I-Team: Florida DMV sells your personal information to private companies, marketing firms (WFTS)

WFTS: I-Team: Florida DMV sells your personal information to private companies, marketing firms. “A local woman is blaming the state government for an onslaught of robocalls and direct mail offers – accusations that come as the I-Team uncovered the DMV makes millions by selling Florida drivers personal information to outside companies, including marketing firms.”

Times of San Diego: UC San Diego to Launch Data Preservation Partnership

Times of San Diego: UC San Diego to Launch Data Preservation Partnership. “The partnership between the UCSD library and the Texas Digital Library is intended to shore up a weak spot for libraries that hold sensitive personal or health information in their custody. According to UCSD, libraries and archives currently have preservation networks for all content types except sensitive and private data.”

MongoDB Database Exposed 188 Million Records: Researchers (Bank Info Security)

Bank Info Security: MongoDB Database Exposed 188 Million Records: Researchers. “Security researchers have found yet another unsecured database that left personal data exposed to the internet. In this latest case, a MongoDB database containing about 188 million records, mostly culled from websites and search engines, was exposed, researchers say.”

CNET: Amazon Alexa keeps your data with no expiration date, and shares it too

CNET: Amazon Alexa keeps your data with no expiration date, and shares it too. “Sen. Chris Coons, a Democrat from Delaware, sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in May, demanding answers on Alexa and how long it kept voice recordings and transcripts, as well as what the data gets used for. The letter came after CNET’s report that Amazon kept transcripts of interactions with Alexa, even after people deleted the voice recordings.”

CNET: TikTok is being investigated over children’s privacy again, report says

CNET: TikTok is being investigated over children’s privacy again, report says. “The UK is examining how social video app TikTok handles children’s data and whether it ensures child safety on its platform, a report says. The investigation follows TikTok paying up $5.7 million to settle US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that it illegally collected personal information from children.”

TechCrunch: With a single wiretap, police collected 9.2 million text messages

TechCrunch: With a single wiretap, police collected 9.2 million text messages. “For four months in 2018, authorities in Texas collected more than 9.2 million messages under a single court-authorized wiretap order, newly released figures show. The wiretap, granted by a federal judge in the Southern District of Texas, was granted as part of a narcotics investigation and became the federal wiretap with the most intercepts in 2018, according to the government’s annual wiretap report.”

Threatpost: MongoDB Leak Exposed Millions of Medical Insurance Records

Threatpost: MongoDB Leak Exposed Millions of Medical Insurance Records. “MedicareSupplement.com is a U.S.-based marketing site that allows users to find supplemental medical insurance available in their area. Researchers on Thursday said that they found a publicly-available MongoDB database on May 13 that had been online for several days. The exposed data appeared to be part of the website’s marketing leads database and did not have a password or any authentication protecting it.”