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Latest News: Privacy

Alcohol recovery services, Monument and Tempest, have admitted to sharing patients’ private information with advertisers for several years without their consent. Monument disclosed in a filing with the California Attorney General that the tracking tools on their websites may have inadvertently

Keira Waddell Published on 7th April 2023

On Tuesday, Britain's Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued a £12.7 million fine against TikTok for using the personal data of children under 13 without parental consent. The ICO estimated that in 2020, TikTok allowed up to 1.4 million UK children under 13 to access its platform, despite

Husain Parvez Published on 5th April 2023

On Friday, March 31st, Italy temporarily banned ChatGPT, becoming the first Western country to do so. A statement by the Italian data protection authority, GPDP, confirmed the ban and that it is launching an investigation into the company, stating "there appears to be no legal basis underpinning

Zane Kennedy Published on 5th April 2023

The Threat Analysis Group (TAG) of Google has published a report on commercial spyware vendors exploiting vulnerabilities against iOS and Android users. One of the campaigns being tracked has targeted Android users in the UAE, with traces also being found in Indonesia, Belarus, and Italy — though

Husain Parvez Published on 31st March 2023

US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has said that US lawmakers would proceed with legislation to ban TikTok across the country. In a tweet, McCarthy expressed his concern about TikTok, stating “It's very concerning that the CEO of TikTok can't be honest and admit what we already know to be true — China

Husain Parvez Published on 28th March 2023

A recent report made by the Surfshark research hub analyzed user data requests made by government agencies towards tech giants Apple, Google, Meta, and Microsoft. The data gathered spanned 177 countries between 2013 and 2021. Not surprisingly, the US and the EU authorities requested the most data.

Husain Parvez Published on 24th March 2023

The BBC has become the second European news outlet to advise against the use of TikTok on work-issued devices, joining Denmark’s public-service broadcaster DR. The decision comes a week after the UK banned the Chinese video-sharing app on all government-issued devices. The BBC stated that it

Husain Parvez Published on 23rd March 2023

DISH customers continue to face issues as the American TV and satellite broadcast provider reels from the cyberattack that wreaked havoc over two weeks ago. Customers still encounter problems accessing their DISH accounts and services, and are still in the dark as to whether their personal data was

Husain Parvez Published on 19th March 2023

The UK government is contemplating a ban on the popular short-video sharing app TikTok for official devices, following concerns about the app's potential privacy risks. Tom Tugendhat MP, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, called on the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to

Husain Parvez Published on 17th March 2023

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that BetterHelp would be banned from sharing users’ mental health data with third-party advertisers. The move comes after an investigation by the FTC found that BetterHelp had shared users’ personal information without obtaining their consent.

Keira Waddell Published on 7th March 2023