Children’s Privacy: CARU finds TickTalk Tech Smart Watch & app in violation of COPPA

The Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU – a children’s safety program of the US Better Business Bureau) reports that TickTalk Tech failed to meet COPPA requirements, as it didn’t provide clear, non-confusing notice of information it collects on children and it doesn’t notify parents of practices as required by COPPA.

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New report calls out need for adopting a new security paradigm encompassing XIoT

March 15, 2022

The acceleration of digital due to COVID-19 has taken many forms, and a major area of cyber concern is the intricate interconnection of traditional Internet Cloud data with many new “Smart” devices, grids, operations and overall systems. This includes input from many sectors – healthcare, industry, food & other supply chains, and many forms of infrastructure. Holistically, they are referred to as the Extended IoT (XIoT). A report from industrial cybersecurity firm, Claroty, looks at the rapidly evolving situation, key vulnerabilities, and why hackers’ ability to bypass the need for user action has opened the door for unauthenticated attackers to gain a network foothold and then move laterally—and quietly through a network to launch ransomware or perform other harms.

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