Monthly Archive: March 2018

Under Armour admits 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts were hacked

(Reuters) — Under Armour said on Thursday that data from some 150 million MyFitnessPal diet and fitness app accounts was compromised in February, in one of the biggest hacks in history, sending shares of the athletic apparel maker down 3 percent in after-hours trade. The stolen data includes account user names, email addresses and scrambled […]

Apple Watch data identifies prime suspect in Australian murder case

Apple Watch heart monitoring data is playing a major role in an Australian murder case, as prosecutors used 57-year-old Myrna Nilsson’s activity tracking history to determine the timeline of her final moments. According to the Daily Mail, the Apple Watch data contradicted a story told by her 26-year-old daughter, Caroline Nilsson, who has now been […]

ProtonMail adds shorter pm.me domain to its encrypted email service

ProtonMail, the Swiss email provider that promises privacy via full client-side encryption, has launched a pithier email domain option for its millions of users around the world. Prior to now, users were encumbered with the rather long and clumsy @protonmail.com or @protonmail.ch address. Now they’ll be able to use the more concise @pm.me instead. The […]

French government’s new AI strategy gets a boost from DeepMind, Samsung, and Fujitsu

The French government unveiled a new strategic initiative today that seeks to make the country a world leader in artificial intelligence without compromising its notions of privacy and security. The outlined proposals got a lift from a series of related corporate announcements, including plans by Google’s DeepMind and Samsung for new Paris labs and Fujitsu’s expansion […]

ProtonMail expands encrypted contacts to its privacy-focused mobile email app

Encrypted email provider ProtonMail has expanded its encrypted contacts feature to its mobile app on Android and iOS. The Swiss company first introduced encrypted contacts to its web-based app last year, bringing “zero-access encryption” to those who wish to protect confidential contacts, as a journalist may wish to do. With this feature, ProtonMail users are promised […]

Facebook ends data broker partnerships in blow to targeted ads

(Reuters) — Facebook said on Wednesday it would end its partnerships with several large data brokers who help advertisers target people on the social network, a step that follows a scandal over how Facebook handles personal information. The world’s largest social media company is under pressure to improve its handling of data after disclosing that […]