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13/05/2017 18:18

Ransomware, the weapon wielded in cyber attacks

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AFP

A software that demands a ransom was the weapon of choice used in a wave of unprecedented global cyber attacks Friday that affected 130,000 systems in more than 100 countries.

08/05/2017 07:38

«Revenge porn» on «mass scale» in Australia

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AFP

Researchers on Monday urged tougher laws to protect victims of «revenge porn» in Australia after a survey revealed abuses, including shooting and sharing intimate images without permission, on a «mass scale».

13/01/2017 17:08 Video

France, Amnesty activists demanding clemency for Snowden

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Former CIA computer technician, in prison on charges of being the deep gorge of the so-called Datagate scandal of 2013, for revealing details about mass surveillance of American citizens by the government.

19/10/2016 12:13

Online sharing a treasure trove for snoops

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AFP

They show what we like, reveal who we've been with and flag where we are going. Social networks offer windows into people's lives, and exploiting those insights is big business -- with some sounding the alarm over the ever-growing intrusion from corporations and governments alike.

31/03/2016 16:13

Wearable tech takes aim at health care costs

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AFP

Stroll around the office or neighborhood six times a day, and earn $1.50 toward your health insurance. Step up activity a bit more and bring the total to $1,400 annually.

29/03/2016 14:55

FBI hacks attacker's iPhone, drops Apple suit

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AFP

The FBI has unlocked the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terror attackers, officials said, ending a heated legal standoff with Apple that had pitted US authorities against Silicon Valley.

25/03/2016 11:25

French body fines Google over «right to be forgotten»

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AFP

France's data protection agency on Thursday fined Google 100,000 euros ($112,000) for only partially honouring requests by individuals to have information about them removed from its search engines.

23/03/2016 12:24

Apple-FBI encryption showdown postponed, for now

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AFP

The US government's decision to delay its effort to force Apple to help unlock an attacker's iPhone may only postpone the inevitable drawn-out battle over encryption and data protection.

21/03/2016 15:56

Apple, US govt to face off in court over iPhone privacy

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AFP

The US government and Apple will face off in court in a closely-watched case that couldhave wide-reaching implications on digital security and privacy.

20/03/2016 18:22

US jury awards $115 mn to wrestling star Hulk Hogan over sex tape

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AFP

A US jury ordered the news and entertainment website Gawker to pay wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan $115 million for posting online a secretly recorded video of him having sex.

20/10/2015 19:08

Irish court orders investigation into Facebook data transfers

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AFP

Ireland's High Court on Tuesday ordered the Irish data protection agency to examine whether to suspend the transfer of Facebook users' data from Europe to the United States.

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