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The UK's Online Safety Bill could expose your private messages to third parties, cybersecurity experts warn

The United Kingdom’s Online Safety Bill is meant to make the Internet a safer place. But 45 cybersecurity and IT...
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Could we see a passwordless future?

Biometric technology has come a long way in the last few years, but it still isn’t at the point that...
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What are the safety risks of removable media?

The way we save, store, and access files has changed significantly over the last 20 years, with the rise of...
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Scam attacks are on the rise, but can they be fully stopped or prevented?

The Covid pandemic has accelerated not only digital adoption but also the scale and spread of scams. Every month, over...
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Predictive policing comes under the spotlight in Europe

Europol has released its long-awaited AI accountability framework as part of a project to guide law enforcement on the thorny...
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Identity 3.0? How to guard privacy in the metaverse

Be it the latest NFT range, the digital land grab, or cryptocurrency trading platforms, the third generation of the internet is upon us. But with blockchain technologies offering rich pickings for cybercriminals, how do legitimate investors protect themselves? For one group of digital privacy entrepreneurs, the answer is staring us in the face – a peer-to-peer identity verification system.
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Does Anyone Use or Want Memoji-like 3D Avatars?

Our relationship with technology and digital communication is taking another bizarre twist. The smartphones in our pocket promised to bring...
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If privacy is your crown jewel, why do you exchange it for shiny objects then?

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Staying off the grid over worries about your privacy? That’s what crazy people do, longtime cybersecurity expert Joel Fulton told...
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Can AI algorithms predict your future?

Big tech tracks its users' web browsing, social media activity, and location to keep them scrolling and buying. Facebook alone...
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Remote sex toys might spice up your love life – but crooks could also get a kick out of them

A CyberNews investigation has revealed that Lovense remote sex toy users might be at risk from threat actors, due to...
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Bad online romance? Paid background checks are trending

Adults choose to pay professionals to thoroughly check potential love interests met online. A whopping 73% of adults globally have...
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Is it time to recalibrate our relationship with big tech?

As 5G technology continues to roll out across the US, many Americans will soon have to accept that their old...
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Thousands of laws guard our data. Why is privacy under assault then?

Today, on the 28th of January, we mark Data Privacy Day. But is there anything to celebrate? According to Thales...
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Some online trackers know up to 80% of a user’s browsing history

As soon as you are online, you are in danger, whether it’s trackers making notes on your life and collecting...
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Synthetic ID fraud: who does it hurt the most? - interview

Criminals can easily combine your social media profiles with leaked personal data to create a so-called Frankenstein identity. According to...
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GDPR fines topped €1 billion last year

European data protection rules are growing stricter – and more companies are falling foul of them. When the European Union’s...
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BlackVue dash cameras let you track other users; the company says it's a feature, not a bug

Cybersecurity researcher Andy Gill has discovered that BlackVue dashboard cameras publicly broadcast your exact GPS location from inside your car....
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Privacy in the metaverse: dead on arrival?

With the arrival of the metaverse, things are bound to become very complicated. And that makes privacy experts worried. Mark...
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