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UN report points to a 350% rise in phishing websites at start of 2020
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UN report points to a 350% rise in phishing websites at start of 2020

Criminals are exploiting the disruption and economic hardships caused by COVID-19, according to counterterrorism chief
7 Aug 2020
Starling bank to break even in 2020
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Starling bank to break even in 2020

Despite doubling its losses for 2019, the UK challenger bank has seen a boost from the government's coronavirus lending scheme
7 Aug 2020
Facebook extends remote working until July 2021
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Facebook extends remote working until July 2021

Employees will also be given $1,000 to put towards their home office
7 Aug 2020
Redcar and Cleveland council hack damages exceed £10.4m
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Redcar and Cleveland council hack damages exceed £10.4m

The incident that took the borough's public services down is still subject to an ongoing criminal investigation
6 Aug 2020
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Twitter hacker's virtual trial 'zoom bombed' after ID leak
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Twitter hacker's virtual trial 'zoom bombed' after ID leak

The Judge was forced to cut the Zoom meeting short after a pornogprahic clip was shared to its participants
6 Aug 2020
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 hands-on review gallery
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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 hands-on review gallery

The Korean giant’s latest Note is good, but not quite gold standard
5 Aug 2020
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra hands-on review gallery
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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra hands-on review gallery

A faster processor and upgraded stylus is all Samsung can muster in these strange times
5 Aug 2020
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra hands-on review: Note so special
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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra hands-on review: Note so special

A faster processor and upgraded stylus is all Samsung can muster in these strange times
5 Aug 2020
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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 hands-on review: A bronze medal smartphone
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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 hands-on review: A bronze medal smartphone

The South Korean giant’s latest Note is good, but not quite gold standard
5 Aug 2020
Microsoft Teams now supports 20,000-person meetings
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Microsoft Teams now supports 20,000-person meetings

But once your meeting is over 1,000 participants it becomes a 'view only' event
5 Aug 2020
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Ex-Google engineer gets jail time for trade secrets theft
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Ex-Google engineer gets jail time for trade secrets theft

Bankrupt self-driving car engineer also files counter lawsuit against Waymo and Uber
5 Aug 2020
Home Office to scrap 'racist' AI tool for visa applications
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Home Office to scrap 'racist' AI tool for visa applications

"Issues around unconscious bias and the use of nationality" will be considered during a redesign, says the Home Secretary
4 Aug 2020
Global Payments to boost fintech services with AWS partnership
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Global Payments to boost fintech services with AWS partnership

Contactless payments and digital banking services "can all be done better, faster and cheaper in the cloud", says CEO Jeff Sloan
4 Aug 2020
Computer mouse co-creator Bill English dies aged 91
Hardware

Computer mouse co-creator Bill English dies aged 91

The engineers' 1968 prototype went on to inspire the likes of Apple and Microsoft
4 Aug 2020
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Labour Party donors caught up in Blackbaud data breach
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Labour Party donors caught up in Blackbaud data breach

List of compromised organisations continues to grow amid an ICO investigation
31 Jul 2020
Monzo future in doubt as losses mount
Business operations

Monzo future in doubt as losses mount

The fintech unicorn says current economic and regulatory climate could stymie any hopes of a profit
31 Jul 2020
Huawei passes Samsung as world's biggest smartphone brand
Mobile

Huawei passes Samsung as world's biggest smartphone brand

The Chinese firm has taken "full advantage" of its homeland's economic recovery, according to analysts
30 Jul 2020
IBM: Stolen employee credentials lead to most expensive data breaches
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IBM: Stolen employee credentials lead to most expensive data breaches

Respondents to IBM's Cost of a Data Breach Report place blame with CISOs
29 Jul 2020
Google wants more Play Store prominence on Samsung handsets
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Google wants more Play Store prominence on Samsung handsets

The firm's reported demands come as Congress prepares to begin its major antitrust probe into big tech
29 Jul 2020
UK councils awarded £800,000 to develop innovative services
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UK councils awarded £800,000 to develop innovative services

The fund will help 11 councils build on apps and tools they've developed during the pandemic
28 Jul 2020
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Intel ousts hardware chief following 7nm woes
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Intel ousts hardware chief following 7nm woes

Dr Murthy Renduchintala will leave the chipmaker in August following an executive reshuffle
28 Jul 2020
Google to build subsea data cable linking the UK, US and Spain
Network & Internet

Google to build subsea data cable linking the UK, US and Spain

The Grace Hopper cable will power Google services like Meet, Gmail and Google Cloud
28 Jul 2020
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What are you giving away on social media?
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What are you giving away on social media?

How one overconfident CEO and an eagre PA taught an entire business an important lesson in information security
28 Jul 2020
Cyber resilience centres will help protect SMBs from cyber crime
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Cyber resilience centres will help protect SMBs from cyber crime

The National Crime Programme will also launch the Police CyberAlarm to monitor business threats
27 Jul 2020
Innovate UK chief steps down for role in health and life sciences
Careers & training

Innovate UK chief steps down for role in health and life sciences

Dr Ian Campbell will depart the organisation later in the year as it starts the search for a replacement
27 Jul 2020
121 million ransomware attacks recorded in the first half of 2020
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121 million ransomware attacks recorded in the first half of 2020

Hackers said to be getting "sneakier" as they turn to fewer attacks that spread far more quickly
24 Jul 2020
US gov reveals prototype for quantum internet
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US gov reveals prototype for quantum internet

A test site is under construction in Chicago although a nationwide network could be a decade away
24 Jul 2020
Box deepens integration with G Suite
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Box deepens integration with G Suite

The expanded partnership promises to make it easier for customers on both platforms to manage content
23 Jul 2020
Sports industry urged to reform cyber security after £1m Premier League phishing scam
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Sports industry urged to reform cyber security after £1m Premier League phishing scam

NCSC report argues greater awareness is needed as industry attacks surge
23 Jul 2020
HPE test lab to help telcos tackle 5G rollout
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HPE test lab to help telcos tackle 5G rollout

The Colorado-based 5G Lab will be available worldwide via remote access
23 Jul 2020
Why the coronavirus pandemic could prove fertile ground for startups
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Why the coronavirus pandemic could prove fertile ground for startups

From the dot-com bubble to the 2008 financial crisis, new tech companies often grow out of economic troubles
23 Jul 2020
Slack files antitrust complaint against Microsoft
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Slack files antitrust complaint against Microsoft

Teams is a "weak, copycat product" tied to Microsoft's dominant Office 365 Suite, says Slack
22 Jul 2020
University of York data breach was kept quiet for two months
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University of York data breach was kept quiet for two months

Software provider Blackbaud said it paid a ransom on the assurance the criminals will delete the stolen data
22 Jul 2020
US charges two Chinese spies for stealing terabytes of data
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US charges two Chinese spies for stealing terabytes of data

The two men are believed to have stolen hundreds of millions of dollars worth of trade secrets and intellectual property
22 Jul 2020
Finastra and Microsoft agree multi-year cloud deal
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Finastra and Microsoft agree multi-year cloud deal

Two companies will focus on creating a workplace for the future and encouraging "digital-first" mindsets
21 Jul 2020