Facebook denied a stay to Schrems II privacy referral

Facebook’s attempt to block a series of legal questions relating to a long-running EU privacy case from being referred to Europe’s top court has been throw out by Ireland’s...

Google accused of using GDPR to impose unfair terms on publishers

A group of European and international publishers have accused Google of using an incoming update to the European Union’s data protection framework to try to push “draconian” new...

Privacy Shield now facing questions via legal challenge to Facebook data flows

The Irish High Court has referred for a second time a legal challenge to Facebook’s EU-US data transfers to Europe’s top court, seeking a preliminary ruling on a series...

A peace plan to end the wireless wars

Boris Teksler Contributor Boris Teksler is the former licensing chief at Apple and current chief executive of the patent licensing company Conversant IP. Joseph Siino is the former intellectual property chief...

European court rules employees must be warned if comms are monitored

In a landmark judgement concerning privacy in the workplace, the grand chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that companies must...

Phone fraud detection service Next Caller raises $5 million

Fraud detection is a huge problem for retailers and the banking industry. But as companies fortify their defenses against fraudsters, the criminal element finds new...

UK to criminalize re-identifying anonymized personal data

A major update to the UK’s data protection rules will place new requirements and responsibilities on companies that process users’ personal data, including by making...

I, Alexa: Should we give artificial intelligence human rights?

Just a few decades ago, the idea of rights for AI agents would have been pure science fiction fantasy. Today, with artificial intelligence playing a bigger impact on our lives...

An open letter to everyone who uses the internet

The free and open internet as we know it is at risk. Tomorrow, the...

UK parliament rubberstamps mass surveillance law

A controversial shoring up and expansion of state surveillance powers in the UK has been agreed by both houses of parliament, clearing the way for the formality of...

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How to Replace a Lost or Broken AirPod or AirPod Charging...

When Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 earlier this year, many eager onlookers were more than dubious about the conspicuously missing headphone jack. Instead of...