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New discovers about the attack to Yahoo in November 2014: the attack started in August 2013, where also passwords and other sensible data were compromised, including the source code of Yahoo that allowed the second attack that allowed to bypass the authentication to the portal.
The connected things (IoT) and the protection of privacy in EU. New development, security requirements every consumer and IoT producer should be aware of: any “Thing” can potentially become connected, surrounding us with a growing number of computers never turned off.
1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. 2) A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law: could the IoT violate one of the Asimov's laws?
Tuesday the 29th of November in Great Britain has been approved a new law that extends the online surveillance powers of the government and the police over the citizens. The law, called 'Investigatory Powers Act 2016', obtained the 'royal assent', that means that has been approved by the Queen.
In November 2014 the Yahoo's database was violated by hackers that were able to penetrate the systems. The vulnerability allowed them to steal confidential information for more than 500 million accounts, but Yahoo disclosure this information to the public only in September 2016, almost 2 years later.
Without grabbing the attention of the population, in France it has been approved a decree that will allow the creation of a huge database with the data of 60 million of French citizens that will collect information from the names to the addresses, from the photos to the fingerprints.
Why the data shared with Facebook by WhatsApp should be stopped until their usage data will not be clarified. Two American non-profit associations for the privacy protection formally asked the block of the acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook..