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Twitter may have to pay hundreds of millions in fines for privacy screw-up
As far as mistakes go, Twitter's notorious two-factor authentication boondoggle could end being a costly one.
England's Test and Trace programme 'breaks GDPR data law'
Privacy campaigners say that the Government has broken data protection laws in launching the Test and Trace programme in England.
Criminals on CCTV: Scammers caught red-handed
The man who hacked into a criminal call centre to expose scammers at work.
Apple shareholders defeat proposal over Chinese app removal policies
Apple Inc’s shareholders on Wednesday defeated a proposal critical of its removal of apps at the request of the Chinese government, but the proposal drew a much higher proportion of votes than similar proposals in previous years which ha...
Deepfake technology will make you question what's real
As the United States enters a presidential election year, experts have named deepfakes as one of the biggest cybersecurity risks of 2020. Deepfakes, which are fake videos and images created using computers and machine learning, can be ma...
Huawei pushes US to release secret files on HSBC-Meng Wanzhou ties as legal battle broadens
Huawei’s lawyers filed letter with US Court for the Eastern District of New York, requesting results of previous investigations into HSBC. Chinese tech giant claims HSBC knew of Meng Wanzhou’s business dealings with Iran before key meeti...
Why The U.S. Government And Big Tech Disagree On Encryption
All what you text “privately” with your mobile phone, is in fact totally open, stored under your profile at the secret services, and can be used against you once you try to step up in life. Now it’s a show time, who will better pretend t...
Uncovered: CIA Secretly Owned Crypto, the Swiss Company That Ruled Global Spy Comms for Decades, Says Report
For more than half a century, governments all over the world trusted a single company to keep the communications of their spies, soldiers and diplomats secret, while for decades, the CIA read the encrypted communications of allies and ad...
US Attorney General William Barr mulls making Facebook and Google liable for user’s posts
Social media companies in the US are, at present, mostly exempt from liability involving content posted by their customers. Lawmakers from both major political parties have called for Congress to change the rules in ways that could expos...
Global Tax Rewrite Estimated to Raise $100 Billion Heads to G-20
The OECD is preparing to ask the Group of 20 finance ministers for an endorsement of its plans for a global tax overhaul estimated to bring in roughly $100 billion annually.
Ofcom to be put in charge of regulating internet in UK
Web firm bosses could be fined or imprisoned if they do not protect users from harmful content
US charges four members of Chinese military with ‘organised and brazen’ hacking of Equifax credit agency
US Justice Department blames Beijing for one of the largest hacks in history, which affected roughly 145 million people in 2017. ‘We remind the Chinese government that we have the capability to remove the internet’s cloak of anonymity,’ ...
Apple fined for cheatig iPhone users systematically, this time by slowing down old iPhones using fake updates
Apple has been fined 25 million euros (£21m, $27m) for deliberately slowing down older iPhone models without making it clear to consumers.
Proposed UK tax on American tech giants betrays Europe’s bitterness over inability to create its own Google & Amazon
The proposed tax by the UK on US digital tech giants like Facebook, Amazon and Google is not the start of a new trade war between Europe and the US, but an admission of Europe’s failure to compete in the digital era.
A Harvard super chemist has been arrested over lying about secret China payments
Charles Lieber, one the world’s top nanotechnology experts and the chairman of Harvard University’s chemistry department, was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with lying about payments he’d taken from the Thousand Talents Program, a ...
UK will not implement EU Article 13 copyright law
Universities and Science Minister Chris Skidmore has said that the UK will not implement the EU Copyright Directive after the country leaves the EU.
Europe's privacy overhaul has led to $126 million in fines - but regulators are just getting started
The EU’s GDPR privacy law led to over 160,000 data breach notifications, according to law firm DLA Piper. The biggest penalty under GDPR to date was a fine of 50 million euros imposed on Google, DLA Piper says. DLA Piper Partner Ross McK...
EU trade commissioner 'will call Trump's bluff' over Huawei security
Phil Hogan convinced US president will not withdraw intelligence cooperation with UK and EU
ASK restaurant fined over 'misleading' lobster dish
The Italian restaurant chain ASK has been fined for misleading customers about a lobster dish.
Porn site to pay $12.7m to women who didn't know videos would be posted
GirlsDoPorn was sued by women who claimed they were coerced into making videos without knowing footage would be online
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