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TikTok in trouble over use of children's data.

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TikTok in trouble over use of children's data.

One of the fastest growing social media video Apps, TikTok, is being taken to court over use of Children’s personal data. The legal challenge comes from former children’s commissioner for England, Angela Longfield, over the way TikTok collects and uses its young users’ personal data. Millions of Children both in the UK and EU are unaware of ‘giving up’ this information and could be owed thousands of pounds if the challenge is successful. TikTok, naturally, have denied the claims and will take on the fight. The alleged charges are that TikTok extract personal data, like phone numbers, location and videos...

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Poor Cyber-Security on Major Cosmetics brand

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Poor Cyber-Security on Major Cosmetics brand

Poor Cyber-Security on Major Cosmetics brand.

One of the world’s most popular beauty product brands, Avon, has been found to have a significant data breach, which was discovered on its web server through an investigation in June 2020, publicly exposing data without password protection or encryption. Anyone who processed the servers IP-address could instantly access the business’s ‘open’ database.

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LASTEST CONCERNS OVER WHATSAPP SECURITY

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LASTEST CONCERNS OVER WHATSAPP SECURITY

We all have reminders about updates on our devices, but just how important are they? -well, the answer is VERY! A classic example of this is the security concerns that have been high-lighted by India’s main cyber security agency, Cert. They have strongly requested that users of the app, WhatsApp, a messaging service, should update their older versions as soon as possible, due to an issue from a video file sent from an unknown source. This has infiltrated WhatsApp’s software and used it to install spyware on devices. Although, WhatsApp (who are owned by Facebook) have stated that they have...

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