Your Privacy Round Up—September

Heather Parry

By Heather Parry

27 September 2018

We all know that it’s important to stay informed, especially when it comes to things like online security. But with so much information to take in, it can be hard to keep up with what’s going on in the privacy world.

That’s why we’re bringing you a monthly round-up of the biggest privacy news—the stuff you really shouldn’t miss.

Check out the privacy headlines this month—and stay informed.

Uber reaches settlement; will pay almost $150 million for failing to report 2016 hack

The ride-hailing app made an agreement with all 50 US states and the District of Columbia to pay a $148 million fine, distributed across the states. The company will also be required to adopt several new data security practices to prevent future hacks.

Apple releases iOS 12 with significant security updates

The new version of the OS for Apple mobile devices has a number of security improvements, including a password manager, greater encouragement towards two-factor authentication (2FA) and an upgrade of the Safari browser. Download the update here.

Ajit Pai attacks California’s Net Neutrality bill

Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Ajit Pai, this month attacked legislation designed to offer California residents Net Neutrality protections following the FCC’s rollback of its own legislation earlier this year. Pai called the California state bill “illegal”, as well as branding it “radical,” “anti-consumer,” and “burdensome”.

Google Map’s group planning feature is finally here

Google’s long-announced tool to help users collaboratively plan outings with friends has finally launched—though some privacy advocates are concerned about the sharing of real-time data across the platform in this way.

We’ll bring you another privacy round up at the end of next month.

Until then, stay safe online.

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