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Martin Limburn
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92 Carphone Warehouse Branch Closures
Dixons Carphone, owners of Carphone Warehouse stores has highlighted people not renewing their handsets as frequently and a declining market for long-term mobile contracts as 2 main reasons for the planned closure of 92 stores. Profits Hit - Shares Down The...
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Alexa Records and Sends Private Conversation
A US woman has complained of feeling “invaded” after a private home conversation was recorded by her Amazon's voice assistant, and then sent it to a random phone contact ... who happened to be her husband's employee. What?!! As first reported by US news out...
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Now You Can Opt-Out Of Having Your Medical Data Shared
The introduction of GDPR on 25th May has brought with it a new national data opt-out service which enables people to use an online tool to opt out of their confidential patient information being used beyond their own individual care for research and plannin...
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7-Fold Rise in Mobile Fraud
It seems that as we spend more time using mobile devices, the fraudsters are following us as a new RSA Security report shows a massive rise in mobile fraud over the last 3 years. Up Nearly 700%! The latest quarterly report by fraud and risk intelligence exp...
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Instant GDPR Complaints For Web Giants
In an almost inevitable turn of events, the social media and tech giants Facebook, Google, Instagram and WhatsApp faced a barrage of accusations that they were not compliant within hours of GDPR being introduced on May 25th. What’s Wrong? The complaints, sp...
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Facial Recognition In The Classroom
A school in Hangzhou, capital of the eastern province of Zhejiang, is reportedly using facial recognition software to monitor pupils and teachers. Intelligent Classroom Behaviour Management System The facial recognition software is part of what has been dub...
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Data Breach Fine For UK University
The Information Commissioner (ICO) has imposed a fine of £120,000 on the University of Greenwich for a data breach that left the personal details of thousands of students exposed online. What Happened? The breach was discovered back in February 2016, but ac...
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TalkTalk Super Router Security Fears Persist
An advisory notice from software and VR Company IndigoFuzz has highlighted the continued potential security risk posed by a vulnerability in the WPS feature in TalkTalk's Super Router. What Vulnerability? According to IndigoFuzz, the WPS connection is insec...
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BYODs Linked To Security Incidents
A study by SME card payment services firm Paymentsense has shown a positive correlation between bring your own device (BYOD) schemes and increased cyber -security risk in SMEs. BYOD Bring your own device (BYOD) schemes / policies have now become commonplace...
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Slack ‘Actions’
Chat App ‘Slack’ has announced the introduction of a new ‘Actions’ feature that makes it easier for users to create and finish tasks without leaving by having access to more 3rd party tools. What Is Slack? Slack, launched way back in 2013, is a Silicon Vall...
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