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How will Europe’s Data Act affect you and Big Tech?
Data disputes between the EU and the US tech giants have been growing since the Edward Snowden revelations of mass US surveillance in 2013.
EU data protection watchdog calls for ban on Pegasus spyware
The Israeli-owned software was used to hack journalists, activists and politicians in a number of European countries.
Grindr disappears from China's app stores
The gay dating app vanished from app stores amid a government push to "purify" the internet ahead of the Beijing Winter Olympics - but censorship may not be to blame.
Meta faces €2.7bn civil lawsuit for exploiting UK users’ data
A multi-billion euro case is set to be launched against Meta in the United Kingdom, which could see up to 44 million UK Facebook users compensated a shared €2.7bn in damages.
How safe will your data be in Meta’s hyperrealistic metaverse?
Meta has reportedly had hundreds of new patents for hyperrealistic tech approved for its metaverse but none of them mention privacy or safety.
Europol told to delete personal data not linked to any crime
European Data Protection Supervisor, the EU personal data watchdog, said the police agency has continually stored "large volumes" of data regardless of whether it was related to a crime or not.
Swedish company promotes biochip implant to carry your COVID passport
A Swedish tech company is leading the way on implanted microchips to carry COVID passports.
Facial recognition company breaks EU data privacy rules, says France
Clearview has amassed a database of billions of people's photos, but France says the data has been collected without citizens' consent.
Grindr fined over €6 million by Norway for breaking data privacy rules
The gay-dating app was found to have shared users' personal data with third-party advertisers without their permission.
Time to get serious on European health data-sharing | View
Connecting and sharing health data could speed up diagnoses, improve research and ensure continuity of treatment across EU borders. Regulation and privacy protection will be paramount, says Belgian deputy prime minister Petra De Sutter
Rights groups call on Europe to ban the use of Pegasus spyware
The powerful spyware was used by several governments to spy on lawyers, journalists, political opponents and human rights activists.
Will the metaverse open the door to targeted ads using biometric data?
Brands are already staking out the commercial opportunities within the metaverse but some experts are raising the alarm about the implications immersive advertising will have for user privacy, safety and consent.
EU top court adviser issues opinion on police use of phone data
If the opinion is upheld it has the potential to shape how European authorities gather evidence, potentially limiting their ability utilise mobile phone traffic and location data in criminal investigations.
FBI was hit by a fake email cyberattack. Here’s what you need to know
The growing number of cyberattacks since the COVID pandemic began has spared no major organisation - not even the FBI.
UK schools pause use of facial recognition technology
Nine schools in North Ayrshire in Scotland had been using the technology for a week.
Your Android smartphone is spying on you, a new study claims
Did you think you can trust your Android smartphone with your data and personal information? This latest study will make you think twice.
Russia is behind 58% of state-sanctioned hacks, according to Microsoft
In its annual report on cybercrime, Microsoft reveals the top three countries targeted by Russian state-sponsored hackers where the United States, Ukraine and the UK.
Twitch hacking: What we know so far
The video streaming site confirmed that it had suffered a data breach after 126GB of source code, streamer payouts and development data was posted to a forum.
Xiaomi slams Lithuania report that says its devices censor users
Lithuania advised people to throw away their Xiaomi smartphones after a report found one of their mobiles had built-in censorship capabilities.
'Throw away your Chinese phone,' says Lithuania in new report
A report by the country's cyber security agency found that one Chinese smartphone had built-in censorship tech that could detect terms like "Free Tibet".
Italy's data authority seeks assurances over Facebook smart glasses
The Italian watchdog said it wanted to be informed on measures Facebook has put in place to protect people occasionally filmed.
ProtonMail secure email gave activist's IP address to French police
The service said it was compelled to hand over the data by a Swiss court order. It said the content of its encrypted emails would never be accessible by authorities.
Turkey fines WhatsApp €197,000 over controversial privacy update
The Turkish data protection authority said that WhatsApp no longer offered users "free will".
Ireland fines WhatsApp €225m for breaking EU data protection rules
Infringements relating to multiple GDPR articles were found. The Facebook-owned messaging platform was also cited for failing to meet its "transparency obligations".
Microsoft software breach makes millions of users’ data vulnerable
Some 38 million pieces of personal data and information were badly kept due to a configuration defect in a software.
Swiss start-up rivals Google with '100% secure' smartphone keyboard
Swiss start-up Typewise has developed an AI keyboard for your phone that is better at correcting typos and more secure. Can it rival the US giants?