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Zimbabwe’s president has signed the controversial Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill into law. It seeks to provide data protection and will establish a new Data Protection Authority, but human rights activists fear it will stifle dissent by spying on what citizens send and receive on social media platforms.

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Zoom offers $85M settlement for privacy class action

December 7, 2021

The company has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging it shared personal information with third parties without user consent. Eligible users fall into two groups: the first are people who paid for a Zoom Meetings app subscription between March 30, 2016 and July 30, 2021; and the second is anyone who downloaded, registered, used or opened the Zoom Meetings App in the same date period.

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WhatsApp and iMessage vulnerable to FBI searches – according to…the FBI

December 7, 2021

An internal FBI document obtained by Rolling Stone indicates that WhatsApp and iMessage, while billing themselves as secure messaging apps, are in fact very vulnerable to law-enforcement searches when the FBI has a warrant or subpoena. According to the document, WhatsApp will also provide more practically-real-time information about a user and their activities than nearly every other major messaging tool.

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Salesforce Connects AI-Based Marketing Apps with Data from CDP and Google

June 8, 2023

Salesforce kicked off its big Connections conference yesterday, and if you’re surprised the focus was on generative AI, you haven’t been paying attention.  Still, the focus this time was on marketing applications that draw on Salesforce CDP data, so it’s right up our alley.  They also announced direct access to Google BigQuery data, ticking the “zero-copy” box as well.

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