News Wrap: More Ransomware Attacks, Venmo and Ring Hit By Privacy Firestorm

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In this week's news wrap podcast, editor Lindsey O'Donnell and Tara Seals break down the top news of the week - from ransomware attacks to companies responding to outcry over privacy issues. Top stories include:

  • Ring announcedit is working with more than 400 US police departments to streamline their access to user videos, ushering fears over privacy
  • Speaking of privacy, the Mozilla Foundation and EFF penned an open letter this week scolding Venmofor its privacy policies; while Appleand Googlestepped up their game with newly-announced steps they would take against data abuse.
  • Ransomware attacks hit several U.S. dentist officesthis week, while a report also came out about how more cyberinsurance providers are encouraging users to pay the ransom.
  • A webinar hosted by Tara Seals this week where a panel of experts offered enterprises and other organizations insight about how to approach security for the next wave of IoT deployments, which will be enabled by the rollout of 5G networks worldwide. Click here to listen to the recorded webinar.

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