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Ireland Privacy Regulator Quizzes Facebook Over Smart Glasses

Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner asks Facebook to demonstrate that smart glasses' safeguards for unauthorised image recording are 'effective'

5 days ago

Apple Issues Urgent Security Update For iPhones, iPads and Macs

Discovery of 'zero-click' spyware allegedly from NSO Group, sees Apple issuing emergency update to iPhone, iPad and Mac users

2 weeks ago

Data Protection Regulator Queries Facebook On Smart Glasses

Italian data protection regulator asks for Facebook to provide more information on privacy and data protections in new Ray-Ban Stories…

2 weeks ago

WhatsApp Moderators Can Read Messages – Report

Concern raised again about how secure messages are on WhatsApp, after it emerges moderators can access messages if a complaint…

2 weeks ago

Apple Delays Plans To Scan iPhone Images

Apple delays plans to roll out image-scanning technology on iPhones to search for child-abuse images before material is uploaded to…

3 weeks ago

US States Set To Roll Out Apple’s Digital ID System

Eight US states set to offer and accept digital IDs via Wallet app on Apple iPhones, as civil liberties advocates…

3 weeks ago

China Limits Kids To Three Hours Of Video Games A Week

Draconian move? Children in China now only allowed to play video games between 8 and 9pm on Friday, weekends and…

4 weeks ago

Apple Urged To Drop CSAM Scanning Plans By Campaigners

More than 90 privacy groups urge Apple to abandon plans to scan children's messages, and the iPhone's of adults for…

1 month ago

China Approves Far-Reaching Privacy Law

Beijing approves tough new rules about the collection and use of personal data, including stronger rules governing surveillance systems

1 month ago

US Lawmakers Express Concern Over Amazon One Palm Scanner

US senators query Amazon over security of biometric data from Amazon One palm-scanning system, and how company plans to use…

1 month ago

Apple Acknowledges ‘Confusion’ Over ‘iPhone Scanning’ System

iCloud uploads from iPhones and iPads to be scanned only for known CSAM images, with local database providing more accountability,…

1 month ago

Julian Assange Loses Court Ruling Over US Extradiction

British judge rules US government can be given more grounds to appeal against January decision not to extradite Assange to…

2 months ago

Apple Defends Photo Checking On iPhones

Apple promises to reject any government demands to use, or alter, its controversial detection system of child abuse images

2 months ago

Apple To Scan US iPhones For Child Abuse Images

Slippery slope? Apple accused of creating encryption backdoor as it becomes first tech firm to scan for child abuses images…

2 months ago

EU Fines Amazon Record £637m Over Alleged Data Violation

European Union imposes record fine on Amazon over alleged violations of GDPR privacy law relating to advertising data, as company…

2 months ago

Israeli Government Officials ‘Visit’ NSO Offices

Not a raid. Authorities in Israel 'visit' the offices of surveillance specialist NSO Group, amid ongoing Pegasus spyware row

2 months ago

France’s Macron Changes Phone, After NSO Pegasus Report

Just in case. French President Emmanuel Macron changes both his physical phone, and his phone number, after Pegasus hack reports

2 months ago

NSO Group: Blame The Customer, Not Us

Enough is enough says NSO, as it denies French President Macron was a target, and said people should rather blame…

2 months ago

Phone Of France’s Macron Targetted By NSO Pegasus – Report

French President Emmanuel Macron among world leaders whose phones were allegedly targetted by NSO Group's Pegasus 'spyware'

2 months ago

NSO Denies Allegations Pegasus Targeted Activists, Journalists

NSO denies allegations that its Pegasus spyware was used on a “massive scale” and targetted political leaders, journalists and activists

2 months ago

WhatsApp Beta Tests Disappearing Video, Photo Messages

Self destruct feature. Disappearing photo and video message option is being deployed for iOS and Android WhatsApp beta apps

2 months ago

Amazon Rolls Out End-To-End Encryption For Ring Doorbells

After trialling end-to-end encryption for its smart doorbell device, Amazon confirms it is rolling it out globally

2 months ago

NHS Covid App Could Be Changed, Minister Confirms

Government minister admits that as Covid restrictions are eased in England on 19 July, the NHS app will need to…

3 months ago

Tech Giants Could Withdraw Services Over Hong Kong Doxxing Bill

China's bill that will clampdown on 'doxxing' in Hong Kong, could force Facebook, Google, Twitter and others tech giants to…

3 months ago

NSA Denies Spying Allegation Made By Tucker Carlson

US intelligence agency denies surprising allegation by right wing Fox News host Tucker Carlson that NSA is spying on him…

3 months ago

Google Developing Own Skin-Tone System In Diversity Push

Google develops its own alternative to industry-standard skin-tone classification system as it seeks to ensure products work well across skin…

3 months ago

Regulator ‘Deeply Concerned’ Over Live Facial Recognition

Information Commissioner concerned that live facial recognition could be linked to social media to create 'supercharged CCTV'

3 months ago

Russia Bill To Force US Tech Firms To Open Local Offices

First servers, now offices. Lawmakers in Russia pass legislation requiring US tech giants to open local offices in the country

3 months ago

Google Adds Encryption To Messages App, Expands Earthquake Detection

Android announcements includes Google Messages now offering end-to-end encryption and expanded Earthquake detection and alerts

3 months ago

Trump ‘Subpoenaed Apple, Microsoft For Data On Rivals’

Apple changes rules for responding to government data requests after previous administration used subpoenas to gather data on rival Democratic…

3 months ago