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GDPR Changes Highlight the Impact of User Tracking

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 4 Followers on  Jun 16, 2018

The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25th, 2018, with the most obvious impact being a flurry of emails notifying users of changes in privacy policies. As websites determined how to comply with the wide-reaching data privacy regulation, developers quickly observed significant benefits in page load performance.

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How Apple's Intelligent Tracking Prevention in Safari Works

by Daniel Bryant Follow 627 Followers on  Jun 14, 2018

The latest release of Apple’s web browser, Safari 12, will provide “Intelligent Tracking Prevention” (ITP) 2.0, which aims to reduce the ability of third-parties to track web users via cookies and other methods.

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Privacy and Security a Top Priority in macOS Mojave and Safari 12

by Daniel Bryant Follow 627 Followers on  Jun 12, 2018

At their annual Developer Conference WWDC Apple previewed macOS Mojave, the latest version of the company’s desktop operating system, and Safari 12, the updated web browser. Apple has stated that enhanced privacy and security are a top priority with these releases.

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The Lowdown on Face Recognition Technology

by Alexis Perrier Follow 1 Followers on  Jun 07, 2018

Facial recognition is a direct application of machine learning that is being deployed far and wide to consumers, in the industry and to law enforcement agencies with potential benefits in our daily lives as well as serious concerns for privacy. facial recognition models show above human performances but real world implementation remains problematic for some applications.

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Firefox Releases Facebook Container Extension

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 11 Followers on  May 06, 2018

Firefox has released an extension that it claims will stop the company snooping on users’ non-Facebook web traffic. The Facebook Container extension isolates users' identities to a separate container tab, which makes it harder for Facebook to track other web activity.

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U.S. Congress Passes CLOUD Act - New Legislation Might Make Microsoft Supreme Court Case Moot

by Michael Stiefel Follow 5 Followers on  Mar 30, 2018

On March 23, 2018, the CLOUD Act became law in the United States. It clarifies how US and foreign countries can gain access to data stored in cloud servers in each other’s jurisdictions. Companies such as Google and Microsoft facing requests for data they have stored in foreign countries support the legislation. Privacy and human rights activists have criticized the measure.

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Could the United States Supreme Court Constrain Cloud Computing?

by Michael Stiefel Follow 5 Followers on  Feb 08, 2018

A U.S. Supreme Court decision could change the future of cloud computing by making U.S. companies subject to law enforcement demands for data from foreign servers. If the court rules that the data must be handed over, it is uncertain if the U.S. Congress would change the law, and what the actual content of a new law might be. This law would be still subject to interpretation and litigation.

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Google Data Loss Prevention API Offers New Ways to Manage Sensitive Data

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 06, 2017

Google has updated the beta version of its Data Loss Prevention (DLP) API, which is designed to help organizations better manage sensitive and personal identity data.

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Firefox Focus, a Private Web Browser for iOS

by David Iffland Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 18, 2016

Firefox Focus is a new web browser for iOS that blocks many ad and content trackers by default. Along with its minimal, single tab UI, the browser offers privacy and speed.

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Deep Mind Discloses Details to InfoQ about NHS Partnership amid Reports of Vast Patient Data Access

by Dylan Raithel Follow 9 Followers on  May 05, 2016 1

After months of awaiting details about the NHS and Google DeepMind partnership InfoQ gains insights into recent claims of widespread patient data access.

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Microsoft Reaches New Milestone in Delivering Trusted Cloud Services

by Kent Weare Follow 9 Followers on  Mar 28, 2016

Microsoft recently announced an expansion of their Azure regions world-wide. The number of regions announced now sits at 30, with 22 being generally available (GA). The most recent wave, of Azure regions, focuses on trusted environments for government customers or regions with specific privacy needs.

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Google’s Sundar Pichai Offers Some Support to Apple on its FBI Encryption Fight

by Charles Humble Follow 789 Followers on  Feb 18, 2016

Google has made its first comment on the Apple/FBI encryption fight, with Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai offering Tim Cook some limited support via a series of Tweets:

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Apple Publicly Rejects Backdoored iPhone OS

by Alex Blewitt Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 17, 2016 1

Apple has publicly berated the US Government for overreach of their duties in the case of providing assistance in unlocking a suspect's mobile phone, in a trial that is polarising the technology nation. InfoQ summarises the situation and what the possible outcomes might be.

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Atlassian Launches HipChat Server for Team Collaboration Behind the Firewall

by Steffen Opel Follow 3 Followers on  Feb 17, 2015

Development and collaboration software vendor Atlassian recently launched HipChat Server, an on-premise version of its text, audio and video chat, file and screen sharing, as well as third party integration offering for team collaboration.

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Big Data and Privacy as Viewed by the White House and European Union

by Alex Giamas Follow 8 Followers on  May 20, 2014

The White House recently published a report on Big Data and Privacy.Privacy advocates openly applauded the findings of the report. Privacy around Big Data is an issue that governments and the European Union are just starting to deal with..

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