FixMeStick’s Weekly Cybersecurity Roundup: May 26th – June 1st

Hey there, FixMeFans and StartMeStars! We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. We’re back with another edition of our weekly roundup where we deliver the most recent comings and goings of the cybersecurity world.

This week we’re bringing you news concerning a recent Clearview AI lawsuit, a new deal made between Apple and hackers, and how Facebook has now verified profiles that post viral content.

Clearview AI has recently been experiencing their fair share of legal trouble. The facial recognition company has dealt with a string of lawsuits over the past year concerning violations of privacy and is now dealing with a new lawsuit – this time by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

This civil suit claims that its goal is to “put a stop to [Clearview’s] unlawful surreptitious capture and storage of millions of Illinoisans’ sensitive biometric identifiers”, effectively ending the violation of individual rights to privacy.

Curious? You can read up more on the case here.

Back in June 2019, Apple announced Sign in with Apple, essentially a “more private way to simply and quickly sign into apps and websites.” This feature would allow users to sign into multiple online accounts by simply entering their Apple ID.

Recently, a security researcher discovered a critical flaw that would allow hackers to take over an individual’s account using just their email ID. Apple deemed the vulnerability critical enough to warrant payment and has since paid the researcher $100,000 for his discovery.

To find out more about the situation, you can read more about it here.

It seems as though Facebook is slowly taking the necessary steps to increase the validity of their network, as recently they announced that they’ll be verifying the identity of Facebook profiles that publish viral content.

This is a big step forward for the tech giant, as the website is full of bots, fake accounts, and individuals who post false content, which inevitably ends up reaching the masses.

You can read more into the situation here, and what other steps Facebook is taking to clean up their website.

That’s all for this week’s roundup folks! We hope you’re staying safe with all that’s going on, especially when it comes to your cybersecurity!

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