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July 4, 2021
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A new ‘digital violence’ platform maps dozens of victims of NSO Group’s spyware

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For the first time, researchers have mapped all the known targets, including journalists, activists, and human rights defenders, whose phones were hacked by Pegasus, a spyware deve....

June 5, 2021
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TikTok just gave itself permission to collect biometric data on US users, including ‘faceprints and voiceprints’

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A change to TikTok’s U.S. privacy policy on Wednesday introduced a new section that says the social video app “may collect biometric identifiers and biometric information” fr....

December 14, 2020
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Cosmos Video — a ‘Club Penguin for adults’ to socialise and work — raises $2.6M from LocalGlobe

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All over the world startups are piling into the space marked “virtual interaction and collaboration”. What if a startup created a sort of “Club Penguin for adults”? Step fo....

August 2, 2020
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TikTok says it’s “not planning on going anywhere” in response to pending U.S. ban

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TikTok’s U.S. General Manager Vanessa Pappas has posted a video message to the platform that appears to be a response to reports from Friday that President Trump is working....

May 30, 2020
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A 12 year journey ends as Skimlinks is acquired by retail marketing platform Connexity

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Connexity, a lead-gen platform for online retailers, has acquired Skimlinks, a UK platform for publishers to make money through affiliate links. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.....

March 13, 2020
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Daily Crunch: Stocks plummet after travel ban

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We’ve got a barrage of news related to the COVID-19 pandemic, while Comscore partners with Twitch and the ACLU sues over facial recognition in airports. Here’s your Da....

December 5, 2019
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A Sprint contractor left thousands of US cell phone bills on the internet by mistake

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A contractor working for cell giant Sprint stored on an unprotected cloud server hundreds of thousands of cell phone bills of AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile subscribers. The storage bu....