Zack Whittaker reports: How much is your palm print worth? If you ask Amazon, it’s about $10 in promotional credit if you enroll your palm prints in its checkout-free stores and link it to your Amazon account. Last year, Amazon introduced its new biometric palm print scanners, Amazon One, so customers [Read More…]
I missed this one when it was first published two weeks ago, but apart from the privacy issues involving cyberstalking, it involves a hack of a school district’s information system and a class action lawsuit against the software firm. Kristen Taketa reported: Haley Dinsmore was 12 when a classmate at [Read More…]
Peter Blumberg reports: Proposed accord resolves claims Zoom Video Communications Inc. misled consumers about encryption security, improperly shared data with Facebook Inc. and failed to protect private meetings from being disrupted by hacking attacks known as “zoombombings,” according to a court filing. Read more on Bloomberg.
Danielle Kehl and Lindsey Tonsager of Covington & Burling write: Yesterday, Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL) introduced an updated version of the “Protecting the Information of our Vulnerable Children and Youth Act” (Kids PRIVCY Act), which would make broad changes the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Rep. Castor introduced a similar bill in early 2020, but [Read More…]