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Monitoring Matters

Invasion of privacy?

September 23, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

We live in a time when people are up in hypothetical (and sometimes real) arms about protecting their privacy. The hot topic and nearly constant debate of facial recognition … the fact that almost everyone has a smartphone with video and camera at their fingertips … video cameras placed across our cities … and while I appreciate these technologies, there is something coming that I’m not too sure about: Project Aria. Facebook recently unveiled this, labeling it a new...

Data privacy, Facebook


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Cybersecurity

Putting the SHIELD Act and CCPA into perspective

January 29, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—On Jan. 1, two new statutes — the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (the SHIELD Act), a consumer privacy statute, and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), a cyber-breach notification statute — went into effect, changing the way some security professionals do business.“While the CCPA is regarded as the most comprehensive consumer privacy statute passed in the nation to date, the SHIELD Act is generally regarded as the nation's strictest...

California Consumer Privacy Act, CCPA, Cybersecurity, Data privacy, privacy, Scott Talbott, Scott Watnik, SHIELD Act


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General News

The role of data privacy growing within security

November 26, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—They say data is the new oil, but are we really leveraging all of the data that is being produced today? In this month's News Poll we asked readers about what they are doing with their company and customers' data.Results of this month's news poll demonstrate the importance privacy plays within our lives and within security today. For example, 69 percent of respondents said that privacy plays a role, with 53 percent saying it plays a “major” role and 16 percent saying...

Data privacy, News Poll


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Monitoring Matters

Discovered at DEFCON 27: automated license plate readers (ALPRs) being hoodwinked by clothing

August 14, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

It seems Joe Public is shouting “privacy here, privacy there, privacy everywhere,” as people are pushing back against certain technologies that could, or people believe could, misidentify them and track, monitor and record their actions, or be the catalyst to their personal information and identity being stolen. It's a double-edged sword really; people want to use the technology to ensure safety and security, but at the same time, they want no interference with their privacy. It's all...

ALPR, automated license plate reader, Data privacy, DEFCON, License Plate Readers, LPR, privacy


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Monitoring Matters

The eavesdropping Alexa … is it really that much of a shock?

May 15, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

For the past few weeks, I have been rather intrigued with IoT devices, smart homes, and security and safety of people in this context. (After all, aren't our homes supposed to be our safe haven … our place of escape from the crazy, hurried world we live in?) After perusing the internet regarding this topic, I thought I had read about almost everything imaginable, but I was thrown a curve ball by a man, Geoffrey A. Fowler, technology columnist, The Washington Post, who literally made a song out of...

Alexa, Amazon, Amazon Alexa, Data privacy, IoT, smart home, smart homes, The Washington Post, voice data, voice data privacy


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General News

Data privacy more important than ever before

March 20, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—With data privacy taking center stage both in Europe with the Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and here in the U.S. as well with New York and California adopting their own strict standards, this month's poll looks at how the security industry is handling this important topic.When asked the million-dollar question — Does the U.S. need to adopt its own GDPR? — an overwhelming 71 percent of respondents said that the U.S. should follow what Europe is doing with...

Data privacy, News Poll


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