Read The Telegraph's Robin Pagnamenta's superbly-written piece on TikTok - how the company poses an ostensibly larger and insidious vectored privacy threat as compared to the measly annoyance propagated by Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB); only with a People's Republic of China veneer (and counting amongst it's investors United States based KKR (retired United State Army General David H. Petraeus is a member of the management team at KKR) and Japan - based Softbank Technology Corporation (NASDAQ SFBTF) ). Today's MustRead.
'The Telegraph’s Robin Pagnamenta argues TikTok and its parent company pose a far greater global security concern for Western economies than Chinese telecommunications equipment giant Huawei Technologies. ByteDance’s suite of apps, Pagnamenta warns, “are hoovering up oodles of data on hundreds of millions of foreigners – British, American, Brazilian and Indian – many of them children.' -via Fortune Magazine's Clay Chandler and Eamon Barrett
"We are exposing here the cyber tools (APT34 / OILRIG) that the ruthless Iranian Ministry of Intelligence has been using against Iran’s neighboring countries, including names of the cruel managers, and information about the activities and the goals of these cyber-attacks," read the original message posted to Telegram by the hackers in late March. "We hope that other Iranian citizens will act for exposing this regime’s real ugly face!" - via Andy Greenberg, writing for Wired Magazine
Chris Morris - writing at Fortune, harsh's my mid-week mellow with a report on the latest data loss outrage. Bad news for oldster's, given that (reportedly) the database contains data on 40+ year olds and older. h/t
"Among the data included on the 24 GB database is people’s full names, full street addresses, marital status, date of birth, income bracket, home ownership status and more. (Information such as income, dwelling type and gender is coded.)..." "Ran Locar and Noam Rotem of VPNMentor discovered the database and say they believe it is the first time a breach of this size has included such detailed information." via Chris Morris, writing for Fortune, files a wel crafted report detailing this data loss