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Judges throw out spyware maker’s bid to derail legal case filed by WhatsApp

The US Supreme Court has rejected an Israeli spyware maker’s bid to derail a high-profile legal case filed by the WhatsApp messaging service. The justices left in place lower court rulings against the Israeli firm, NSO Group. WhatsApp claims NSO targeted 1,400 users of the encrypted messaging service with highly sophisticated spyware. WhatsApp’s parent Facebook, […]

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EU court: Google must delete inaccurate search information if asked

Google has to delete search results about people in Europe if they can prove the information is clearly wrong, the European Union’s top court said. The European Court of Justice ruled search engines must “dereference information” if the person making the request can demonstrate the material is “manifestly inaccurate”. People in Europe have the right […]

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Toll of cyber-crime on businesses revealed in new research

Two in five manufacturers have been a victim of cyber-crime over the last 12 months according to new research. One in five of 150 companies surveyed by manufacturers organisation Make UK reported substantial financial loss as the result of an attack, ranging from £50,000 to £250,000. Virtually all respondents said cyber security measures were necessary […]

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Google appeals against huge Android anti-trust fine to EU’s top court

Google is challenging a record European Union anti-trust fine that took aim at the Android operating system’s role in restricting mobile competition and consumer choice. The company said on Thursday that it filed the appeal against the 4.125 billion euro (£3.5 billion) penalty “because there are areas that require legal clarification from the European Court […]

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Tech firms ‘not interested’ in protecting users from scam ads, Martin Lewis says

Martin Lewis has accused tech firms of being “not interested in funding the victims of scams” despite being “culpable parties” in fraudulent adverts appearing online. The consumer champion also accused the UK Government of “abrogating responsibility” in recent years because of delays in legislation to combat scam ads. Giving evidence to the Digital, Culture, Media […]

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Google reaches £333m settlement with 40 US states over location tracking

Google has agreed to a 391.5 million US dollar (£333 million) settlement with 40 states in connection with an investigation into how the company tracked users’ locations, state attorneys general announced. They called it the largest multi-state privacy settlement in US history. The investigation by the states, which officials said was spurred by a 2018 […]

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