OnePlus sent data back to China again
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OnePlus still phones home

In October 2017, a researcher caught OnePlus silently collecting all sorts of data from its users. That created a bit of a stink and OnePlus promised it would not happen. But it seems there's still a OnePlus app that can grab data from the phone and send it to servers in China without a user's knowledge or consent.

US government wants control of EU data
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US companies must hand over EU data to our spooks

The US government has become so arrogant that it thinks it can order other countries to hand over data to its spooks and has asked the highest court in the land to back it.

Germans create a single personal data base
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Getting in before Facebook

German finance, auto and publishing firms are about to form a European company to store personal data securely so customers can make purchases online from different outlets without punching in their details each time.

Big Blue put data on an atom
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Not an Intel chip - the other type of atom

Big Blue boffins have managed to read and write data to a single atom.

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.

CloudFlare leaked personal details for months
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Problem fixed

CloudFlare, the popular content delivery network used by more than 5.5 million sites, accidentally leaked customers' sensitive information for months.

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.

Anonymous data does not live up to its billing
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Boffins can tie data to your ID most of the time

For a while the standard defence that various companies have used to collect your online data is that it is “anonymised” and cannot be linked back to you.

Netflix offers some content offline
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Smartphones and tablets

Netflix has finally listened to many people who travel and complained about the need for offline content. With the last update of Netflix applications, users around the world in 188 countries where Netflix is available can download some content. 

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.