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FBI’s email system hacked to send fake warnings

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) email systems were compromised to send out fake messages warning about cyberattacks. The emails were sent from the FBI’s email infrastructure and came from the email address of the bureau’s Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal (LEEP), carrying the subject “Urgent: Threat actor in systems.” Read More


NOYB files complaint against Grindr

Advocacy group NOYB has filed a complaint against Grindr, alleging it to be in violation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. The group has accused that the app requires individuals to submit biometric and other identifiers for obtaining personal data collected by the platform. Read More


OnlyFans sued under BIPA

OnlyFans is facing a class-action lawsuit under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), claiming that the platform uses a facial recognition program to scan the faces of content creators in Illinois for verifying their age and identity. The complaint has been filed in Cook County Circuit Court and seeks $1,000 to $5,000 per violation. Read More TikTok starts accepting claims as part of $92m settlement

TikTok parent ByteDance is accepting claims from users as part of a settlement over its misuse of users’ private data. People who have used TikTok or its predecessor, Musical.ly, before Oct. 1 may be eligible for compensation as part of the $92 million settlement. Read More


Department of Defense announces ‘responsible’ AI guidelines

The Defense Innovation Unit of the US Department of Defense has issued guidelines for “responsible artificial intelligence” that will be required to be used by third-party developers building AI systems for the military. The guidelines include steps to be followed during the planning, development, and deployment of AI systems. Read More

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