No, GDPR Can’t Be Blamed For Everything

No, GDPR Can’t Be Blamed For Everything

You’ve probably already opened the original article so I’ll just list the mentioned issues and explain why it’s not a GDPR problem per se.“Amazon sent 1,700 Alexa voice recordings to the wrong user following data request” — the allusion here is that GDPR is bad because it forced a company to make a mistake.

Apple suspends Siri response grading in response to privacy concerns

Apple suspends Siri response grading in response to privacy concerns

Apple says it will review the process that it uses, called grading, to determine whether Siri is hearing queries correctly, or being invoked by mistake. The Guardian story from Alex Hern quoted extensively from a contractor at a firm hired by Apple to perform part of a Siri quality control process it calls grading.

An exposed password let a hacker access internal Comodo files

An exposed password let a hacker access internal Comodo files

A hacker gained access to internal files and documents owned by security company and SSL certificate issuer Comodo by using an email address and password mistakenly exposed on the internet.

Siri records fights, doctor’s appointments, and sex (and contractors hear it)

Siri records fights, doctor’s appointments, and sex (and contractors hear it)

One of the contract workers told The Guardian that Siri did sometimes record audio after mistaken activations. Apple, along with Google and Amazon, all have similar policies for the contract workers it hires to review those audio snippets.

Facebook security lapse affects millions more Instagram users than first stated

Facebook security lapse affects millions more Instagram users than first stated

At 10 am ET on Thursday, as the attorney general, William Barr, wrapped up his news conference on the release of the report of the special counsel, Robert Mueller, Facebook updated a 21 March blogpost, which revealed it had mistakenly stored the passwords of hundreds of millions of users unencrypted, to include a sentence admitting that millions more Instagram accounts had been affected.

How to make Your Router More Secure on the Internet

How to make Your Router More Secure on the Internet

Michael Horowitz, a router security expert, wrote, "I think it is a mistake to use a consumer router. Horowitz says that manufacturers of consumer-grade routers are concerned with making a profit, not with making secure routers.

Years of Mark Zuckerberg's old Facebook posts have vanished. The company says it 'mistakenly deleted' them.

Years of Mark Zuckerberg's old Facebook posts have vanished. The company says it 'mistakenly deleted' them.

But in 2014, Facebook launched its new "Newsroom," a repository for its key announcements, and broke the public links to old blog posts.

Privacy advocate held at gunpoint after license plate reader database mistake, lawsuit alleges

Privacy advocate held at gunpoint after license plate reader database mistake, lawsuit alleges

Brian Hofer, chair of Oakland’s Privacy Advisory Commission, said in a suit filed in December that he had rented a car and was traveling with his brother in November when he was pulled over by a Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office deputy, and more police cars joined.

The Home Office Is Building A Massive Database Of Migrants That Will Offer Instant Checks To Outside Organisations

The Home Office Is Building A Massive Database Of Migrants That Will Offer Instant Checks To Outside Organisations

But the dangers of database sharing without proper scrutiny, could lead to the same discriminatory mistakes that saw Windrush citizens wrongly labelled as illegal and threatened with deportation.” Since the Data Protection Act was passed in May, people dealing with the Home Office on immigration matters can be barred from accessing information about their case using data protection laws.

Purism 'PureOS Store' will be for both desktop and mobile apps, and that's a mistake

Purism 'PureOS Store' will be for both desktop and mobile apps, and that's a mistake

"Purism is pleased to announce PureOS Store, a secure alternative to proprietary app stores that respects your privacy and freedom. PureOS Store will be a vibrant hub for both mobile and desktop apps.

$3k Bug Bounty - Twitter's OAuth Mistakes

$3k Bug Bounty - Twitter's OAuth Mistakes

For some reason, Twitter's OAuth screen says that these apps do not have access to Direct Messages. After reporting this, Twitter audited their old apps and assures me the issue is now fixed. 2018-12-06 Twitter fixed the issue and published the bounty payout.

AI Mistakes Bus-Side Ad for Famous CEO, Charges Her With Jaywalking

AI Mistakes Bus-Side Ad for Famous CEO, Charges Her With Jaywalking

A facial recognition system in the city of Ningbo caught Dong Mingzhu, the chair of appliance-making giant Gree Electric, running a red light. Only it turned out not to be Dong, but rather an advertisement featuring her face on the side of a bus, local police said on Weibo Wednesday.

If we don't act now, Article 13 could break the internet by mistake

If we don't act now, Article 13 could break the internet by mistake

Articles 11 and 13 – a so-called “link tax” for news content, and a rule making internet platforms liable for copyright infringements by their users – were never meant to be carefully considered fixes to issues in copyright law.

Google to acknowledge privacy mistakes as U.S. seeks input

Google to acknowledge privacy mistakes as U.S. seeks input

“We acknowledge that we have made mistakes in the past, from which we have learned, and improved our robust privacy program,” Google chief privacy officer Keith Enright will say in written testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee.

Google admits changing phone settings remotely

Google admits changing phone settings remotely

Google has apologised after Android phone users noticed that the battery saver setting was remotely activated last week without their consent. "This was an internal experiment to test battery-saving features that was mistakenly rolled out to more users than intended," the company said on Reddit .

Self hosted instance at home (FR)

Self hosted instance at home (FR)

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