Hackers turn hunted in new AI-based cyber security deception tool

The University of Strathclyde has announced that researchers at its Centre for Intelligent and Dynamic Communications are working on a cyber security solution that uses AI and deception to protect network systems. Upon identifying a breach, “Lupovis” – a name derived from “lupus” (Latin for wolf) and “ovis” (sheep) – aims to convince a cyber […]

Google adds new privacy controls in Android 11 launch

A number of privacy controls featured in Google’s release of Android 11 yesterday. Chief among these is the function to allow one-time permissions, or single-use access to the microphone, camera and location permissions, rather than allowing ongoing access after permission is initially granted. In addition, Android now includes “auto-reset” permissions for apps that have remained […]

New UK statutory code to protect children’s data comes into force

Organisations providing online services and products for children are now subject to a new statutory code, the UK’s data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced today. The Age Appropriate Design Code, or Children’s Code, will particularly apply to organisations designing, developing or providing apps, social media platforms, online games, streaming services, connected toys […]

TikTok fights US ban in federal court challenge

Tiktok has gone to court to challenge Donald Trump’s executive order banning US transactions with its owner. The US administration announced the order earlier this month amid White House allegations that the company is a threat to national security. US security officials have reportedly expressed concern that the app, owned by Chinese firm ByteDance, could […]

Uber former security chief charged in connection with attempted data breach cover-up

The US Department of Justice has charged Joseph Sullivan, former chief security officer at Uber, with obstruction of justice following a data breach. Mr Sullivan allegedly tried to cover up a 2016 hack that compromised data of millions of users and drivers, federal court papers filed last week in San Francisco said. Hackers exposed details […]