Cybersafety Sentinel November 2023 Week 3

Claudiu’s Top Post

Every breach of children’s privacy is severe and has the potential to cause lasting harms. Since 2016, many Canadian boards of education were financially incentivised to make the irreversible leap from on-premise information systems to cloud edtech ‘learning management systems’. Read More

Is AI Data Labelling Driven by Underage Workers?

Companies that provide Big Tech with AI data-labeling services are inadvertently hiring young teens to work on their platforms, often exposing them to traumatic content. Like most kids his age, 15-year-old Hassan spent a lot of time online. Read More

Gen Z Pushing for Social Media Security Reform

In the face of mounting evidence of harm to teens, a recent whistleblower’s testimony has cast a spotlight on Meta’s dismissive stance. The Senate is now poised to enact the Kids Online Safety Act, allowing kids and parents to opt out of harmful social media algorithms. Read More

Toyota Confirms Breach by Medusa Ransomware Gang

Toyota Financial Services confirmed that it detected unauthorized access on some of its systems in Europe and Africa. The Medusa ransomware gang listed TFS to its data leak site on the dark web, demanding a payment of $8,000,000 to delete data allegedly stolen from the Japanese company. Read More

Twitch’s Privacy Center Educates Users About Their Data

In the name of transparency and accessibility, Twitch launched its new Privacy Center to educate users, after conducting “extensive research” and finding that many of its users had no idea how their personal data is collected and used. Read More

How to Protect Yourself from Credit Card Fraud

Instances of credit card fraud are on the rise. According to a recent study by the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC), both 2021 and 2022 were “historic” years for the number of reported losses to fraud when Canadians lost $380 m and $531 m due to the compromised security of credit cards. Read More