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The Next Big Privacy Hurdle? Teaching AI to Forget

  5 MIN READ  |     175 views  |     30 July 2019

WHEN THE EUROPEAN Union enacted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) a year ago, one of the most revolutionary aspects of the regulation was the “right to be forgotten”—an often-hyped and debated right, sometimes perceived as empowering individuals to request the erasure of their information on the internet, most commonly from search engines or social networks.
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What Is Application Shielding?

  4 MIN READ  |     113 views  |     21 July 2019

Application shielding is mainly used to protect intellectual property and cut down on piracy; the techniques modify a service's application code, making it more difficult for someone to tamper with it, or to figure out how to remove digital rights locks and steal media like music or movie files.
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What is RAT Malware, and Why Is It So Dangerous?

  4 MIN READ  |     163 views  |     19 June 2019

If you’ve ever had to call tech support for a PC, then you’re probably familiar with the magic of remote access. When remote access is enabled, authorized computers and servers can control everything that happens on your PC. They can open documents, download software, and even move the cursor around your screen in real time.
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Limit How Long Google Keeps Your Data With This Overdue Setting

  3 MIN READ  |     115 views  |     2 June 2019

GOOGLE PUT SECURITY and privacy features front and center as it kicked off this year's I/O developer conference in Mountain View, California, on Tuesday. The company went so far as to say that “security and privacy are the central theme” of its upcoming Android Q release. But let’s say you want to take some control over what data Google has about you right now. As of today, anyone with a Google account can start limiting how long their data gets stored using new settings the company announced last week.
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The WannaCry Security Legacy and What’s to Come

  5 MIN READ  |     138 views  |     3 May 2019

Those who were hit by the WannaCry ransomware found themselves in great pains. Their systems and data had been encrypted on them, and they would remain encrypted, unless a demand for payment, typically $300 to $600 worth of bitcoin, was met.

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