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BoF: ‘European Commission wants to get rid of encryption’

If it is up to the European Commission, companies must do everything possible and impossible to monitor internet users. This means, among other...

BoF sees nothing in European Commission bill against child pornography

Bits of Freedom is not in favour of the child sexual exploitation bill that the European Commission is likely to announce this...

DTC positive about new standard for reporting vulnerabilities

The Digital Trust Center (DTC) is in favour of designating the Security.txt protocol as the new standard for reporting security vulnerabilities. According...

Google sees an increase in cyber attacks in Eastern Europe

Google sees an increase in cyber attacks in Eastern Europe Eastern European countries are increasingly affected by cyber attacks. State hackers from Russia and China, among...

Grindr sold user data to ad networks for years

Between 2017 and 2020, Grindr sold user location data to advertisers, among other things. In some cases, this made it possible to trace the identity...

NAM wrongly shared personal data with the ministry

At the end of 2020, the Dutch Petroleum Company (NAM) incorrectly shared the names and address details of residents with the Ministry of Economic...

European Court: ‘Upload filter not in violation of fundamental rights’

Tech companies that check content before it appears online are allowed to continue to do so. This so-called upload filter does not violate the freedom...

NCSC: ‘Passwords most insecure form of authentication’

To access an account or profile, we almost always rely on a combination of username and password. However, it is the most insecure form of...