Developer Brave-browser: Google and other adtech companies violate GDPR
The team behind the Brave-browser has filed a complaint about Google with the authorities in Ireland and the United Kingdom. The company would have violated the new privacy rules in force since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Other ad tech companies are said to hav... Read more
AR and VR will be widely used in a business context in 2021.
By 2021, companies are expected to make use of augmented and virtual reality as standard. This is predicted by the Capgemini company, which predicts that there will be a major shift in the way in which companies use the techniques over the next three years. They will increasingly realise the added v... Read more
Tor Project launches first mobile browser for Android
The Tor Project, the organization behind the privacy oriented Tor network, has launched the first mobile version of its Tor browser for Android. It replaces the unofficial Orfox browser, which is being discontinued.
The Tor-browser for Android is available for free in the Google Play Store and is cu... Read more
Very popular macOS app turned out to contain spyware
A number of apps have been found in the MacOS App Store that are used to spy on consumers and steal their data. The apps have been removed by Apple, but would have been very popular.
Security firm Malwarebytes reported this yesterday. Security researcher Patrick Wardle also wrote an extensive blog a... Read more
Apple builds website where governments can request consumer data
Apple is working on a site that can handle the many data requests it receives from governments around the world. That would make it easier for both Apple and the applicant governments to process the requests.
That's what the MacRumors site reports today. Currently, such data requests take place via ... Read more
“IBM made for police New York facial recognition system that can profile ethnically.
Three months ago, the American Civil Liberties Union revealed that web giant Amazon facial recognition technology in the United States had delivered to certain police departments. Today, it appears that IBM has worked with the New York City Police Department to develop a system that allows the polic... Read more
Gift card system for fashion chain C&A hacked into Brazil
C&A, the international fashion chain that began in 1841 and is now active worldwide, has to deal with a data leak in Brazil. A hacker hacked into the platform where gift cards are issued. There, ID numbers and e-mail addresses were captured, as well as other data on the cards.
These include orde... Read more