Privacy policies are unreadable
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Friday, 14 June 2019 10:33

Privacy policies are unreadable

Easier to read War and Peace

Privacy policies are often too-complicated, novella-length texts that require a lawyer on hand to explain the fine print and most people can't be bothered even glancing at them.

US Carriers may ignore privacy worries
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Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:23

US Carriers may ignore privacy worries


Until Trump gets his wall

US carriers will be given a free pass to do what they like with customer’s data until President Donald Trump gets his wall with Mexico and the government shutdown ends.

US to get its own privacy bill
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Wednesday, 28 November 2018 12:07

US to get its own privacy bill


Expect much Facebook and Google lobbying

The US is looking at a law which will give it the ability to collect civil penalties if a company misuses consumer data on the internet or allows it to be stolen could be drafted early next year.

Official football app was accessing fans' microphones
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GDPR does not apply to football

Spanish football league La Liga has defended the privacy policy of its app after admitting it was accessing the microphone and GPS of Android users.

Facebook screws up on privacy front again
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Grovels to 14 million people

A Facebook bug means that 14 million people may have posted their private information to the whole of the world that uses the social media tool.

Apple might have over-egged iPhone X privacy pudding
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Developers will have access to facial data

While the Tame Apple Press praised Apple for promising that facial data used to unlock its new iPhone X would be securely stored on the phone, now it appears that it might not have been giving a clear picture about how the data would be used.

Spanish watchdog fines Facebook over privacy
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Friday, 15 September 2017 10:30

Spanish watchdog fines Facebook over privacy


That will cost you 1.2 million

Spain's Data Protection Authority has issued a 1.2 million euro fine against Facebook after it found three cases when the company collected data without informing users, as required by European Union privacy laws.

VPN use is growing like crazy
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Thursday, 18 May 2017 12:12

VPN use is growing like crazy


One in six use one, so no one can see what they are watching


A new report has revealed that VPN usage in the UK has increased with almost one in six people now using one.

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.