Category: Privacy & Compliance

‘UK government illegally utilizes facial recognition’

‘UK government illegally utilizes facial recognition’

An independent report urges the UK to stop utilizing live facial recognition (LFR) in open spaces until legislation for biometric technology is in place. The Ada Lovelace Institute, an independent research institute, ordered the report to be conducted by Matthey Ryder, London's former deputy may... Read more

date3 days ago
Google faces a barrage of consumer complaints in Europe

Google faces a barrage of consumer complaints in Europe

Consumer rights groups in Europe have filed a new series of privacy complaints against Google. The company's account sign up process is condemned as "deceptive". According to a report in TechCrunch, the groups accuses the tech giant of deceptive design around the account creation process. The pr... Read more

date3 days ago
Popular apps for tracking children are extremely vulnerable

Popular apps for tracking children are extremely vulnerable

Two of the most popular child-tracking Android apps are vulnerable to data leaks. Most collect the data of minors. Millions of parents put their families' privacy at risk. The Google Play Store features numerous child-tracking apps. A team from Cybernews decided to investigate the offering. The ... Read more

date3 days ago
At least five European member states use Pegasus for espionage

At least five European member states use Pegasus for espionage

Pegasus spyware is used by at least five European member states. Its developer, NSO Group, is under investigation by the European Union. The parliament wants to know if and how the spyware is used in Europe. In 2020, over 70 journalists proved that several governments use Pegasus to eavesdrop on... Read more

date6 days ago
‘Medworq stored unencrypted patient information for years’

‘Medworq stored unencrypted patient information for years’

Medworq, a software provider for general practitioners in the Netherlands, has stored and shared unencrypted patient information for years. A whistleblower recently shared the news with Follow The Money, a platform for investigative journalism. Medworq stored unencrypted patient information of ... Read more

date6 days ago
‘UK considers using legislation to force Arm IPO in London’

‘UK considers using legislation to force Arm IPO in London’

According to the Financial Times, the UK government is considering using national security legislation to force Arm's IPO in London rather than New York. Arm is a major processor designer owned by SoftBank, a Japanese organization. SoftBank tried to sell Arm to Nvidia, but authorities blocked t... Read more

date10 days ago
Google rests its case in French dispute over online content

Google rests its case in French dispute over online content

France's antitrust authority confirmed that Alphabet subsidiary Google has pledged to settle a national copyright issue. According to the antitrust authority, Google decided not to fight a $528 million punishment paid last year. The ruling puts an end to the authority's probe into Google, which ... Read more

date11 days ago
Microsoft restricts access to several controversial AI services

Microsoft restricts access to several controversial AI services

Microsoft announced it will phase out access to a number of its artificial intelligence-powered facial recognition tools. The changes apply to some of its most controversial tech, including a product that seeks to identify the emotions people exhibit based on videos and images. The company has r... Read more

date11 days ago
UK’s antitrust authority is struggling without Brussels

UK’s antitrust authority is struggling without Brussels

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority says a special tech regulator is needed. According to a report in the Financial Times, Britain is in danger of becoming a 'rule taker' from Brussels. The warning came after the federal government decided to not give its competition regulator powers to ... Read more

date12 days ago
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