Biometric Data Breach Exposes 28 Million Records

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Suprema Biometric Record Data Breach

A BioStar 2 biometric security database that belongs to global biometric and security provider, Suprema, suffered a data breach exposing 28 million records. A company called vpnMentor, who provides virtual private network reviews, found the data leak on August 5, notified Suprema two days later, and Suprema closed the leak on August 13. What Was Exposed? The BioStar 2 database … Read More

Data Cleansing vs. Data Enrichment in the Business World

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Data Usage in the Business World

The role of data in today’s business model is becoming more prominent than ever before. Businesses must use email campaigns, social media, online marketing and more to succeed. There are two types of practices that are most commonly used today: data cleansing and data enrichment. Before discussing the distinction between the two–which are separate but related issues–it is first necessary … Read More

Russia Demands Google Stop Posting Protests on YouTube

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Russia Demands Google Remove YouTube Video Protests

The protesters in Moscow have been growing by the numbers and Russia has threatened to take action against Google if these demonstrations are continually broadcast on YouTube. The media watchdog in Russia known as Roskomnadzor, wrote a letter to Google just two days ago, stating that they considered push notifications and advertisements that publicize the protests as a type of … Read More

Turkey Regulates Internet Content with Strict Laws

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Turkish Parliament Passes Internet Regulation Law

The internet is a global force to be reckoned with. It has no borders, exists outside of laws, and provides instant access to any content you can imagine. As the internet grows, so does worry. There is worry of censorship. There is worry of illegal activities. There is worry of misinformation. Some countries ban the internet in part or in … Read More

FTC Requires Equifax to Pay Victims for Data Breach

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FTC Makes Equifax Pay Data Breach Victims

In theory, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) protects citizens in the United States. In reality, however, it seems to favor the companies that it’s supposed to regulate. In a major scandal tied to Equifax, 147 million Americans had personal data stolen. The organization ultimately leaked birth dates, names, phone numbers, addresses, and social security numbers for thousands of people nationwide. … Read More