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Security

Google confirms Android cameras can be hijacked to spy on you

Android apps can access smartphone cameras, take pictures, record videos, and more
20 Nov 2019
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privacy

ICO investigates Brexit Party for failing to hand over personal data

The data watchdog is keeping an eye on personal data as a political campaign asset
19 Nov 2019
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hacking

Thousands of Disney+ accounts hijacked

Hackers exploited the video streaming service just hours after it launched
19 Nov 2019
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digital marketing

Snapchat vets all political adverts

CEO Evan Spiegel encourages political participation without misinformation
19 Nov 2019
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Business strategy

Google joins big tech banking with personal checking accounts

The tech giant is the latest to muscle further into the financial services industry
14 Nov 2019
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mobile security

5G networks are vulnerable to hacking

New research uncovers nearly a dozen more flaws in the next generation of mobile network
13 Nov 2019
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privacy

Google and Ascension will collect medical data on millions

'Project Nightingale' gives Google access to records of the largest non-profit healthcare system in the US
12 Nov 2019
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ransomware

FBI asks private sector for advice on ransomware attacks

The “Ransomware Summit” opens lines of communication between corporate and government
7 Nov 2019
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cyber security

The EU calls for cyber security pact with post-Brexit UK

Debates need to focus on a cooperative data protection plan, according to Brexit negotiator
6 Nov 2019
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digital currency

China prepares to launch the first domestic cryptocurrency

EU responds with calls for launch of a public European cryptocurrency
6 Nov 2019
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Security

Neighbourhood Watch and Avast to tackle cyber crime

Growing concern over cyber crime launches new Cyberhood Watch with Avast
5 Nov 2019
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energy efficiency

More than 1,000 Google employees demand climate change plan

Googlers want the company to shun contracts that "enable or accelerate" fossil fuel extraction
5 Nov 2019
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Marketing & comms

Twitter bans political advertising from its platform

CEO says AI-based micro-targeting and misinformation are threats to civil discourse
31 Oct 2019
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Security

NHS pagers expose medical data

Radio hobbyists can intercept sensitive data through emergency communications
30 Oct 2019
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Mobile

What is 5G and how far are we from rollout?

4G's successor promises 1ms latency and multi-Gbit/sec bandwidth, but can it deliver?
29 Oct 2019
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Facebook’s reliance on AI threatens Muslim minorities

Tech isn’t stopping violent rhetoric on Facebook, and Zuckerberg refuses to correct false political ads, claims Avaaz
29 Oct 2019
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cryptocurrencies

Libra will make Facebook money through adverts

Zuckerberg says ad space will be awarded to the highest bidder, potentially raising the cost of online advertisement
24 Oct 2019
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digital currency

Facebook partners yet to financially back Libra project

Social network labelled "disingenuous" for downplaying its role in the direction of the group
23 Oct 2019
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Data & insights

NordVPN confirms 2018 data centre breach

Personal virtual private network provider admits to a breach in March 2018 but claims no data was exfiltrated
22 Oct 2019
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Policy & legislation

California bans police use of facial recognition until 2030

California sets a precedent for facial recognition and biometric tech use in law enforcement
10 Oct 2019
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software as a service (SaaS)

Facebook Workplace boasts three million users in three years

Facebook’s business collaboration platform gains traction and announces software updates
9 Oct 2019
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Business strategy

Adobe shuts down service to Venezuela

Adobe stops servicing Venezuela in compliance with Trump’s executive order
9 Oct 2019
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Policy & legislation

US blacklists Chinese surveillance firms over Uyghur abuse

The US stops trade with 28 entities which targeted Uyghur Muslims with AI surveillance tech
8 Oct 2019
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Policy & legislation

Privacy International condemns lack of ad transparency

Charity calls for more information on ad targeting and clearer labelling
3 Oct 2019
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Policy & legislation

Zuckerberg will fight US lawmakers’ tech breakup measures

Senator Elizabeth Warren responds to Zuckerberg’s leaked Q&A audio with acerbic Tweet
2 Oct 2019
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Careers & training

UK targets skills gap with £120m in funding

The UK government pledges £120 million more for eight new institutes of technology
2 Oct 2019
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data protection

US big tech suffers as federal privacy bill delayed

Firms must comply with California's strict data laws in lieu of a federal bill
1 Oct 2019
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public sector

Chef cuts ties with US border police on moral grounds

The company will end its relationship with ICE and CBP once their contracts expire, says CEO Barry Crist
25 Sep 2019
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digital transformation

KT and Samsung team up for 5G-enabled 'smart hospital'

Doctors at the Samsung Medical Center in Seoul will be able to collaborate and treat patients more effectively
25 Sep 2019
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Careers & training

Free tech lesson plans released to UK schools

The Tech She Can Charter aims to inspire young students, particularly girls, to consider careers in technology
24 Sep 2019
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Security

US sues Edward Snowden over his memoir

The Department of Justice claims the whistleblower’s book breaks non-disclosure clauses in his contract
18 Sep 2019
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Policy & legislation

UK police warn of bias in AI tools

Legal pitfalls and the potential to point resources in the wrong area make law enforcement wary of the tech
18 Sep 2019
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machine learning

Autonomous vehicles “could cut crashes by 22%”

A small increase in self-driving technology could prevent hundreds of deaths, claims TRL
11 Sep 2019