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  • Google misled consumers over location data settings, Australia court finds
    by Natasha Lomas on April 16, 2021 at 12:16 pm

    Google’s historical collection of location data has got it into hot water in Australia where a case brought by the country’s Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has led to a federal court ruling that the tech giant misled consumers by operating a confusing dual-layer of location settings in what the regulator describes as a “world-first

  • 1Doc3, a Colombian telemedicine startup, raises $3 million
    by Marcella McCarthy on April 16, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    The pandemic has made telemedicine video visits in the U.S. almost commonplace, but in Latin America, where broadband isn’t widely available, 1Doc3 is using text and chat to provide access to care. Today, the Colombia-based company announced a $3 million pre-Series A led by MatterScale Ventures and Kayyak Ventures. “I’m on a nice MacBook for

  • Medtronic partners with cybersecurity startup Sternum to protect its pacemakers from hackers
    by Marcella McCarthy on April 16, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    If you think cyberattacks are scary, what if those attacks were directed at your cardiac pacemaker? Medtronic, a medical device company, has been in hot water over the last couple of years because its pacemakers were getting hacked through their internet-based software updating systems. But in a new partnership with Sternum, an IoT cybersecurity startup

  • Facebook faces ‘mass action’ lawsuit in Europe over 2019 breach
    by Natasha Lomas on April 16, 2021 at 10:43 am

    Facebook is to be sued in Europe over the major leak of user data that dates back to 2019 but which only came to light recently after information on 533M+ accounts was found posted for free download on a hacker forum. Today Digital Rights Ireland (DRI) announced it’s commencing a “mass action” to sue Facebook, citing

  • Pakistan temporarily blocks social media
    by Manish Singh on April 16, 2021 at 8:45 am

    Pakistan has temporarily blocked several social media services in the South Asian nation, according to users and a government-issued notice reviewed by TechCrunch. In an order titled “Complete Blocking of Social Media Platforms,” the Pakistani government ordered Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to block social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, and Telegram from 11am to

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