Digitalization is supposed to make the world a safer place. Ever more data is being collected and ever more places are being surveilled. But at what price? Is privacy being undermined? How secure does data make us and how secure is our data?
Holochain's designers want to change the world. They say apps built on their new peer-to-peer platform could replace not just blockchain, but centralized apps like Facebook too. Is the hype justified?
Tim Cook has warned that internet users' personal data is being "weaponized" by internet giants. His solution is a US data protection law that imitates many of the EU's stringent rules.
Ireland's data protection authority has launched a probe into the Facebook security breach that affected some 50 million users. The move could see EU law — and strict fines — come to bear on the social media giant.
Google has announced it will be winding down its little-used Plus social network. The tech giant has also admitted that a bug in its social network may have exposed the personal data of some 500,000 users.
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