NY’s Cuomo Suspends Facial Recognition in Schools Until 2022; Facebook to Allow Users to Use Security Keys; Mass. Governor to Sign Bill Limiting Facial Recognition Use; UK Privacy Regulator Issues Warning Over SolarWinds Hack.
Tech Giants Join Facebook in NSO Legal Battle; Facebook and Google Agreed to Team Up Against Possible Antitrust Lawsuit; Australian Regulator Delays Google’s $2.1B Fitbit Deal; New Orleans Bans Facial Recognition; Google Rejects DOJ Antitrust Claims.
Zoom Executive Accused of Working With Chinese Law Enforcement; Journalists at Al-Jazeera Targeted by Spyware; Hong Kong Upholds Mask Ban at Protests; Networks of Texas Capital City Accessed in SolarWinds Attack; Treasury Department Confirms SolarWinds Breach.
2 More US Agencies Hit in SolarWind Breach; US Internet Provider, Ariz. County Accessed in SolarWinds; Chinese Chip Manufacturers Blacklisted Over Alleged Military Ties; Facebook Disables Messaging Features in Europe; Google Antitrust Suit to Go to Trial in 3 Years.
38 States Sue Google for Antitrust; Google Wins EU Antitrust Approval for $2.1B Fitbit Deal; EDPB Adopts Statement on GDPR Amid Brexit; US Cybersecurity Officials Warn of ‘Grave Threat’ After Cyberattack.
Facebook Takes Out Full-Page Ads Attacking Apple; Facebook to Move UK Users to US Terms, Skirting European Laws; EU to Update Cybersecurity Rules; TikTok Sent Job Applicants’ Data to China; Texas and 9 Other States Sue Google for Antitrust Violations.
Tech Giants Face 10% Fines Under Draft EU Rules; FTC Orders Social Media Companies to Share Data-Collection Practices; Irish Watchdog Fines Twitter $546,000; Calif. Hospital Notifies 67,000 Patients of Data Breach.
Treasury and Commerce Departments Hit in Global Cyberespionage Campaign; Over 85,000 MySQL Databases Sold on Dark Web; Apple Begins Applying New Data-Privacy Labels; Calif. to Join Google Antitrust Lawsuit.
CISA: Cybercriminals Targeting K-12 Distance Learning; NYC Council to Ban Retailers From Using Facial Recognition; Apple and Google to Ban X-Mode From Collecting Location Data From User Phones; Tech Giants Face 6% Fines Under Drafted EU Rules; Fla. Healthcare Provider Notifies More Than 1M Patients of Data Breach.
COVID vaccine documents accessed in cyberattack on EU’s EMA; EPIC seeks investigation into exam-proctoring software; French privacy watchdog fines Google, Amazon; German watchdog launches investigation into Facebook over VR.
FTC, 46 States Sue Facebook Over Antitrust Issues, Call for Break-Up; CDC Asks for Personal Data of COVID Vaccine Recipients; China Orders the Removal 105 Apps from App Stores; Cybersecurity Firm Says Nation-State Hackers Breached Its System.
Apple threatens to remove apps that won’t comply with new privacy feature; Researchers find millions of devices vulnerable to cyberattacks; Cloudflare and Apple create a new privacy-focused internet protocol; Federal judge blocks TikTok ban.
Sources: US to deny TikTok divestiture deadline extension; NSA warns of Russian hacking against VMware products; Greater Baltimore Medical Center computers impacted by ransomware; California adopts COVID contact-tracing app
Irish Watchdog to Publish Ruling on Twitter Breach Probe; Report: 25 Countries Use Surveillance Technology to Track Locations by Phone; US States to File Facebook Antitrust Lawsuit; Mass. Lawmakers Ban Police Facial Recognition Statewide
NLRB: Google Spied on Workers Before Firing Them; DHS Watchdog to Open Probe on Phone Surveillance Without Warrants; GAO Publishes Report on AI in Health Care; Verizon Media Launches Cookieless IDs for Advertising
China Announces Rules On Mobile App Data Collection; Microsoft Files Patent to Record and Score Meetings via Body Movements; Washington State Launches Statewide COVID Exposure App; Schools in Ala. City Shut Down After Cyberthreat
Amazon, Apple Stay Away from French Initiative; German Court: Email Provider Must Create Surveillance Function; Pa. County Pays $500,000 in Ransomware Attack; State-Backed Hackers Targeting Apple Mac OS Users With New Malware
UK to Create Watchdog to Regulate Big Tech; NK Hackers Suspected of Targeting COVID Vaccine Maker AstraZeneca; Cancer Patients at University of Vermont Medical Center Turned Away After Ransomware Attack; Amazon Sidewalk Customers to Get Automatic Opt-In.
7 States Set to File Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google; Researchers Find Backdoors in Chinese-Made Routers Sold at Walmart; Chinese President Pushes for Global QR Codes Amid COVID-19; Home Depot Reaches $17.5 Million Settlement for 2014 Data Breach.