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What does the recent abortion ruling mean for US privacy legislation?

Following the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the ripples continue to spread.
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Data trading app exposed 20k names, emails, and phone numbers

Get My Slice, which pays its users in exchange for data, left a 19GB-strong dataset with names, emails, and phone numbers unprotected. It claims to have resolved the issue within 24 hours of discovery.
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Period-tracker data trading raises human rights fears

In the wake of the landmark abortion ruling by the US Supreme Court, there are growing concerns that law enforcement could use your period-tracker data against you. And, as always, such apps also remain vulnerable to financially motivated cybercriminals.
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Worker surveillance is on the rise

Organizations found a way to keep tabs on their employees.
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Is the password really dead?

A new commitment from Google, Apple, and Microsoft promises the end of the password, but is the world ready for biometric scans and face IDs?
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Clearview AI: what has the legal battle taught us about the nature of facial recognition?

A yearlong legal complaint over the data harvesting practices of American facial recognition company Clearview AI has ended in a settlement that both sides say vindicates their point of view.
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Hyper-personalized customer experience for privacy: a trade-off we’re willing to make?

Welcome to the world of hyper-personalization: smartphones, wearable tech, and supermarket loyalty cards all know who you are, what you...
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How game theory can prevent privacy breaches in biomedicine

Biomedical data is vital in medicine, especially when it is successfully shared between researchers and healthcare providers. This process, however,...
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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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