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Facebook 'paid children to install spy software on their phones'- report

Facebook paid children as young as 13 to install software on their phones which let the company collect data on how they used its competitors' apps, according to a new report.

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31/01/2019  |  Full story...

Are ‘shadow profiles’ real? Report warns avoiding social media ‘not enough to protect privacy’

Scientists have discovered it's possible to create a 95% accurate profile of non-users on social media using their friends' data, leading to so-called ‘shadow profiles’.

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24/01/2019  |  Full story...

GDPR: Only 5% of European users refuse cookies used for personalised advertising

6 months on from the introduction of European GDPR, 95% of users expressed their consent, versus a remarkably low 5% who refused cookies, according to new data.

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27/11/2018  |  Full story...

Facebook fined £500k over Cambridge Analytica data scandal (10 minutes of its revenue)

Facebook has been fined £500,000 by a UK court over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, an amount which, based on last year’s revenue, the social network makes in less than 9 minutes of operation.

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25/10/2018  |  Full story...

GDPR 5 months on: Marketing email volumes half (but open rates soar)

Retailers across the EU have halved the number of automated marketing emails they send to consumers since May 25th when GDPR came into force. But those emails are now 30% more likely to be opened and produce 2x more value in terms of purchases according to a new study.

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24/10/2018  |  Full story...

Privacy trends: People 'less likely to protect their phones than computers'

Identity thefts, celebrity photo leaks, and other data breaches happen because of disproportionate trust in smartphone security, according to new research.

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10/10/2018  |  Full story...

Google dodges fine: UK court blocks iPhone data breach citing ‘lack of damages’

The UK's High Court has blocked a court case against Google, which claimed the tech giant had collected sensitive information from over 4 million iPhone users using a loophole.

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09/10/2018  |  Full story...

Facebook expands into hardware with ‘Portal’ video chat screens

Facebook is launching two video call devices that use is Messenger platform and Alexa’s smart assistant, but the AI zooming feature is sparking privacy concerns.

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08/10/2018  |  Full story...

Data fail: Conservative Conference app exposes MPs' phone numbers

A new app designed to help the Conservative Conference in the UK this week has sparked a PR disaster, after the app let anyone to see the mobile numbers of attendees and to change their photos and details.

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02/10/2018  |  Full story...

The new digital persona: What online value exchange means for millennials and Gen Z

Over three quarters of 16-34 year olds say GDPR doesn’t go far enough – yet only 11% carefully consider before accepting cookie banners, according to new research.

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24/09/2018  |  Full story...

The trust crisis: Most people don’t believe companies have their best interests in mind

The majority (59%) of customers believe their personal information is vulnerable to a security breach, and 54% don’t believe that companies have their best interests in mind, according to new research.

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11/09/2018  |  Full story...

Half of UK consumers find it difficult to know which brands to trust

Consumer trust in brands has fallen 3% year on year, and now half of UK consumers find it difficult to know which brands to trust.

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04/09/2018  |  Full story...

Facebook gives every user a secret reputation score to tackle fake news

Facebook has begun assigning users a reputation score, designed to predict how trustworthy they are, as the social network looks to fight the spread of fake news.

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23/08/2018  |  Full story...

Google Map app “still records location even if tracking is turned off”

Google Maps services on Android and iPhone devices store records of a user’s location even after they have enabled privacy settings that claim to halt the practice, according to a new report.

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16/08/2018  |  Full story...

Video viral of the week: Security team hack into family’s Alexa

As one of the most dominant smart devices on the market, do we really know what, and who, we're welcoming into our homes when purchasing a secondhand Amazon Echo? In this video, online security experts vpnMentor investigated the accessibility of Amazon Echo by hacking into one unsuspecting family’s device - highlighting how easily it could be tampered with.

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10/08/2018  |  Full story...

98% of leading apps ‘do not comply with GDPR’

Only one in every fifty apps is compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) according to a new study.

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09/08/2018  |  Full story...

GDPR: Three quarters of consumers don’t want to be tied into long-term relationships

Post-GDPR research reveals that 73% of consumers avoid long contracts, opting instead for flexible options – even if they are more expensive.

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03/08/2018  |  Full story...

White paper: How does GDPR affect programmatic marketing

The IAB Europe Using Data Effectively in Programmatic White Paper (first published in November 2016) has been updated to reflect the changing nature of the European data landscape.

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25/07/2018  |  Full story...

Facebook investigates Crimson Hexagon over data policy concerns

Facebook has suspended analytics firm Crimson Hexagon amid apparent concerns it may have carried out wide-spread surveillance of users.

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23/07/2018  |  Full story...

Most consumers are happy to share data (but only if the benefits are clear)

Consumers would like more control over their data and greater insight into what the benefits are to them, according to new global research.

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03/07/2018  |  Full story...

GDPR one month on: Large rise in privacy complaints across Europe

The ICO has reported a sharp rise in complaints after GDPR, from a rise in breach notifications from organisations, as well as more data protection complaints following the activation of the law.

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28/06/2018  |  Full story...

Lost for words: 60% of 16-24s use the same password for multiple accounts

More than two in five (44%) Brits use the same password for multiple accounts, according to new research.

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25/06/2018  |  Full story...

Cannes Lions highlights: The Power of Big Tech Platforms

Do tech giants support open societies or are they a threat to them? Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief of The Economist, chaired a big debate on the subject at this year’s Cannes Lions.

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22/06/2018  |  Full story...

Cannes Lions Winner: How a ‘Corruption Detector became Brazil’s most downloaded app

Consumer protection firm ReclameAQUI ran a campaign in to fight corruption in Brazil by offering a smartphone app ahead of an October 2017 general election. The app became the most downloaded in the country, and won this year’s mobile Grand Prix in Cannes Lions.

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22/06/2018  |  Full story...

Apple to punish apps that misuse address book data

Apple is punishing apps that misues people’s address book data by quietly rolling out a new set of rules for developers last week, adding restrictions for apps that vacuum up the address books of iPhone users.

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18/06/2018  |  Full story...

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