- 24 July 2019, 08:00 in News

Flaw in Facebook’s Messenger Kids app let unapproved strangers enter chats

A design flaw in the kids app for under-13s has allowed unauthorised users to be part of group chats.

Launched in 2017, Messenger Kids was made for children to interact with one another once a parent (or guardian) approves the friendship.

However a design flaw in the app has made it possible for unapproved users to be part of group chats and interact with the young users.

On a normal one-on-one chat, conversations...

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- 20 November 2019, 14:52 in Data

How Data is Becoming the Lynchpin at the Very Heart of Businesses

According to Gartner, transforming into a digital business is the number one priority for most...

- 23 July 2019, 07:57 in News

Almost a third of EU firms still not GDPR compliant

A new report by accounting company RSM announced that almost one in three European businesses...


- 19 July 2019, 09:00 in News

FaceApp privacy should be investigated by FBI, US Senator says

A politician in the US has asked FBI to look into the data privacy credentials of FaceApp, a popular new smartphone programme that alters...

- 17 July 2019, 09:00 in News

The Great Hack documentary arrives on Netflix this month

This summer sees the arrival of The Great Hack, a documentary exploring the Facebook / Cambridge Analytica scandal and how it lifts the mask on the...

- 16 July 2019, 08:10 in News

Irish privacy watchdog may launch another Google investigation

Google may have to face further investigations by the Irish Data Protection Commission after reports of contractors being able to hear users’...

- 15 July 2019, 09:30 in News

Cambridge Analytica: FTC to fine Facebook $5bn

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved a record $5 billion settlement with Facebook following an investigation into allegations of data...

- 12 July 2019, 08:15 in News

AI fraud detection set to triple by 2021

In a new study from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), it is predicted by 2021 that the use of AI fraud detection will triple. In...

- 14 June 2019, 10:00 in News

Riot Games must give up pay information

Data privacy regulators in the US are opening legal proceedings within a broader probe into allegations of gender bias at American computer games...

- 13 June 2019, 11:30 in News

Data breach fine for Singapore's Grab app

Singapore-based tech firm, Grab, has received a $16,000 fine from the city-state’s government after a data breach that saw GrabCar...

- 12 June 2019, 10:16 in News

Radiohead hack prompts band to release archived music

Radiohead lead singer, Thom Yorke has said that the sale of the 18 hours’ worth of music will go to charity. The decision to release the music,...

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