Facebook wants you to allow facial recognition, but what does it mean for you?
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Facebook wants you to allow facial recognition, but what does it mean for you?

Ahead of the roll out of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) across the UK and Europe, Facebook is revising its privacy consents and it needs you to act. But before you press the accept button, think about what you are signing up to. I joined BBC World to discuss what Facebook’s changes mean to … Continue reading

Facebook introduces ‘privacy principles’. Don’t say you haven’t been warned!
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Facebook introduces ‘privacy principles’. Don’t say you haven’t been warned!

Facebook has introduced for the first time a list of ‘Privacy Principles’ ahead of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) coming into effect across Europe. From 25 May 2018, the GDPR will give consumers greater access to and control over how their data is collected, used and shared. Companies will also be required to report data breaches within 72 hours and allow … Continue reading

Yahoo faces U.S. privacy class action
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Yahoo faces U.S. privacy class action

U.S. tech company Yahoo Inc is to face a class-action lawsuit in America.  It is accused of illegally intercepting emails sent to Yahoo Mail accounts from non-Yahoo Mail users and using the content to focus advertising and boost revenue. Yahoo is accused of copying and analysing non-Yahoo Mail users emails, including attachments, in order to create “targeted advertising” for an estimated … Continue reading

Huff Post Live interview: Facebook faces class action claim in Europe
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Huff Post Live interview: Facebook faces class action claim in Europe

A 25,000 member class action has been considered against Facebook by a court in Austria.  Following alleged breaches of EU privacy law, mass surveillance and involvement in the NSA’s Prism snooping programme, privacy campaigner Max Schrems has officially filed the complaint which is currently being considered.  A decision on whether the claim can succeed to a full consideration is … Continue reading

$1billion stolen from world banks in systematic hack
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$1billion stolen from world banks in systematic hack

The systematic theft of up to $10million a time has resulted in a reported 100 banks being stung across 30 countries worldwide. Kaspersky Labs has said that a ‘professional’ hacking group has used basic phishing style techniques to infiltrate banks in Russia, the US, China and the UK, watching and waiting for months before taking … Continue reading

‘Zuckersaurus’ is born to guide Facebook users out of the privacy stone age
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‘Zuckersaurus’ is born to guide Facebook users out of the privacy stone age

Earlier this year, a survey found that 58% of Facebook users don’t care about their privacy online, but it hasn’t stopped Facebook addressing this issue head on.  The social network has introduced a dinosaur advisor across it’s worldwide interface to bring users out of the ‘privacy stone-age’. Nicknamed the ‘Zuckersaurus’ after it’s founder, the animated dinosaur will … Continue reading