Tag: Privacy

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“Windows 10 collects activity history even after deactivation.

“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

date5 years ago
“The Dutch are divided on privacy issues in smart cities.

“The Dutch are divided on privacy issues in smart cities.

Does privacy come into play in a smart city? The Dutch are divided on this, according to a survey among 1,032 respondents commissioned by Dell EMC. 55 per cent say they are not afraid of privacy issues, while 44 per cent are afraid that their privacy is at risk. Older respondents in particular said... Read more

date5 years ago
Australia adopts controversial law on encryption

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

date5 years ago
GDPR complaint against Google about collecting location data

GDPR complaint against Google about collecting location data

A number of European consumer associations had filed a complaint against Google. The company would use manipulative techniques to track the location of web users and use them to better target ads. It seems to be a new GDPR complaint that the Internet giant will have to deal with. Consumer associatio... Read more

date5 years ago
In spite of GDPR, LinkedIn collected millions of e-mail addresses

In spite of GDPR, LinkedIn collected millions of e-mail addresses

LinkedIn appears to have violated the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). European privacy legislation regulates the way in which organisations are allowed to deal with the data relating to their users. But LinkedIn doesn't seem to have fully gone along with that. Last Friday, a report by the... Read more

date5 years ago
Google merges with DeepMind Health, privacy advocates worry

Google merges with DeepMind Health, privacy advocates worry

Alphabet plans to engage DeepMind Health in its Google Search department. As a result, privacy advocates are critical of the plan. DeepMind Health has access to patient files, says Bloomberg. Data protection advocates are angry about the plan. Alphabet previously promised to keep DeepMind Health - w... Read more

date5 years ago
Russia requires anyone who uses a message app to identify themselves

Russia requires anyone who uses a message app to identify themselves

The Russian government has decided that all users of message apps must be identified. When someone signs up for a message app, the provider of that service must confirm the registration details via a mobile operator. In this way, the Russian government knows exactly who is using which service. This ... Read more

date6 years ago
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