NordVPN launches open source VPN speed testing tool
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virtual private network (VPN)

NordVPN launches open source VPN speed testing tool

The unified speed-testing software can be downloaded from GitHub
14 Jan 2022
Google, Facebook fined €210 million for making it difficult for users to reject cookies
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Policy & legislation

Google, Facebook fined €210 million for making it difficult for users to reject cookies

Data regulator CNIL gives companies three months to provide a system for refusing cookies that is as easy as single click consent
6 Jan 2022
Google Cloud extends partnership with Minsait
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digital transformation

Google Cloud extends partnership with Minsait

New deal will help improve digital sovereignty in Spain’s public and private sector organizations
20 Dec 2021
HMRC suffered 17 data breaches over 15 months
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data breaches

HMRC suffered 17 data breaches over 15 months

According to a recent report, the breaches affected more than 3,000 individuals
13 Dec 2021
The risks and strategies of using privacy as a business differentiator
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The risks and strategies of using privacy as a business differentiator

With privacy increasingly driving customer decisions, here’s how to make it a differentiator for your business
13 Dec 2021
LastPass announces integration with Google Workspace
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LastPass announces integration with Google Workspace

Employers can now automatically provide employees with a LastPass account through Google’s directory integration
10 Dec 2021
DarkMatter and former NSA officers sued over alleged phone hack of Saudi human rights activist
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DarkMatter and former NSA officers sued over alleged phone hack of Saudi human rights activist

Loujain al-Hathloul alleges three ex-NSA mercenaries hacked her phone in 2017 and passed sensitive information on to Saudi Arabia
10 Dec 2021
Avast to acquire self-sovereign identity firm Evernym
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privacy

Avast to acquire self-sovereign identity firm Evernym

The acquisition will help Avast enhance its decentralized identity solutions
9 Dec 2021
UK and US agree deeper data-sharing partnership
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Policy & legislation

UK and US agree deeper data-sharing partnership

The partnership will see the two nations form a comprehensive strategy to share data that aligns with both domestic data sharing and protection framew…
9 Dec 2021
Russia blocks access to Tor in censorship push
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privacy

Russia blocks access to Tor in censorship push

The Russian government has blocked access to the project's website, and default Tor bridges are no longer working
9 Dec 2021
Data protection policies and procedures
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Data protection policies and procedures

Why your company needs them, and what they should include
3 Dec 2021
Meta delays product-wide end-to-end encryption rollout until 2023
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encryption

Meta delays product-wide end-to-end encryption rollout until 2023

The company wants to 'take its time' to implement the technology in a way that both protects privacy and prevents exposure to online harms
22 Nov 2021
HMRC issues scam warning ahead of Self Assessment deadline
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scams

HMRC issues scam warning ahead of Self Assessment deadline

The department stated that 2021 has already seen 797,010 tax-related scams reported
16 Nov 2021
IT Pro News In Review: UK tech sector under threat, BT robotics lab launched, lawsuit against Google blocked
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IT Pro News In Review: UK tech sector under threat, BT robotics lab launched, lawsuit against Google blocked

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
12 Nov 2021
Black Hat Europe: ‘Failures in tech governance are eroding democracy’
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Black Hat Europe: ‘Failures in tech governance are eroding democracy’

Stanford University’s Marietje Schaake claims those in power ‘effectively condone’ attacks on democracy every day strong regulations aren’t introduced
10 Nov 2021
UK Supreme Court blocks £3.2 billion class action against Google
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data protection

UK Supreme Court blocks £3.2 billion class action against Google

The tech giant had been accused of secretly collecting personal data from 5.4 million UK-based iPhone users
10 Nov 2021
WhatsApp secures permission to challenge €225 million GDPR fine
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

WhatsApp secures permission to challenge €225 million GDPR fine

The company has been granted the power to challenge Ireland’s fine over the way it shares user data
10 Nov 2021
Could the US CLOUD Act force UK channel companies to break GDPR?
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privacy

Could the US CLOUD Act force UK channel companies to break GDPR?

The US has streamlined its processes for data requests from cloud services providers now embedded into almost every part of the UK economy
10 Nov 2021
A third of UK workers are surveilled by employers
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privacy

A third of UK workers are surveilled by employers

The sharp rise in surveillance comes as it's revealed webcam monitoring has more than doubled
8 Nov 2021
Clearview AI ordered to cease data scraping in Australia
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privacy

Clearview AI ordered to cease data scraping in Australia

A joint investigation between the UK and Australia information commissioners has found that the AI company breached Australians’ privacy
3 Nov 2021
Facebook is shutting down its controversial facial recognition system
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biometrics

Facebook is shutting down its controversial facial recognition system

The move will see more than a billion facial templates removed from Facebook's records amid a push for more private applications of the technology
3 Nov 2021
Apple's ad transparency policy has cost Facebook, YouTube, Snap almost $10 billion so far
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privacy

Apple's ad transparency policy has cost Facebook, YouTube, Snap almost $10 billion so far

Estimate from the Financial Times says Facebook has been hit hardest by new rule requiring user consent
1 Nov 2021
What is end-to-end encryption and why is everyone fighting over it?
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encryption

What is end-to-end encryption and why is everyone fighting over it?

End-to-end encryption is considered one of the best ways to protect user data, but not everyone thinks it's a good idea
29 Oct 2021