The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), privacy company Disconnect and a coalition of Internet companies have announced a stronger “Do Not Track” (DNT) setting for Web browsing—a new policy standard that, coupled with privacy software, will better protect users from sites that try to secretly follow and record their Internet activity, and incentivize advertisers and data collection companies to respect a user’s choice not to be tracked online.
United Airlines has been breached, and investigators believe the perpetrators to be the same group that hacked US health insurer Anthem and stole personal and employment information of 78.8 million customers and non-customers.
A study from the Digital Catapult has explored trust in the use of personal data and revealed worrying trends which could hinder the delivery of digital services and business growth, in the UK for years to come.
LinkedIn users have rejected a new data export process set up by the company, which would allow them to export their connections' information with a delay of 24 or, occasionally, even 72 hours.
UCLA Health, the administrative structure which governs the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) hospitals, has suffered a data breach, and personal and medical information of over 4.5 million patients has likely been accessed and possibly stolen by the attackers.
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