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Dark Web Market Price Index - 2019 (US Edition)

The 2019 update to the US edition of our research into the illegal trade of stolen personal data on the dark web.

Simon Migliano
By Simon Migliano20 Feb 2019  ·  10 mins read
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Mergers Off? Tech Companies Could Get Too Much Data

If company A has certain information on you and company B has different information, should they be allowed to merge?

Jennifer Baker
By Jennifer Baker19 Feb 2019  ·  10 mins read
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Dark Web Market Price Index - 2019 (UK Edition)

The 2019 update to the UK edition of our research into the illegal trade of stolen personal data on the dark web.

Simon Migliano
By Simon Migliano19 Feb 2019  ·  10 mins read
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Will Companies Pay People Back for Data Breaches?

Class action lawsuits against Facebook, British Airways and other firms for violating GDPR could result in payouts to consumers.

Kate O'Flaherty
By Kate O'Flaherty6 Feb 2019  ·  8 mins read
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Can Facebook Be Better?

Data breaches and political hijacking have become routine side-effects of Facebook. In a post-GDPR world, is the social giant trying to make changes?

Kelly Fiveash
By Kelly Fiveash4 Feb 2019  ·  11 mins read
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Free VPN Risk Index: Android

We tested the 150 most popular free VPN apps in the Google Play store and found significant privacy and performance issues, including DNS leaks and intrusive permissions.

Simon Migliano
By Simon Migliano1 Feb 2019  ·  30 mins read
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What's Your Bank Doing With Your Voice?

Major UK banks are authenticating customers via their voices - but not all banks have gotten the GDPR memo about how to ask for consent.

Kate O'Flaherty
By Kate O'Flaherty28 Jan 2019  ·  10 mins read
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Android Apps Systematically Overshare Your Data

Do you know what your apps say about you and, most importantly, who they are telling it to?

Davey Winder
By Davey Winder21 Jan 2019  ·  10 mins read
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The Cookie Crumbles: How We’re Manipulated into Giving Consent

Many sites employ design and wording tactics to push users towards consenting to share their data.

Jennifer Baker
By Jennifer Baker9 Jan 2019  ·  10 mins read
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Was 2018 a Turning Point for Privacy?

From Facebook scandals to major corporate breaches, 2018 may have been a watershed year for digital privacy.

Natasha Stokes
By Natasha Stokes21 Dec 2018  ·  6 mins read