Privacy News

French ePrivacy monitor charges Google and Amazon with hefty penalties for breaching Cookies Policy

Abeerah Hashim Last Updated: December 11, 2020
The National Commission for Informatics and Freedoms (CNIL), France’s digital privacy defender, posts heavy fines against the tech giants on…
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Apple tightening websites and app privacy as it gears up to release anti-tracking feature

Nwachukwu Glory Last Updated: December 24, 2020
One of the stalwart features of Apple remains its security and user privacy. It’s one key aspect that has kept…
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Edward Snowden asks Donald Trump to free Wikileaks founder before leaving the White House

Rob Githinji Last Updated: December 4, 2020
Will the current U.S. President Donald Trump pardon a well-known person? Recently, Trump pardoned a Navy…
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Google updates its Privacy Policy; introduces additional privacy for Chrome extensions

Douglas Mabiria Last Updated: September 27, 2022
The search giant has finally announced a solid developer strategy for online privacy. The new policy would restrict developers’ liberty…
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Facebook fixes a major bug; saves millions of Android Messenger users from getting spied

Samuel Walker Last Updated: December 24, 2020
Facebook rooted a harmful bug that could have left millions of its Android Messenger users at risk of being spied.
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Sci-Hub tracks researchers using spyware; SNSI claims

Douglas Mabiria Last Updated: November 18, 2020
The cyber intelligence firm that provides solutions between universities and publishers, Scholarly Networks Security Initiative (SNSI), unveils that Sci-Hub uses…
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Canadian government to amend privacy laws; bill legislation expected this week

Nwachukwu Glory Last Updated: September 27, 2022
The federal government of Canada is on its way to its first major privacy legislation in decades. After the increasing…
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EU privacy activist group Noyb claims Apple tracks users, files two complaints

Nwachukwu Glory Last Updated: November 17, 2020
Apple is up against a famous European advocate Maximilian Schrems. The Austrian privacy campaigner claims that the iPhone maker tracks…
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Google Accused of Data Breaches by Australia’s Consumer Watchdog

Ali Qamar Last Updated: November 18, 2022
Australias Consumer Watchdog filed a case against the California-based company accusing the tech giant of misleading users on the collection…
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COVID-19 contact tracing applications are privacy snares, Defcon

Ali Qamar Last Updated: December 24, 2020
Two Defcon security conference presentations find the apps launched by the governments consume an unjustifiable amount of data. This spring,…
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