Siri listens to sex acts and drug deals, according to whistleblowers

An unnamed whistleblower has revealed that Apple contractors “regularly hear confidential” conversations and activities.  The whistleblower told the Guardian, that Apple contractors regularly listen to drug deals, confidential medical information, and recordings of couples having sex, as part of their job grading the voice assistant.  The contractors are tasked with grading how Siri responds to […]

BlueTalon acquisition shows rising demands for data privacy

Data privacy and governance service, BlueTalon, has been acquired by Microsoft, reports reveal. BlueTalon, whose headquarters are in California, has established itself as a leader in helping companies to formulate policy concerning how employees can access their data. The firm also brings in enforcement of these policies throughout multiple data environments, and offers tools for […]

Appeal against government mass surveillance loses in High Court

The human rights group Liberty has failed in its legal bid to put an end to the Investigatory Powers Act. The law permits mass monitoring of connected devices to enable intelligence agencies to extend surveillance and government knowledge. But the legislation, branded the “Snoopers’ Charter” by its detractors has come under heavy criticism. Liberty has […]

Scam impersonating WhatsApp offers “free internet”

A scam on WhatsApp is offering to give away 1000GB of internet data to its victims, in order to harvest users’ clicks.  Researchers from cybersecurity firm ESET, received a message on WhatsApp, offering to give away 1000 GB of internet data to celebrate WhatsApp’s 10th anniversary.  As well as the message, the URL that came […]

Hacker detained after cyber-attack exposes over 100m US citizens

A targeted cyber-attack on Capital One has led to the theft of around 106 million individuals’ data, the company has confirmed. The victims of the theft are thought to be residents in Canada and the US. The public announcement comes after the arrest earlier this week of the hacker suspected of being behind the hit […]

Cyber-attack on Sure leads to bank details data breach

A cyber-attack on mobile phone firm Sure has led to the theft of bank details and personal data belonging to hundreds of the company’s workers. It is believed the data breach happened through a targeted phishing attack on Sure employees. Among information compromised are workers’ names, residential addresses, sort codes and account numbers, with current […]

Cyber-dissident jailed in China for allegedly divulging state secrets

A civil rights activist known as the first “cyber-dissident” in China has been sentenced to 12 years in jail by a Chinese court, reports reveal. A website named 64 Tianwang was created by Huang Qi in order to expose alleged abuses of human rights and to champion protests. The site is blocked on China’s mainland. […]

Midwest Can hit with lawsuit for allegedly violating Illinois BIPA

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Midwest Can Company LLC and Container Specialties Inc.  The plaintiff, Michael Wydra filed a class action complaint in Cook County Circuit Court, against the company for allegedly violating the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).  Wydra stated that when working as a fabricator for the defendants July […]