Exclusive: Massive spying on users of Google's Chrome shows new security weakness
A newly discovered spyware effort attacked users through 32 million downloads of extensions to Google’s market-leading Chrome web browser, researchers at Awake Security told Reuters, highlighting the tech industry’s failure to protect browsers as they are used more for email, payroll and other sensitive functions.
Norway pulls its coronavirus contacts-tracing app after privacy watchdog’s warning
One of the first national coronavirus contacts-tracing apps to be launched in Europe is being suspended in Norway after the country’s data protection authority raised concerns that the software, called “Smittestopp,” poses a disproportionate threat to user privacy — including by continuously uploading people’s location.
Germany says coronavirus tracing app ready to go, as Italian privacy fears ease
For their part, the Italians launched their own app recently, as privacy fears around the use of the technology started to ease. Italy was the first major European country to roll out a smartphone app to trace COVID-19 infections that does not rely on a centralised database.