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Security scanners across Europe tied to China govt, military

Jan. 20, 2022 04:08 AM EST

At some of the world’s most sensitive spots, authorities have installed security screening devices made by a single Chinese company with deep ties to China’s military and the highest levels of the ruling Communist Party. The World Economic Forum in Davos. Europe’s largest...

Security scanners across Europe tied to China govt, military

Jan. 20, 2022 03:08 AM EST

At some of the world’s most sensitive spots, authorities have installed security screening devices made by a single Chinese company with deep ties to China’s military and the highest levels of the ruling Communist Party. The World Economic Forum in Davos. Europe’s largest...

Report: Chinese Olympic app has serious security flaws

Jan. 18, 2022 20:52 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A smartphone app that's expected to be widely used by athletes and others attending next month’s Winter Games in Beijing has glaring security problems that could expose sensitive data to interception, according to a report published Tuesday. Citizen Lab, an...

Europol ordered to delete data not linked with crime

Jan. 10, 2022 13:27 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union crime agency has been ordered by the 27-nation bloc’s data protection watchdog to erase information related to individuals with no proven link to crime. The European Data Protection Supervisor said Monday that Europol was notified of the order...

France fines Google, Facebook millions over tracking consent

Jan. 06, 2022 07:59 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — French regulators on Thursday fined Google and Facebook a total of more than 200 million euros ($226 million) for not making it as easy for people to opt out of online tracking as it is for them to accept it. The CNIL data privacy watchdog said its investigations...

Branstad to head Iowa-based US-China business advisory firm

Dec. 21, 2021 18:20 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Terry Branstad, Iowa's former governor and the former U.S. ambassador to China, has formed a company to consult with business leaders and investors on how to conduct business between the U.S. and China. Branstad will form the Branstad Churchill Group with...

Rhode Island man pleads guilty to pandemic relief fraud

Dec. 21, 2021 10:44 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has pleaded guilty to his role in a conspiracy to file fraudulent applications for COVID-19 unemployment relief funds in multiple states using stolen Social Security numbers and other personal information, federal prosecutors said. ...

Telehealth helps in pandemic, concerns linger: AP-NORC poll

Dec. 15, 2021 14:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most older Americans have had to use telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic and many were comfortable with it, but a new poll finds persistent concerns about issues like technology, the quality of care and patient privacy. Comfort levels with remote care can vary...

Norway fines dating app Grindr $7.16M over privacy breach

Dec. 15, 2021 09:51 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway’s data privacy watchdog on Wednesday fined gay dating app Grindr 65 million kroner ($7.16 million) for sending sensitive personal data to hundreds of potential advertising partners without users' consent — a breach of strict European Union privacy rules. ...

WhatsApp pushes privacy update to comply with Irish ruling

Nov. 21, 2021 19:11 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — WhatsApp is adding more details to its privacy policy and flagging that information for European users, after Irish regulators slapped the chat service with a record fine for breaching strict EU data privacy rules. Starting Monday, WhatsApp's privacy...