UK gov faces legal action over Test and Trace data retention
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privacy

UK gov faces legal action over Test and Trace data retention

Privacy campaigners urge Matt Hancock to take "urgent responsibility" to protects peoples' data
26 Oct 2020
What is shoulder surfing?
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Security

What is shoulder surfing?

This social engineering technique can pose a major security risk, so here's how to best protect against it
19 Oct 2020
Irish data regulator launches GDPR probe into Instagram
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Irish data regulator launches GDPR probe into Instagram

Investigation launched after 60 million children were given the option to switch to a public-facing business account
19 Oct 2020
ICO to probe Klarna over marketing email blunder
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Information Commissioner

ICO to probe Klarna over marketing email blunder

The ICO has opened an inquiry into the fintech firm after receiving complaints about unwanted marketing emails
14 Oct 2020
What is hacktivism?
hacking

What is hacktivism?

From Anonymous to Omega, here’s everything you need to know about hackers with a conscience
13 Oct 2020
Five Eyes nations demand encryption 'backdoors' by-design
encryption

Five Eyes nations demand encryption 'backdoors' by-design

Tech companies are being urged to implement encryption-bypassing systems into their services by default
12 Oct 2020
UK 'mass surveillance' regime is illegal, EU court declares
privacy

UK 'mass surveillance' regime is illegal, EU court declares

Indiscriminate data collection contravenes rights to privacy and data protection, despite “national security” justification
7 Oct 2020
How to wipe a laptop easily and securely
Security

How to wipe a laptop easily and securely

Selling your laptop? Make sure that all your sensitive data is gone before it reaches its new owner
5 Oct 2020
H&M fined £32 million for intrusive employee surveillance
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

H&M fined £32 million for intrusive employee surveillance

German wing of the fashion retailer violated GDPR by chronicling and sharing employee holiday experiences
2 Oct 2020
Airbnb glitch exposed hosts' personal data
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data breaches

Airbnb glitch exposed hosts' personal data

The company has blamed a "technical issue" for the leak that saw hosts' data made available to others
29 Sep 2020
How to enable private browsing on any device
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privacy

How to enable private browsing on any device

Want to know how to surf the web privately on Windows, Mac, iOS or Android devices? Here's our private browsing guide
22 Sep 2020
Silicon Valley’s scandal hunters
Business strategy

Silicon Valley’s scandal hunters

Are tech firms hiring teams to aggressively snuff out any internal or external criticism?
21 Sep 2020
Google bans ‘stalkerware’ from Play store
spyware

Google bans ‘stalkerware’ from Play store

The ban excludes enterprise management tools and those used by parents to track the whereabouts of their children
17 Sep 2020
Plans to share pregnant women’s alcohol intake ‘could breach GDPR’
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Plans to share pregnant women’s alcohol intake ‘could breach GDPR’

BPAS says move would be in contravention of GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018
16 Sep 2020
What is private browsing?
Security

What is private browsing?

Private-browsing capabilities are baked into the internet browsers you use everyday. Here's why it's important
15 Sep 2020
Zenhua data leak contained Boris Johnson's personal data
data governance

Zenhua data leak contained Boris Johnson's personal data

Information on the prime minister has been collected by a Shenzen firm with alleged links to the Chinese Communist Party
14 Sep 2020
England and Wales' contact-tracing app will launch this month
Development

England and Wales' contact-tracing app will launch this month

The NHS app ensures that users’ data is stored on their smartphones as opposed to a public database
14 Sep 2020
How businesses were left to scramble over data collection for coronavirus contact tracing
data protection

How businesses were left to scramble over data collection for coronavirus contact tracing

The lack of sufficient advice has opened the door for third-party tech firms to normalise massive-scale data harvesting
9 Sep 2020
Matt Hancock commits to ‘data deregulation’ drive across the NHS
public sector

Matt Hancock commits to ‘data deregulation’ drive across the NHS

The health secretary blasts privacy-first culture as the chief barrier to innovation despite growing number of success stories
8 Sep 2020
Apple delays iOS 14 privacy changes after Facebook pressure
privacy

Apple delays iOS 14 privacy changes after Facebook pressure

The social network complained that limiting the potential to target iOS users would see developers’ revenues collapse
4 Sep 2020
Android and iOS updates pave the way for app-free contact tracing
Development

Android and iOS updates pave the way for app-free contact tracing

The latest OS upgrades will allow authorities to manage COVID-19 outbreaks by sending notifications direct to handsets
2 Sep 2020
InfoSum raises $15.1M in Series A funding round
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privacy

InfoSum raises $15.1M in Series A funding round

Funding to help drive InfoSum’s expansion across both North America and Europe
1 Sep 2020
TikTok’s UK presence threatened as gov considers restrictions
Policy & legislation

TikTok’s UK presence threatened as gov considers restrictions

Chinese company could be prevented from moving users' data abroad as it plots global HQ move
27 Aug 2020