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UK Web Users’ Data ‘Shared 987 Times Per Day’

New study from Irish Council for Civil Liberties finds average European user's data shared 376 times per day, rising to…

3 days ago

Government Surveillance Commissioner Warns Of Chinese-made CCTV – Report

UK's surveillance camera commissioner warns government, public bodies, and local authorities, against buying Chinese-made CCTV cameras

1 week ago

US To Impose Sanctions On China’s Hikvision – Report

Biden administration is targetting Chinese CCTV giant Hikvision with potential sanctions for 'enabling' human rights abuses

2 weeks ago

Spanish Prime Minister, Defence Minister ‘Hacked With Pegasus’

Spanish government claims prime minister and defence minister targeted with Pegasus spyware last year, as it faces pressure over alleged…

2 weeks ago

US Court Rules Data Scraping On Public Websites Is Legal

User privacy blow. Scraping data from online LinkedIn profiles is legal, Appeal Court in the United States tells Microsoft

1 month ago

Anonymous Hacks Kremlin’s Internal CCTV

Hacker group's self-declared war against Russia continues after Anonymous posts CCTV video footage from what it says is inside the…

1 month ago

Europe and US Agree Trans-Atlantic Data Sharing Deal

United States and European Union reach new agreement to allow businesses to transfer data and personal information across the pond

2 months ago

Russia Finds Meta ‘Guilty’ Of Extremism Activity

As jailed Putin critic Alexei Navalny is sentenced to another 9 years in maximum security, Moscow court finds Meta guilty…

2 months ago

Ukraine Using Clearview AI On Dead Russian Soldiers

Facial recognition system from Clearview AI used by Ukraine to uncover Russian special forces, combat misinformation, and identify dead Russian…

2 months ago

Telegram Founder Reassures Ukrainian Users Of Privacy

Pavel Durov, co-founder of Telegram, says he had to leave Russia because of FSB demands and insists the data of…

2 months ago

Teenager Who Tracked Elon Musk Jet, Now Tracking Russian Oligarchs

Jack Sweeney, famous for tracking the jets of Elon Musk, has now turned his attention to the private jets of…

3 months ago

Google, YouTube, Facebook Block Russia’s RT, Sputnik

After Google and Facebook blocks ad revenues for Russian state-owned media outlets, further restrictions by tech platforms announced

3 months ago

Signal Dismisses Hack Rumour As ‘Misinformation Campaign’

Messaging app Signal denies rumours its platform was hacked, saying it is part of a “co-ordinated misinformation campaign”

3 months ago

Irish Watchdog Provides Update On Data Transfer For Meta – Report

Ireland's data watchdog is to consult with fellow EU regulators in April over Meta's Facebook data transfers to the United…

3 months ago

Google To Limit Ad Tracking On Android Apps

More bad news for advertisers? Google announces the Privacy Sandbox will be expanded from web browser and will include Android…

3 months ago

Israeli Investigators Review NSO Database In Pegasus Hacking Probe

Israeli inquiry examines database from NSO Group amidst allegations that controversial Pegasus spyware was used against domestic public figures

3 months ago

Apple To Issue AirTag Warning Amid Stalking Fears

Tech giant Apple to issue setup warning after a number of high profile incidents where AirTags have been used to…

3 months ago

FBI Admits Procurement Of NSO’s Pegasus For ‘Product Testing’

“Limited licence” for NSO's Pegasus spyware was obtained by FBI in 2019, but bureau says it never used it to…

4 months ago

FBI Urges Olympic Athletes To Use Burner Phones

FBI urges athletes competing at the Beijing Winter Olympics to leave their personal devices at home, and rather carry burner…

4 months ago

Julian Assange Wins Right To Ask Supreme Court For Extradition Appeal

Another twist. Julian Assange wins right to ask UK's Supreme Court if it will hear his appeal against December extradition…

4 months ago

Germany May Close Down Telegram, Minister Warns

Shutting down popular messaging service Telegram in Germany cannot be ruled out, Interior Minister warns, amid battle over pandemic restrictions

4 months ago

Google CEO Pichai To Be Questioned In $5bn Web Tracking Lawsuit

US federal judge rules CEO of search engine giant Google, Sundar Pichai, can be questioned over a lawsuit about tracking…

5 months ago

DuckDuckGo Search Engine Grows 46 Percent In 2021

Privacy focused search engine DuckDuckGo enjoys record growth in 2021, reflecting people's ongoing preference for privacy

5 months ago

US Adds Drone Maker DJI To Investment Blacklist

US Treasury adds Chinese drone giant DJI to financial blacklist, prohibiting investors from owning shares, as trade war with China…

5 months ago

Meta Warns 50,000 Users Targeted By Surveillance Firms

Surveillance-for-hire firms have spied on 50,000 Facebook users that includes journalists and activists, as Meta bans seven companies

5 months ago

China Orders Microsoft Bing To Suspend Auto-suggest Function

Last remaining major foreign search engine still operating in China, ordered to suspend its auto-suggest function by local authorities

5 months ago

NSO Considers Sale Or Shutdown Of Pegasus Unit – Report

Blacklisted surveillance specialist NSO is reportedly considering selling the firm, or shutting down its Pegasus unit altogether

5 months ago

Apple Releases ‘Tracker Detect’ For Android AirTag Detection

Preventing AirTag stalking? 'Tracker Detect' app lets Android users search for nearby active trackers such as Apple's AirTag

5 months ago

Lawmakers Say Instagram’s Promises ‘Won’t Cut It’

US Senators say laws are needed to protect young people online, rejecting proposal by Instagram head Adam Mosseri of industry…

5 months ago