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Revenge porn hub taken down by Dutch police raid

A notorious hub for the sharing of revenge porn called Anon-IB has been shut down by Dutch police. Three Dutch nationals have been arrested for stealing intimate images that they then shared on the site. Servers containing stolen data were seized by police as it investigated who had stolen the …

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Canada data firm AIQ may face legal action in UK

The UK’s Information Commissioner is considering legal action against Canadian data firm AggregateIQ (AIQ). It follows testimony from co-founder Jeff Silvester to Canadian MPs in which he claimed to be co-operating with the watchdog’s inquiry into Cambridge Analytica. In a statement, commissioner Elizabeth Denham said this was not the case. …

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Sex toy with in-built camera can be ‘easily hacked’

A wi-fi-enabled sex toy that features an in-built camera can be hacked, security researchers say. Pen Test Partners, which tested the Siime Eye vibrator, said it was “trivial” to connect to its web interface. This meant attackers could access intimate videos recorded by the device, as well as control other …

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Deadline to amend UK surveillance laws

High Court judges have given the UK government six months to revise parts of its Investigatory Powers Act. Rules governing the British surveillance system must be changed quickly because they are “incompatible” with European laws, said judges. The government has been given a deadline of 1 November this year to …

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Sinclair Spectrum designer Rick Dickinson dies in US

Rick Dickinson, the designer of Sinclair computers, has died in the US while receiving treatment for cancer. The British designer, thought to be in his 60s, worked in-house for Sinclair Research and oversaw the creation of its home computers in the 1980s. He was responsible for the boxy look of …

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Tech Tent: the technology of pleasure

When it comes to sex tech, the gadgets that grab the headlines tend to be the sex robots, with their exaggeratedly feminine shapes and artificially intelligent responses to desire. But the market extends beyond these devices, and one British firm is seeking to challenge the stereotype. Stephanie Alys, co-founder of …

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How to handle the flood of GDPR privacy updates

Many app users’ inboxes are bulging with requests to review new terms of service and privacy conditions. And it is no coincidence that so many developers have revamped their small print at the same time. In just under a month, the EU will introduce a new privacy law that gives …

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Tech Tent: Questions for Zuckerberg and Cambridge

It was a two-day interrogation with dozens of questions – some of them acute, some of them rambling, a few quite bizarre. On the Tech Tent podcast this week, we zero in on what Mark Zuckerberg failed to answer during his US congressional appearances, about just how much data Facebook …

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Facebook ‘too slow to deal with hack’, says singer

A musician whose Facebook account was hijacked has urged the company to make it easier for people to recover control of their social media pages. Country and gospel singer Philippa Hanna said Facebook was difficult to contact and took several days to act. The attacker changed her contact details and …

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