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UK: NHS breaks up £400mn data contract in response to privacy concerns, ...
... but US data analytics giant Palantir is still set to bid for the most lucrative element of the contract with a value of £360mn.

A Moscow court has fined the messenger service Threema €14,200 (CHF14,363) for refusing to share user data with Russian authorities under a domestic anti-terror law.

I saw yesterday someone who had to select the pictures in which he appeared from a captcha. One of the pictures seemed to be from another person where he appeared looking outside his house's window. But now I don't know where I saw it.

Just Delete Me - website and browser addon
Another awesome website to help bring your privacy at higher level. Browser extension can show you how easy is to delete account on site you watch, and if you click on it it will provide you directly to that option.

Google exposes Android vulnerability affecting Mali GPUs
Affected devices include Pixel, Samsung, Xiaomi, Oppo and others.

Epic System is one of the leading electronic health record (EHR) vendors in the United States with a database of medical records from over 250 healthcare organizations. According to Johns Hopkins, roughly half of the American population’s medical records are in some kind of Epic system.





Third-party data brokers give police warrantless access to 250 million devices.

Awesome website with browser extension which can help you with understand what site you watch can do with your data.

"We are being controlled. I don’t like making political statements. We are here to play football, and if we can’t even do that because we are making a statement and just saying normal things, like ‘no to discrimination’ or ‘no to racism’, and you cannot say that, then hey, then what?”

Services such as H&R Block, TaxAct, and TaxSlayer have been quietly transmitting sensitive financial information to Facebook when Americans file their taxes online, The Markup says.

A Q&A with Gus Hosein, director of Privacy International, just how advanced the technology is.



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