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Council demanded payment card details via email

Council demanded payment card details via email

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Residents were told they had to email in the payment form to apply for a parking bay suspension A London council’s data protection efforts are under review after it told residents to email in their payment card details for parking bay suspensions via a Word document. Islington Council had […]

The $300 system in the fight against illegal images

The $300 system in the fight against illegal images

Image copyright Christian Haschek A security researcher has built a system for detecting illegal images that costs less than $300 (£227) and uses less power than a lightbulb. Christian Haschek, who lives in Austria, came up with the solution after he discovered an image showing child sex abuse had been uploaded on his image hosting […]

Huawei rejects Australia security concerns

Huawei rejects Australia security concerns

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Huawei has offered to set up a testing centre to allay fears over the security of its hardware Chinese telecoms company Huawei has sharply criticised Australian government comments about its policies and products. In an open letter, it says the comments were “ill informed and not based on facts”. The […]

Protests greet Brussels copyright reform plan

Protests greet Brussels copyright reform plan

Image copyright Peter Macdiarmid Image caption Web pioneer Sir Tim Berners-Lee has warned about the possible consequences of copyright reform Opponents of proposed European copyright reforms are stepping up efforts to convince politicians to vote against the measures. The vote on the Copyright Directive comes before the European Parliament on 20 June. It aims to […]

Kaspersky Lab halts European cybercrime work

Kaspersky Lab halts European cybercrime work

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Eugene Kaspersky founded Kaspersky Lab in 1997 Computer security firm Kaspersky Lab has halted all cyber-crime collaboration with European agencies and organisations. The decision is in protest against a European Parliament motion which called its software “malicious”. Kaspersky Lab said the accusation was “untrue” and demonstrated a “distinct lack of […]

Google diversity figures show little change

Google diversity figures show little change

Image copyright Getty Images A new report from Google has revealed that little has changed despite a commitment to increasing diversity among staff employed by the tech giant. Overall nearly 70% of Google staff were men, as has been the case since 2014. In the US almost 90% were white or Asian, 2.5% were black […]

Sony faces growing Fortnite backlash at E3

Sony faces growing Fortnite backlash at E3

Image copyright Epic Games Image caption Fortnite’s maker says the game has attracted 125 million players since it launched last year Sony chiefs are under pressure to respond to complaints about “cross-play” restrictions imposed on Fortnite. Gamers have discovered that if they had first played the title on a PlayStation console, they are unable to […]

Iceland expands food delivery by drone in Reykjavik

Iceland expands food delivery by drone in Reykjavik

Image copyright Skytrex Image caption The delivery service will be used to deliver food and other goods Iceland’s largest online marketplace is to expand the number of drones it flies across the country’s capital, Reykjavik. The company Aha, which launched a limited trial with Israeli company Flytrex last year, will phase in further drones over […]

Social media must be made less addictive, says watchdog

Social media must be made less addictive, says watchdog

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJames Reevell looks at the tricks technology companies use to keep you hooked on your phone Social media firms need to limit features that hook youngsters on devices, Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, has said. Streaks, the number of consecutive days people have sent Snapchat messages […]

MP Jess Phillips in web plea 'after 600 rape threats'

MP Jess Phillips in web plea 'after 600 rape threats'

Image copyright House of Commons Image caption Jess Phillips has called for people’s real identities to be revealed to social media providers An MP who has been the victim of abuse by social media trolls has called for them to lose their anonymity online. Birmingham Yardley Labour MP Jess Phillips said in one night she […]

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