Japan Orders Google and Meta to Register their Headquarters

The Japanese government has ordered Meta, Google, and other big tech companies to register their overseas global headquarters locally. According to the Japanese government, companies that have not registered their overseas headquarters would be hard to monitor and could not …

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User Data Still Accessible on Freedom Convoy Donation Website

GiveSendGo, the donation service being used by the Canadian trucker protest known as the “Freedom Convoy” still has not secured user data on its site despite claiming to do so. On February 9, TechCrunch received information that an exposed Amazon-hosted …

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Meta Claims it Is Absolutely Not Threatening to Leave Europe

Meta’s Vice President of Public Policy in Europe, Markus Reinisch, said Meta did not “threaten” to leave Europe.  “We have absolutely no desire to withdraw from Europe; of course, we don’t,” Reinisch said. “Meta is not wanting or “threatening” to …

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EU Nations Shut Down VPNLab.net’s Service

Europol has taken down 15 servers that hosted VPNLab.net’s service which was reportedly used by cybercriminals. “On 17 January, disruptive actions took place in a coordinated manner in Germany, the Netherlands, Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Latvia, Ukraine, the …

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Meta Sued by UK Regulators for Competition Act Violation

Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, Director of the Competition Law Forum and Senior Research Fellow in Competition Law has filed a lawsuit against Meta for breaking the 1998 Competition Act. According to Gormsen, users are cheated out of their personal data which …

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German Police Criticized Over COVID-19 Tracing App Misuse

Police authorities in Germany faced increasing criticism on Tuesday over their misuse of a COVID-19 contact tracing app to investigate a case, putting data protection advocates up in arms and politicians warning that abuse of the app could undermine public …

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Marker Group Reports Data Breach Incident

The Marker Group has announced it suffered a data breach involving information associated with past and ongoing litigation matters in the United States. Marker group is a Texas-based company that provides record collection, medical review, data analysis, data hosting, and …

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Albanian PM Apologizes for Massive Data Leak

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has apologized for the massive data leak that has compromised the personal data of at least 630,000 citizens. A list reportedly containing the monthly salaries, job positions, employer names, and ID numbers of 637,138 citizens …

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Mitto AG Co-Founder Removed after Spying Allegations

Mitto AG co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Ilja Gorelik has reportedly been removed from the company after news broke out that he operated a secret surveillance service for government entities. “The employee (Gorelik) is said to have misused the access …

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