April 23, 2020

Alerts to Tech Privacy Issues, COVID-19 Business Support, and More

Have you Been a Victim of "Zoombombing?"

Whether using Zoom for work or to stay socially connected, you might be among the millions turning to video conferencing software to communicate during the coronavirus pandemic. But did you know the video chat app's security and privacy issues have come into light in recent weeks? 

One of the biggest problems has been "Zoombombing," in which uninvited guests break into and disrupt meetings. Don't let this happen to you or your family.

Read about 4 settings you should change now.

EARN IT Act to Encourage Tech Industry to Take Online Child Sexual Exploitation Seriously

EIE supports bipartisan legislation to curb online sexual exploitation by promoting earned liability protection. The Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act (EARN IT Act) would amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to allow companies to “earn” liability protection for violations of laws related to online child sexual abuse material (CSAM). Law enforcement must aggressively enforce enforce all of the federal obscenity laws in order to curb sexual exploitation, as promised by Donald Trump during his candidacy by signing of EIE’s Children’s Internet Safety Presidential Pledge.

Highlights of the EARN IT Act can be found here


Twitter notifies users that it’s now sharing more data with advertisers (You Can’t Opt Out) 

Your ability to control what information Twitter shares with its business partners has changed.Twitter has removed a privacy feature that allowed all users to stop sharing some private information with advertisers.

Learn about the removal of your control over “mobile app advertising measurements.


What You Need to Know About Marriott's Recent Data Breach

On Tuesday, March 31st, Marriott International announced that there may have been a data breach that compromised the information of over 5.2 million guests. The information taken may have included: names, addresses, phone numbers, birthdays, loyalty information for linked companies like airlines and room preferences. 

Learn more about the data breach here.

LiveSafe Announces Free COVID-19 Safety Resources Platform

LiveSafe is offering a free, limited version of its industry-leading safety and communications platform to any business, university, or healthcare institution that needs an effective means of communicating relevant information to their community during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Find information about the COVID-19 Safety Resources Platform ?and a summary of services.

Did you know the CARES Act Increases Deductions for Charitable Contributions?

Enough Is Enough® relies on the support of donors like you who believe in our mission to make the internet safer for children and families. We are incredibly thankful for your commitment to Enough Is Enough® during these unprecedented times and want to share how some of the legislation in the new “CARES” Act may help you deduct your donations to Enough Is Enough®. Thank you for your support and helping to Fund the Fight!