Heathrow probe after ‘security files found on USB stick’

Heathrow probe after ‘security files found on USB stick’

Image copyright Reuters Heathrow Airport says it has launched an internal investigation after a USB stick containing security information was reportedly found on the street. The Sunday Mirror reported that the USB stick had 76 folders with maps, videos and documents, including details of measures used to protect the Queen. A man found it in […]

Facebook denies ‘listening’ to conversations

Facebook denies ‘listening’ to conversations

Image copyright Getty Images A Facebook executive has denied the social network uses a device’s microphone to listen to what users are saying and then send them relevant ads. Rob Goldman, the tech giant’s vice-president of ads, was responding to a tweet by PJ Vogt, the presenter of a tech podcast called Reply All. Anecdotally, […]

Three criticised over £117 iPhone X monthly deal

Three criticised over £117 iPhone X monthly deal

Media captionWATCH: Dave Lee gets hands on with the new iPhone X Three has announced a £117 ($150) per month contract for the iPhone X. It’s been described as “extreme” and “crazy” on social media. The two-year deal, which includes unlimited data and talk time, is for the largest version of the device. The same […]

Google addresses Pixel 2 handset complaints

Google addresses Pixel 2 handset complaints

Media captionWATCH: Rory Cellan-Jones takes a tour of Google’s Pixel 2 XL Google says it is doubling the warranty on its new flagship smartphones following complaints about the screens. Some reviewers have noticed screen “burn in” – a permanent mark of images that have appeared previously – after only a couple of weeks with the […]

Artificial intelligence smart enough to fool Captcha security check

Artificial intelligence smart enough to fool Captcha security check

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Computer scientists have developed AI algorithms smart enough to crack Captcha tests Computer scientists have developed artificial intelligence that can outsmart the Captcha website security check system. Captcha challenges people to prove they are human by recognising combinations of letters and numbers that machines would struggle to complete correctly. […]

Hotel booking sites probed by consumer watchdog

Hotel booking sites probed by consumer watchdog

Image copyright Getty Images The UK’s competition watchdog will investigate hotel booking sites to see if consumers are being misled by them. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it was “concerned about the clarity, accuracy and presentation of information on sites”. The investigation will examine areas such as hidden charges, search results, and discount […]

NHS ‘could have prevented’ WannaCry ransomware attack

NHS ‘could have prevented’ WannaCry ransomware attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption WannaCry was the biggest cyber-attack that has affected the NHS to date NHS trusts were left vulnerable in a major ransomware attack in May because cyber-security recommendations were not followed, a government report has said. More than a third of trusts in England were disrupted by the WannaCry ransomware, according […]

Nazi forums closed as Reddit purges ‘violent content’

Nazi forums closed as Reddit purges ‘violent content’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nazi rallies in the US have prompted counter-protests recently Reddit has closed down several extremist forums after updating its policy regarding violent content. The newly banned and removed pages include r/NationalSocialism, r/Nazi, r/whitesarecriminals and r/far_right. Reddit’s new policy says: “Do not post content that encourages, glorifies, incites, or calls for […]

Dell web address grabbed by third party

Dell web address grabbed by third party

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The domain name was checked regularly by software installed as standard on many Dell PCs A web address used by recovery software on Dell PCs was taken over by a third-party after a contractor apparently failed to renew it. Dell’s software checks in with the domain periodically, so whoever […]

WhatsApp and Facebook to face EU data taskforce

WhatsApp and Facebook to face EU data taskforce

Image copyright Getty Images WhatsApp and Facebook will be scrutinised by a data protection taskforce, after they were accused of “non-compliance” with EU laws. The regulators took issue with the messaging app’s plan to share user data with parent company Facebook. A group of watchdogs and regulators from EU nations, known as the Article 29 […]

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