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Encryption
Security

UK and US plead with Mark Zuckerberg to bin encryption plans

Home secretary pens open letter to the Facebook chief as the nations strike historic data-access agreement
4 Oct 2019
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data footprint
Business strategy

What is your digital footprint?

Your digital footprint is always growing - so how can you keep it under control?
30 Sep 2019
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Google privacy
privacy

Google ‘protecting ad revenue’ by blocking privacy standards

The tech giant says its position has been “mischaracterised" as it warns of development chaos
24 Sep 2019
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Security

Facebook purges tens of thousands of apps amid privacy probe

Removal of software from just over 400 developers 'not necessarily related to data misuse', company claims
23 Sep 2019
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privacy

Google swallows DeepMind's health division

With it, the tech giant takes over contracts with five NHS Trusts, with only Yeovil opting out
19 Sep 2019
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UNICEF
Security

UNICEF leaks personal data of 8,000 users

The security leak was quickly and proactively remedied and it's confident that it won't face a GDPR probe
12 Sep 2019
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Firefox offices
Security

Firefox revives Test Pilot programme with VPN launch

The scheme is given a second birth as Firefox plots to release a stream of privacy-centric features
11 Sep 2019
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big data analytics

Google makes privacy-focused data analysis tool open source

Its differential privacy library has helped shape many of the company's core products
6 Sep 2019
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privacy

Firefox now blocks third-party trackers by default

Enhanced Tracking Protection, turned on by default, also blocks cryptominers and fingerprinting scripts
3 Sep 2019
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Google privacy
Network & Internet

Google announces privacy initiative to combat fingerprinting

Company claims a compromise must be struck to retain a free and open internet
23 Aug 2019
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privacy

Mozilla, Google block Kazakhstan's attempts to spy on users

The forced use of a government certificate has been described as an 'attack on user security'
21 Aug 2019
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Huawei
Security

Huawei employees allegedly aid cyber espionage in Africa

Encrypted messages were intercepted and cracked enabling the scuppering political protests
15 Aug 2019
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spyware

New spyware said to be 'among most sophisticated ever'

Monokle spyware boasts extensive list of potential hacking tools
25 Jul 2019
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Security

What is shoulder surfing?

Our tips to keep your screen private
24 Jul 2019
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privacy

Google settles Street View privacy storm for $13 millio

The tech giant was accused of harvesting data from unencrypted Wi-Fi connections nearly a decade ago
22 Jul 2019
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Network & Internet

Kazakh government will intercept the nation’s HTTPS traffic

The latest authoritarian attempt to regulate web usage involves launching MitM attacks against every citizen
19 Jul 2019
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Data protection
Security

Chrome and Firefox extensions leak sensitive information

The researcher investigated after he found his customers' details freely available to attackers
19 Jul 2019
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Security

Turning the leaf on the password as its creator dies at 93

This legend of computing was a pioneering great but his analogue invention doesn’t sit well in a digital age
16 Jul 2019
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Google Home speaker
privacy

Google defends eavesdropping on smart speaker recordings

The tech firm will investigate contractor who allegedly leaked information to the press
12 Jul 2019
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zero-day exploit

Apple rolls out its own fix for Zoom zero-day

The exploit allowed websites to forcibly activate a user's webcam
11 Jul 2019
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privacy

NHS-Alexa deal ‘data protection disaster waiting to happen'

Health data will feed into Amazon's voice assistant but concerns mount over the fate of patient recordings
10 Jul 2019
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Security

Android apps are "deceptively" gleaning personal infromation

The apps circumvent Android permissions designed to keep personal data out of the hands of developers
9 Jul 2019
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Policy & legislation

ICO neuters UK police use of facial recognition technology

Forces must assess data protection risks and eradicate racial bias from the software or face GDPR action
9 Jul 2019
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Network & Internet

Mozilla branded a ‘villain’ for DNS over HTTPS support

Privacy group ridicules ISPA nomination and claims it's "a bit like saying peanut butter is evil"
5 Jul 2019
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