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Cyber criminals use fake telecom stations to spread Android malware: 'The issue is that the equipment to create a fake tower is legitimately available and relatively inexpensive to purchase. For those lacking the technical prowess, ‘how to’ guides can be found online. If that’s not worrying enough, there are even ready-made solutions traded where all that’s needed is to switch it on' http://www.information-age.com/chinese-cybercriminals-use-fake-telecom-stations-spread-malware-123465203/

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Automation complements in-store human assistance: 'The retailers who can most successfully navigate the right balance of robotics, and other automated store activity will be in the best position to drive more in-store shopping purchase conversion' http://www.information-age.com/automation-complements-human-assistance-123465201/

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Alleged CIA hacking documents reinforce need for SSL traffic inspection: WikiLeaks alleges that the CIA has a dedicated project, called HIVE, which is a multi-platform malware suite that provides command and control (C2) over “customisable implants for Windows, Solaris, MikroTik (used in Internet routers) and Linux platforms and a listening post (LP)/command and control (C2) infrastructure to communicate with these implants" http://www.information-age.com/alleged-cia-hacking-documents-reinforce-need-ssl-traffic-inspection-123465197/

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The UK is the digital capital of Europe: 'Tech is the beating heart of the UK economy. Most importantly, UK tech is powering job creation, productivity and wage growth across the country. From Brighton to Belfast, digital is making an incredible impact on people’s lives' http://www.information-age.com/uk-digital-capital-europe-123465193/

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How can you secure big data in the information age?: There’s no time to waste when it comes to rethinking security for big data environments. The number and breadth of data breaches continues to grow unabated, with a 40% increase in data breaches in 2016 reported by the Identity Theft Resource Centre http://www.information-age.com/secure-big-data-123465191/

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The state of IT security in UK businesses: Data loss prevention is highly utilised in the UK, ranking as the second-most-deployed capability for both web security (64%) and email security (62%), among the capabilities evaluated http://www.information-age.com/state-security-uk-businesses-123465186/

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Technology’s impact on providing electricity: By providing this access to power, businesses are able to service their customers more efficiently and stay open for longer, children can stay in school, and clinics can offer much greater access to healthcare http://www.information-age.com/technologys-impact-providing-electricity-123465188/

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The enemy within: data thieves lurk within an organisations’ ranks: 'To effectively protect against insider threats, organisations should minimise user privileges to reduce the attack surface, lock down privileged credentials, and control and monitor privileged accounts, which are consistently targeted by advanced insider and external attackers alike' http://www.information-age.com/enemy-within-data-thieves-123465185/

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Digital transformation in the workplace - VR and AR will revolutionise the office: Augmented reality will enable businesses to be more efficient and will provide – in some cases - essential support. In industries such as aircraft servicing or maintaining mechanical equipment, AR headsets will really come into their own http://www.information-age.com/digital-transformation-vr-ar-will-revolutionise-office-123465183/

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UK consumers reveal true feelings on AI technology: 'The digital revolution will drive an increasing reliance on self-service technology, machine to machine (M2M) communication and AI, and there is no denying that every job in every industry will be impacted. However, while some jobs will disappear and others will change significantly, the opportunity for innovation and change is limitless' http://www.information-age.com/uk-consumers-true-feelings-ai-technology-123465181/
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