Cybersafety Sentinel April 2023 Week 4

Claudiu’s Top Post

They Think Privacy Policies are a Game. Is it Time You Learned How to Play It? Consent grab is easier to spot than people think. Let’s learn by example. Data grifters have learned to swindle their audiences out of mountains of data by hiding in plain sight and using verbose, often contradictory statements in their “privacy policies”. Read More

‘Delete Act’

By now, many people are used to those little boxes that pop up whenever they visit a website for the first time. The boxes prompt the user to accept cookies, which then track and sell users’ data. Those boxes come courtesy of a couple of privacy laws passed in California, along with other protections like a data broker registry in the state. Read More

Age-Appropriate Design Rules

Key examples are the U.K. Age-Appropriate Design Code and the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act. The California code is modeled on the U.K. code and comes into force 1 July 2024. Because the U.K. code flows from the U.K. GDPR, a U.K. code DPIA may look substantially different from a California code DPIA. Read More

Google Backs 2FA Codes to Cloud

Google Authenticator gets cloud backup. While Google Authenticator is immensely popular, one of the biggest critiques has been the inability to back up one-time 2FA codes and the lack of multi-device support. With yesterday’s Google Authenticator update, users will be prompted to log in to their Google account when they open the new version of the app and synchronize their 2FA codes with their Google account. Read More

ChatGPT Incognito Mode

OpenAI is also working on a ChatGPT business subscription to protect enterprise data, while US agencies have pledged to protect the public from bias in AI systems. The company said users can now export their ChatGPT data to understand what information the chatbot collects. “ChatGPT Business will follow our API’s data usage policies, which means that end users’ data won’t be used to train our models by default,” OpenAI said. Read More

Canadian Tire Used Facial Rec

He investigated four Canadian Tire stores in the province that used facial recognition technology (FRT) to collect customers’ biometric information between 2018 and 2021. While Canadian Tire stores are independently owned and operated by associate dealers, the corporation and the dealers have mutually agreed to prohibit the use of Facial Recognition Technology in Canadian Tire stores. Read More