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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
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US blacklists Chinese surveillance firms over Uyghur abuse

The US stops trade with 28 entities which targeted Uyghur Muslims with AI surveillance tech
8 Oct 2019
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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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What is EU-US Privacy Shield?

A look at the current framework US companies rely on to transfer data to and from the European Union
30 Sep 2019
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The best US tech companies to work for (and why)

We peruse some of America's top-rated technology companies graded on Glassdoor
30 Sep 2019
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What is the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)?

Everything you need to know about the agency responsible for regulating communications technology in the USA
30 Sep 2019
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What is the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)?

A look at the groundbreaking new data law that's often referred to as "America's GDPR"
26 Sep 2019
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What is the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)?

We look into what the US government agency does in more detail
24 Sep 2019
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Insurance companies blamed for ransomware payout rise

Theresa Payton argues companies are manipulating victims to avoid paying higher bills
16 Sep 2019
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A poor user interface design caused the Hawaii missile scare

Experts slam emergency alert system's lack of safeguards, after worker selects wrong drop-down option
15 Jan 2018
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Trump chief of staff's personal phone 'compromised'

John Kelly's smartphone may have been accessed by a foreign power - reports
6 Oct 2017
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Hackers may 'discredit' US electoral process

Experts warn that disruption to electoral process is more likely than widespread hack
8 Nov 2016
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US thinks retaliation is best policy against China

The government said if a company is hacked by China, it should hack back
19 Nov 2015
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Sony Pictures hack: Ex-employees to be paid up to $8m

Sony agrees pay-outs for employees whose detailed were leaked by hackers
21 Oct 2015
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Sony Pictures hack: Ex-employees to be paid up to $8m

Sony agrees pay-outs for employees whose detailed were leaked by hackers
21 Oct 2015
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Sony Pictures hack: Ex-employees to be paid up to $8m

Sony agrees pay-outs for employees whose detailed were leaked by hackers
21 Oct 2015
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Facebook complaint heads to EU court

European Court of Justice begins hearing on US accessing data stored in EU
25 Mar 2015
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Target guilty of massive $30m data breach

Retailer found responsible for huge data hack, clearing path for banks to sue
9 Dec 2014
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US government accused of gathering mobile phone data via air

The Cessna aircraft use 'dirtbox' devices forcing mobile phones to emit information
17 Nov 2014
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US citizens targeted by DOJ spy planes

'Dirtbox' scans data from tens of thousands of devices
14 Nov 2014
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Net Neutrality: President Obama's proposal explained

White House calls for an end to blocking and throttling of traffic
11 Nov 2014
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Four hackers accused of stealing military software

The IP was worth more than $100m and included US Army software and games
2 Oct 2014
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US charity Goodwill has 900,000 customer details stolen

Goodwill has confirmed the payment details of nearly 1m supporters were compromised
5 Sep 2014