IDG Contributor Network: China and the West are converging on consumer data protection policy

The escalating economic and political tensions between China and the U.S have obscured a surprising and largely unrecognized area of convergence.  China is moving toward the West on consumer data protection policy. A recent op ed piece in FT summed up the prevalent, but mistaken, idea that “privacy simply isn’t an issue in China.” Baidu’s Robin Li also reflected this erroneous view with his recent comment that “the Chinese people…

May 24, 2018
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Smashing Security #079: Mugshots, mobile mania, and back end gurus

May 24, 2018

A website which demands money if you want your mugshot removed, could “sharenting” lead to a rise in fraud and identity theft, and how could the FBI have overcounted encrypted phones so badly? All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who are joined this week by special guest Maria Varmazis. Source:…

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