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‘Magic: The Gathering’ game maker exposed 452,000 players’ account data

‘Magic: The Gathering’ game maker exposed 452,000 players’ account data The maker of Magic: The Gathering has confirmed that a security lapse exposed the data on hundreds of thousands of game players. The game’s developer, the Washington-based Wizards of the Coast, left a database backup file in a public Amazon Web Services […]

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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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Europe should ban AI for mass surveillance and social credit scoring, says advisory group

Europe should ban AI for mass surveillance and social credit scoring, says advisory group An independent expert group tasked with advising the European Commission to inform its regulatory response to artificial intelligence — to underpin EU lawmakers’ stated aim of ensuring AI developments are “human centric” — has published its policy and […]

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Facebook refuses to disclose “chuck Chequers” Brexit advertiser to UK parliament

Facebook refuses to disclose “chuck Chequers” Brexit advertiser to UK parliament Facebook has refused to provide the British parliament with the names of individuals behind a shadowy network backing an extreme ‘no deal’ Brexit outcome over a government-negotiated compromise. Since the June 2016 EU referendum vote, politics in the UK has been […]

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UK parliament calls for antitrust, data abuse probe of Facebook

UK parliament calls for antitrust, data abuse probe of Facebook A final report by a British parliamentary committee which spent months last year investigating online political disinformation makes very uncomfortable reading for Facebook — with the company singled out for “disingenuous” and “bad faith” responses to democratic concerns about the misuse of […]

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Cambridge Analytica’s parent pleads guilty to breaking UK data law

Cambridge Analytica’s parent pleads guilty to breaking UK data law Cambridge Analytica’s parent company, SCL Elections, has been fined £15,000 in a UK court after pleading guilty to failing to comply with an enforcement notice issued by the national data protection watchdog, the Guardian reports. While the fine itself is a small and […]

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Facebook appeals UK data watchdog’s £500k Cambridge Analytica fine

Facebook appeals UK data watchdog’s £500k Cambridge Analytica fine Facebook has said it will appeal against a £500,000 penalty issued by the UK’s data watchdog this summer following a lengthy investigation into the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal. Facebook told the regulator an estimated one million UK users were among the 87M of […]

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UK watchdog has eyes on Google-DeepMind’s health app hand-off

UK watchdog has eyes on Google-DeepMind’s health app hand-off The shock news yesterday that Google is taking over a health app rolled out to UK hospitals over the past few years by its AI division, DeepMind, has caught the eye of the country’s data protection watchdog — which said today that it’s […]

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UK watchdog hands Facebook maximum $500K fine over Cambridge Analytica data breach

UK watchdog hands Facebook maximum 0K fine over Cambridge Analytica data breach The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has confirmed that it has hit Facebook with a maximum $500,000 ($645,000) fine around the way it mishandled user data following the Cambridge Analytica scandal earlier this year. The ICO announced its intention to […]

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