India’s antitrust watchdog has hit Google with a $113 million fine for abusing the dominant position of its Google Play Store and ordered the firm to allow app developers to use third-party payments processing services for in-app purchases or for purchasing apps, the second such penalty on the Android-maker in just as many weeks in its largest market by users.
Equifax to Pay $700 Million in 2017 Data Breach Settlement
Equifax will dish out as much as $700 million on the heels of its infamous 2017 data breach that impacted 150 million customers.
Election Rules Are an Obstacle to Cybersecurity of Presidential Campaigns
One year out from the 2020 elections, presidential candidates face legal roadblocks to acquiring the tools and assistance necessary to defend against the cyberattacks and disinformation campaigns that plagued the 2016 presidential campaign.
UK Gov could hack children’s smart toys to Spy on suspects
The British Government as part of the Investigatory Powers Bill is planning to hack children's smart toys to snoop on suspects.
EU regulation to Impose rules on firms to improve cybersecurity
EU member states and lawmakers have prepared a first draft of the EU regulation in cyber security that will force companies to improve security and report security breaches and cyber incidents.
EU just two votes away from scooping up air passenger data
While the two votes might be formalities, it will be two more years before the Passenger Name Record Directive takes effect.
New legislation aims at stalling NSA reform
A new bill introduced in the Senate aims to let the U.S. National Security Agency hold on for five years to phone records collected by the agency, while also making permanent some anti-terrorist provisions that have been criticized by civil rights groups.