Facebook To Offer Users Opt-Outs That Comply With New European Privacy Rules

It will be interesting to watch how Facebook’s compliance with GDPR works and if it passes muster with the EU. Significant violations could result in a fine as large as 4% of gross revenue. That’s going to hurt.

Facebook on Wednesday announced it is introducing “new privacy experiences” aimed at complying with European Union regulations that will give users worldwide a chance to opt out of some features that could expose their personal data.

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OMG! WiFi has been hacked! The World is Ending!

Sorry for the drama, but I needed to get your attention. Over the next several days (likely starting today), you’re going to hear breathless stories from all sorts of media outlets (newspapers, cable news, Twitter, etc.) saying that most WiFi connections can easily be hacked.

DON’T PANIC.*

Researchers have found a flaw that could allow hacking of the most-used type of WiFi. But, they don’t believe hackers are using this technique yet. Also, most people should think about how likely it is that someone would try to hack their home WiFi. Continue reading “OMG! WiFi has been hacked! The World is Ending!”

The Phony WSJ Take on Privacy

An opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal tried to portray the concern over elimination of the FCC broadband privacy rule as “phony .. panic.” Aside from the fact that no sources were provided to back claims by the author, the claims just don’t make sense. I guess that’s why the author of this opinion piece didn’t put their name on the article. Let’s take a closer look.

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