30 Mar 2022

Data-harvesting code in mobile apps sends user data to “Russia’s Google”

Russia’s biggest Internet company has embedded code into apps found on mobile devices that allows information about millions of users to be sent to servers located in its home country. The revelation relates to software created by Yandex that permits developers to create apps for devices running Apple’s iOS and Google’s

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22 Mar 2021

China takes aim at ‘spying’ Tesla cars, bans military staff use

Last week, the Chinese government allegedly suspended and restricted the use of Tesla vehicles in military and state-owned company applications. Military and federal staff are allegedly not allowed to drive Tesla vehicles into certain facilities due to concerns that Teslas were being used for US espionage data-gathering campaigns. China reportedly

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04 May 2020

Microsoft Teams Impersonation Attacks Flood Inboxes

According to security researchers at Abnormal Security, Microsoft Teams has been hit by two separate attacks targeting as many as 50,000 users. The campaigns reportedly aim to phish Office 365 logins. The cyberattacks impersonate notifications from Microsoft Teams in order to prompt the victim to enter login credentials, which are

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21 Feb 2020

New Mexico Sues Google for Mining Children’s Data

The state of New Mexico has filed a lawsuit against tech giant Google for allegedly using its Google for Education platform to harvest private data from students under the age of 13. The program includes free Google Chromebooks and access to the G Suite for Education service, offering students access

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13 Dec 2019

Over 70% of Chinese citizens worry about data leaks through facial recognition

The use of facial recognition technology for identity checks has become routine in Chinese universities, shopping malls, zoos, and other public areas. The rapid increase in the use of facial recognition in China has been met with growing concerns over data security and leaks. A recent survey of 6,100 Chinese

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