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Houseparty offers $1million for proof of smear campaign over hacking rumours

The must-have video chat app for bored brits on lockdown is offering a huge reward for information about alleged hacking. Rumours started circulating that the app had been targeted by cyber criminals. Complaints about the popular video-calling service being “hacked” spread like wildfire online. The app lets friends and family make video calls, play games […]

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Dixons Carphone fined £500,000 after millions of customers’ personal data was lost

Point-of-sale computers in Currys PC World and Dixons Travel shops suffered a cyber-attack affecting 14million customers. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), imposed the maximum £500,000 fine to DSG Retail Limited (DSG) under the previous data protection legislation (Data Protection Act 1998), which was in force when the incident occurred. However, they warned that the fine

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ICO issues first UK fine under GDPR to a London pharmacy for £275k

Doorstep Dispensaree, based in Edgware, north London has been fined a whopping £275,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for “cavalier” disposal of records about vulnerable care home residents. The pharmacy, which supplies medicines to individuals and care homes, stored approximately 500,000 documents containing care home patients’ names, addresses, dates of birth, NHS numbers, medical

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Fears that leaked New Year’s Honours addresses could be sold on dark web

The home and work addresses of hundreds of celebrities, politicians and emergency service workers have been posted online in a huge Cabinet Office blunder. The government has since apologised “to all those affected” after it accidentally published addresses of more than 1,000 New Year Honour recipients online.1 The file – which included details of senior

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The business model of Google and Facebook threatens human rights, it’s been claimed.

A new report by Amnesty International claims that Facebook and Google’s surveillance poses an unprecedented danger to human rights. The group has now called for the core business model of both companies to be dramatically overhauled. Due to the mass aggregation of personal data, they claim this is violating people’s right to privacy and restricts

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