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Facebook agrees to pay UK data watchdog’s Cambridge Analytica fine but settles without admitting liability

Facebook agrees to pay UK data watchdog’s Cambridge Analytica fine but settles without admitting liability Facebook has reached a settlement with the UK’s data protection watchdog, the ICO, agreeing to pay in full a £500,000 (~$643k) fine following the latter’s investigating into the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal. As part of the […]

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Marriott to face $123 million fine by UK authorities over data breach

Marriott to face 3 million fine by UK authorities over data breach The U.K. data protection authority said it will serve hotel giant Marriott with a £99 million ($123M) fine for a data breach that exposed up to 383 million guests. Marriott revealed last year that its acquired Starwood properties had its […]

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UK Internet attitudes study finds public support for social media regulation

UK Internet attitudes study finds public support for social media regulation UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has published a new joint report and stat-fest on Internet attitudes and usage with the national data protection watchdog, the ICO — a quantitative study to be published annually which they’re calling the Online Nation report. The […]

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Krablr nets new leadership

Krablr nets new leadership News just in: We’re getting reports the board of Krablr has voted overwhelmingly to jettison the sole remaining founder, Wilson Poney, and install an interim CFO to take the company in a new old direction. “We’re going to make Krablr great again,” said chairman of the board, Goldie […]

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Facebook staff raised concerns about Cambridge Analytica in September 2015, per court filing

Facebook staff raised concerns about Cambridge Analytica in September 2015, per court filing Further details have emerged about when and how much Facebook knew about data-scraping by the disgraced and now defunct Cambridge Analytica political data firm. Last year a major privacy scandal hit Facebook after it emerged CA had paid GSR, […]

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Google and IAB ad category lists show “massive leakage of highly intimate data”, GDPR complaint claims

Google and IAB ad category lists show “massive leakage of highly intimate data”, GDPR complaint claims Male impotence, substance abuse, right-wing politics, left-wing politics, sexually transmitted diseases, cancer, mental health. Those are just a few of the advertising labels that Google’s adtech infrastructure routinely sticks to Internet users as it watches and […]

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Uber’s bill for 2016 breach and cover-up rises by $1M+ on EU fines

Uber’s bill for 2016 breach and cover-up rises by M+ on EU fines The legal bill for Uber’s 2016 data breach, which affected some 57 million customers, revealing names, email address and phone numbers, has increased by more than a million dollars. Two months ago the ride-hailing giant agreed to pay $148M to resolve legal […]

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Tech In Asia lays off staff after canceling planned ICO

Tech In Asia lays off staff after canceling planned ICO Earlier this month, media startup Tech In Asia surprised its readers when it announced plans to implement an $18 per month paywall. More expensive than packages for the Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal, the subscription went live this week. It’s designed […]

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Facebook under fresh political pressure as UK watchdog calls for “ethical pause” of ad ops

Facebook under fresh political pressure as UK watchdog calls for “ethical pause” of ad ops The UK’s privacy watchdog revealed yesterday that it intends to fine Facebook the maximum possible (£500k) under the country’s 1998 data protection regime for breaches related to the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal. But that’s just the tip […]

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Snips announces an ICO and its own voice assistant device

Snips announces an ICO and its own voice assistant device French startup Snips has been working on voice assistant technology that respects your privacy. And the company is going to use its own voice assistant for a set of consumer devices. As part of this consumer push, the company is also announcing […]

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