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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?
Looking for love? Tinder will need to see your ID
The company said a new option to verify users' ID would be voluntary at first. Japanese users have had to prove their identities since 2019.
Privacy watchdog files more than 400 complaints related to cookies
Online privacy protection NGO Noyb is bringing websites that don’t respect personal data to book over alleged rule breaches.
Why have COVID tracing apps been unsuccessful?
Privacy. Trust. Poor implementation. A new study says these are some of the reasons why contact tracing apps haven’t helped us beat the pandemic.
Dutch data protection authority fines TikTok over privacy
The Netherlands’ Data Protection Authority has fined TikTok €750,000 for not offering an understandable privacy statement for users in Dutch.
Is inflight Wi-Fi safe or could it be leaking your data?
Security experts warn that logging in while up in the air could put your personal information at risk.
Should citizens in Belgrade be concerned by newly installed surveillance cameras?
The installation of some 1200 smart surveillance cameras on the streets of Belgrade has raised concerns both in Serbia's capital and among some European Union institutions. What are they being used for and why are they upsetting digital rights activists?