Echo Look puts a mike and a camera in your bedroom
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What could go wrong?

Amazon has announced the Echo Look, the latest gadget in the company's new Echo-powered hardware lineup and will put a microphone and a camera in your bedroom.

FCC will allow ISPs to flog customer’s private data
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Republicans want to sell your private data to spammers

While the rest of the world is cracking down on user data privacy, Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump’s America is allowing ISPs to flog their customers' personal data to advertisers and anyone who can write a cheque.

EU privacy watchdogs concerned about Windows 10
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Changes to installation process were only a start


European Union data protection watchdogs said they were still concerned about the privacy settings of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system despite Vole announcing changes to the installation process.

FBI over-killed in bid to take out kiddie pornographers
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Hacked 8,700 computers in 120 countries with just one warrant


Privacy experts have complained in court that the FBI might have just overstepped itself by hacking 8,700 computers in 120 countries, based on a single warrant.

Apple stores browser history for a year
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We thought it was not doing that

Fruity tax-dodging cargo-cult Apple is refusing to fix a Safari feature which stores an Apple fanboy’s browser history on its iCloud.

Microsoft makes Windows 10 privacy changes
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Changes please the regulators but not everyone

While regulators are happy with Windows 10’s privacy changes, users might be miffed that Vole has not given a complete opt-out feature.

UK saved from snooping by European court
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Irony thy name is Britannia

A top Brexit fan has taken the UK government to the European Court over its snooping laws and won.

EU wants more privacy on web services
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Extending secuirty and confidentuality of phone to Skype and WhatsApp

The EU is planning to extend telecom rules covering security and confidentiality of communications to web services such as Microsoft's Skype and Facebook's WhatsApp. However it looks like this could be used to restrict how they use encryption.

EU preparing to slap Google
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Anti-trust

The EU is gearing up for what will be an epic legal battle with the search outfit Google.

Apple in internal battle over privacy
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Needs the money


While the fruity cargo cult is publically fighting against the FBI over privacy concerns, it is facing an internal battle using data for advertising.