Data Usage By Tech Firms Under Renewed Scrutiny Following Facebook Whistleblower TestimonyFor the average person, it’s extremely difficult to know how and to what extent your data collected online is being used by various companies.
San Francisco Health Officials Postpone Release Of Some Info Due To Glitch In States COVID DataRecent issues with the California Department of Public Health's electronic reporting system have led in San Francisco to temporarily suspend posting some COVID-19 data online, city officials said Thursday.
Massive GEDmatch Security Breach Exposes 1.2 Million Users' DNA Profiles To Law Enforcement AgenciesA massive security breach forced GEDmatch to shut down its site and exposed the DNA profiles of more than a million people who use the online service to law enforcement agencies.
Newsom: Rising COVID-19 Numbers Leading State To Toggle Back Reopenings, Increase EnforcementCalifornia Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday said the state is pausing the reopening "dimmer switch" in a number of counties facing alarming coronavirus spikes, as well as increasing enforcement of the state's health orders.
Newsom Announces New COVID-19 Modeling Website, Open-Source Tools For 'Citizen Scientists'Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced a new COVID-19 modeling website as well as new open source tools designed to help California residents understand the data informing local health departments and empower what he called "citizen scientists."
UC San Francisco Seeks Citizen Scientists To Learn More About COVID-19UCSF scientists are hoping that a newly reconfigured research app goes viral and generates data that can be used to fight against the coronavirus.
Coronavirus Update: San Francisco Mayor Announces Launch Of New COVID-19 Data TrackerSan Francisco Mayor London Breed and the city's Department of Public Health launched a new online coronavirus data tracker Tuesday, offering detailed case, death, demographic, hospitalization and transmission data.
Thousands Of New Laws Take Effect In California On Jan. 1, 2020Californians will face more than a thousand new laws in 2020, including several significant laws effecting their safety, health, children's education and wallet.
California's Groundbreaking Privacy Law Gives Consumers More Control Over DataCalifornians are about to get a groundbreaking new privacy law to protect their data online and on their phones.
Visa Issues Warning Of Hacker Attacks At The Gas Pump; Customers Should Check Credit Card StatementsSophisticated hackers have been able to access gas pump point-of-sale systems, possibly compromising the security of personal data and passwords of millions of credit card customers, VISA announced Monday.
Facebook Says It Removed 3.2 Billion Fake Accounts In 6 MonthsFacebook says it removed 3.2 billion fake accounts from its service from April to September, up slightly from 3 billion in the previous six months.
Steyer Campaign Aide Placed On Leave After Allegedly Accessing Data Of Rival HarrisOfficials with billionaire activist Tom Steyer's campaign say an aide is on leave following the mistaken access of volunteer data collected by rival California Senator Kamala Harris.
Apple Warns That iOS 13 Keyboards Can Leak Your DataApple is warning about a security issue for iOS 13 users who installed certain keyboard apps.
Facebook Rolls Out Tool To Block Off-Facebook Data GatheringFacebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you block the social network from gathering information about you on outside websites and apps.
Netflix Documentary 'The Great Hack' Explores Cambridge Analytica ScandalData has surpassed oil as the world's most valuable asset, according to the new Netflix documentary, 'The Great Hack.'