Remote dating: How do the apps safeguard our data?- Tempemail

The pandemic and the restrictions that came with it have led to an increase in the popularity of dating apps. For example, the total number of swipes on Tinder increased by 11% last year, with the daily number of swipes surpassing the 3 billion mark for the first time as Continue Reading

Seeing stones: pandemic reveals Palantir’s troubling reach in Europe | World news

The 24 March, 2020 will be remembered by some for the news that Prince Charles tested positive for Covid and was isolating in Scotland. In Athens it was memorable as the day the traffic went silent. Twenty-four hours into a hard lockdown, Greeks were acclimatising to a new reality in Continue Reading

Privacy predictions for 2021 | Securelist- Tempemail

2020 saw an unprecedented increase in the importance and value of digital services and infrastructure. From the rise of remote working and the global shift in consumer habits to huge profits booked by internet entertainers, we are witnessing how overwhelmingly important the connected infrastructure has become for the daily functioning Continue Reading

Dox, steal, reveal. Where does your personal data end up?- Tempemail

The technological shift that we have been experiencing for the last few decades is astounding, not least because of its social implications. Every year the online and offline spheres have become more and more connected and are now completely intertwined, leading to online actions having real consequences in the physical Continue Reading

Apple faces privacy case in Europe over iPhone tracking ID | Technology

The consumer rights activist Max Schrems has filed a formal privacy case against Apple, arguing that an ID generated by iPhones that lets advertisers track users violates privacy regulations. Schrems, whose lawsuit against Facebook led to a landmark ruling restricting data transfers from the EU to the US, has made Continue Reading

Can democracies stand up to Facebook? Ireland may have the answer | John Naughton | Opinion

Last month, the Irish data protection commissioner (DPC) sent Facebook a preliminary order ordering it to stop sending the data of its European users to the US. This was a big deal, because in order to comply with the ruling, Facebook would have to embark on a comprehensive re-engineering of Continue Reading

Facebook says it may quit Europe over ban on sharing data with US | Technology

Facebook has warned that it may pull out of Europe if the Irish data protection commissioner enforces a ban on sharing data with the US, after a landmark ruling by the European court of justice found in July that there were insufficient safeguards against snooping by US intelligence agencies. In Continue Reading

How an Australian cybersecurity firm helped decipher Zhenhua Data leak | World news

When a group of international media organisations this week revealed details of a Chinese tech company’s vast database profiling millions of people around the globe, it was in no small part due to a small Australian cybersecurity firm established only last year. The Canberra-based firm, Internet 2.0, was co-founded by Continue Reading

Philip N Howard: ‘Social media need a radical rebuild’ | Life and style- Tempemail

Social media doesn’t have to bring us only junk news and misinformation about coronavirus. Unfortunately, big platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter aren’t designed to promote healthy debate, find consensus, or solve problems. To have that kind of social media would require a radical rebuild. And the underlying principle Continue Reading

Government paid Vote Leave AI firm to analyse UK citizens’ tweets | Technology- Tempemail

Privacy campaigners have expressed alarm after the government revealed it had hired an artificial intelligence firm to collect and analyse the tweets of UK citizens as part of a coronavirus-related contract. Faculty, which was hired by Dominic Cummings to work for the Vote Leave campaign and counts two current and Continue Reading