European Commission scrutinizing how FB and Google monetizes data, leverages it to expand, block competitors

In a statement, the European Commission said, it is investigating how Facebook collects and monetizes its data. The development signals the opening of a second front, on top of an existing investigation, into Facebook’s marketplace. As part of preliminary investigations into both Facebook and Google, the EU executive said, it had sent out questionnaires to…

Google signs healthcare data deal with Ascension, gets access to health records of millions of Americans

In a deal that provides Alphabet Inc’s Google Inc more data to finetune its artificial intelligence tools, the search giant has signed its biggest cloud computing customer in healthcare to date with Ascension. In a joint statement Ascension, which operates 150 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities across the United States, and Google…

Chinese hackers targeted global telecom companies

U.S.-Israeli cyber security firm Cybereason has been investigating these hacking attacks by Chinese hackers for the last 9 months. On Tuesday, researchers from a cyber security company Cybereason stated, Chinese hackers have broken into the systems of more than a dozen global telecoms companies and have stolen large amounts of personal and corporate data. According…

Hackers gained access to Australian National University sensitive database

Australian National University is Melbourne’s top university and its graduates hold senior positions in the government. Hackers were able to gain access to bank account numbers as well as passport details. On Tuesday, one of Australia’s top-ranked university the Australian National University (ANU) stated hackers had breached its cyber defenses in late 2018 and had…

2 of out of 3 hotels leak personal info of guests: Symantec Corp

This is a threat since cyber-criminals are increasingly interested in monitoring the movement of influential business professionals as well as government employees. According to a research report released by Symantec Corp, two out of three hotel websites have inadvertently leaked guests’ booking details as well as personal data to third-party sites, including advertisers and analytics…