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October 13, 2020
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A prison video visitation service exposed private calls between inmates and their attorneys

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Fearing the spread of coronavirus, jails and prisons remain on lockdown. Visitors are unable to see their loved ones serving time, forcing friends and families to use prohibitively....

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....