Kat Bryant reports: A California consumer claims The Weather Channel mobile app’s operator is “fraudulently collecting, maintaining, and then profiting off of users’ valuable geolocation data.” The Weather Channel class action lawsuit alleges that TWC Product and Technology tracks the physical locations of app users without their permission or knowledge, [Read More…]
Tom Ayers reports: More than 300 hunters aren’t feeling so lucky after winning a moose licence in Nova Scotia’s annual lottery. That’s because the province sent them someone else’s name and wildlife resource card number, with many now concerned about the implications of a privacy breach. Read more on CBC.
This is the stuff thrillers are made of. Joseph Cox reports: Something wasn’t right. Starting earlier this year, police kept arresting associates of Mark, a UK-based alleged drug dealer. Mark took the security of his operation seriously, with the gang using code names to discuss business on custom, encrypted phones [Read More…]
Catalin Cimpanu reports: Social media giant Facebook disclosed on Wednesday a new user privacy incident. The company said that it continued sharing user data with approximately 5,000 developers even after their application’s access expired. The incident is related to a security control that Facebook added to its systems following the [Read More…]