The Personal Informational Law and Agency Initiative of 2020, also known as Proposition 24, is seen as a risk to consumer data privacy, despite claims that it would foster such rights said The Daily News. Proposed by San Francisco real...
Security researchers from U.K.-based Pen Test Partners revealed a security flaw in the ‘smart’ chastity sex toy named Qiui Cellmate on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. According to Tech Crunch, a vulnerability in the system could have resulted in users’...
The Sisters of Charity Health Systems (SCHS) is the newest victim to announce a possible data breach due to links with Blackbaud cloud computing vendors. According to the healthcare organization, Blackbaud intruders gained access to a database containing copies of...
For the GPU Technology Conference (GTC), chipmaker NVIDIA revealed its intention to pursue a data center-on-a-chip strategy and to create a robot brain, said Venture Beat. In a keynote address, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang disclosed plans for a new chip...
Chicago-based Asian food delivery business Chowbus confirmed that it had experienced a massive data breach on Monday, October 5, 2020. The delivery service admitted to the security incident after users reported getting emails of customer data sent their way...
As a way to build an integrated storage system, New York-based enterprise storage provider StorOne announced a data protection suite. According to the company, the StorOne Data Protection suite has more muscle to safeguard content on the storage systems. The...
Newark-based University Hospital New Jersey (UHNJ) paid a ransom fee of $670,000 to protect 240 gigabytes of its data, said Bleeping Computer. This came after the ransomware group SunCrypt compromised 48,000 UHNJ documents. The facility was attacked by SunCrypt back...
Tech giant Microsoft announced Monday, October 5, 2020, its plans to establish three data centers in Athens, Greece. The investment deal is valued at 1 billion euros, reports Reuters. The partnership was announced in Athens alongside Greece Prime Minister Kyriakos...
Bengaluru-based e-learning platform Edureka was notified by SafetyDetectives of a data breach exposing the personal information of more than 2 million users. The cybersecurity firm said a majority of people affected by the breach is based in India. It’s also...
A senior United States official expressed concern that technology companies in Hong Kong may be sending over user data to China, said The Guardian. This allegation came after a new law was implemented to fight national security threats. The US...
Social media network giant Facebook filed a lawsuit last Thursday, October 1, 2020, against two marketing companies for mining user data. According to ZD Net, the two marketing firms reportedly created and distributed malicious browser extensions that secretly obtained...
Intel Corp. announced a strategic partnership with Israeli firm Lightbits Labs aimed to reduce the total-cost-of-ownership (TCO) involved in data center management. The deal also includes co-engineering and market collaboration for an undisclosed sum. As far as Intel is concerned,...
A researcher from cybersecurity company Avast was able to hack a smart coffeemaker and plant ransomware in its firmware. In a post on Decoded Avast.io, cybersecurity expert Martin Hron revealed the possibility that WiFi-connected coffee machines can be hacked. According...
Tech startup Golden announced Wednesday, September 30, 2020, that it has successfully raised $14.5 million in its Series A investment round. The company is reportedly planning to create an extensive database similar to Wikipedia by leveraging artificial intelligence (AI)...
Kylie Jenner’s skin and makeup company Kylie Cosmetics notified its customers that their data may have been comprised following the security breach of payments partner Shopify. The company announced on its website about the unfortunate news, citing the ‘possible’ exposure...
E-commerce platform Shopify detected a security incident affecting less than 200 merchants. In an official statement released on its website, the company identified “two rogue members of support team.” According to the statement, the two offending insiders were operating...

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