge to turn in his electronic devices for inspection. San Mateo County judge V. Raymond Swope ordered Ted Kramer, the founder of Six4three – a now-defunct bikini-related app company – to pass over the devices on Friday evening. Kramer is at the centre of a now-international dispute over a cache of documents about the social media giant, which had been kept secret as part of an ongoing US court case. A lawsuit launched by Kramer – whose app allowed users to search for images of their friends in bikinis – claims that Facebook destroyed its business model and broke promises by revoking various elements of app developer’s access to data on the platform. Facebook has faced immense criticism over its handling of users’ personal data, following revelations that one developer was able to acquire and sell a trove … [Read more...] about US judge seizes laptop of app boss who leaked Facebook info to British MPs
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November 02, 2018 06:02 PM Can you imagine Bayern Munich withdrawing from the Bundesliga, Germany's national football league, and only playing away games in places like Barcelona and Madrid from now on? Can you picture a battle for the German league championship without the best players and best teams? Is it conceivable that the country's most successful team is involved in the planning of a European "Super League," and perhaps even exploring whether it can withhold its players from the German national team? Completely implausible, right? Wrong. In 2016, FC Bayern spent months forging its plan for a Super League with the most powerful and the richest football clubs in Europe. They managed to keep under wraps just how meticulously they were pursuing an elite league for quite some time, but now the secret's out. Confidential documents show that many top clubs are still pursuing plans for a Super League. Starting today, DER SPIEGEL, in cooperation with 14 other European news … [Read more...] about Game Over: A Guide to the New Football Leaks Revelations
Turns out, Facebook is not the only tech giant to suffer a heavy body blow over user data security. This time, it is the almighty Google, or, more precisely, its not-so-popular social network called Google+. Those who used the product have had personal data exposed to malefactors since 2015, according to a Wall Street Journal report cited by TechCrunch. When a user allowed an app access to their public profile data, the bug allowed the app to also grab non-public profile fields, including full names, email addresses, birth dates, gender, profile photos, places lived, occupation and relationship status. The total amount of users endangered by the bug is reported to be 496,951. © AP Photo / Marcio Jose SanchezUK Court Dismisses Case Against Google Over Harvesting of iPhone User DataThe security hole was only discovered and plugged by Google this March, the report reads, but the company decided not to go public … [Read more...] about Google+ to Shut Down After Cover-up of Three-Year Data Leak
Jessica Guynn USA TODAY Published 5:44 PM EDT Oct 2, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO – Mark Zuckerberg is facing a major public reckoning following the massive Facebook data breach as a cascade of crises catch up with the social media giant. This isn't the first time the Facebook CEO's leadership has been questioned, but the ever-growing list of problems – Cambridge Analytica, Russian election interference, the spread of disinformation – is prompting tough new scrutiny of Zuckerberg's leadership and his management team. Attackers exploited three flaws in Facebook's code to break into tens of millions of personal accounts. "The hack is just another symptom of a bigger problem, which is that the company is not well managed," Pivotal Research Group analyst Brian Wieser told USA TODAY. Facebook's popularity and profitability have deflected concerns in the past, but its track record over … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook team take heat for massive data breach
Breaking News PUBLISHED: 18:00 22 August 2018 | UPDATED: 18:00 22 August 2018 John Elworthy Appointment of Cllr Paul Raynes (top left) to combined authority directorship by Mayor James Palmer (bottom left) and deputy mayor Charles Roberts (bottom right) opposed by Cllr Kevin Price (top right). PHOTO: Archant Archant The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority announced tonight they are looking into a “potential data protection breach” over the leaking of the appointment of a county councillor to a £100,000 director’s role. The authority insists the recruitment of Councillor Paul Raynes of Soham – elected only last year but now obliged to quit to take up the directorship – was fair and in accordance with their employment procedures. An authority spokesman said: “The facts are that Paul Raynes applied via an independent recruitment advisor, was at no point deselected from the interview process and … [Read more...] about Was leaked top job info a data protection breach?