Social media giant Facebook and its subsidiaries Instagram and WhatsApp have been the subject of most data investigations in the Republic of Ireland since the European Union's new data protection regulation came into force a year ago.
Ireland's Data Protection Commission says it has launched 19 statutory investigations, 11 of which focus on Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram.
Twitter and LinkedIn are also under investigation, and last week the commission launched a probe into Google over the way it uses personal data to provide targeted advertising.
This follows on from Google's €50m ($56m; £44m) fine imposed by French data regulator CNIL for "lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding ads personalisation".
Google’s announcement that it was no longer able to work with Huawei is just one repercussion of the US decision to add the Chinese tech giant to its “entity list” of companies American firms cannot work with.
A new computer processor architecture developed at the University of Michigan (U-M) could assist in a future where computers proactively defend against cyber threats, rendering the current electronic security model of bugs and patches obsolete
Newly developed sensors could be added to fitness wristbands in order to detect underlying health problems through non-invasive testing of bodily fluids. A team at the King Abdullah University Of Science & Technology (KAUST) have created a stretchy patch that can analyze sweat for critical biomarkers.
VaakEye software monitors security-camera footage to spot suspicious behavior.
New artificial intelligence software is being used in Japan to monitor the body language of shoppers and look for signs that they are planning to shoplift.
Theresa May is facing pressure to call on the police to investigate the leak of secret government discussions that revealed the UK would allow Huawei to build parts of its 5G network after months of deliberation.Huawei has been scrutinized for its close ties to the Chinese government and there have been concerns that they could allow them backdoor access to the UK’s networks.
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