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August 9, 2020
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How I accidentally gatecrashed a startup’s morning meeting

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There’s a certain kind of panic that at some point gets us all. You just got to work but did you leave the oven on at home? The gut-punch “call me ASAP” message f....

August 5, 2020
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Twitter warns investors of possible fine from FTC consent order probe

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Twitter has disclosed it’s facing a potential fine of more than a hundred million dollars as a result of a probe by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) which believes the comp....

July 6, 2020
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How Have I Been Pwned became the keeper of the internet’s biggest data breaches

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When Troy Hunt launched Have I Been Pwned in late 2013, he wanted it to answer a simple question: Have you fallen victim to a data breach? Seven years later, the data-breach notifi....

June 4, 2020
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Zoom faces criticism for denying free users e2e encryption

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What price privacy? Zoom is facing a fresh security storm after CEO Eric Yuan confirmed that a plan to reboot its battered security cred by (actually) implementing end-to-end enc....

April 17, 2020
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Digital mapping of coronavirus contacts will have key role in lifting Europe’s lockdown, says Commission

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The European Commission has set out a plan for coordinating the lifting of regional coronavirus restrictions that includes a role for digital tools in what the EU executive couche....

April 2, 2020
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What does a pandemic say about the tech we’ve built?

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There’s a joke* being reshared on chat apps that takes the form of a multiple-choice question — asking who’s the leading force in workplace digital transformation....

March 30, 2020
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A Norwegian school quit using video calls after a naked man ‘guessed’ the meeting link

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A school in Norway has stopped using popular video conferencing service Whereby after a naked man apparently “guessed” the link to a video lesson. According to Norwegia....

March 24, 2020
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One neat plug-in to join a Zoom call from your browser

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Want to join a Zoom meeting in the browser without having to download its app to do so? Check out this browser plug-in that shortcuts the needless friction the videoconferencing c....

October 27, 2019
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Alexa, where are the legal limits on what Amazon can do with my health data?

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The contract between the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and ecommerce giant Amazon — for a health information licensing partnership involving its Alexa voice AI — has b....

September 17, 2019
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Get popcorn for iOS 13’s privacy pop-ups of creepy Facebook data grabs

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Privacy-minded changes to smartphone operating systems which foreground the background activity of third party apps are helping to spotlight more of the surveillance infrastructure....