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Major ASP.NET hosting provider infected by ransomware

Image: ZDNet SmarterASP.NET, an ASP.NET hosting provider with more than 440,000 customers, was hit yesterday by ransomware. The company is the third major web hosting firm this year that went down because hackers breached their network and encrypted data on customer servers. At the time of writing, SmarterASP.NET said it's ...

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GDPR is missing the point, says Edward Snowden

Five years after Snowden revelations, what's changed? Where lawmakers failed to reform, the tech industry stepped up. Europe's data protection legislation is still missing the point and will remain a ‘paper tiger' until internet giants are hit with big fines, according to NSA-contractor turned whistleblower and privacy campaigner Edward Snowden. ...

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We must stop smiling our way towards a surveillance state

Has facial recognition gone too far? Congress thinks so ZDNet's Stephanie Condon tells Karen Roby that Congress members, Democrats and Republicans alike, are expressing their concerns over the misuse of facial recognition technologies. Read more: https://zd.net/2WtOv9w In the last few years facial recognition has been gradually introduced across a range ...

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