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UK

Going cashless: Norway’s digital currency project raises privacy

The small Nordic country of Norway may not be particularly notable on the global crypto map. With its 22 blockchain solution providers, the nation doesn’t stand out even at the regional level.  However, as the race to test and implement central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) accelerates every day, the Scandinavian nation is taking an active […]

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Business

The benefits and risks of personal medical monitoring on the

A blood glucose control system with the help of a smartphone and a meter that is fixed to the skin. Ute Grabowsky | Photothek | Getty Images The internet of things to remote monitor and manage common health issues has been growing steadily, led by diabetes patients. About one out of every 10 Americans, or […]

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US

Data privacy concerns will be amplified by the metaverse

Credit: Golden Dayz Shutterstock Growing public awareness of data privacy issues has pressured countries to introduce more stringent privacy laws. However, in the future, emerging technologies such as the metaverse, virtual reality (VR), and augmented reality (AR) will make the enforcement of data privacy regulations more challenging. A history of data privacy regulation At its […]

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Health

COULTER: There’s a 0.00002% chance you’ve got the wrong man

The use of DNA to arrest Bryan Kohberger for the murder of four college students in Idaho reminds me that it’s time to bring the death penalty back in a big way. Notwithstanding the absence of a single example, the possibility of executing the “wrong man” has been the left’s main line against the death […]

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Science

‘Irish Giant’ Finally Finds Some Privacy 200 Years After

After more than 200 years of being on public display, the 7-foot, 7-inch (2.31-meter) tall skeleton of ‘Irish giant’ Charles Byrne is being removed as an exhibit from the Hunterian Museum in London. Byrne had an undiagnosed benign tumor of the pituitary gland, causing an abundance of the body’s growth hormone and gigantism. The showcasing […]

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US

In the metaverse, no one can hear you scream – with this privacy

We’re at CES 2023 in Las Vegas, and now that VR is approaching the mainstream we’re seeing tons of accessories to help players have fun in the so-called ‘metaverse’. Shiftall is a VR accessory and device maker that has solved some interesting problems for users who want to spend serious time in virtual reality, such […]

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Business

Privacy and crypto will likely lead tech policy under split

After what started as a hopeful year for tech policy, the 117th Congress is about to close out its term with many key efforts tabled. Despite bipartisan support for antitrust reform targeting digital tech giants, a digital privacy framework and new guardrails for kids on the internet, lawmakers headed home without passing the hallmark bills […]

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Gaming

Google is making its internal video-blurring privacy tool open

Google has announced that two of its latest privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs), including one that blurs objects in a video, will be provided to anyone for free via open source. The new tools are part of Google’s Protected Computing initiative designed to transform “how, when and where data is processed to technically ensure its privacy and […]

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US

Susie Batt, Crypto Ecosystem Lead at Opera, on Privacy, Security

In an exclusive interview with cryptonews.com, Susie Batt, Crypto Ecosystem Lead at Opera, talks about landing your dream job and why security & privacy are paramount to exploring Web3. About Susie Batt Susie Batt is the Crypto Ecosystem Lead at Opera, a web browser with a built-in and free VPN, ad blocker and crypto wallet. […]

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Technology

A Roomba recorded a woman on the toilet. How did screenshots end

Brookman explains that the legal barriers companies must clear to collect data directly from consumers are fairly low. The FTC, or state attorneys general, may step in if there are either “unfair” or “deceptive” practices, he notes, but these are narrowly defined: unless a privacy policy specifically says “Hey, we’re not going to let contractors […]