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News and information from the Advent IM team.

Clearview AI has scraped 10 billion photos from the web

Clearview appears to have ignored demands from social media companies to stop taking images from their platforms. Clearview AI has scraped over 10 billion photographs from people’s social media profiles on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other platforms for its controversial facial-recognition tool. Clearview CEO Hoan Ton-That told Wired that a larger database of photos means […]

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TikTok and Twitch face fines under new Ofcom rules

Ofcom has laid out the measures it will require video-sharing platforms to take to better protect users. The VSPs, including TikTok, Snapchat, Vimeo and Twitch, must ensure content related to terrorism, child sexual abuse and racism does not appear. A third of users have seen hateful content on such sites, Ofcom says. And the regulator […]

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Amnesty International exploited in malware campaign

According to new intelligence from Cisco Talos, Amnesty International’s branding and profile is being used as part of a new malware campaign that exploits people’s fears of the notorious Pegasus spyware app Threat actors are exploiting the reputation and branding of human rights organisation Amnesty International to target its victims with malware masquerading as an […]

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We are now live on YouTube!

Today is the day we re launched our youtube chanel! The first video is live and this video discusses the ICO and how to avoid becoming a number in the ICO statistics This video is part of our #CyberSecurityAwarenessMonth 8 part short video series to mark Cyber Security Awareness Month 2021 and coincide with our […]

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Weekend Wisdom 17/09/2021

Its been a busy 2 weeks at Advent let us catch you up! We had an amazing 2 days at The Security Event 2021. Day 1 we had Ellie Hurst presenting on Critical National Infrastructure and Ransomware Threats, followed by a panel on Major Projects & Emerging Technologies; Addressing threats with new technologies and legacy infrastructure. Day 2 […]

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We Return to our Roots, 17 years on

  • by Olivia Lawlor-Blackburn
  • General

We have gone full circle and after 17 years, have returned to the place where it all started. In 2004, we moved into our first office space at Cradley Enterprise Centre and in less than twenty years, have gone from one information security man with a laptop, to a respected cyber security consultancy with a […]

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Weekend Wisdom 03/09/2021

After a week off, this week’s weekend wisdom is jam-packed because it’s been a busy week here at Advent. We are delighted to announce that James Morris, MP for Halesowen and Rowley Regis, will officially open our office at the Cradley Enterprise Centre, bringing us full circle and back to where it all began after […]

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