Food Navigator Asia: Indian government’s pro-organic stance welcomed, new logo and traceability tracking website launched

Food Navigator Asia: Indian government’s pro-organic stance welcomed, new logo and traceability tracking website launched. “Launched by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), the new online database…helps consumers to verify the authenticity of organic foods and allows them to access all the information about the food product’s maker, the certification system used for the organic labelling and the availability of the products.”

Lifehacker: This Tool Lets You Examine Tons of Amazon Product Reviews at Once

Lifehacker: This Tool Lets You Examine Tons of Amazon Product Reviews at Once. “Thinking of spending a pretty penny on that shiny new gadget? Well, you might want to take a look at some Amazon reviews first so you know what you’re getting into. If the thought of digging through hundreds of reviews sounds like a chore, though, this free tool will make it easy.”

EurekAlert: Researchers found a security flaw that had 10 million banking app users at risk

EurekAlert: Researchers found a security flaw that had 10 million banking app users at risk. “Researchers from the University of Birmingham have developed a tool to perform semi-automated security testing of mobile phone apps. After running the tool on a sample of 400 security critical apps, they were able to identify a critical vulnerability in banking apps; including apps from HSBC, NatWest, Co-op and Bank of America Health.”

CNET: PayPal says TIO Networks breach affected up to 1.6M users

CNET: PayPal says TIO Networks breach affected up to 1.6M users. “PayPal says a data breach at a company it recently acquired may have exposed the personal information for up to 1.6 million customers. The digital-payments company suspended operations of its TIO Networks last month after discovering evidence of a security breach. TIO Networks makes digital bill-payment tools for utilities and other firms and offers kiosks that let people go to a convenience store to pay off their bills using cash.”

Australian Associated Press: Watchdog to probe Google, Facebook impact

Australian Associated Press: Watchdog to probe Google, Facebook impact. “The Turnbull government has directed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to investigate the impact of the digital platform services, as part of a deal with the Nick Xenophon Team.” Here’s a Reuters article with a bit more detail (found later and added on)

MarketWatch: Republicans might make this major change to the CFPB

MarketWatch: Republicans might make this major change to the CFPB . “It has been a chaotic week at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, with two leaders battling for control of the organization. The outcome of the fight could have big implications for consumers — and the complaints they make to the watchdog agency. Advocates worry President Donald Trump’s pick to head the watchdog agency could neuter one of its most high-profile assets: a database of hundreds of thousands of complaints filed by consumers about issues ranging from predatory debt collectors to errors on credit reports. Republicans have argued that the database shouldn’t be public, while consumer advocates say the public list of complaints is an important tool for consumers.”

US credit repair biz damages own security: 111GB of personal info exposed in S3 blunder (The Register)

The Register: US credit repair biz damages own security: 111GB of personal info exposed in S3 blunder. “The National Credit Federation, a US credit repair biz, left 111GB of thousands of folks’ highly sensitive personal details exposed to the public internet, according to security researchers. In yet another AWS S3 configuration cockup, Americans’ names, addresses, dates of birth, photos of driver licenses and social security cards, credit reports from Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion, detailed financial histories, and credit card and bank account numbers, were all left sitting out in the open for miscreants to find, it is claimed.”