Facebook bug leaked private pictures of nearly 7 million users
Over the past few months, Facebook has regularly come into disrepute about privacy issues. Now CEO Mark Zuckerberg can add another problem. The social network was found to have made a security failure, giving remote apps easy access to photos of up to 6.8 million users.
Normally an app receives expl... Read more
“The Dutch want a hallmark for companies working on smart cities.
A large part of the Dutch population wants the government to create another hallmark. In this way, the government can protect citizens against companies that develop technology for a smart city. This may also be necessary, due to the large amount of personal information that companies collect in sma... Read more
Personal Data Authority received nearly 10,000 complaints about GDPR violations
The number of privacy complaints filed since the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force is high. Nearly ten thousand people have filed a complaint with the Personal Data Authority (AP). The regulator reports this today in an extensive report on the first few months of GDP... Read more
Amazon wants to open cash-less Amazon Go stores in offices
Amazon opened a compact version of its cash-less Amazon Go store yesterday. The intention is to open more such shops in places like lobbies in offices and hospitals. That's what Reuters writes. The new store is in an office in Seattle.
Amazon's new eighth store is close to the original, but a quart... Read more
Google shifts responsibility all European data services to Ireland
BKR acts in violation of European privacy legislation GDPR’.
The Bureau Krediet Registratie (BKR) appears to be erecting unnecessary barriers for people who want to see their own file. In doing so, the BKR is acting in violation of the Privacy Act. It does this by, among other things, making it quicker and easier for people who pay, than for people who want t... Read more
“Windows 10 collects activity history even after deactivation.
A user of the popular Reddit site discovered that Windows 10 continues to collect the activity history of users and forward it to Microsoft, even if the user has chosen to disable it. This while the function can be switched off in the dashboard of the operating system.
That's what a user writes on R... Read more
Microsoft comes up with code of conduct for facial recognition technology
This summer, Microsoft boss Brad Smith called on governments to take a closer look at how facial recognition technology is being implemented. This week there's another call from Smith. This time he calls on companies to adopt a code of conduct with which they will then regulate themselves.
That's wh... Read more
“Amazon wants to set up cash-less shops at airports.
Amazon would plan to take its cash-less stores to airports. Reuters reports that on the basis of public data and an insider. The strategy should enable companies to get more out of hungry, hurried travellers.
The web giant has been expanding Amazon Go for months. These are stores where customers sc... Read more
Australia adopts controversial law on encryption
The Australian Parliament has passed a law requiring all tech companies to hand over encrypted data if requested to do so by the police. That's what Silicon Angle reports. The law has been widely criticised by privacy campaigners.
The government states that the law is necessary to fight organised cr... Read more