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Israeli spyware firm fails to get hacking case dismissed

Judge orders NSO Group to fight case brought by Saudi activist and pay his legal costsAn Israeli judge has rejected an attempt by the spyware firm NSO Group to dismiss a case brought against it by a prominent Saudi activist who alleged that the company’s cyberweapons were used to hack his phone.The decision could add [...]

By |2020-01-16T05:27:24-05:00January 16th, 2020|Data and computer security, espionage, Hacking, Israel, Jamal Khashoggi, Middle East and North Africa, saudi arabia, Technology, WhatsApp, World news|Comments Off on Israeli spyware firm fails to get hacking case dismissed

Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 security fix after NSA warning

US agency revealed flaw that could be exploited by hackers to create malicious software Microsoft is rolling out a security fix to Windows 10 after the US National Security Agency (NSA) warned the popular operating system contained a highly dangerous flaw that could be used by hackers.The NSA revealed during a press conference on Tuesday [...]

By |2020-01-14T14:04:14-05:00January 14th, 2020|Computing, Data and computer security, Hacking, Malware, Microsoft, NSA, Technology, World news|Comments Off on Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 security fix after NSA warning

Has WhatsApp become a potential career assassin? | Afua Hirsch

The app helped connect me to an inspiring sisterhood. But the case of police officer Robyn Williams shows unopened messages can be a legal minefieldWe need to talk about WhatsApp. When the little green speech bubble first showed up in my life, I greeted it with awe and wonder. I even wrote a little love [...]

By |2019-12-06T01:30:34-05:00December 6th, 2019|apps, Child protection, Data and computer security, data protection, Digital media, Law, Media, Police, privacy, social media, Technology, UK news, WhatsApp, World news|Comments Off on Has WhatsApp become a potential career assassin? | Afua Hirsch

Twitter to clear out inactive accounts and free up usernames

Company has been criticised for handling of move it says will reduce risk from hackingTwitter has announced it is to clear out inactive accounts, freeing up dormant usernames and reducing the risk of old accounts being hacked.But the company is facing criticism for the way it has handled the announcement, with many concerned that the [...]

By |2019-11-27T09:34:31-05:00November 27th, 2019|Blogging, Data and computer security, Digital media, Hacking, Internet, Media, privacy, social media, Technology, twitter, World news|Comments Off on Twitter to clear out inactive accounts and free up usernames

These new rules were meant to protect our privacy. They don’t work | Stephanie Hare

The data protection laws introduced last year are failing us – and our childrenWho owns your data? This is one of the toughest questions facing governments, companies and regulators today and no one has answered it to anyone’s satisfaction. Not what we were promised last year, when the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, commonly [...]

By |2019-11-10T03:30:28-05:00November 10th, 2019|Data and computer security, data protection, Europe, European Union, GDPR, Internet, Internet of Things, Internet safety, privacy, Surveillance, Technology, UK news, World news|Comments Off on These new rules were meant to protect our privacy. They don’t work | Stephanie Hare

Farewell the ‘porn block’ – a PR exercise but lousy policy | Amy Orben

Without greater access to our online habits, politicians cannot frame laws for the digital ageThe UK government’s porn block was a dead man walking for months, if not years. It is long overdue that this attempt to curb children’s access to online pornography is scrapped. Almost two years ago, a close colleague and I sat [...]

By |2019-10-20T03:00:49-04:00October 20th, 2019|Children, Data and computer security, Internet, Law, Pornography, privacy, Society, UK news, World news|Comments Off on Farewell the ‘porn block’ – a PR exercise but lousy policy | Amy Orben