ZDNet: Financial companies leak 425GB in company, client data through open database

ZDNet: Financial companies leak 425GB in company, client data through open database. “An open database is the source of a data leak leading to the exposure of 425GB in sensitive documents belonging to financial companies. On Tuesday, vpnMentor researchers led by Noam Rotem said the database appears to be connected to MCA Wizard, a now-defunct app that appears to have been developed by Advantage Capital Funding and Argus Capital Funding.”

CNET: Coronavirus pandemic changes how your privacy is protected

CNET: Coronavirus pandemic changes how your privacy is protected. “As the coronavirus pandemic gets worse, privacy commissioners are lifting data restrictions for health officials to keep track of the outbreak. A review of policy changes around the world shows that data protection agencies are prioritizing lives over privacy, and it could be a sign of what’s to come for the US.”

Mashable: TikTok and other popular iOS apps are spying on your iPhone clipboard

Mashable: TikTok and other popular iOS apps are spying on your iPhone clipboard. “Have you ever copied a password or perhaps even your credit card number on your iPhone in order to easily paste it onto a website form? If you have, then it’s likely you’ve just exposed that information to a slew of popular iPhone apps.”

CNET: ACLU sues for records on facial recognition use at airports, border

CNET: ACLU sues for records on facial recognition use at airports, border. “The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Department of Homeland Security, as well as Customs and Border Protection, the Transportation Security Administration, and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement after the agencies failed to provide public records on how they’re using facial recognition at airports and US borders.”

CNET: Thousands of fingerprint files exposed in unsecured database, research finds

CNET: Thousands of fingerprint files exposed in unsecured database, research finds. “A web server containing records of about 76,000 unique fingerprints was left exposed on the internet, researchers said Wednesday. The unsecured fingerprint data, as well as employee email addresses and telephone numbers, had been collected by Brazilian company Antheus Tecnologia.”

Engadget: Whisper left users’ details exposed in an open database for years

Engadget: Whisper left users’ details exposed in an open database for years. “The once-popular app Whisper promises a place where you can share secrets anonymously. According to a Washington Post report, however, it left sensitive information that can be tied to users’ confessions exposed to the public for years. Apparently, Whisper kept a non-password-protected database that allowed anyone to freely browse its records.”

Seven Days Vermont: Vermont Sues ‘Dystopian’ Facial Recognition App Maker Clearview AI

Seven Days Vermont: Vermont Sues ‘Dystopian’ Facial Recognition App Maker Clearview AI. “The Attorney General’s Office filed suit against the face-search company on Tuesday, alleging its practice of scooping up billions of online images to build a facial recognition app violates Vermont’s consumer protection statute. The civil suit is also the first legal test of a provision in the state’s data broker law, which was the only one of its kind when passed in 2018.”