Privacy activist files complaints against Apple's tracking tool

Privacy activist files complaints against Apple's tracking tool

BERLIN (Reuters) - A group led by privacy activist Max Schrems on Monday filed complaints with German and Spanish data protection authorities over Apple's AAPL.O online tracking tool, alleging that it allows iPhones to store users' data without their consent in breach of European law.

Spanish firm that spied on Julian Assange tried to find out if he fathered a child at Ecuadorian embassy

Spanish firm that spied on Julian Assange tried to find out if he fathered a child at Ecuadorian embassy

There was an attempt to take the baby’s pacifier,” said a former employee of Undercover Gobal SL.A company report dated October 27, 2017 details Hoo’s visits to the Ecuadorian embassy and sheds light on Morales’ obsession with getting to the bottom of Assange’s best-kept secret during his life as a recluse.

Mass cellphone surveillance experiment in Spain

Mass cellphone surveillance experiment in Spain

This is just a first warning for Spanish citizens: if there is no strong backlash, the next experiment will maybe work with some personal identifiable data, "just to improve the accuracy of results".

You can now speak to Alexa in Spanish

You can now speak to Alexa in Spanish

Amazon is rolling out Multilingual mode to Alexa, which lets users in the US speak Spanish to their Alexa devices.Multilingual mode is meant to let users switch between languages quickly, as bilingual speakers may do at home with their families.

Spanish Supreme Court deems electric-use info to be personal data

Spanish Supreme Court deems electric-use info to be personal data

The Contentious-Administrative Chamber of the Spanish Supreme Court ruled information gathered via an individual's use of electricity constitutes personal data, Confidencial Judicial reports.Related Stories.FTC reaches $30M settlement with company over deceptive use of lead generators.

Cybersecurity Lessons from Working with the Ecuadorian Government

Cybersecurity Lessons from Working with the Ecuadorian Government

But I wanted to share an earlier experience of working with the Ecuadorian government to ensure the cyber and data security of my home nation. We restructured the security backbone of all Registration Institutions and National Public Data Recording Address (DINARDAP Spanish acronym), by implementing endpoint, perimetral, database security amongst others.

Spanish soccer league’s app caught eavesdropping on users in anti-piracy push

Spanish soccer league’s app caught eavesdropping on users in anti-piracy push

But the app also included a function designed to help the league identify venues that were streaming soccer games without paying the appropriate licensing fees.

Instagram is listening to you

Instagram is listening to you

At some point I was talking with my cousin (in spanish) about a product I would like to buy: a micro projector connected in Bluetooth to share videos on a wall from my phone.

Man evades capture for 15 years by using fingerprint implants

Man evades capture for 15 years by using fingerprint implants

A drug trafficker who managed to evade capture for 15 years by cutting and burning the skin of his fingertips and having it replaced with micro-implants has been arrested by Spanish police.

IPhone bug gives access to your private photos

IPhone bug gives access to your private photos

Jose Rodriguez, a Spanish amateur cybersecurity specialist, has discovered a bug in iOS 12 that allows an attacker with physical access to a locked iPhone to access all of its photos.

The 'Right to Be Forgotten,' Globally? How Google Is Fighting to Limit the Scope of Europe's Privacy Law

The 'Right to Be Forgotten,' Globally? How Google Is Fighting to Limit the Scope of Europe's Privacy Law

Back in 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that Google (googl) had to remove links to out-of-date information about a Spanish man, because he wanted to be free of people learning about his bankruptcy more than a decade before, every time they searched for his name.