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Location tracking apps and privacy implications

How much personal information can our phone apps gather through location tracking? To answer this question, two researchers—Mirco Musolesi (University of Bologna, Italy) and...

Brussels says EU-UK data flows are safe to continue post-Brexit

Brussels has given an initial green light for personal data to continue to flow between the UK and the EU in the post-Brexit era. The...

Google moves away from diet of ‘cookies’ to track users

Google is weaning itself off user-tracking "cookies" which allow the web giant to deliver personalized ads but which also have raised the hackles of...

WhatsApp delays data sharing change after backlash

WhatsApp on Friday postponed a data-sharing change as users concerned about privacy fled the Facebook-owned messaging service and flocked to rivals Telegram and Signal. The...
‘digital fascism’

Erdogan’s press office ditches WhatsApp as Ankara urges Turks to use domestic apps in...

The media office of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is reportedly shutting down its WhatsApp groups over privacy concerns. The move comes after Ankara...
control over cyberspace

China’s new tool for control over cyberspace – submarine cables

In the past year, Chinese telecom giant Huawei has been accused of colluding with the Chinese government and sharing private user data with the...
Microsoft

Microsoft says hackers viewed source code, didn’t change it

Microsoft hackers tied to a massive intrusion of dozens of U.S. government agencies and private companies sneaked further into its systems than previously thought,...
Al Jazeera journalists

Al Jazeera journalists hacked using Israeli firm’s spyware

Dozens of journalists at Al Jazeera Media Network were targeted this year by advanced spyware sold by an Israeli firm in an attack likely...
Russian hack

Suspected Russian hack is much worse than first feared: Here’s what you need to...

The scale of a sophisticated cyberattack on the U.S. government unearthed this week is much bigger than first anticipated. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency...
privacy violations

China removes 94 apps for privacy violations: Official

China has completed technical tests on 440,000 apps with high popularity in China's mainstream app stores, among which 1,336 apps with privacy violations were...

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Gregg Jarrett: Cuomo sex harassment allegations – could the governor face criminal charges?

A former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo has come forward to accuse him of persistent sexual harassment and unwanted physical touching.  Her description, if true, could...

Rep. Kevin McCarthy: Dems’ $1.9 trillion COVID bill is not rescue or relief plan,...

A year ago today, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention warned U.S. citizens to prepare for "disruption" from the coronavirus outbreak across American cities. And...

Hundreds died in Axum massacre during Tigray war, says Amnesty

Hundreds of unarmed civilians were massacred in less than 48 hours by Eritrean troops during the war in the restive northern Ethiopian province of...