18th April 2018
The European Commission has outlined new measures aimed at providing law enforcement and judicial authorities with wider access to vital evidence and information in financial crime cases. The rules provide for direct access to bank account information for law enforcement authorities and asset recovery offices, contained in national, centralised registries. Read More
17th April 2018
AP – Washington and London on Monday jointly accused the Russian government of maliciously targeting global internet equipment for political and economic espionage. The two governments said the Russian operations, which allegedly involve planting malware on internet routers and other equipment, could also lay the foundation for future offensive… Read More
11th April 2018
AP — Under fire for the worst privacy debacle in his company’s history, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg batted away often-aggressive questioning Tuesday from lawmakers who accused him of failing to protect the personal information of millions of Americans from Russians intent on upsetting the U.S. election. During some five… Read More
3rd April 2018
AP – data breach at department store chains Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off Fifth and Lord & Taylor has compromised the personal information of customers who shopped at the stores. The chains’ parent company, Canada-based Hudson’s Bay Co., announced the breach of its store payment systems on Sunday. The… Read More
29th March 2018
Police officers should be prevented from accessing people’s personal mobile phone data without a search warrant, a privacy campaign group has said. At least 26 police forces in England and Wales have begun using new technology to extract data from phones. And Privacy International said there had been no public… Read More
27th March 2018
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly turned down a request to appear before British lawmakers, amid an ongoing row alleging users personal data was harvested and used in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Chairman of the Department for Culture Media and Sport select committee Damian Collins, said Facebook chief product officer… Read More
26th March 2018
Indian PM Narendra Modi’s official mobile application has been criticised for sending personal user data to a third party without their consent. A security researcher had tweeted that the app was sending personal user data to a third-party domain that was traced to a US company. Mr Modi’s ruling Bharatiya… Read More
25th March 2018
As with the human brain, the neural networks that power artificial intelligence systems are not easy to understand. DeepMind, the Alphabet-owned AI firm famous for teaching an AI system to play Go, is attempting to work out how such systems make decisions. By knowing how AI works, it hopes to… Read More