Facebook is weaponizing security to erode privacy

At a Senate hearing this week in which US lawmakers quizzed tech giants on how they should go about drawing up comprehensive Federal consumer privacy protection legislation, Apple’s VP of software technology described privacy as a “core value” for the company. “We want your device to know everything about you but we…

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Macron puts the boot in after May’s Brexit breakfast blunder

The UK dropped a bombshell on the Irish issue, and France ripped up the summit plan The spin from Downing Street had been that Theresa Mays meeting with her Irish counterpart, Leo Varadkar, shortly after breakfast in the margins of an EU summit in Austria, had been relatively warm, albeit…

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Facebook faces maximum fine for data misuse

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionInformation commissioner Elizabeth Denham says Facebook’s fines will damage its reputation The UK’s data protection watchdog intends to fine Facebook £500,000 for data breaches – the maximum allowed. The Information Commissioner’s Office said Facebook had failed to ensure another company – Cambridge…

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