ABC News (Australia): Google fined $60 million for misleading some Australian mobile users about collection of location data

ABC News (Australia): Google fined $60 million for misleading some Australian mobile users about collection of location data. “Google has been slapped with a $60 million fine for some misleading consumers about the collection and use of their personal location data on Android phones between January 2017 and December 2018.”

Krebs on Security: It Might Be Our Data, But It’s Not Our Breach

Krebs on Security: It Might Be Our Data, But It’s Not Our Breach. “A cybersecurity firm says it has intercepted a large, unique stolen data set containing the names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, Social Security Numbers and dates of birth on nearly 23 million Americans. The firm’s analysis of the data suggests it corresponds to current and former customers of AT&T. The telecommunications giant stopped short of saying the data wasn’t theirs, but it maintains the records do not appear to have come from its systems and may be tied to a previous data incident at another company.”

NPR: Nebraska cops used Facebook messages to investigate an alleged illegal abortion

NPR: Nebraska cops used Facebook messages to investigate an alleged illegal abortion. “A 41-year-old woman is facing felony charges in Nebraska for allegedly helping her teenage daughter illegally abort a pregnancy, and the case highlights how law enforcement can make use of online communications in the post-Roe v. Wade era.”

Ars Technica: FTC aims to counter the “massive scale” of online data collection

Ars Technica: FTC aims to counter the “massive scale” of online data collection. “The Federal Trade Commission has kicked off the rulemaking process for privacy regulations that could restrict online surveillance and punish bad data-security practices. It’s a move that some privacy advocates say is long overdue, as similar Congressional efforts face endless uncertainty.”

New York Times: Hospital and Drugmaker Move to Build Vast Database of New Yorkers’ DNA

New York Times: Hospital and Drugmaker Move to Build Vast Database of New Yorkers’ DNA.”Patients will be asked if their genetic sequence can be added to a database — shared with a pharmaceutical company — in a quest to cure a multitude of diseases.”

Wall Street Journal: Phones Know Who Went to an Abortion Clinic. Whom Will They Tell?

Wall Street Journal: Phones Know Who Went to an Abortion Clinic. Whom Will They Tell? . “In May, shortly after the draft of the Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade became public, location-data specialist Tapestri Inc. received unusual requests from two companies. Each wanted to purchase mobile-device data that would reveal users who had visited abortion clinics along the Illinois-Missouri border, said Tapestri Chief Executive Walter Harrison.”

CyberScoop: Federal courts left Americans’ data exposed, senator tells Supreme Court chief justice

CyberScoop: Federal courts left Americans’ data exposed, senator tells Supreme Court chief justice. “A top Democratic lawmaker is urging U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts to address the federal court system’s decades-long failure to secure Americans’ most sensitive personal information in court filings.”

Bleeping Computer: Twitter confirms zero-day used to expose data of 5.4 million accounts

Bleeping Computer: Twitter confirms zero-day used to expose data of 5.4 million accounts. “Twitter has confirmed a recent data breach was caused by a now-patched zero-day vulnerability used to link email addresses and phone numbers to users’ accounts, allowing a threat actor to compile a list of 5.4 million user account profiles.”

Bleeping Computer: DuckDuckGo browser now blocks all Microsoft trackers, most of the time

Bleeping Computer: DuckDuckGo browser now blocks all Microsoft trackers, most of the time. “DuckDuckGo announced today that they will now be blocking all third-party Microsoft tracking scripts in their privacy browser after failing to block them in the past.”

New York Times: A Stranger Filmed Her on the Train. TikTok Users Decided She Had Monkeypox.

New York Times: A Stranger Filmed Her on the Train. TikTok Users Decided She Had Monkeypox.. “Lilly Simon, a 33-year-old in Brooklyn, does not have monkeypox. She does have neurofibromatosis type 1, a genetic condition that causes tumors to grow at her nerve endings. Those tumors were filmed surreptitiously by a TikTok user while Ms. Simon was riding the subway on a Thursday in late July during her commute.”

WIRED: How Tor Is Fighting—and Beating—Russian Censorship

WIRED: How Tor Is Fighting—and Beating—Russian Censorship. “Tor encrypts your web traffic and sends it through a chain of computers, making it very hard for people to track you online. Authoritarian governments see it as a particular threat to their longevity, and in recent months, Russia has stepped up its long-term ambition to block Tor—although not without a fight.”

Bleeping Computer: Meta, US hospitals sued for using healthcare data to target ads

Bleeping Computer: Meta, US hospitals sued for using healthcare data to target ads. “A class action lawsuit has been filed in the Northern District of California against Meta (Facebook), the UCSF Medical Center, and the Dignity Health Medical Foundation, alleging that the organizations are unlawfully collecting sensitive healthcare data about patients for targeted advertising.”

Stalkers, Fan Threats, Police Raids: The Hidden Price of Twitch Fame (New York Times)

New York Times: Stalkers, Fan Threats, Police Raids: The Hidden Price of Twitch Fame. “Streamers on Twitch and other platforms have had stalkers show up at their homes and at fan conventions, been targeted by armed and violent viewers or dealt with swatting, a sometimes deadly stunt in which someone calls the local police to report a fake crime at a streamer’s home, hoping the raid will be caught live on camera.”