UK to criminalize re-identifying anonymized personal data – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch A major update to the UK’s data protection rules will place new requirements and responsibilities on companies that process users’ personal data, including by making it easier for consumers to withdraw consent […]

YC-backed Muzmatch definitely doesn’t want to be Tinder for Muslims – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch At first glance, YC-backed Muzmatch‘s dating app might look best described as a ‘Tinder for Muslims’. But co-founders Shahzad Younas and Ryan Brodie are clear about what sets their target audience apart […]

More political headbanging on encryption threatens privacy – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch The UK’s Home Secretary has yet again cranked up the pressure on messaging giants over use of end-to-end encryption to secure communications sent via popular services like WhatsApp — implying she would […]

AI data-monopoly risks to be probed by UK parliamentarians – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch The UK’s upper house of parliament is asking for contributions to an enquiry into the socioeconomic and ethical impacts of artificial intelligence technology. Among the questions the House of Lords committee will […]

UK surveillance law still fuzzy on decryption rules for comms providers – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch A little more detail has emerged about how a key component of the controversial UK surveillance law, the Investigatory Powers Act, which was passed at the end of last year, is likely to function — after a […]

Amazon beefs up drone delivery R&D in Cambridge – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Amazon is expanding its R&D facilities in Cambridge, UK, with a plan to move into a new 60,000sq ft site in the city with capacity for more than 400 staff. Cambridge University, one of the […]

People.io data rewards app gets Telefónica co-branding push – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch London based People.io has taken its first steps outside the UK, expanding its data sharing rewards platform into Germany — where it’s launched a co-branded version of the app with carrier o2 (called o2 Get), targeting […]

Social media firms should face fines for hate speech failures, urge UK MPs – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Social media giants Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have once again been accused of taking a “laissez-faire approach” to moderating hate speech content on their platforms. This follows a stepping up of political rhetoric against […]

Harry Styles’ Debut Solo Single Sign Of The Times Is Only HALF As Popular As Zayn’s Debut! – PerezHilton.com

Shared from PerezHilton.com A big win… and a big loss. We’ve been chronicling how Harry Styles‘ new single Sign Of The Times is struggling mightily across the world, but it did debut at #1 in […]

Social media firms facing fresh political pressure after London terror attack – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Yesterday UK government ministers once again called for social media companies to do more to combat terrorism. “There should be no place for terrorists to hide,” said Home Secretary Amber Rudd, speaking on […]

UK watchdog “close” to verdict in DeepMind Health data consent probe – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch The UK’s data protection watchdog has said it’s “close” to concluding a 10-month+ investigation into consent complaints pertaining to a patient data-sharing agreement inked between Google-owned DeepMind and the Royal Free NHS Trust which […]