Here are some of the key moments from the five hours of Shou Zi Chew's testimony and other interesting news on the data privacy front
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As TikTok CEO attempts to placate U.S. lawmakers, it’s time for us all to think about the wealth of personal information that TikTok and other social media giants collect about us
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Welcome BT Group, a new Principal Participating Organization (PPO) at the PCI Security Standards Council! The Council’s Participating Organization program enables global collaboration by bringing together industry leaders to strategize about how to protect payment data from the latest threats and to anticipate the needs of an ever-changing payment ecosystem. In this special spotlight edition of our PCI Perspectives Blog, Simon Turner, Senior Manager, ISSCA Consultancy Services at BT Group introduces us to his company and how they are helping to shape the future of payment security.
Move follows UK government’s decision to ban Chinese-owned video-sharing app
Parliament is to ban the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok from “all parliamentary devices and the wider parliamentary network”, citing the need for cybersecurity.
The move goes further than the ban last week of the app on government mobile phones and devices, covering the whole parliamentary network. That means that MPs and parliamentary staff who continue to have TikTok installed on personal devices will find the service blocked if they try to access it over parliamentary wifi.Continue reading...
Why your organization should consider an MDR solution and five key things to look for in a service offering
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In the second installment of the “Questions with the Council” video series, Data Security Standards Manager, Kandyce Young, answers the payment industry’s questions about PCI DSS v4.0. The questions focus specifically on the customized approach and compensating controls. Questions include:
Twitter’s ditching of free text-message authentication doesn’t mean that you should forgo using 2FA. Instead, switch to another – and, indeed, better – 2FA option.
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Move comes after UK government bans app on government devices over fears of data being accessed by Chinese state
The BBC has urged its staff to delete the Chinese-own social media app TikTok from corporate mobile phones.
Guidance to BBC staff circulated on Sunday said: “We don’t recommend installing TikTok on a BBC corporate device unless there is a justified business reason. If you do not need TikTok for business reasons, TikTok should be deleted.”Continue reading...
UK has removed app over concerns data can be monitored by Chinese state, but public remain vulnerable
TikTok is wildly popular, with more than 1 billion people consuming its short video posts around the world. But the app is less favoured by politicians in key markets such as the US and UK, where it has been banned from government-issued phones over security fears. We answer your questions about why TikTok has become a lightning rod for suspicion of Chinese state espionage – and whether nationwide bans are likely.Continue reading...
Scammers are looking to cash in on the chaos that has set in following the startling meltdowns of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank and the crisis at Credit Suisse
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How cybercriminals can exploit Silicon Valley Bank's downfall for their own ends and at your expense
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The US says the extremely popular video-sharing app ‘screams’ of national security concerns and considers a countrywide ban
TikTok is once again fending off claims that its Chinese parent company, ByteDance, would share user data from its popular video-sharing app with the Chinese government, or push propaganda and misinformation on its behalf.
China’s foreign ministry on Wednesday accused the US itself of spreading disinformation about TikTok’s potential security risks following a report in the Wall Street Journal that the committee on foreign investment in the US – part of the treasury department – was threatening a US ban on the app unless its Chinese owners divest their stake.Continue reading...
Letter argues that Chinese-owned video-sharing app could be in breach of UK law
A cross-party group of MPs and peers have asked the information commissioner to investigate whether the Chinese-owned TikTok’s handling of personal information is in breach of UK law.
The letter from the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) argues that TikTok cannot be compliant with data protection rules – and comes just hours after the UK announced a ban on the popular video-sharing app appearing on ministers’ and officials’ government-owned phones.Continue reading...
The PCI Security Standards Council recently hit a significant milestone of 100 products validated to the Secure Software Standard. We sat down with Jake Marcinko, Senior Manager, Solutions Standards and Matt O’Connor, Director, Products and Solutions to discuss what this benchmark means for payment security.
Move is latest escalation by lawmakers over fears user data could be passed on to China’s government
The Biden administration has threatened to ban TikTok in the US unless the social media company’s Chinese owners divest their stakes in it, according to news reports on Wednesday.
The move, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, is the most dramatic in a series of escalations by US officials and legislators, driven by fears that US user data held by the company could be passed on to China’s government. It also comes amid a global backlash to the popular video-based app over concerns about the potential for Chinese spying, with countries including the UK, Canada and Australia recently moving to ban the app from government phones.Continue reading...
Move brings Britain in line with US and Europe and reflects worsening relations with China
Britain is to ban the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok from ministers’ and civil servants’ mobile phones, bringing the UK in line with the US and the European Commission and reflecting deteriorating relations with Beijing.
The decision marks a sharp U-turn from the UK’s previous position and came a few hours after TikTok said its owner, ByteDance, had been told by Washington to sell the app or face a possible ban in the country.Continue reading...
Exclusive: Voiceprint program used by millions of Australians to access data held by government agencies shown to have a serious security flaw
A voice identification system used by the Australian government for millions of people has a serious security flaw, a Guardian Australia investigation has found.
Centrelink and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) both give people the option of using a “voiceprint”, along with other information, to verify their identity over the phone, allowing them to then access sensitive information from their accounts.Continue reading...