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How can facial recognition be made safer?

AI brings a new dimension to the balance between security and privacy, with boundaries of acceptable behaviour yet to be set
24 Jan 2020
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EU considers a five-year ban on facial recognition

An 18-page report proposes putting the tech on hold while regulation is worked out
17 Jan 2020
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‘National security’ can’t be used as an excuse to bypass privacy laws

A preliminary ECJ ruling would limit the power of member states to sidestep privacy and data protection laws
16 Jan 2020
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App data sharing sparks Grindr complaint

Norwegian consumer group reveals how apps are sharing user data
15 Jan 2020
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Google looks to replace third-party cookies in two years

The online advertising market needs to shift to tracking methods that offer some user privacy, admits Google
15 Jan 2020
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What is the Washington Privacy Act?

Although the state’s data protection bill failed to pass this year, it’s likely to reappear in 2020...
28 Dec 2019
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Technology

Campaigners block use of facial recognition and ICE access to data

A long-running programme in San Diego has been halted amid privacy concerns and claims of bias
12 Dec 2019
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Apple admits iPhone 11 ‘overrides settings’ to track users’ locations

A tracking feature is still enabled after users switch off all location tracking for apps and system services
6 Dec 2019
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Stop leaking your identity

Are you inadvertently sharing sensitive information online? We reveal how to identify data leaks and plug the holes in your privacy
2 Dec 2019
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German double murderer wins 'right to be forgotten' case

The latest in a long line of high-profile cases to result in a win for the complainant
28 Nov 2019
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NSO Group workers sue Facebook for blocking private accounts

The action comes after WhatsApp sued the firm for its alleged role in the Pegasus video hack
27 Nov 2019
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Facebook and Google data harvesting ‘violates human rights’

Amnesty International report rails against tech giants for creating a “golden age of surveillance”
21 Nov 2019
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ICO investigates Brexit Party for failing to hand over personal data

The data watchdog is keeping an eye on personal data as a political campaign asset
19 Nov 2019
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Delete your private data automatically

Here's how to make files, messages and other data vanish automatically after a specific length of time
19 Nov 2019
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Microsoft overhauls its privacy policy amid EU concerns

Data processing responsibilities will be clearly defined on all commercial cloud contracts as of early 2020
18 Nov 2019
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Business strategy

Google joins big tech banking with personal checking accounts

The tech giant is the latest to muscle further into the financial services industry
14 Nov 2019
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Google and Ascension will collect medical data on millions

'Project Nightingale' gives Google access to records of the largest non-profit healthcare system in the US
12 Nov 2019
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Neighbourhood Watch and Avast to tackle cyber crime

Growing concern over cyber crime launches new Cyberhood Watch with Avast
5 Nov 2019
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Security

NHS pagers expose medical data

Radio hobbyists can intercept sensitive data through emergency communications
30 Oct 2019
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Data & insights

NordVPN confirms 2018 data centre breach

Personal virtual private network provider admits to a breach in March 2018 but claims no data was exfiltrated
22 Oct 2019
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Nvidia, KCL unveil privacy-focused federated learning model

The new model is said to help solve one of the most fundamental issues relating to the sharing of private data
14 Oct 2019
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IT admins have "remarkable" access to G Suite data

Users urged to keep sensitive data away from G Suite due to the lack of end-to-end encryption
11 Oct 2019
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Policy & legislation

California bans police use of facial recognition until 2030

California sets a precedent for facial recognition and biometric tech use in law enforcement
10 Oct 2019