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UK government bolsters facial recognition efforts, prompting backlash from privacy advocates

Despite its disastrous implementation throughout this year, the UK government and Metropolitan Police have set in motion plans to expand their efforts with real-time facial recognition in order to catch criminals. This has prompted concern from non-profit privacy advocate, Big Brother Watch, which is now crowdfunding in order to combat …

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Flightradar24 has suffered a data breach

Flightradar24 is a very specialised service that offers tracking of every single commercial flight taking place 24/7. Flightradar24 is free, but there is a freemium model that adds some extra features, and it was discovered today that the service had suffered a data breach for some of those subscribers. Flightradar24’s …

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Apple lifts two-month ban on iOS Telegram updates

In April, Russia imposed an official ban on the messaging app, Telegram. Russia ordered Apple to remove the app from the App Store, and since the order, Telegram updates on iOS were banned worldwide. Now finally, two months later, that ban has been lifted. Pavel Durov, CEO of Telegram, revealed …

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