Australian Federal Court Finds Google Engaged in Misleading and Deceptive Conduct

Google faces massive fines in Australia after a court found the tech giant engaged in “misleading or deceptive” conduct on how it collects location data from device users. The case against Google was filed by the ACCC (Australian Competition and …

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Russia Mandates Pre-installing Russian Made Software on Smartphones

A new law was passed in Russia requiring smart devices to have Russian software preinstalled to allegedly help local developers compete with the international market. The initiative was claimed to be an effort to promote the country’s tech companies but …

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Amazon DSP Delivery Drivers Face AI Surveillance with the Rollout of Netradyne Driveri Cameras

WASHINGTON, D. C.-Drivers for Amazon’s Demand Slide Platform (DSP), which are third-party delivery services working under Amazon’s branding, are voicing discontent following the rollout of Netradyne’s Driveri Camera, an AI monitoring platform that will deliver a litany of statistics on …

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IKEA Goes on Trial in France for Spying on Customers

IKEA’s French branch and many of its executives are going to trial on Monday over accusations that they illegally spied on employees and customers.  In 2012, French investigative publications, Le Canard Enchaine and Mediapart, uncovered IKEA France’s illegal surveillance.  Authorities …

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France Rejects Suspension of Apple Privacy Feature

The French data protection authority is investigating Apple’s advertising tools after a complaint that its personalized advertising feature violates European Union privacy rules. A lobbyist group France Digitale filed a complaint on March 9 with the French National Commission on …

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UK Home Office Tests Web Surveillance Tool

The UK Home Office and National Crime Agency (NCA) with the cooperation of two local internet providers have reportedly started testing a tool that tracks the websites visited by customers. An article written by Wired claimed that the tools are …

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Alt-Right Social Media Platform Gab Hacked, 70 GB of User Data Made Publicly Available

WASHINGTON, D. C.-The transparency activism group DDoSecrets has announced the release of 70 gigabytes of user data from the social media platform Gab, a site that is known for its prevalence of far-right political activists and commentary. The data was …

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Italy Fines Facebook over Data Collection Violations

The Italian Competition Authority, Autorita Garante Della Concorrenza E Del Mercato (AGCM), has fined Facebook Ireland Ltd. and Facebook Inc. €7 million for not complying with an order issued in November 2018. Facebook was not informing their users regarding the …

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Canada Revenue Agency Locks out Users from Platform amid Hacking Investigation

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) was forced to lock out the accounts of more than 100,000 users of its online service after user information has reportedly been leaked on the dark web. Several users have reported encountering an “error 021” …

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UK Hotel Quarantine Booking Site Crashes just Hours After Opening

The website where UK travelers are required to book their hotel quarantine has crashed just hours after it was opened. The booking was required after the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) required people arriving in the UK from …

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