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Apple says iCloud China data migration notice sent to some users in error

Apple says that an email sent to users with Apple IDs with locations not set to China that their iCloud data was being moved to a Chinese company’s servers was done so accidentally. The Cupertino tech giant had announced Wednesday that next month it will begin the process of moving Chinese users’ iCloud data to servers hosted in China by ...

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Apple’s China iCloud data migration sweeps up international user accounts

Apple’s plan to migrate China-based iCloud user accounts to a local host on Chinese soil is already running into controversy after the iPhone-maker included accounts registered overseas in the data. China-based users were informed of the upcoming migration yesterday, which Apple said “will allow us improve the speed and reliability of our iCloud services products while also complying with newly passed ...

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New US customs guidelines limit agents from accessing remote data on electronic devices

In response to a nearly 60 percent spike in searches of electronic devices, customs agents are now prohibited from accessing information that is not stored on the device itself, such as cloud data. US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) issued a new policy directive on Friday that creates a distinction between “basic” and “advanced” searches of electronic devices. A basic ...

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250,000 staffers, suspects and witnesses affected by DHS data breach

Published time: 4 Jan, 2018 23:05 A data breach at the Department of Homeland Security has resulted in the personal details of nearly a quarter of a million former and current employees being stolen, as well as an unspecified number of suspects and witnesses’. The breach, which affected the DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) Case Management System, saw the ...

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Billion people at risk? Indian citizen’s ID data selling for $8

India’s government has denied reports in a newspaper that its personal ID database, one of the biggest in the world, has been compromised by hackers selling access for as little as $ 8. The Tribune, which is based in Chandigarh, reported that one of its correspondents was able to buy a login ID and password for the Aadhaar system via ...

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Serious data errors lead to invasive investigations into innocent people, report finds

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 08:34 Serious data errors have led to invasive investigations into innocent people over serious sex offences and murder, a report has revealed. In one case, children were separated from their parents after police got the address wrong. The errors were revealed in a report by the Interception of Communications Commissioner, Sir Stanley Burnton, who said ...

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France puts Facebook on notice over WhatsApp data transfers

Facebook and WhatsApp have been issued with formal notices by France’s data protection watchdog warning that data transfers being carried out for ‘business intelligence’ purposes currently lack a legal basis — and consequently that Facebook Inc, WhatsApp’s owner, has violated the French Data Protection Act. WhatsApp has been given a month to remedy the situation or could face additional investigation ...

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Government requests for Facebook user data continue to increase worldwide

Facebook continues to see increased requests for user data from governments worldwide, according to its latest transparency report. The social network first introduced the reports, which give raw figures on data requests and data granted, in 2013 to help increase visibility on government behavior. Facebook is limited on what information it can share, but sheer numbers show requests hit 78,890 ...

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Keyboard app security gaffe exposes 31mn users’ data including passwords, web searches

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 04:38 More than 31 million users of a popular virtual keyboard app AI.type, have had their private data exposed online, including email addresses, passwords, dates of birth and details from Google accounts, as well as actual text entered using the keyboard. AI.type is an onscreen keyboard with 40 million users. It has a free and ...

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ICE cracks down on immigrants far from border, new data reveals

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 23:53 President Donald Trump made building a wall on the southern US border the centerpiece of his election campaign. But new data shows border detentions are at the lowest level in several decades. “Build that wall” was a common chant at rallies in support of Trump, but border crossings are decreasing and US Border Patrol ...

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