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More legal uncertainty for Privacy Shield ahead of crux ruling by Europe’s top court

More legal uncertainty for Privacy Shield ahead of crux ruling by Europe’s top court Facebook tried to block the referral but today an influential advisor to Europe’s top court has issued a legal opinion that could have major implications for the future of the EU-US Privacy Shield personal data transfer mechanism. It’s […]

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Facebook launches a photo portability tool, starting in Ireland

Facebook launches a photo portability tool, starting in Ireland It’s not friend portability, but Facebook has announced the launch today of a photo transfer tool to enable users of its social network to port their photos directly to Google’s photo storage service, via encrypted transfer. The photo portability feature is initially being […]

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Elavon to acquire Sage Pay, a gateway that competes with Stripe, PayPal and Adyen, for $300M

Elavon to acquire Sage Pay, a gateway that competes with Stripe, PayPal and Adyen, for 0M E-commerce continues to gain momentum — a trend we’ll see played out in the next two months of holiday shopping — and with that comes more consolidation. Today, Elavon, the payments company that is a subsidiary […]

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Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 starts shipping

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 starts shipping Earlier this year, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft announced the second generation of its HoloLens augmented reality visor. Today, the $3,500 HoloLens 2 is going on sale in the United States, Japan, China, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Australia and New Zealand, the same […]

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Mental health websites in Europe found sharing user data for ads

Mental health websites in Europe found sharing user data for ads Research by a privacy rights advocacy group has found popular mental health websites in the EU are sharing users’ sensitive personal data with advertisers. Europeans going online to seek support with mental health issues are having sensitive health data tracked and […]

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Microsoft tweaks privacy policy to admit humans can listen to Skype Translator and Cortana audio

Microsoft tweaks privacy policy to admit humans can listen to Skype Translator and Cortana audio Microsoft is the latest tech giant to amend its privacy policy after media reports revealed it uses human contractors to review audio recordings of Skype and Cortana users. A section in the policy on how the company […]

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Zava bags $32M to expand its AI-free telehealth service in Europe

Zava bags M to expand its AI-free telehealth service in Europe More money is being injected into the telehealth space in Europe. Zava, a long-time player that bills its online service as offering a “discreet and convenient” alternative to an in-person doctor visit, has just announced a $32 million Series A round, […]

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Revolut adds Apple Pay support in 16 markets

Revolut adds Apple Pay support in 16 markets Fintech startup Revolut has expanded its support for Apple Pay, confirming that from today the payment option is available for users in 16 European markets. The list of supported markets is: UK, France, Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Ireland, Belgium, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, […]

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Tinder adds sexual orientation and gender identity to its profiles

Tinder adds sexual orientation and gender identity to its profiles Tinder is adding information about sexual orientation and gender identity to its profiles. The company worked with the LGBTQ advocacy organization GLAAD on changes to its dating app to make it more inclusive. Users who want to edit or add more information […]

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EU-US Privacy Shield complaint to be heard by Europe’s top court in July

EU-US Privacy Shield complaint to be heard by Europe’s top court in July A legal challenge to the EU-US Privacy Shield, a mechanism used by thousands of companies to authorize data transfers from the European Union to the US, will be heard by Europe’s top court this summer. The General Court of […]

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