AZCentral: Controversial DNA database bill scaled back to patient care professionals only

AZCentral: Controversial DNA database bill scaled back to patient care professionals only. “A controversial bill that would have created a massive statewide database of DNA from a myriad of professionals, volunteers and even dead people has been scaled back. Sen. David Livingston, R-Peoria, the bill sponsor, has introduced an amendment to Senate Bill 1475 that would require DNA only from professionals who care for patients with intellectual disabilities in an intermediate care facility.”

ZDNet: Adobe sends out second fix for critical Reader data leak vulnerability

ZDNet: Adobe sends out second fix for critical Reader data leak vulnerability. “Adobe has released a second patch to resolve a critical zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Reader after its original fix failed. The vulnerability, CVE-2019-7089, was patched in Adobe’s February 12 patch release. Buried among 42 other critical bugs, the security flaw was described as a sensitive data leak problem which can lead to information disclosure when exploited.”

PC Magazine: How to Encrypt a Document Stored on Google Drive

PC Magazine: How to Encrypt a Document Stored on Google Drive. “If you want to keep your files safe from prying eyes, encryption is your best bet—especially if you’re going to store those files in the cloud, where data breaches and other security issues can expose them to the outside world.”

The Atlantic: When Kids Realize Their Whole Life Is Already Online

The Atlantic: When Kids Realize Their Whole Life Is Already Online. “For several months, Cara has been working up the courage to approach her mom about what she saw on Instagram. Not long ago, the 11-year-old—who, like all the other kids in this story, is referred to by a pseudonym—discovered that her mom had been posting photos of her, without prior approval, for much of her life. ‘I’ve wanted to bring it up. It’s weird seeing myself up there, and sometimes there’s pics I don’t like of myself,’ she said.”

Ars Technica: Google Play apps with >10 million installs drain batteries, jack up data charges

Ars Technica: Google Play apps with >10 million installs drain batteries, jack up data charges. “Is your Android phone feeling hot to the touch, acting sluggish, in need of frequent charges, or using dramatically more data than it used to? It may be a victim of DrainerBot, a major fraud operation distributed through Google Play apps with more than 10 million downloads, researchers said Wednesday.”

Privacy: Facebook closes controversial Onavo VPN and ceases user data collection (BetaNews)

BetaNews: Privacy: Facebook closes controversial Onavo VPN and ceases user data collection. “Following the scandal surrounding the collection of user data, Facebook has removed its Onavo VPN app from the Google Play Store — a full six months after the iOS version of the Facebook Research app was kicked out of the App Store by Apple.”

Engadget: House committee hopes to question Facebook over group privacy

Engadget: House committee hopes to question Facebook over group privacy. “Facebook is facing even more government scrutiny this week. Members of the House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee have asked to meet Facebook over concerns about group privacy. They’re responding to an FTC complaint alleging that the social network exposed the sensitive information of group members. Women in a discussion group for the BRCA gene mutation found out that it was possible to download personal data (such as email addresses and names) in bulk, making it too easy to share info outside the group.”