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NSO Ordered To Hand Over Spyware Code To WhatsApp

US Judge orders spyware firm NSO Group to hand over Pegasus code to Meta's WhatsApp as part of the ongoing…

21 hours ago

Taylor Swift Threatens To Sue Student Who Clashed With Elon Musk

Florida student Jack Sweeney threatened with legal action by Taylor Swift, over location tracking of her private jet

3 weeks ago

Italy Says ChatGPT Violates Data Protection Rules

Italian data protection regulator says investigation found OpenAI's ChatGPT violates EU's GDPR privacy rules

1 month ago

Amazon Ring Halts Controversial Police Video-Sharing Program

Ring confirmed it is 'sunsetting' its Request for Assistance (RFA) tool that allowed police to request doorbell footage

1 month ago

France Fines Amazon 32m Euros Over ‘Excessive’ Worker Surveillance

French data protection regulator fines Amazon 32m euros over 'excessive' worker monitoring, including alerts after 10 minutes of inactivity

1 month ago

Microsoft To Allow Cloud Users To Store Personal Data In Europe

In effort to resolve privacy worries, Microsoft is to allow its cloud customers to store all personal data within EU

2 months ago

China Cracks Apple Encryption, Claims It Can Identify AirDrop Senders

Apple's encryption for AirDrop file-sharing has alleged being cracked, as Chinese authorities claim they can ID senders

2 months ago

Google Begins To Switch Off Ad-Tracker Cookies

Google starts switch-off of third-party ad tracking cookies under privacy initiative, as advertisers say company gaining too much control

2 months ago

Google Settles $5bn Web Tracking Lawsuit

Settlement not disclosed after Google ends web tracking lawsuit with Chrome browser in “private” or “incognito” mode

2 months ago

Three Big Porn Websites Must Verify User’s Age In EU

European Commission classifies Pornhub, XVideos and Stripchat as “very large online platforms”, subjecting them to strict DSA rules

2 months ago

EU Agrees AI Rules In ‘Historic’ Deal

European Union negotiators agree rules for upcoming AI Act after marathon negotiations, developing two-tiered system based on computing power

3 months ago

Russia’s FSB Hacking UK Politicians, Warns NCSC

NCSC warns Russian intelligence services conducting “sustained, unsuccessful attempts to interfere in UK politics”

3 months ago

Meta Deploys End-To-End Encryption Across Messenger, Facebook

Despite resistance from authorities, Meta begins roll-out of default end-to-end encryption for Messenger, Facebook

3 months ago

Ofcom’s Age Verification Proposals Pose ‘Significant’ Privacy, Security Risk

Open Rights Group slams Ofcom's proposals for age verification checks on porn websites, citing privacy and security concerns

3 months ago

Ofcom Proposes Face Scanning, Banking Details For Porn Age Verification

Proposals published by Ofcom for porn websites to implement acceptable age verification measures under Online Safety Bill

3 months ago

US Judge Blocks Montana’s TikTok Use Ban

Legal victory for TikTok after US judge blocks Montana's first ever state ban on the use of short video-sharing app

3 months ago

Russia Places Meta Spokesman On Wanted List

Meta spokesman Andy Stone placed on Russia's 'wanted list', with Meta Platforms previously classified as 'terrorist' organisation

3 months ago

NHS Data Would Be ‘Safe’ Under Contract, Says Palantir Boss

Palantir chief says firm would not have access to patient data under controversial contract and only any sale would be…

4 months ago

Online Safety Act Becomes Law In Blow To Campaigners

Online Safety Act receives Royal Assent, and government claims it will make the UK safest place in the world to…

4 months ago

Google Russia Declared Bankrupt After Bank Account Seizure

Russian subsidiary of Google officially declared bankrupt after authorities in Moscow seized bank account in dispute with Western tech

4 months ago

Five Eyes Intelligence Heads Warn Of Chinese Cyber Espionage

Heads of Five Eyes intelligence agencies come together to accuse China of intellectual property theft and using AI for hacking

5 months ago

Politicians, Activists Call For ‘Immediate Stop’ To Live Face Recognition

Cross-party politicians, campaign groups call for 'immediate stop' to live facial recognition amidst government plans for searchable UK passport photos

5 months ago

UK Data Regulator Takes Issue With Snapchat AI Feature

Snap may be forced to stop offering 'My AI' chat feature in UK if it fails to adequately address ICO…

5 months ago

Facial Recognition Lawsuit After Man Is Falsely Jailed

Racial bias of facial recognition again in headlines, after another black plaintiff files lawsuit after being falsely jailed

5 months ago

Google Agrees $93m Location Tracking Settlement With California

Another settlement over Google's location tracking practices, with agreement to pay California $93m to settle lawsuit

6 months ago

Citizen Lab Identifies NSO Spyware On Apple Devices

Spyware linked to NSO Group has exploited a newly discovered flaw in Apple devices, Citizen Labs has warned

6 months ago

Mozilla Names And Shames Privacy Compromising Cars

Privacy nightmare on wheels! Mozilla Foundations reviews 25 major car brands, all of which fail privacy tests

6 months ago

TikTok Opens First European Data Centre Amid China Fears

Project Clover effort to alleviate Chinese state surveillance fears, sees TikTol open first European data centre, with more to follow

6 months ago

PSNI Data Breach Results In Arrests, Resignations

Two men arrested under the Terrorism Act, by detectives investigating huge PSNI data breach, have been released

6 months ago

Max Schrems’ Noyb Files Privacy Complaint Against Fitbit

Complaint from campaign group alleges Google's Fitbit broke EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules

6 months ago