Latest Facebook security lapse exposes millions to account hijack
18 million UK users are among the more than 400 million at risk of account hijacking after phone numbers linked to their Facebook accounts were found in an open online database.
In the latest Facebook privacy lapse, the company stored more than 419 million Facebook IDs and phone numbers in an online server that was not password protected.
The dataset was discovered by a security researcher and included around 133 million records for users in the US, 18 million records for users in the UK and 50 million records for users in Vietnam, according to TechCrunch.
Police use of controversial facial recognition technology deemed lawful
In a landmark hearing, the High Court has ruled that police use of automatic facial recognition technology is lawful, but that it still infringes on privacy rights.
Human rights group Liberty plans to appeal a ruling against the High Court in Cardiff that the use of automatic facial recognition (AFR) technology by South Wales Police is lawful, yet privacy-infringing.
The case, brought by Liberty on behalf of its client, Cardiff resident Ed Bridges, is the first of its kind to legally challenge the police use of the mass surveillance tool in the UK.
Security Think Tank: Data architecture and security must evolve in parallel
How can infosec pros and data architects work together to support business goals and achieve a good level of cyber security?
The rapid transformation of data from a tool and by-product of information systems to a critical business asset has seen the role of the data architect propelled upwards in most data-heavy organisations. Add to this the regulatory pivot in recent years that has moved the legal focus in Europe and further afield squarely onto how we gather, store, use, protect and dispose of data, and it is no surprise that the function of the data architect and the discipline of data architecture are legally, financially and productively crucial to modern business.