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India’s new cyber rules risk driving away tech companies
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Policy & legislation

India’s new cyber rules risk driving away tech companies

A tech industry body has flagged that the rules could create create an “environment of fear”
6 Jun 2022
Data protection policies and procedures
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data protection

Data protection policies and procedures

Why your company needs them, and what they should include
2 Jun 2022
DuckDuckGo CEO defends platform after Microsoft online tracker agreement uncovered
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privacy

DuckDuckGo CEO defends platform after Microsoft online tracker agreement uncovered

Gabriel Weinberg's defence was greeted warmly by the community and said the issue ultimately comes down to the unavoidable way the modern internet is …
26 May 2022
The cookie phase-out might precede an AdTech apocalypse
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digital marketing

The cookie phase-out might precede an AdTech apocalypse

With the industry phasing out third-party cookies, what does this mean for businesses reliant on them to track and improve their campaigns?
20 May 2022
EU rules against Meta in data privacy row
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data protection

EU rules against Meta in data privacy row

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) says consumer groups can take legal action over data privacy breaches
29 Apr 2022
Microsoft's latest VPN-like feature brings added network privacy to Edge users
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Microsoft's latest VPN-like feature brings added network privacy to Edge users

The Microsoft Edge Secure Network feature is currently available in preview and offers similar data privacy protections to Apple's Private Relay tool
29 Apr 2022
Blockchain-based Gmail plugin lets users keep control over email attachments after they're sent
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email delivery

Blockchain-based Gmail plugin lets users keep control over email attachments after they're sent

Document GPS email extension for Google Workspace considered world's first Gmail tokenization tool
28 Apr 2022
Palantir's poaching of former NHSX AI chief branded “scandalous”
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public sector

Palantir's poaching of former NHSX AI chief branded “scandalous”

The controversial tech company is currently competing for a £240 million NHS federated data platform (FDP) contract
22 Apr 2022
Exclusive: Former Shiseido staff say company was aware of data breach weeks before official notice
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data breaches

Exclusive: Former Shiseido staff say company was aware of data breach weeks before official notice

Fake companies were created using the stolen identities of hundreds of Shiseido employees, former staff claim
20 Apr 2022
DuckDuckGo app arrives on Mac
DuckDuckGo for Mac
privacy

DuckDuckGo app arrives on Mac

New browser app comes with a cookie popup blocker and a password manager
13 Apr 2022
Why the ECJ's metadata ruling endangers the safety of women
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privacy

Why the ECJ's metadata ruling endangers the safety of women

Until we live in a society in which women are safe, we might need to compromise on mass data collection
7 Apr 2022
ICO chief warns ministers against ditching GDPR safeguards
Information Commissioner John Edwards
Information Commissioner

ICO chief warns ministers against ditching GDPR safeguards

Individual rights come before anything else, John Edwards insists, amid government plot to rip up data protection laws
23 Mar 2022
Supreme Court rules NSW elections void after IT glitch
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Policy & legislation

Supreme Court rules NSW elections void after IT glitch

A number of voters were unable to access the state's iVote network due to a system overload
17 Mar 2022
NSW ditches e-voting system for 2023 election
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Policy & legislation

NSW ditches e-voting system for 2023 election

The electoral commissioner has suggested there should be a review of internet voting following the problems with the system found last December
16 Mar 2022
Ukraine given access to Clearview AI's controversial facial recognition tech
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biometrics

Ukraine given access to Clearview AI's controversial facial recognition tech

The tech will be used to recognise Russian soldiers, tackle misinformation, and identify the deceased
14 Mar 2022
The five most secure smartphones
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Mobile Phones

The five most secure smartphones

These secure smartphones ensure your data and privacy are protected
11 Mar 2022
Global VPN market set to skyrocket in 2022
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virtual private network (VPN)

Global VPN market set to skyrocket in 2022

The Asian-Pacific region is expected to see the highest growth rates over the next four years
11 Mar 2022
IRS lets taxpayers bypass facial recognition with virtual interviews
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privacy

IRS lets taxpayers bypass facial recognition with virtual interviews

The temporary solution will be in effect through the 2022 tax filing season
22 Feb 2022
Google brings Privacy Sandbox initiative to Android
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Google brings Privacy Sandbox initiative to Android

Multi-year effort likely to bring new Topics API to mobile OS
17 Feb 2022
US senators urge Labor Department to drop facial recognition
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US senators urge Labor Department to drop facial recognition

In half of US states, workers filing for unemployed insurance must create an account with ID.me
16 Feb 2022
Texas sues Facebook for misusing facial recognition data
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privacy

Texas sues Facebook for misusing facial recognition data

State wants up to $25,000 per alleged violation for discontinued program
16 Feb 2022
Zoom users claim macOS app keeps 'listening' after meetings end
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cyber security

Zoom users claim macOS app keeps 'listening' after meetings end

Numerous users report 'privacy breaches' as macOS indicators revealed the device's microphone remained enabled long after meetings had ended
14 Feb 2022
Apple bug allowed iPhones to inadvertently record Siri interactions
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privacy

Apple bug allowed iPhones to inadvertently record Siri interactions

The flaw stored Siri recordings even if a user had opted out
9 Feb 2022
IRS backtracks on facial recognition plans following backlash
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privacy

IRS backtracks on facial recognition plans following backlash

The turnabout was prompted by privacy concerns raised by taxpayers, lawmakers, and advocacy groups
8 Feb 2022