The UK government is launching a contact-tracing app to track the spread of coronavirus, letting users self-report if they develop symptom and alert anyone who’s been in their vicinity before the symptoms manifested, in a bid to halt the spread.
Apple and Google have announced they are working together to create contact tracing technology aimed at slowing the spread of coronavirus.
A staggering 93% of people think that brands that are deliberately misleading their customers online should face harsher penalties and that the practice should be made illegal.
Digital payment methods such as Venmo and PayPal continue to gain popularity among consumers. More than three-quarters of digital payment users (79%) report using these platforms at least once a month despite security concerns.
Amazon has placed a temporary ban on certain items in its warehouses, to cope with overwhelming demand for household essentials due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Consumer messaging apps have overtaken email for work communication via mobile, which in turn is creating new privacy and security risks faced by employers and employees, according to a new report.
Almost three quarters (72%) of consumers feel the retail sector needs a new set of standards to combat fake reviews, according to new research.
WeChat, one of China’s most popular social media apps, started to censor messages about the coronavirus a week before officials acknowledged the virus, according to new research.
Facebook ‘rethinks’ Libra cryptocurrentcy plans: Offering more inclusive wallet of dollars and euros
Facebook is reportedly rethinking its plans for its own digital currency, called Libra, after resistance from regulators and losing a number of big name partners.
Major corporations around the world, including Twitter, Amazon and Nike are putting in place extra measures to try and limit the spread of novel coronavirus.
Secure authentication provider iProov has taken its technology live in Estonia’s state-certified digital identity programme.
A new ad bot scheme is posing a threat to advertisers worldwide, by generating fake browser data and creating fabricated URLs to their media spend, according to new research.
Nearly 2 in 5 (38%) of small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) believe that the GDPR does not apply to customer data they may come into contact with.
Online shoppers are at odds with their desire for personalised digital experiences from brands and their demand for privacy, according to new data.
Twitter is considering new labels for identified misinformation, with large tags on ‘harmfully misleading’ reports, and links to reference material to cross-check.
Google is reportedly planning to move accounts of its British users to a US jurisdiction, opening up the sensitive information of tens of millions of Brits to UK authorities.
Over two-fifths (41%) of UK workers admit to using WhatsApp for work purposes despite it being against WhatsApp’s legal terms of service to use it in ways that involve any non-personal use.
Event report: Salesforce brings LGBTQ+ representation in the media industry to the fore with Stonewall fundraising event
This week, Salesforce hosted its ‘Now You See Me’ event, exploring the representation of LGBTQ+ people in mainstream media, highlighting that there is a greater responsibility on the media to educate society.
TikTok is introducing new safety features letting parents link their account to their child’s and control the content they see.
Facebook is to allow paid political messages that sidestep ads loophole, as the upcoming US presidiental election this year puts more scrutiny on digital ad campaigns.