RCMP use of spyware warrants update to Canada’s privacy laws, MPs say

Canada should update its privacy laws in the wake of revelations that the country’s national police force uses spyware to hack mobile devices, a parliamentary committee says. The House of Commons ethics committee is recommending the federal government require privacy Read More …

Russia-based Pushwoosh tricks US Army and others into running its code – for a while

US government agencies including the Army and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pulled apps running Pushwoosh code after learning the software company – which presents itself as American – is actually Russian, according to Reuters. Pushwoosh is a software Read More …

British government is scanning all Internet devices hosted in UK

The United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the government agency that leads the country’s cyber security mission, is now scanning all Internet-exposed devices hosted in the UK for vulnerabilities. The goal is to assess UK’s vulnerability to cyber-attacks and Read More …

Oops, web trackers may have leaked 3 million patients’ info

A hospital network in Wisconsin and Illinois fears visitor tracking code on its websites may have transmitted personal information on as many as 3 million patients to Meta, Google, and other third parties. Advocate Aurora Health (AAH) reported the potential Read More …

From today, America and UK follow new rules on how they can demand your data from each other

The Data Access Agreement (DAA), by which the US and UK have agreed how one country can respond to lawful data demands from police and investigators in the other, took effect on Monday. The DAA (aka the Access to Electronic Read More …

Chinese ride-sharing operator Didi slapped with $1.1B fine for breaching China data security laws

Didi Global has been fined 8 billion yuan ($1.18 billion) for breaching China’s cybersecurity and data security laws. The Chinese ride-sharing operator is accused of 16 illegal practices involving the collection of passenger data. Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said Read More …