Welcome to the Online Privacy News Update for March 28th, 2018. Today, the VPN industry let the world know that Russia had asked the world’s VPNs to censor websites. Read below for other privacy news from today.
UK report blasts Huawei for network security incompetence
UK’s National Security Advisor received a report about Huawei that cited “serious and systematic defects” in Huawei’s software engineering and cyber security competence.
S. Korea spycam crimes put hidden camera industry under scrutiny
Korean police are increasingly scrutinizing hidden camera shops in the country. While one such shop owner does refuse service to those that try to use the cameras for malicious purposes, he also admitted that it’s hard to tell who is bad and who is not.
Family Tree DNA offers to trade privacy to catch criminals
Family Tree DNA is now touting the sharing of data to the FBI as a feature, asking customers to allow FBI to access their DNA data to help in the solving of unsolved crimes.