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  • Tim Cook: Tech industry Needs to Rebuild User Trust After Privacy Losses

    August 25, 2021

    As people increasingly view privacy as a mainstream issue, Apple CEO, Tim Cook stated in a recent interview the some users trust has been taken advantage of by tech firms and that he feels it is essential to rebuild that trust through means including, in some cases, where necessary, regulation.

  • UN Experts Call for Moratorium on Sale of Surveillance Technology

    August 18, 2021

    Concerned that surveillance technology is being used to « monitor, intimidate and silence human rights defenders, journalists and political opponents », a panel of human rights experts have called on the UN member states to place a moratorium on the sale of surveillance technology until there are regulations in place that protects human rights.

  • Amazon Awarded Secret $10B NSA Cloud Computing Contract: Report

    August 11, 2021

    Nextgov has reported that after receiving a a $600 million deal with the Central Intelligence Agency in 2013 to provide cloud services to the agency and the NSA, The National Security Agency has awarded a cloud computing contract worth up to $10 billion to Amazon.

  • Google to Add Privacy for Teenagers on its Search Engine and YouTube.

    August 11, 2021

    In response to increasing pressure from Washington, Google has announced it plans additional privacy measures to protect teenage users on YouTube and its search engine including allowing anyone under 18 years old, or a parent or guardian, to request the removal of that minor’s images from Google Image search results.

  • China, U.S., Follow the EU’s Example and Step up Pressure on Big Tech

    August 10, 2021

    China and the United States are joining the EU as tech enforcers as China begins moving to assert control over companies like Alibaba, while the U.S., with bipartisan support, is taking on Google and Facebook in court.

  • Ringle: Rethinking Privacy and The Road To Data Ownership

    August 04, 2021

    Gal Ringle writing in Forbes calls for a renaissance in data privacy regulations, stating that it is much needed following numerous privacy scandals and breaches that have shattered consumer trust, as well as the fact that 87% of Americans view data privacy as a human right.

  • $888 Million Fine for Amazon Over EU Data Violations

    August 03, 2021

    CNPD, the Luxembourg data protection authority fined Amazon a record amount,  $888 million, after passing a decision that accused the online retailer of using personal data in violation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.

  • DeepTarget Further Increasing Predictive Accuracy

    July 28, 2021

    DeepTarget Inc., a solution provider that uses data mining and machine learning to deliver targeted communications through digital channels for banks and credit unions, has announced that it has expanded its use of machine learning techniques to further help financial institutions use predictive campaigns. 

  • Google Takes Legal Action over Germany's Expanded Hate-Speech Law

    July 28, 2021

    Google is taking legal action under its parent company, The Alphabet, over an expanded version of Germany's hate-speech law that recently took effect, citing that the changes, which allow user data to be passed to law enforcement before it is clear any crime has been committed, violates the right to privacy of its users.

  • RSF Calls for Regulation Against Spyware

    July 28, 2021

    Following the report of the The “Pegasus Project” investigation, showing that the Israeli spyware is systematically used for surveillance that violates fundamental human rights including again journalists, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called for strict international regulation of spyware.

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