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Google Assistant Data Breach Faces Review by Irish Privacy Watchdog

Google faces a possible investigation by Irish data privacy regulators related to reports that contractors had been able to listen to audio of users of its digital assistant technology. The Irish Data Protection Commission received a breach notification from the company late Thursday, said Graham Doyle, the agency’s spokesman. Google ...

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Microsoft Opens First European Store in London’s West End

Microsoft will open its first European retail store in London on Thursday, showcasing technology ranging from Xbox games and Surface tablets to augmented reality and LinkedIn masterclasses. Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela said the US software group had secured a prime position in Oxford Circus, central London, where its three-floor flagship ...

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New Ransomware Found Exploiting Former Windows Zero-Day Flaw

Photo Credit: Kaspersky Geographic spread of Sodin ransomware from April to June 2019 Researchers at cybersecurity firm Kaspersky have uncovered new encryption ransomware named Sodin (Sodinokibi or REvil) that exploits a recently discovered Windows vulnerability to get elevated privileges in an infected system. The ransomware takes advantage of the architecture ...

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Wikipedia Co-Founder Slams Zuckerberg, Calls Internet ‘Appalling’

Photo Credit: Twitter/ Larry Sanger Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger has demanded “a decentralised Internet” Joining the chorus against social media giants and their growing power, Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger has slammed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and micro-blogging platform Twitter. In an interview with CNBC, Sanger who co-founded Wikipedia in 2001 ...

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