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South Wales Police (SWP) has confirmed it will not contest the Court of Appeals’ ruling that has deemed its use of automatic facial-recognition (AFR) technology unlawful. 2
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It has been used without the public’s consent and often without their knowledge. 1
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“The court has agreed that this dystopian surveillance tool violates our rights and threatens our liberties,” she said. 1
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micshasan
For this reason, they are valuable to companies and third parties wanting to send targeted advertising to mobile device users, as they provide unique insight into customer behavior. 1
WSJ research found that TikTok collected MAC addresses for at least 15 months, ending with an update released Nov. 18 of last year. 1
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micshasan
The lawsuit [PDF] was filed in the DC Superior Court in a bid to get the wider public to join in on a class action, and alleges that Zoom breached the District of Columbia Consumer Protection Procedures Act (DCCPPA), which prohibits false advertising and certain trade practices. 1
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The messages that were sent externally included files containing information such as first and last name, email address, physical address, country of residence, work phone, work title, company name, and industry. 1
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“SANS quickly stopped any further release of information from the account,” the company says. 1
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Phishing URLs that contained the word YouTube also saw a dramatic increase, with 3,064 percent increase since February. 1
Twitch and HBO also saw significant rises, with a 337 percent increase and 525 percent increase, respectively, since February. 1
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Documents on UK-US trade talks, leaked ahead of the 2019 general election, were stolen from an email account belonging to Conservative MP Liam Fox, it has emerged. 1
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JamesJalaPayneo
Nearly 205,300 organizations suffered ransomware attacks in 2019, a 41% increase from a year earlier, according to Emsisoft, a New Zealand provider of security software. 1
Victims paid hackers $178,254, on average, in April-June to regain access to their computer systems, according to the security firm Coveware Inc. in Westport, Connecticut. 1
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AngelaPerea
The problem was that backend servers did not authenticate requests from the “Mercedes me” mobile app, which allows users to remotely manage the vehicle and control various functions. 1
Once they got access to the backend, they could control any car in China, the researchers claimed. 1
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TikTok has said that it will open a £375 million data centre in Ireland. 1
The announcement comes as the Trump administration has threatened to ban the app or have it be bought by Microsoft, following concerns about the data it collects and its relationship to the Chinese government. 1
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Until now, that information has been stored in facilities in the US. 1
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