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GLOBAL

Fantastic (ethical) hackers and where to find them

Data breaches and cyberattacks are unignorably on the rise and hackers are becoming increasingly sophisticated...

By Simon McCullough 26 Apr 2019

GLOBAL

There's a massive cybersecurity job gap - we should fill it by employing hackers

Cybersecurity incidents are gaining an increasingly high profile. In the past, these incidents may have been perceived primarily as a somewhat distant issue for organisations such as banks to deal with...

By John McAlaney and Helen Thackray 24 Apr 2019

FRANCE

European privacy watchdogs probe Facebook; EU wants to 'finalise' Google market abuse probe

PARIS, FRANCE: European data protection authorities have joined forces to probe Facebook's privacy controls, a French watchdog said on Thursday, putting the popular US social media giant under fresh pressure...

17 Apr 2015

GERMANY

BlackBerry gets OK to buy encryptors of Merkel's mobile

BERLIN, GERMANY: Germany said on Friday it had approved Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry's purchase of data encryption firm Secusmart, whose customers include Chancellor Angela Merkel...

3 Dec 2014

GERMANY

German papers ridicule Oettinger for comments

BERLIN, GERMANY: German newspapers have ridiculed incoming EU Digital Commissioner Guenther Oettinger after he blamed "stupid" celebrities for having their private nude pictures hacked and spread online.

1 Oct 2014

GERMANY

Germany weighs how to hit back in US spying row

BERLIN, GERMANY: Germany debated retaliatory measures against the United States on Tuesday after reports of an alleged double agent stoked still smouldering public anger over the NSA scandal.

9 Jul 2014

GERMANY

Germany says 16m email accounts compromised

BERLIN, GERMANY: German authorities said the digital identities of 16m online users had been stolen, compromising their email accounts, linked social media and other services.

23 Jan 2014