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UK High Court blocks compensation suit against Google’s ‘Safari workaround’

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An attempt to bring a class-action style litigation in the UK to claim up to £3BN in compensation from Google for ignoring iPhone user...

California passes law that bans default passwords in connected devices

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Good news! California has passed a law banning default passwords like “admin,” “123456” and the old classic “password” in all new consumer electronics starting in...

Europe is drawing fresh battle lines around the ethics of big...

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It’s been just over four months since Europe’s tough new privacy framework came into force. You might believe that little of substance has changed...

5 Crore Facebook Accounts Hacked – 6 Facts Every Social Media...

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Facebook is the world’s largest, most influential social media network. They boast of world-class, cutting edge security protocols, which is considered the world’s best. But...

Facebook is Giving Your Phone Numbers to Advertisers without You Know...

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Social network giant, Facebook, which has a knack of being in controversy for its greed towards users’ data, has again land up in controversial...

US government loses bid to force Facebook to wiretap Messenger calls

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US government investigators have lost a case to force Facebook to wiretap calls made over its Messenger app. A joint federal and state law enforcement...

In Senate hearing, tech giants push lawmakers for federal privacy rules

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Another day, another hearing of tech giants in Congress. Wednesday’s hearing at the Senate Commerce Committee with Apple, Amazon, Google and Twitter, alongside AT&T and...

Ex-Google scientist raises Project Dragonfly concerns in Senate letter

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In a letter to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, former Google research scientist Jack Poulson details why he stepped down from...

Watchdog says face scanning at US airports is plagued with technical...

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A watchdog report has warned that Homeland Security’s face scanning program, designed to track all departing travelers from the U.S., is facing “technical and...

France records big jump in privacy complaints since GDPR

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Another European data protection agency has reported a sharp rise in the numbers of complaints since the EU updated its privacy framework four months...