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San Francisco bans police use of facial recognition technology

The Californian city is the first in the US to outlaw the technology San Francisco officials have voted to ban the use of facial recognition software by police and other city departments. The decision by the legislative Board of Supervisors makes the Californian city the first in the US to outlaw a rapidly developing technology… Read More


540 million Facebook account records found on unprotected AWS S3 buckets

Facebook data dump found by security researchers on unprotected AWS instances Facebook user data has been found publicly accessible on AWS, a new report from security researchers says. Cybersecurity firm UpGuard said it found more than 540 million records – including account names, comments and likes – had been stored publicly on AWS S3 buckets… Read More


Facebook secretly paid teenagers to install data harvesting app

Social media platform has been caught paying teenage users to install a VPN app that decrypts and harvests virtually all of their mobile internet activity Facebook has been paying people to install a VPN called “Facebook Research” that gives it root access to network traffic, allowing it to decrypt and analyse phone activity, TechCrunch reports…. Read More


From cloud to competition
Cloud offers benefits that can create a great competitive advantage for European businesses. But just how much awareness is there of its value? John Bensalhia finds out from President of EuroCloud Europe, Dr Tobias Höllwarth The technological revolution has arrived. With technology creating opportunities in businesses and everyday lifestyles, it's a trend that is set to... Read More

Digital Consent Managers: Just what the data ordered

UK Digital Consent Managers Digi.me and Consentric offer businesses the tools to restore consumer confidence and a whole lot more. For customers, they are a vital wallet for a digital age. For businesses, they unfreeze a potential data winter How many people would you trust with the keys to your house? Outside of family members and… Read More



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