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Ireland faces increased cyber attack threat – foreign affairs minister

Ireland is facing an increased threat from cyber attacks since the invasion of Ukraine, the Foreign Affairs Minister has warned. The Oireachtas Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee heard from Simon Coveney on Thursday, who said the Irish Government was taking precautions against potential cyber attacks. His appearance comes amid the backdrop of the war in […]

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Tech firms ‘need moral compass’ over metaverse child safety, UK Children’s commissioner warns

Tech companies need to “get a moral compass” and do more to protect children in the virtual worlds of the metaverse, the Children’s Commissioner for England has said. Dame Rachel de Souza said she was “really horrified” after a BBC report found a metaverse app that allowed children as young as 13 into virtual strip […]

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Undated handout photo issued by Apple of their new AirTag tracking tags. Issue date: Tuesday April 20, 2021.

Apple commits to AirTag updates amid concerns over ‘unwanted tracking’

Apple has announced plans to update its AirTag tracking devices and the Find My network linked to it following concerns over the button-sized devices being used for unwanted tracking. A number of reports in the US have previously claimed people have reported being tracked using AirTags without their consent, raising privacy concerns. Apple said that, […]

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Encryption service ‘linked to cyber attacks’ taken down in international sting

An encryption service used by cyber attackers to remain anonymous online has been shut down in an international operation involving the UK National Crime Agency. Fifteen server infrastructures were shut down on Monday in an operation led by German police to take down LabVPN. The NCA said that the network was used by criminals connected […]

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Legal action against Facebook seeks compensation for 44 million UK users

A multibillion-pound legal claim has been launched against Facebook in the UK, which, if successful could see more than 44 million people compensated over “unfair” terms and conditions being imposed on users. Competition law expert Dr Liza Lovdahl Gormsen has launched the class-action lawsuit against Facebook’s parent firm, Meta, at the Competition Appeal Tribunal, accusing […]

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