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iCloud goes down: Live by the service, die by the service

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3654275/icloud-goes-down-live-by-the-service-die-by-the-service.html Were you impacted by iCloud’s service interruption? Do you have a plan to protect your digital life in the event your cloud service does suffer a failure? Remember, the cloud is just someone else’s computer!

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Data Backup Privacy Security

New Version of Ransomware tries to delete files and render the system unusable.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/everyone-loses-this-new-ransomware-threatens-to-wipe-windows-pcs-if-its-victims-dont-pay-up/ LokiLocker, a relatively new form of ransomware, uses the standard extortion-through-encryption racket but also incorporates disk-wiper functionality. Double extortion became a hit last year, when ransomware gangs started stealing files before encrypting them to threaten victims with a sensitive data leak if they didn’t pay up.  BlackBerry Threat Intelligence is now warning that LokiLock, […]

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Tik Tok > Google

Do you use the TikTok app? Do you know what access that app has to your personally identifiable information? TikTok is a Chinese-owned company but it recently overtook Google as the most visited website in the world. Several U.S. federal agencies have banned personnel from downloading it to their phones because of the China connection. […]

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Privacy

Advertisers are sucking up student data, even after legal action, researchers say

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Life 360 Sells User Location Data

Popular Family Safety App Caught Selling Users Precise Location Data Life360 is a popular safety app. It is used by parents to monitor their children’s whereabouts. Roughly 33 million people worldwide use the Life360 Safety app. Life360 may be the largest source of precise location data for the shadowy industry known as the ‘location data […]