InfoSec News Nuggets 09/16/2022

Proton and DuckDuckGo want Congress to approve tech antitrust reform ‘as soon as possible’ More than a dozen smaller tech companies, including Proton and DuckDuckGo are urging lawmakers to pass comprehensive antitrust legislation “as soon as possible.” For them, passing the bill would kill two birds with one stone, allowing lawmakers to address anti-competitive conduct and privacy failures in one go.  In a letter to top congressional leaders on Tuesday, executives from a dozen smaller tech…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 12/23/2021

Former Uber CSO Faces New Charge for Alleged Breach Cover-Up A federal grand jury has expanded the list of charges filed against the former chief security officer of Uber, who's been accused of a criminal data breach cover-up. Joe Sullivan, 52, who served as Uber's CSO from April 2015 through November 2017, faces a new charge of wire fraud over a 2016 hack of the ride-sharing service, which resulted in the exposure of 57 million…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 09/03/2020

Uber to require mask selfies for riders who haven’t been covering up Uber drivers have long had to take a selfie to show they're wearing a mask before accepting rides. Now the same scanning software will be used on  passengers. By the end of September in the U.S. and Canada, Uber passengers that have been flagged for not wearing a mask will have to scan their face through the app before they can request another ride. The…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 5/5/2020

New Firefox service will generate unique email aliases to enter in online forms Browser maker Mozilla is working on a new service called Private Relay that generates unique aliases to hide a user's email address from advertisers and spam operators when filling in online forms. The service entered testing last month and is currently in a closed beta, with a public beta currently scheduled for later this year, ZDNet has learned. Private Relay will be available as a…
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