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Privacy

Deepfakes, digital forensics and the battle against AI crime

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When wandering the dark streets after a night out, most people reading this will rely on their streetwise instincts to...
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Facial recognition cameras in schools erode privacy and normalize surveillance

Facial recognition (FR) cameras are increasingly used in schools around the world to prevent violence and crimes. Instead, it exacerbates...
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What is Doxxing: how to protect yourself

Doxxing is a cyber attack that is aimed at discovering the real identity of a person and publishing their private...
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Digital signature: all you need to know

A digital signature is a method to verify the authenticity of digital messages or documents using a mathematical algorithm. It's...
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TikTok as China’s surveillance tool: red flag or paranoia?

For many, endlessly scrolling down newsfeeds is nothing more than a guilty pleasure. But we are beginning to see the...
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What is Google Chrome Incognito Mode?

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Google Chrome Incognito mode is a one-click solution for when you want to browse something privately. And indeed, once you...
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How to prevent identity theft online

Today most of us have moved a significant part of our lives to the digital world. The Internet is the...
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The rise in sextortion online

As the coronavirus pandemic has spread throughout the world, cybercriminals have been taking advantage of the chaos to increase activity...
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Big tech retreat from facial recognition, but the war has only just begun

If we put down our pitchforks and torches for a moment, it's important to remember there are significant differences between...
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Has the battle for privacy already been lost?

As the coronavirus pandemic has spread throughout the world, not only have various digital apps been developed to try and...
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Digital self-defense lessons for protestors

It wasn't too long ago that Google was considered a search engine with an unofficial motto, "don't be evil." Elsewhere,...
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Why GDPR must evolve and adapt to the changes ahead

It has been two years since the general data protection regulation (GDPR) promised European citizens greater transparency between the data...
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Are coronavirus contact tracing apps putting your privacy at risk?

2020 began full of hope and optimism as tech analysts and futurists gazed into their virtual crystal balls with predictions...
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How digital footprints are affecting people's futures

If a person walks on sand or snow and leaves footprints, they don't last long. That's not true for digital...
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These Android privacy apps might be distributing malware and spying on you

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Our analysis of the top-ranked privacy vault apps in the Play store led to several eye-opening revelations. Here’s what you should know.
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Coronavirus survey: Among Americans, support for privacy rights trumps fear of pandemic

We decided to ask 1,255 Americans how they feel about the potential of giving up their privacy during the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Here are the results.
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6 examples of online privacy violation

Most people share data without thinking about it. They provide information to companies while purchasing merchandise, signing up for email...
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The data we’re creating could be key to tracking the spread of the coronavirus

What happens when you feel ill? The chances are you grab your phone, type in your symptoms, and start scrolling...
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To beat coronavirus, we’ll have to give up our privacy

We’ve got some bad news for you: the coronavirus isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. While a lot of people are...
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Will coronavirus accelerate global censorship and surveillance?

Internet companies are scrambling, quite rightly, to control the flood of misinformation on their platforms as coronavirus panic sweeps the...
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