Marriott slapped with £18.4m ICO fine for data breach

A cyber-attack on Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide in 2014 is estimated by Marriott to have left the records of 339m worldwide guests vulnerable


Google introduces new privacy and security controls

Google has kicked off Cyber Security Awareness Month by giving users more control over their privacy in Maps, YouTube, and Assistant


Google, Microsoft, Alibaba help found data protection consortium

Industry heavyweights Alibaba, Arm, Baidu, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Red Hat, Swisscom, and Tencent have linked up with The Linux Foundation to form a consortium where members will collaborate on


UK businesses are still falling way short on GDPR compliance: report

We’re just a day short of the one-year anniversary of GDPR and still the majority of UK businesses are in breach of the rules set out in the European Union


Hundreds of millions of Facebook passwords were left exposed to staff

The passwords of hundreds of millions of Facebook users were left freely accessible to thousands of Facebook employees after being stored in plain text. According to the social network, it


Huawei opens European cyber security centre

Huawei deputy chairman Ken Hu opens centre Controversial telecoms equipment maker Huawei has opened up a centre dedicated to cyber security in Europe, as it looks to prove to the


Blackberry completes $1.4bn purchase of AI firm Cylance

Blackberry has completed its $1.4bn (£1.1bn) acquisition of artificial intelligence and cybersecurity firm Cylance after previously announcing that it would be acquiring the company in November. The Canadian enterprise software


New York leadership has launched an investigation into the FaceTime bug

New York state attorney general Letitia James and New York governor Andrew Cuomo have launched an official investigation into Apple’s slow response to its recent FaceTime bug. The bug, which


FaceTime bug lets callers access iPhone mic and camera without recipient picking up

Apple is scrambling to fix a pair of bugs in FaceTime which allows callers to access the microphone and front camera of the person they are calling – without that


WorkJam acquires Peerio for enhanced digital security

WorkJam, a  digital workplace solutions provider, has announced the acquisition of Peerio Technologies, which creates employee communication software for encrypted file sharing and messaging between employees. By merging the two

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