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Top Genetic Testing Firms Promise Not To Share Data Without Consent
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Ancestry, 23andMe and several other top genetic testing companies pledged on Tuesday not to share users’ DNA data with others without consent. “Under the new guidelines, the companies said they would obtain consumers “separate express consent” before turning over their individual genetic information to businesses and other third parties, including insurers,” reports The Washington Post. […]

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Decade-old Bluetooth flaw lets hackers steal data passing between devices
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Enlarge (credit: Takashi Yamamiya) A large number of device makers are patching a serious vulnerability in the Bluetooth specification that allows attackers to intercept and tamper with data exchanged wirelessly. People who use Bluetooth to connect smartphones, computers, or other security-sensitive devices should make sure they install a fix as soon as possible. The attack, […]

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Data breach  exposes trade secrets of carmakers GM, Ford, Tesla, Toyota
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Security researcher UpGuard Cyber Risk disclosed Friday that sensitive documents from more than 100 manufacturing companies, including GM, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Tesla, Toyota, ThyssenKrupp, and VW were exposed on a publicly accessible server belonging to Level One Robotics. The exposure via Level One Robotics, which provides industrial automation services, came through rsync, a common file transfer protocol […]

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Lifebit raises $3M to scale-up AI-powered analysis of DNA data
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Making sense of DNA data is a two-step process, namely the biochemical-sequencing of the DNA and the analyzing and extracting insights from the sequenced DNA data. As of today in 2018, the first part of this process is now almost fully automated requiring minimal human intervention. Even sequencing costs have dropped below $1,000 and soon […]

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Facebook loophole let marketers easily harvest data from your 'private' groups, report says     – CNET
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Members of a closed group discovered a Chrome extension let people download their personal information, according to CNBC.

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DOD Seeks Classification 'Clippy' To Help Classify Data, Control Access
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The DOD has issued a request for information (RFI) from industry in a quest for technology that will prevent the mislabeling and accidental (or deliberate) access and sharing of sensitive documents and data. In an announcement posted in May by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), […]

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Mitsubishi hopes you'll trade driving data for a cheaper oil change
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Companies and cities love it when you supply driving data, but how do they convince you to hand it over? In Mitsubishi's case, it's simple: shower people with gifts. The automaker has launched a mobile app that asks American commuters to share data…

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Facebook Acknowledges It Shared User Data With Dozens of Companies
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNET: Facebook has admitted providing dozens of tech companies with special access to user data after publicly saying it restricted such access in 2015. Facebook continued sharing information with 61 hardware and software makers after it said it discontinued the practice in May 2015, the social networking giant […]

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Crate.io Releases Commercial Machine Data Platform
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Crate.io has introduced a commercial Machine Data Platform, along with a new version of its open source SQL database for the Internet of Things and machine data. The company also announced an US$11 M Series A funding round. The Machine Data Platform is Crate.io’s first major commercial venture following last year’s initial steps toward selling […]

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