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UK government considering mandatory reporting for ransomware attacks

The British government wants all organizations that become victim of a ransomware attack to report this. Victims who wish to pay ransom, will have to seek a license before they are allowed to pay any extortion payments.
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Spyware detected on hotel check-in computers

At least three Wyndham hotels across the United States have been infected with spyware.
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ICO looking into Microsoft’s new AI-feature Recall

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) says it contacted Microsoft over a new feature called Recall, that takes a screenshot of your computer every few seconds.
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OmniVision informs authorities of security breach

OmniVision, a California-based manufacturer that designs and develops imaging sensors for digital imaging products such as smartphones and webcams, has disclosed that it was the victim of a ransomware attack.
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Darknet operator ‘Incognito Market’ arrested

23 year old Rui-Siang Lin, online also known as Pharaoh, was arrested at John F. Kennedy Airport on May 18.
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Man arrested for producing AI-generated CSAM-images

Steven Anderegg, a 42-year old man from Wisconsin, was arrested last week for the production, distribution and possession of child sexual abuse material (CSAM).
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Analysis: ransomware payments are going down, and there's a reason

A new report says that the number of victims who paid ransomware gangs fell by 46% despite a 70% increase in the number of victims. This suggests ransomware might be easier to deploy but harder to monetize.
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Big Tech’s inadequate ad transparency: researchers find X is the worst

If you want to know who paid for an ad online and what it advertises, prepare to scroll through the endless CSV file, which takes 10 minutes to load in the worst case. And there is no best case, as all big tech platforms offer ad transparency tools that have big gaps in data and functionality.
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Utah pioneers AI regulation

Utah becomes the first state to protect consumers from AI.
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Hot Topic discloses another breach

A fast fashion company, Hot Topic, has been hit by a cyberattack again. This time, attackers targeted user Rewards accounts.
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Police rendering suspect photos from DNA samples raises concerns

Police in the US recently combined “two existing dystopian technologies in a brand new way to violate civil liberties,” the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a non-profit defending civil liberties, has claimed.
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Digital divide widens, internet use stalls in low-income nations

According to the latest Digital Progress and Trends Report by the World Bank, only one in four people living in low-income countries are using the internet, putting societies at major risks for falling behind in technological and socioeconomic development.
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New broadband labeling system adopted by feds to protect consumers

New rules will require US telecommunication companies that sell broadband internet services to consumers to use a new labeling system designed to protect consumers from deceptive advertising.
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France leads in “right to be forgotten” requests

France submitted more than a quarter of over 155,000 “right to be forgotten” requests filed in 2022 by 32 countries to Google and Microsoft.
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AI helping companies respond to security incidents up to 99% faster

Organizations fully leveraging AI and automation can respond to threats within seven minutes or less, according to a new threat analysis.
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Dating apps on Android: which are the most data-hungry

Dating apps on Android can collect data on sexual orientation, political and religious beliefs, race, ethnicity, and sometimes even more sensitive data, such as purchases and location. This data is often shared with third parties, research by Incogni has discovered.
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How to deal with Taylor Swift posts invading your social media feeds

Many find their Facebook timelines claimed by “swifties” sharing the latest news and updates about their beloved idol. Is there a way to tailor social media websites to show less irrelevant content?
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Privacy budgets expected to decrease in 2024, new research shows

Ahead of Data Protection Day, a new study worryingly reveals that European organizations are probably going to decrease privacy funding in 2024. More pretty grim statistics are provided.
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New York beats Silicon Valley for AI jobs

A new study into the AI job market across the US has revealed that New York is hiring AI specialists the most.
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Criminals exploit Bluetooth trackers

Bluetooth trackers like Apple AirTag are becoming increasingly popular among organized crime groups, warns Europol.
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