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More than 30 firms including Intel, BT and Vodafone recently announced they would band together to create an industry body to vet internet connected devices for security flaws. You would be forgiven for missing this news, on paper it’s not terribly exciting. However, it has important implications for the Internet

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The Cyber-Security War For those of you who don’t know yet, the world is currently engaged in a massive global technological war over access to everything stored online. On one side we have regular internet users (or targets), who consist of large corporations, governments, small businesses and consumers like us

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Facebook’s latest – Rooms – allows for anonymous sharing and lets you assume multiple pseudonyms while you chat with friends and strangers. “We want to give people flexibility because that’s what they want,” pointed out 24 year old Josh Miller, a key participant in the creation of Rooms to USA

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Can you imagine a world without smartphones? In this day and age, the answer is a resounding ‘no’. One of the reasons for this is how profoundly we rely on apps such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to name but a few. These apps connect us with friends, family or

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AT&T disclosed earlier this week that it is the latest company to have been subject to a data breach. An employee allegedly gained unauthorized access to customer data and may have obtained Social Security numbers and driver’s license numbers among other details, according to telecom giant. AT&T wrote a letter

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A recent study carried out by Vanson Bourne for online security outfit Sophos looked into end-users behaviour towards security and data protection ahead of the proposed EU reforms in the data protection legislation. It has revealed an alarming number of professionals who are unsure of their organisations’ data protection regulations

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Online security and privacy startup, ZenMate has landed £2 million ($3.2 million) in Series-A funding round. The round was led by Holtzbrinck Ventures with participation from existing patron Project A Ventures and new investors like Shortcut Ventures and T-Venture. Principal at Holtzbrinck, Barbod Namini, said about the funding: “We saw

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Target can tell when its shoppers are pregnant. Facebook conducts social experiments on us to see if we are emotionally vulnerable. How? Data intelligence! All this is possible because we share detailed information about ourselves with companies in almost every aspect of our life. When we browse on the internet,

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In the latest, of a string of bad-blood situations between Google and EU authorities, European data protection wing, known as the Article 29 Working Party, has issued the search engine pioneer with guidelines to steer its privacy practices in tandem with EU law. Reuters reports that Google has been provided

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Dr. Joss Wright is a Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), where his current research focuses on analysing Internet censorship and data anonymization. Prior to the OII, Dr. Wright worked at the University of Siegen in Germany examining security and privacy issues in cloud computing. He has a

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