Surgeon David Nott: Hack led to Syria air strike

Surgeon David Nott: Hack led to Syria air strike

Image caption David Nott has advised surgeons remotely using technology such as Skype and WhatsApp A British surgeon who helped Syrian doctors online has told the Telegraph he fears his computer was hacked, leading to an air strike on a hospital. David Nott, who has performed surgery in various war zones, helped his Syrian colleagues […]

Facebook ‘lost sight’ of data accessed by apps, insider tells MPs

Facebook ‘lost sight’ of data accessed by apps, insider tells MPs

Image copyright AFP Image caption Facebook is under fire from those who say it has not protected its users’ data carefully enough A former Facebook employee has told MPs it did not try hard enough to detect when user data was taken or misused by apps built for the site. The tech giant employed Sandy […]

Teenager hacks crypto-currency wallet

Teenager hacks crypto-currency wallet

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ledger Nano devices are meant to keep people’s crypto-currency safe A hardware wallet designed to store crypto-currencies, and touted by its manufacturer as tamper-proof, has been hacked by a British 15-year-old. Writing on his blog, Saleem Rashid said he had written code that gave him a back door into […]

‘Child porn links could make Bitcoin blockchain illegal’

‘Child porn links could make Bitcoin blockchain illegal’

Image copyright Reuters Researchers in Germany have found hundreds of links to child sexual abuse imagery on Bitcoin’s blockchain. This could make using the blockchain, a digital ledger of crypto-currency transactions, illegal. The study, from RWTH Aachen University, also said other files on the blockchain may violate copyright and privacy laws. Researchers said they had […]

Technology giants face European ‘digital tax’ blow

Technology giants face European ‘digital tax’ blow

Media captionThe EU tax system is not set up for digital businesses, says EU economics affairs commissioner Pierre Moscovici. Big technology firms face paying more tax under plans announced by the European Commission. It said companies with significant online revenues should pay a 3% tax on turnover for various online services, bringing in an estimated […]

Facebook data row: Cambridge Analytica academic a ‘scapegoat’

Facebook data row: Cambridge Analytica academic a ‘scapegoat’

Media captionDr Aleksandr Kogan says he has been treated ‘unfairly’ by Cambridge Analytica and Facebook An academic who created an app which harvested data from 50 million users says he has been made “a scapegoat” for Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. Dr Aleksandr Kogan completed work for Cambridge Analytica in 2014, but said he had no […]

Cambridge Analytica: Facebook row firm boss suspended

Cambridge Analytica: Facebook row firm boss suspended

Media captionTuesday’s broadcast showed Mr Nix saying he met Donald Trump ‘many times’ Cambridge Analytica, the firm involved in a row over its use of Facebook data, has suspended its boss Alexander Nix. The chief executive’s comments, secretly recorded by Channel 4 News, “do not represent the values or operations of the firm,” it said. […]

Is leaving Facebook the only way to protect your data?

Is leaving Facebook the only way to protect your data?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption People increasingly want to know how much information tech firms have on them Allegations that research firm Cambridge Analytica misused the data of 50 million Facebook users have reopened the debate about how information on the social network is shared and with whom. Data is like oil to Facebook […]

Cambridge Analytica: Warrant sought to inspect company

Cambridge Analytica: Warrant sought to inspect company

Media captionAlexander Nix, CEO of Cambridge Analytica was filmed by undercover reporters for Channel 4 News The UK’s Information Commissioner says she will seek a warrant to look at the databases and servers used by British firm Cambridge Analytica. The company is accused of using the personal data of 50 million Facebook members to influence […]

Facebook under fire in escalating data row

Facebook under fire in escalating data row

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Data gathered from Facebook was used to aid Donald Trump’s election campaign Politicians in the US, Europe and the UK are calling on Facebook to explain how data on millions of its users was harvested. US senators have called on Mark Zuckerberg to testify before Congress about how it […]

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