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Call for smart home devices to bake in privacy safeguards for kids – TechCrunch

A new research report has raised concerns about how in-home smart devices such as AI virtual voice assistants, smart appliances, and security and monitoring technologies could be gathering and sharing children’s data. It calls for new privacy measures to safeguard kids and make sure age appropriate...

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SessionM customer loyalty data aggregator snags $23.8 M investment – TechCrunch

SessionM announced a $23.8 million Series E investment led by Salesforce Ventures. A bushel of existing investors including Causeway Media Partners, CRV, General Atlantic, Highland Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers also contributed to the round. The company has now raised over $97 million. At...

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EU parliament calls for Privacy Shield to be pulled until US complies – TechCrunch

The European Parliament has been making its presence felt today. As well as reopening democratic debate around a controversial digital copyright reform proposal by voting against it being fast-tracked, MEPs have adopted a resolution calling for the suspension of the EU-US Privacy Shield. The parliamentarians’ view...

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AI spots legal problems with tech T&Cs in GDPR research project – TechCrunch

Technology is the proverbial double-edged sword. And an experimental European research project is ensuring this axiom cuts very close to the industry’s bone indeed by applying machine learning technology to critically sift big tech’s privacy policies — to see whether AI can automatically identify violations...

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Bank says Ticketmaster knew of breach months before taking action – TechCrunch

Ticketmaster UK announced on its site yesterday that it identified malicious malware on June 23rd that had affected nearly five percent of their customers, allowing an unknown third-party access to customers’ names, email addresses, telephone numbers, payment details and login information between February 2017 and...

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Study calls out ‘dark patterns’ in Facebook and Google that push users towards less privacy – TechCrunch

More scrutiny than ever is in place on the tech industry, and while high-profile cases like Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance in front of lawmakers garner headlines, there are subtler forces at work. This study from a Norway watchdog group eloquently and painstakingly describes the ways that...

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Dixons Carphone discloses data breach affecting 5.9M payment cards, 105k of which were compromised – TechCrunch

European electronics and telecoms retailer Dixons Carphone has revealed a hack of its systems in which the intruder/s attempted to compromise 5.9 million payment cards. In a statement put out today it says a review of its systems and data unearthed the data breach. It also confirms...

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