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US government sues data broker Kochava over location tracking

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently sued data broker Kochava for allegedly selling extremely precise geolocation data obtained from hundreds of millions of devices. In the lawsuit filed by the FTC, it asserts that this data has the potential to be used to accurately track the movements of people to and from sensitive locations, including places of worship, homeless and domestic violence shelters and reproductive health centres.


Merck sign multi-year partnership with cloud platform Saama

Data analytics firm Saama Technologies recently announced a new agreement with biopharmaceutical multinational Merck in a bid to create a new clinical data management system. Using the Saama Life Science Analytics Cloud (LSAC) as the base for the new system, the platform will benefit researchers by organising a broad range of clinical data in a single, user-friendly environment.


Australian government seeks new data centre providers

The Australian Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has announced a request that most data centre companies should be considered for the new whole-of-government data panel if they wish.


Cloud platform Twilio target of successful social engineering hack

Employees at the cloud communications platform, Twilio recently fell victim to a sophisticated social engineering attack that made some customer data available to hackers.


Multiple firms looking to acquire Chinese data centre operator Vnet

Chinese data centre firm Vnet, which had a non-binding offer to acquire in April, may get a rival bid from MBK Partners and an unnamed partner.