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GDPR: Your data protection questions answered

GDPR is a new data protection law which comes into force in the UK in May. BBC Radio 5 live presenters Sean Farrington and Rachel Burden put listener’s questions on GDPR to Deputy Information Commissioner Steve Wood. It will change how companies and individuals collect, store and share data. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/43921814

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IS web media targeted in EU-led attack

Image copyright Screen grabImage caption IS has broadcast slick propaganda videos globally The EU police agency Europol says an international operation has struck a major blow against the internet propaganda of the Islamic State group. Cyber specialists in various European countries, Canada and the US targeted online sites including the Amaq News Agency, seen as […]

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How to handle the flood of GDPR privacy updates

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the flood of new privacy policies Many app users’ inboxes are bulging with requests to review new terms of service and privacy conditions. And it is no coincidence that so many developers have revamped their small print at the same time. In just […]

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Canada data firm AIQ may face legal action in UK

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Facebook claims AIQ spent $2m (£1.43m) during the Brexit referendum The UK’s Information Commissioner is considering legal action against Canadian data firm AggregateIQ (AIQ). It follows testimony from co-founder Jeff Silvester to Canadian MPs in which he claimed to be co-operating with the watchdog’s inquiry into Cambridge Analytica. In a […]

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Revenge porn hub taken down by Dutch police raid

Image copyright Dutch policeImage caption Visitors to the Anon-IB forum were greeted by a page announcing it had been seized A notorious hub for the sharing of revenge porn called Anon-IB has been shut down by Dutch police. Three Dutch nationals have been arrested for stealing intimate images that they then shared on the site. […]

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Nintendo Switch fuels strong rise in profits

Image copyright Nintendo Japanese games giant Nintendo reported annual profits of $1.28bn, a 36% rise, due to the continuing popularity of its Switch gaming console. The profits are ahead of Nintendo’s own guidance, which has been repeatedly revised higher on better trading news. The company has appointed a new president, 46-year old Shuntaro Furukawa. He […]

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Snapchat releases new Spectacles 2.0

Almost a year-and-a-half after the first version’s launch, Snapchat has unveiled Spectacles 2.0. The camera-enabled eyewear have new features, new colours, and a new price. The BBC’s North American technology reporter Dave Lee visited the tech firm’s Los Angeles headquarters for a look. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43893863

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Canada developing quantum radar to detect stealth aircraft

Image copyright University of WaterlooImage caption Canada is investing $2.7m to develop technology to detect stealth aircraft Canada has invested $2.7m (£1.93m) into developing quantum radar – a new technology that would greatly improve the detection of stealth aircraft. The technology is being developed by the University of Waterloo to replace existing Arctic radar stations. […]