Amazon is facing claims of violation of the privacy of video cameras, mobile carriers in the United States are faced with requests to sell location data, and the merchant pays a large fine for data breach.
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Amazon defends the allegations that it is not holding the top of the staff at its new Ring smart doorbell division. Amazon bought a ring that last year hides camera surveillance cameras in doorbells and homes. Claims filed on two news pages, The Intercept and The Information, say that in 2016, some of the employees of the UK's Ring in Ukraine have enabled full access to video feeds from every Ring camera. It was supposed to have been completed in May last year at the office of Ukraine. But a former employee states that employees have been restricted. In the Tech Crunch statement, Ring said that some public video feeds are labeled but there are systems to restrict and access information to audit staff.
US mobile carriers reacted last week to the motherboard news message that businesses sell third-party location data to third parties. Some of these data end up in the hands of hunters and others. AT & T said it would stop practicing, T-Mobile says it will end its relationship with location aggregators by March, and Verizon allegedly said it abolishes dealership aggregator contracts with roadside companies. Motherboards revealing location data with three major US wireless operators go through a number of companies that can be accessed by virtually everyone.
A 34-year-old Massachusetts man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for launching an attack on the refusal of services to two health organizations in the state in 2014 to protest how the teenager treats in the malls. He also has to pay almost $ 443,000 for restitution due to damage to their networks. According to Hacker News, he was sentenced to court that he wished he could do more.
Data breaches can be expensive for the company, not just for picking up pieces, but for penalties as well. Last week, US retailer Neiman Marcus agreed to pay $ 1.5 million to 41 states to deal with the investigation of payment card fraud in 2013 in 77 stores. About 370,000 payment cards were compromised. At least 9,200 were used for fraud. The company accepted measures to prevent hacking.
Finally, if you are an IT professional and interested in cloud security, a meeting on top of the cloud's security will take place in Toronto on Thursday, January 17th. I'll be here to cover it. Chief Information Officer IT World Canada Jim Love will be one of many speakers. The entrance is free. Details and registration can be found on the ITWorldCanada.com event page.
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