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Beware of Fake DMV Texts

Beware of Fake DMV Texts

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Officials urged New Yorkers to ignore text messages instructing recipients to update their information by clicking on a link. In response, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill which expanded the telemarketing definition to include text messages. So, phishing texts will be subject to more scrutiny in the future. “Our consumer protections need to keep pace…Read the article
The Proposed New York Privacy Law: A Closer Look

The Proposed New York Privacy Law: A Closer Look

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Lawmakers in the Empire State are poised to approve a sweeping data privacy law that rivals the strongest ones in the world. New York already has several such laws on the books, most notably the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (the SHIELD Act). The most recent version of this law requires companies…Read the article
Coronavirus Vaccination Card Scams

Coronavirus Vaccination Card Scams

| Coronavirus
A CVS employee is in hot water after he allegedly swiped some sixty COVID-19 vaccination cards. He planned to sell some of them and “share them with family members and friends, so that they could go into venues and possibly even use them at schools.” This arrest is a sign of a growing trend. Authorities…Read the article
Peloton Failed to Protect User Privacy, Physical Safety

Peloton Failed to Protect User Privacy, Physical Safety

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Hours after it finally agreed to recall unsafe treadmills, Peloton admitted to a data breach and insufficient fix that exposed millions of accounts. An information security consultant identified a flaw in Peloton’s online system which allowed anyone to access information about all users. Such information includes data such as age, weight, and preferred workout location.…Read the article
Google Accused of Selling Children’s Personal Information

Google Accused of Selling Children’s Personal Information

| Napoli Shkolnik News
According to a recent study, as many as two-thirds of the apps aimed at toddlers and preschoolers on Google Play may be in direct violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Seemingly mindless apps and games are a treasure trove of information for marketers, explained lead study author Dr. Jenny Radesky. “It is incredible…Read the article
Virtual Healthcare: Your Health and Safety

Virtual Healthcare: Your Health and Safety

| medical
In the spring and summer of 2020, virtual healthcare visits increased over 4,000 percent, mostly due to the coronavirus outbreak. The number of healthcare facilities offering such services also increased significantly, mostly due to supply and demand. Previously, many facilities hesitated to offer such services, typically because of high implementation costs. Virtual healthcare contacts do…Read the article
How Do Masks Affect Facial Recognition Technology?

How Do Masks Affect Facial Recognition Technology?

| Personal Injury
Rest assured that Big Brother is still watching you. But, he has a hard time seeing past your surgical or other mask. Before the pandemic, most facial recognition software focused on the entire face. Now, there is a race to create a program which focuses on the area around the eyes. Retinal and other scanners…Read the article
Telehealth Tools and Privacy Concerns

Telehealth Tools and Privacy Concerns

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
Telehealth, or offering and using medical services remotely via electronic devices, is not new. But because of the global pandemic caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus and technological advances, telehealth practices are becoming increasingly popular. Virtual medical services might be convenient and cost-effective. But could they also pose potential problems, including security worries? How can telehealth…Read the article
Spate of Attacks Highlights Twitter’s Vulnerability

Spate of Attacks Highlights Twitter’s Vulnerability

| Personal Injury
The largest hack in the platform’s history was just the latest in a long series of incidents. What implications does this lack of security have for ordinary New Yorkers? Hackers recently compromised some of the platform’s largest accounts and used them to promote a Bitcoin donation scam. Twitter is much smaller than Facebook and some…Read the article
Fake Coronavirus Cures and Other COVID-19 Scams

Fake Coronavirus Cures and Other COVID-19 Scams

| Coronavirus
As the coronavirus has changed daily life for populations worldwide, it has brought out the best in many people who have banded together (while remaining physically separated) to give aid and support. However, unfortunately, some others have used the current crisis to take advantage of the scared and vulnerable through scams capitalizing on coronavirus panic.…Read the article