Why European states are slow to use mobile tracing technology during COVID-19
How far can governments go in using mobile technology during COVID
Tracing apps are playing a significant role in some countries in combating COVID-19. There is no doubt that COVID-19 has given a huge boost to some technological advances but more importantly, the virus has created a public readiness to accept them.
The COVID-19 outbreak helped destroy psychological barriers by making most people accept certain restrictions on their privacy and freedoms, which they would have never previously been willing to even consider.
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The US to give the ransomware threat same priority as terrorism
The US might give ransomware threat the same priority as terrorism. Yair Cohen explains in this live panel discussion that as US internal security services have requested powers that will allow them to handle ransomware hacking crimes in the same way that they handle terrorist activities, other crimes might now come under the same banner of terrorism.
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Calling for more online harassers to be prosecuted
Yair Cohen explains how he brings private prosecution cases against internet trolls
Speaking to BBC Scotland's Kate Adams, solicitor Yair Cohen explains the reasons for the rise in cases of internet trolling in the UK and how him and his law firm are able to assist victims of internet trolling and harassment
Never before in human history, have those in charge of carrying public information to billions of people across the planet, been left unregulated. The closest example of large scale information carriers are telephone companies and TV news stations, both of which operate under licences, which prohibit discrimination or selection of their users. Certainly not a selection, which is based on race or on political affiliation. Read more
Google found guilty on location cheating in Australia
Google found to have misled Australian users in location tracking case. The Australian Federal Court has ruled that Google misled users in the country when it comes to how it collects and uses location data.
Google was particularly crafty on this occasion as it gave users two different security settings, both of which had to be switched off in order for the location tracking to be disabled.
However, only one of the settings mentioned the word “location”. It was called “location history” whilst the other, which Google made sure was turned on by default, was called “webs and apps”.
"Who on earth would have guessed that “webs and apps” setting had anything to do with the location tracking", asks lawyer Yair Cohen.