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Proposed UK Law New will Fine Social Media Firms up to £18mn for Illegal Content

The UK government has announced its proposed internet regulation, the Online Harms Bill which could impose a fine £18 million or ten per cent...

Apple Starts Applying Privacy Labels to Apps

US tech giant Apple announced on Monday afternoon it had begun the rollout of new labels about the privacy practices of apps for users...

Hackers Steal Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Documents

Hackers have stolen Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine documents from the European Medicines Agency.Hackers have stolen Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine documents from the European Medicines Agency. “Today, we were informed...

Facebook Messenger Users Experience Outage Globally

Facebook Messenger and Instagram users all over the globe have reported experiencing outages.Facebook Messenger and Instagram users all over the globe have reported experiencing...

Australia to Start Debating Bill That will Charge Google and Facebook for News

Australia will be introducing a bill to parliament on Wednesday, which will charge Google and Facebook for news content. Australia will be introducing a...

China Removes More than 100 Mobile Apps Due to Alleged Illegal Content

China's Cyberspace Administration had removed 105 applications that they have deemed to be "illegal", such as Tripadvisor, a US travel giant. China's Cyberspace Administration...

Tracker Malware Found in China Made Gionee Phones

A Chinese court found phone manufacturer Gionee guilty of installing Trojan horse malware in over 20 million phones from December 2018 to October 2019.The...

Hackers Target COVID-19 Vaccine Cold Storage Supply Chain

Hackers are using a phishing e-mail campaign to target the international delivery of COVID-19 vaccine "cold chain," the International Business Machine (IBM) warned on...

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