World Sep 17, 2019

Personal data leaked for almost entire population of Ecuador

The personal data of almost the entire population of Ecuador has been leaked online, security experts said Monday, in a massive breach the government called a "very delicate" issue. An estimated 17 million people, including almost 7 million minors and children, had their data exposed ...

Apple apologizes for use of contractors to eavesdrop on Siri

Business / Tech Aug 29, 2019

Apple apologizes for use of contractors to eavesdrop on Siri

Apple is apologizing for allowing outsiders to listen to snippets of people's recorded conversations with its digital assistant Siri, a practice that undermined its attempts to position itself as a trusted steward of privacy. As part of the apology posted Wednesday, Apple reiterated an earlier ...

Business Jul 9, 2019

Japan grants certification for first time to 'information banks'

The Information Technology Federation of Japan has certified FeliCa Pocket Marketing Inc. and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank as "information banks" to allow companies to use personal data for business purposes. The certification, announced Monday, is the first of its kind. It is based on a ...

Government urges utilities in Japan to manage data with care

Business May 23, 2019

Government urges utilities in Japan to manage data with care

The government asked critical infrastructure operators Thursday to manage important data in Japan rigorously, in a bid to prevent its disclosure. The request was made as part of the government's revised guidelines on security standards for operators of essential services such as electricity, water and ...