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German Court Strikes Down Telecoms Data Access Law

Current laws give security services 'excessive' access to citizens' data, finds top court, giving government until end of 2021 to…

3 weeks ago

‘BlueLeaks’ Hacked US Police Data Removed In German Takedown

Zwickau public prosecutor confiscates server used to distribute hundreds of gigabytes of data hacked from police forces across the US

4 weeks ago

Police ‘Crack’ EncroChat Encryption, Resulting In Hundreds Of Arrests

Organised crime around Europe has been dealt a huge blow after authorities cracked the encryption of a messaging system used…

1 month ago

US Police Forces Hit By Huge Data Breach

Activist hackers release 24 years' worth of data from hundreds of police forces in move timed to coincide with protests…

1 month ago

Microsoft Bans Facial Recognition Sales To Police

Software giant follows IBM and Amazon with police facial recognition ban until there is national regulation of the technology

2 months ago

Amazon Joins Police Ban Of Facial Recognition Tech

E-commerce giant Amazon joins other tech firms with announcement it will pause police use of its facial recognition software

2 months ago

Uber Italia Hit By Labour Exploitation Probe

Milan court accuses Uber of using recruitment services that paid migrants as little as 3 euros per delivery to work…

2 months ago

Facial Recognition Firm Clearview AI Hacked

Privacy compromise. American company that has a database of more than three billion photographs of people has been hacked

5 months ago

Met Boss: Facial Recognition Less Concerning Than Knife In Chest

The United Kingdom's most senior police officer Cressida Dick has strongly defended the use of facial recognition by police forces

5 months ago

Office Cleaners Pose Cyber Risk, Police Warn

Criminal gangs are planting “sleepers” in cleaning firms so they can access corporate IT systems, British police have warned

6 months ago

Two Arrested Over Site Offering 12 Billion Hacked User Records

Arrests in Netherlands and Northern Ireland as FBI seizes WeLeakInfo.com, which offered index of 10,000 data breaches for as little…

7 months ago

EU Proposes Five-Year Ban On Facial Recognition Technology

European Commission could temporarily bar facial recognition in public places as new rules to protect individuals' privacy are worked out

7 months ago

Tesla To Be Investigated After Police Car Crash

US government agency confirms it will investigate crash last week that saw a Tesla on autopilot rear end a stationary…

8 months ago

Autopilot Tesla Crashes Into Police Car

Tesla Model 3 in autopilot self-driving mode crashes into stationary police car in the US, as driver was occupied checking…

8 months ago

Interpol Delays Encryption Condemnation After Opposition

Criticism from civil liberties groups and tech firms halts Interpol's plan to condemn spread of encryption

8 months ago

Smartphone App Can Quickly Locate Drone Pilots

Smartphone app can “remotely identify airborne drones” as well as pinpointing the location of its pilot

9 months ago

Met Police ‘Provided Seven Images’ For King’s Cross Face Recognition Scheme

Police acknowledge working with private King's Cross developer on face recognition scheme, amidst ongoing concern about the use of the…

10 months ago

Judge Spares Jail Time For Parents Of TalkTalk Hacker

Suspended jail sentences for 'misguided' parents of TalkTalk hacker Elliott Gunton

10 months ago

Police Auction £240,000 Of TalkTalk Hacker’s Cryptocurrency

Police sell off cryptocurrency seized from TalkTalk hacker Elliott Gunton, in a case that is the first of its kind…

10 months ago

Gatwick Drone Operators Had ‘Detailed Knowledge’ Of Airport

Inside job. Suspicion grows that drone operators who shut down Gatwick airport had inside knowledge

11 months ago

California Bans Facial Recognition From Police Body Cams

Lawmakers in California have banned the use of facial-recognition software in police body cams

11 months ago

Police Use Of Facial Recognition Ruled Lawful

High Court says South Wales police use of facial recognition cameras was lawful, after shopper complaint

11 months ago

Facial Recognition Wrongly Identifies 26 Lawmakers As Criminals

Two dozen California lawmakers flagged as criminals by facial recognition software, ACLU says

12 months ago

Head Of Europol Says Police Need 5G Surveillance Tools

Law enforcement will lose ability to carry out surveillance when 5G networks replace 4G, police boss warns

1 year ago

MPs Call For Facial Recognition Halt

Influential group of MPs call on police to suspend the use of automatic facial recognition technologies

1 year ago

Home Secretary Backs Police Facial Recognition Trials

Sajid Javid fires back at criticism and says police have to use the latest tech tools to solve crimes

1 year ago

Watchdog Warns Police Over Use Of Facial Recognition

Police warned about data protection implications of using of facial recognition technology

1 year ago

Facial Recognition Used By Police Fails To Correctly ID Suspects

Oh boy. Facial recognition technology used by police gets identities wrong 81 percent of the time, study finds

1 year ago

Man Arrested For Pouring Water Over Baidu CEO

CEO attacked. Chinese police have arrested a man who poured water over the CEO of Baidu

1 year ago

GozNym Cybercrime Gang Dismantled in Global Operation

Law enforcement in many countries take down a criminal gang that used malware to steal millions

1 year ago