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Encrypted messaging services sign open letter against UK Online Safety Bill

Encrypted messaging services including WhatsApp, Signal and Element have signed an open letter opposing the UK Online Safety Bill ahead of its final reading in the House of Lords. The platforms argue the Bill could undermine end-to-end encryption – the privacy technology these companies provide – which is the most robust level of security as […]

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Facebook parent company disables Russian propaganda network targeting Europe

A sprawling disinformation network originating in Russia sought to use hundreds of fake social media accounts and dozens of sham news websites to spread Kremlin talking points about the invasion of Ukraine, Meta has revealed. The company, which owns Facebook and Instagram, said it identified and disabled the operation before it gained a large audience. […]

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Elon Musk reaches agreement to acquire Twitter for about 44 billion dollars

Billionaire Elon Musk has reached an agreement to acquire Twitter for approximately 44 billion dollars (£34.5 billion), the company said. The outspoken Tesla CEO, the world’s wealthiest person, has said he wants to buy Twitter because he thinks it is not living up to its potential as a platform for “free speech”. He says it […]

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Apple ‘deeply concerned’ about laws undermining user privacy, Tim Cook says

Apple boss Tim Cook has said the company is “deeply concerned” by proposed laws it says could weaken user privacy and put people’s data at risk. Speaking at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Global Privacy Summit in Washington DC, Mr Cook said Apple supported privacy regulation but was concerned about laws that would […]

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Weakening end-to-end encryption would do more harm than good, IT experts warn

Attacking or weakening end-to-end encryption used by apps such as WhatsApp would not make the world safer, IT experts have warned. Facebook has previously announced plans to roll out end-to-end encryption across its messaging services, however, a recent campaign backed by the Government warned against a wider tech industry rollout. Critics of the technology, which […]

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YouTube removes account publishing hoaxes of ministers over Russia links

YouTube has removed an account publishing videos of hoax calls with Cabinet ministers who were targeted by imposters allegedly linked to the Kremlin. The video sharing giant blocked the account on Friday as part of its investigation into “influence operations linked to Russia” after days of pressure to block the clips. Defence Secretary Ben Wallace […]

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