Cybersecurity

Zoom chief exec confirms no encryption for free version

The video communications company Zoom has said that it will offer encryption for its business and enterprise conference products, but not for free calls.

05 June 2020

UK set to alter cybersecurity framework

The UK government is looking to amend enforcement powers and mandatory breach notification thresholds associated with EU critical infrastructure cybersecurity rules.

04 June 2020

Irish enforcer bares its teeth against tech giants

Following months of criticism over its lengthy investigations, Ireland’s data protection watchdog has filed a draft decision against Twitter with European authorities – with multiple separate probes of several Facebook platforms at an advanced stage.

22 May 2020

Most data breaches expose personal information, study finds

The majority of data breaches expose personally identifiable information, according to the findings of a new Verizon report which analysed thousands of incidents.

21 May 2020

Apple hits back at “false” US attorney general claims

US attorney general William Barr made “false claims” when he criticised Apple for allegedly failing to assist the FBI’s investigation of a terrorist, a company representative told GDR.

20 May 2020

US attorney general slams Apple over decryption refusal

US attorney general William Barr has called on Apple to make its devices accessible to government agencies, after announcing that the FBI gleaned information from a terrorist by unlocking his two encrypted iPhones without the company’s assistance.

19 May 2020

Zoom faces more data litigation pressure

A San Francisco church has filed a putative class action lawsuit against Zoom over allegedly poor cybersecurity which the plaintiffs say led to congregants being exposed to child sexual abuse footage.

15 May 2020

New York stops investigation as Zoom beefs up data security

On the same day Zoom announced its acquisition of an end-to-end encryption platform, New York’s attorney general said she reached an agreement with the chat platform that required the company to improve its data privacy and security policies.

11 May 2020

Cloud giants tighten data controls

Three of the world’s biggest cloud companies have released security and privacy features prompted in part by the covid-19 pandemic.

30 April 2020

Big data weathers the economic storm

Data-driven companies have mostly outperformed the market during the economic shutdown, with cloud computing leading the way and posting modest gains thus far in 2020.

23 April 2020

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