Your data is not destined for China, assures TikTok’s UK boss

The controversial app’s users are ignoring geopolitical battle over its digital security, says Richard Waterworth TikTok’s UK chief has strenuously denied the video-sharing app, which Donald Trump has threatened to ban, shares data with China. Richard Waterworth told the Observer that the UK and European arm of TikTok was growing quickly, despite the “turbulent” geopolitical […]

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MPs criticise privacy watchdog over NHS test-and-trace data

UK information commissioner ‘must ensure government uses public’s data safely and legally’ Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A cross-party group of more than 20 MPs has accused the UK’s privacy watchdog of failing to hold the government to account for its failures in the NHS coronavirus test-and-trace programme. The MPs have […]

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Ransomware attack on Garmin thought to be the work of ‘Evil Corp’

Russian cybercrime gang is believed to be responsible for taking Garmin services offline A ransomware attack that took the GPS and smartwatch business Garmin entirely offline for more than three days is believed to have been carried out by a Russian cybercriminal gang which calls itself “Evil Corp”. Garmin began to restore services to customers […]

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Smartwatch maker Garmin hit by outages after ransomware attack

US company forced to shut down call centres, website and some other online services Garmin has been forced to shut down its call centres, website and some other online services after a ransomware attack that encrypted the smartwatch maker’s internal network and some production systems. The US company shut down services including the official Garmin.com […]

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US judge: WhatsApp lawsuit against Israeli spyware firm NSO can proceed

NSO Group was sued last year by messaging app owned by Facebook Who has been using spyware on Catalan independence campaigners? An Israeli company whose spyware has been used to target journalists in India, politicians in Spain, and human rights activists in Morocco may soon be forced to divulge information about its government clients and […]

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Spain’s deputy PM urges investigation into Catalan spyware claims

Exclusive: Pablo Iglesias calls alleged targeting of independence movement figures unacceptable The Spanish deputy prime minister, Pablo Iglesias, has become the most senior political figure to call for a parliamentary investigation into the use of spyware to target prominent members of the Catalan independence movement, saying such practices are “unacceptable in a democracy”. A joint […]

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CEO of exam monitoring software Proctorio apologises for posting student’s chat logs on Reddit

Australian students who have raised privacy concerns describe the incident involving a Canadian student as ‘freakishly disrespectful’ The chief executive of an exam monitoring software firm that has raised privacy concerns in Australia has apologised for publicly posting a student’s chat logs during an argument on the website Reddit. Mike Olsen, who is the CEO […]

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EasyJet hacking attack: are you affected and what should you do?

The airline has said the personal information of 9 million customers has been compromised• EasyJet reveals cyber-attack exposed 9m customers’ details EasyJet revealed on Tuesday it had suffered a “highly sophisticated” cyber-attack. It comes at a time of heightened concern about a surge in online and phone scams linked to the coronavirus pandemic. Related: EasyJet […]

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EasyJet reveals cyber-attack exposed 9m customers’ details

Airline apologises after credit card details of about 2,200 passengers were stolen EasyJet has revealed that the personal information of 9 million customers was accessed in a “highly sophisticated” cyber-attack on the airline. The company on Tuesday disclosed that email addresses and travel details were accessed and said it will contact all of the customers […]

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