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Facebook Under Fire in Escalating Data Row

Politicians in the US, Europe and the UK are calling on Facebook to explain how data on millions of its users was harvested. US senators have called on Mark Zuckerberg to testify before Congress about how it will protect users. The head…
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Camelot Warns of 'Low Level' National Lottery Hack

National Lottery owner Camelot has warned of a "low level" cyber-attack that affected 150 customer accounts. It has asked all of its customers to change the passwords on their accounts as a precaution. The hackers used credentials gleaned…
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ICO Raids Investigating 11 Million Nuisance Text Messages

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has searched two addresses in Greater Manchester as part of an investigation into companies suspected of sending millions of unsolicited text messages. ICO enforcement officers executed search…
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Equifax Finds More Victims of 2017 Breach

The massive data breach suffered by credit-rating company Equifax hit more people than previously thought, the company has reported. In September last year Equifax said it had discovered that 145 million US customers may have had their information…
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Supreme Court Considers Microsoft Overseas Data Row

A five-year legal battle between Microsoft and the US Justice Department reaches the Supreme Court this week. The row is over whether US laws give the government the power to make tech companies surrender data they have on users that is stored…
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Former Council Worker Fined for Sharing Personal Information via Snapchat

A former local authority education worker who illegally shared personal information about schoolchildren and their parents has been prosecuted. Samira Bouzkraoui, 24, took a screenshot of a council spreadsheet concerning children and their…
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New Model Announced for Funding the Data Protection Work of the ICO

The Government has announced a new charging structure for data controllers to ensure the continued funding of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The new structure was laid before Parliament yesterday (Tuesday 20 February) as a…
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AI Ripe for Exploitation, Experts Warn

Drones turned into missiles, fake videos manipulating public opinion and automated hacking are just three of the threats from artificial intelligence in the wrong hands, experts have said. The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence report warns…
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Councils 'Unprepared' for Cyber-attacks, Report Says

More than 25% of UK councils have had their computer systems breached in the past five years, campaigners say. A report by privacy group Big Brother Watch based on freedom of information requests found 114 councils experienced at least one…
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Exposed Amazon Cloud Storage Clients Get Tip-off Alerts

Security researchers have posted "friendly warnings" to users of Amazon's cloud data storage service whose private content has been made public, the BBC has learned. The BBC found almost 50 warnings posted to the firm's servers. Many had more…