Best password managers: Reviews of the top products (PC World)

PC World: Best password managers: Reviews of the top products. “…password managers vary widely in their capabilities and cost, so we compared six of the most popular. All support Windows Mac OS, Android, and iOS, as well as the major browsers. And all will let you sync your data across multiple devices, though you may have pay extra for the privilege.”

CNN: FEMA shared 2.3 million disaster survivors’ personal information with contractor

CNN: FEMA shared 2.3 million disaster survivors’ personal information with contractor . “Millions of hurricane and wildfire survivors are learning that they’re at ‘increased risk of identity theft and fraud’ because the Federal Emergency Management Agency shared their banking and other private information. The Department of Homeland Security inspector general said Friday that FEMA had unlawfully disclosed the private data of 2.3 million survivors with a federal contractor that was helping them find temporary housing.”

EurekAlert: Data sharing by popular health apps is ‘routine,’ research finds

EurekAlert: Data sharing by popular health apps is ‘routine,’ research finds . “Published in BMJ today, the research team – from the University of Sydney, the University of Toronto and University of California – set out to investigate if and how user data is shared by top rated medicines-related mobile apps. It also sought to characterise privacy risks to app users, both clinicians and consumers. The researchers found sharing of user data by medicines-related apps is routine but far from transparent, and also identified a small number of commercial entities with the ability to aggregate and potentially re-identify user data.”

Exclusive: The FBI Had Already Accessed Family Tree DNA’s Database Before Cooperation (Forensic Magazine)

Forensic Magazine: Exclusive: The FBI Had Already Accessed Family Tree DNA’s Database Before Cooperation. “The filters at FamilyTreeDNA started catching some attempted uploads to their database toward the end of 2018. The format was unrecognizable—something they had never seen before. So the company sent an email to the listed point of contact. Days later, FamilyTreeDNA got a call. It was from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. They had uploaded the strangely-formatted files.”

TechCrunch: Donated devices are doxing your data, says new research

TechCrunch: Donated devices are doxing your data, says new research. “In the space of six months, one security researcher found thousands of files from dozens of computers, phones and flash drives — most of which contained personal information. All the researcher did was scour the second-hand stores for donated and refurbished tech.”

ABC 12: MSP database contains millions of photos of Michigan residents

ABC 12: MSP database contains millions of photos of Michigan residents. “You might expect the police to have access to your driver’s license photo, but what about your social media photos as well? It’s called the Statewide Network of Agency Photos or Snap. Michigan State Police’s database of photos. Millions of them, possibly of you, me and a whole lot of other people in the state of Michigan. Photos you had no idea law enforcement had access to.”

TechCrunch: ICE has a huge license plate database targeting immigrants, documents reveal

TechCrunch: ICE has a huge license plate database targeting immigrants, documents reveal. “Newly released documents reveal Immigration and Customs Enforcement is tracking and targeting immigrants through a massive license plate reader database supplied with data from local police departments — in some cases violating sanctuary laws.”