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The four new features coming to WhatsApp you need to know about
Users will be able to leave chats silently, choose who can see them when they’re online, and prevent screenshots of "view once" messages being taken.
Brussels dismisses privacy concerns over online child sexual abuse law
The Commission's proposal would require social media platforms and online communications providers to scan all content, even encrypted content, for Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM).
Italy's data protection authority said TikTok had told users of the video app that it was going to deliver targeted advertising to them from July 13 without their consent.
Apple unveils 'Lockdown Mode' to fight spyware on its devices
The new mode will switch off certain features on iPhones, iPads and Macs to help people like journalists, activists, and politicians counter government-grade spyware.
Is time up for TikTok? Concerns over data security resurface in US
The FCC accused TikTok of having "sheep's clothing," accusing the Chinese-owned firm of harvesting troves of sensitive user data.
India withdraws warning on biometric ID photocopies after online panic
The Indian government issued a security warning over ID photocopies - then backtracked amid backlash on social media.
Clearview AI ordered to delete all UK facial recognition data
The UK is the fourth European country to issue such an order against the controversial facial recognition company.
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EU's plan to tackle online child abuse spark privacy rights fears
Privacy activists are sounding the alarm over the European Commission's plans to clamp down on online child abuse, warning that it would usher in "mass surveillance" in the bloc.
Portugal investigates alleged misuse of Ukrainian refugees' data
Two pro-Russian members of an association had reportedly photocopied the documents of Ukrainian refugees.
Mental health apps are sharing your private data, report finds
Apps dealing with PTSD, eating disorders and sexual violence were among those criticised in a new privacy report.
Irish data watchdog fines Meta €17 million for privacy law violations
The country's regulator said Meta had failed to effectively protect the EU users' data.
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.
US tests robotic dogs to patrol border prompting outcry
The plans have been dubbed “a civil liberties disaster in the making” by rights groups in the US.
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.
Norwegian police post suspect getting a drugs test on Snapchat
A Snapchat post by Norwegian police raised questions over privacy and power. Now the country's policing watchdog is investigating.
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.
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.
Users of the messaging app will be notified of the changes but won't have to take any action, the company said.
Facebook says it will stop using facial recognition
The company said it was safer to limit facial recognition software amid ethical concerns and lawsuits over its use.
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.
Facebook unveils its Ray Ban smart glasses amid concerns over privacy
You can listen to music, take photos and videos and make calls with them but activists have already flagged concerns over privacy.
Twitter tests 'soft block' feature to subtly remove unwanted followers
The new feature comes after an anti-harassment "safety mode" was announced earlier this month.
Turkey fines WhatsApp €197,000 over controversial privacy update
The Turkish data protection authority said that WhatsApp no longer offered users "free will".
Apple's own staff concerned about plans for anti-child abuse scanning
According to sources within the company, staff have been taking to Slack to voice their concerns over customers' privacy.
Apple defends new anti-child abuse measures after backlash
Critics penned an open letter, which was signed by 5,000 people and organisations, raising concerns over privacy.