Apple health data used in murder trial

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Health data has provided crucial evidence at a trial in Germany, in which a refugee is accused of rape and murder. Apple’s Health App accurately records steps and has been... Read More

Fresh twist in Facebook data transfer row

Fresh twist in Facebook data transfer row

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The Irish High Court has referred a case about the way Facebook transfers user data across the Atlantic to the US to the EU’s highest court. The outcome, which could... Read More

Equifax raises the impact of US data breach

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Equifax has revealed 2.5 million more Americans than previously thought may have had information compromised in a huge cyber security breach at the firm. The credit report giant said on... Read More

Deloitte hit by data breach

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Corporate finance giant Deloitte suffered a cyber-attack that compromised confidential data, including the private emails of some of its clients, the company has confirmed. Its system had been accessed via... Read More

Equifax data breach: Credit rating firm replaces key staff

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US credit report giant Equifax has replaced two senior staff after revealing last week it had suffered a massive data breach. Data on up to 143 million Americans, about 400,000... Read More

Equifax says almost 400,000 Britons hit in data breach

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Data about British people “may potentially have been accessed” during the data breach at the US credit rating firm Equifax. The UK arm of the organisation said files containing information... Read More

Georgian-era STI data shows rural-urban divide in Cheshire

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Chester’s Georgian residents were eight times more likely to have syphilis than their rural neighbours, a study of sex and disease in the period has found. About 8% of the... Read More

Chatbot offers legal help to Equifax data breach victims

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An artificially intelligent chatbot that provides free legal advice has been configured to help victims sue hacked credit report giant Equifax without a lawyer. The DoNotPay robot lawyer generates documents... Read More

AccuWeather app shared users' location data

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The AccuWeather app has been updated so it no longer shares location data of people who had opted out of revealing where they were. A security researcher found that the... Read More