Privacy Monday – Privacy Bits and Bytes to Start Your Week
Read More: Washington Post
AT&T May Sell User Data
We … want to point out two new programs to help us and other businesses serve you better:
The first program will make reports available to businesses. These will contain anonymous information about groups of customers, such as how they collectively use our products and services. For example, they might tell a retailer about the number of wireless devices in or near their store by time of day, together with anonymous information about those device users’ collective age or gender.
The second program will use local geography as a factor in delivering online and mobile ads to the people who might find them most useful. For instance, if you happen to live in an area where people like going to the movies, you may get ads for movie theaters. This doesn’t mean you’ll get more ads, it just means that the ads you get from AT&T may be more suited to your interests.
Read More: Slashgear
University of South Carolina Hit With Another Data Breach
Even as the University of South Carolina works to eliminate unnecessary use of Social Security numbers after an earlier massive data breach, it has sent another notice to 6,300 students whose personal information, including SSNs, were on a laptop that went missing from the school. Lesson for the day: If you don’t need it don’t keep it — and certainly do not keep it on a portable device.
Read More: The State
If Your Fourth of July Holiday Included Gaming, You Might Want to Read This
An Ubisoft account database was breached through a website assault, revealing user names, email addresses and encrypted passwords, according to the maker of games like the Assassins Creed andJust Dance series. Ubisoft said, “We instantly took steps to close off this access, to begin a thorough investigation with relevant authorities, internal and external security experts, and to start restoring the integrity of any compromised systems.” Change that password, gamers.
Read More: Network World/IDG News Service