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Top News: US warns of log4j flaw, Clearview AI to stop use of facial recognition, and more

US and Australia enter CLOUD Act agreement

The US and Australia entered into the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act to facilitate data sharing among law enforcement agencies. The agreement will allow law enforcement from both the countries to access electronic data to prevent, detect, investigate and prosecute serious crimes. Read More

Clearview AI ordered to stop use of facial recognition

Clearview AI has been ordered by France’s CNIL to cease processing photographs and videos publicly accessible online and to delete data within two months. Clearview’s collection and use of biometric data was found to be in violation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Read More

US warns of log4j flaw

US cybersecurity officials have warned executives from major US industries against cyberattacks following the discovery of a flaw in the Java-based software Log4j. The flaw offers a way for bad actors to access an organization's computer server and systems on the organization's network. Read More

Bing suspends auto suggest function in China

Microsoft Bing suspends its auto suggest function in China for 30 days at the government’s request. Statement from the company read “Bing is a global search platform and remains committed to respect the rule of law and users’ right to access information.” Read More

Apple’s rolls out update with communication safety features

Apple has rolled out its iOS 15.2 that brings with it some of Apple’s communication safety features. The new update includes new features as part of the company’s efforts to fight child sexual abuse material (CSAM), such as on-device scanning of photos uploaded to iCloud, and automatically notifying parents if their child chose to view pictures tagged as inappropriate. Read More


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