ProPublica: Millions of Americans’ Medical Images and Data Are Available on the Internet. Anyone Can Take a Peek.

ProPublica: Millions of Americans’ Medical Images and Data Are Available on the Internet. Anyone Can Take a Peek.. “Medical images and health data belonging to millions of Americans, including X-rays, MRIs and CT scans, are sitting unprotected on the internet and available to anyone with basic computer expertise. The records cover more than 5 million patients in the U.S. and millions more around the world. In some cases, a snoop could use free software programs — or just a typical web browser — to view the images and private data, an investigation by ProPublica and the German broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk found.”

SC Magazine: Exposed server leaks PII on all 16.6 million Ecuador citizens

SC Magazine: Exposed server leaks PII on all 16.6 million Ecuador citizens. “If another leaky Elasticsearch server may seem a little anticlimactic, considering how frequently they occur, the latest find by security researchers might have more of a ‘wow’ factor since it exposed information on nearly all of Ecuador’s 16.6 million citizens, 6.7 million of them children.”

InfoSecurity: Marketer Exposes 198 Million Car Buyer Records

InfoSecurity: Marketer Exposes 198 Million Car Buyer Records. “Another unprotected Elasticsearch database has been discovered by researchers, this time exposing personally identifiable information (PII) linked to 198 million car buying records…. The non-password protected database contained a massive 413GB of data on potential car buyers, including names, email addresses, phone numbers, home addresses and more stored in plain text.”

Make Tech Easier: How to Find Your Searches, YouTube History, Voice Recordings, and Other Data Stored by Google

Make Tech Easier: How to Find Your Searches, YouTube History, Voice Recordings, and Other Data Stored by Google. “If you want to read through your old YouTube comments (or just delete them to save yourself that ordeal) or get a visual representation of your location history, My Activity is the way to go. It’s a bit more user-friendly and visual. If you’re looking for the raw, compact data so you can scroll through more easily or apply some analytics yourself, Takeout has your back.”

Press Release: Open Privacy discovers unencrypted patient medical information broadcast across Vancouver (Open Privacy)

Open Privacy: Press Release: Open Privacy discovers unencrypted patient medical information broadcast across Vancouver. “The Open Privacy Research Society has discovered that the sensitive medical information of patients being admitted to certain hospitals across the Greater Vancouver Area is being broadcast, unencrypted, by hospital paging systems, and that these broadcasts are trivially interceptable by anyone in the Greater Vancouver Area.”

Motherboard: DMVs Are Selling Your Data to Private Investigators

Motherboard: DMVs Are Selling Your Data to Private Investigators. “Departments of Motor Vehicles in states around the country are taking drivers’ personal information and selling it to thousands of businesses, including private investigators who spy on people for a profit, Motherboard has learned. DMVs sell the data for an array of approved purposes, such as to insurance or tow companies, but some of them have sold to more nefarious businesses as well. Multiple states have made tens of millions of dollars a year selling data.”