Germany bans kids’ smartwatches that can be used for eavesdropping – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch A German regulator has banned domestic sales of children’s smartwatches that have a listening function — warning that parents have been using the devices to secretly eavesdrop on teachers at their kids’ […]

UK bulk spying challenge in European Court of Human Rights – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Legal representatives of the UK government faced a raft of questions today from judges sitting in the European Court of Human Rights hearing a challenge to intelligence agencies’ bulk collection practices brought […]

Legal fight against UK state hacking seeks crowdfunds – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Privacy rights group, Privacy International, is running a crowdfunding campaign to try to raise funds to help cover its legal costs as it continues to challenge the UK government’s use of hacking […]

Is it a bird? Is it a bug? No it’s a biomimetic microdrone with flapping wings – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch UK biomimetic engineering startup Animal Dynamics is building a microdrone with wings inspired by the flapping flight of a dragonfly. The project, which started in June 2015 with a feasibility study, is being funded with £1.5 […]