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US, UK and Australia urge Facebook to create backdoor access to encrypted messages

October 04, 2019 at 12:37AM Facebook says it opposes calls for backdoors that would ‘undermine the privacy and security of people everywhere’The United States, United Kingdom and Australia plan to pressure Facebook to create a backdoor into its encrypted messaging apps that would allow governments to access the content of private communications, according to an… Continue reading US, UK and Australia urge Facebook to create backdoor access to encrypted messages

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Facebook says UK-US data sharing agreement will not cost privacy of billions

October 04, 2019 at 05:51AM 'It's an absolute scandal that Facebook are actively choosing to provide offenders with a way to hide in the shadows on their platform,' says child safety advocate Facebook says UK-US data sharing agreement will not cost privacy of billions ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Facebook says UK-US data sharing… Continue reading Facebook says UK-US data sharing agreement will not cost privacy of billions

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Revealed: global video games giants avoiding millions in UK tax

October 02, 2019 at 08:00AM Four large companies – including Sony and Sega – have claimed close to half of all relief from a culture-focused tax policyA UK tax policy intended to boost the domestic video games industry has been used by some of the world’s largest entertainment companies to avoid paying tens of millions… Continue reading Revealed: global video games giants avoiding millions in UK tax

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Firefox: ‘no UK plans’ to make encrypted browser tool its default

September 24, 2019 at 06:00AM Critics say DoH privacy technology could enable easier spread of child abuse imagesThe maker of the Firefox web browser has told the government it has no plans to turn a controversial web privacy tool on by default in the UK, despite launching it in the US later in September.Mozilla has… Continue reading Firefox: ‘no UK plans’ to make encrypted browser tool its default

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Tesla Model 3 was UK’s third bestselling car in August

September 05, 2019 at 03:18PM Sales of electric vehicles overall have doubled in the past yearThe Tesla Model 3 has rapidly become the UK’s third most popular new car as sales of electric vehicles overall doubled in the past year.New owners registered 2,082 Tesla Model 3 cars in August, according to data published on Thursday… Continue reading Tesla Model 3 was UK’s third bestselling car in August

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Vasyl Lomachenko vs Luke Campbell live stream: Millions could illegally stream boxing despite dangers

August 31, 2019 at 06:10PM 'There are many ways these sites allow attackers carry out cyber crime' Vasyl Lomachenko vs Luke Campbell live stream: Millions could illegally stream boxing despite dangers ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Vasyl Lomachenko vs Luke Campbell live stream: Millions could illegally stream boxing despite dangers

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YouTube challenges BBC with educational shows for UK viewers

August 29, 2019 at 02:00PM Company commissions series on science, philosophy and history in part to refresh imageYouTube has stepped on the BBC’s toes by commissioning a series of educational programmes aimed at British audiences, partly in an attempt to improve the site’s image following a run of negative press.YouTube Originals has ordered programmes on… Continue reading YouTube challenges BBC with educational shows for UK viewers

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YouTube to adjust UK algorithm to cut false and extremist content

August 27, 2019 at 06:30PM Views via recommendations of such ‘borderline’ videos were halved in similar US trialYouTube is experimenting with an algorithm change to reduce the spread of what it calls “borderline content” in the UK, after a similar trial in the US resulted in a substantial drop in views.According to the video sharing… Continue reading YouTube to adjust UK algorithm to cut false and extremist content

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5G battle hots up as EE lodges complaint over Three UK advert

August 19, 2019 at 11:29AM Advertising Standards Authority to investigate whether claims breach codeThe first hostilities have broken out among telecoms rivals over who offers the best 5G to customers, with EE seeking an advertising ban against claims by Three UK that it offers the only “real” next-generation service.BT-owned EE is understood to have lodged… Continue reading 5G battle hots up as EE lodges complaint over Three UK advert

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Privacy campaigners warn of UK facial recognition ‘epidemic’

August 16, 2019 at 12:49PM Investigation uncovers widespread use in museums and shopping centres Privacy campaigners have warned of an “epidemic” of facial recognition use in shopping centres, museums, conference centres and other private spaces around the UK.An investigation by Big Brother Watch (BBW), which tracks the use of surveillance, has found that private companies… Continue reading Privacy campaigners warn of UK facial recognition ‘epidemic’

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Huawei boss: UK ‘won’t say no to us’ over 5G rollout

August 16, 2019 at 08:01AM Ren Zhengfei confident of UK deal with Chinese company, but security concerns remainThe founder and chief executive of Huawei has said Britain “won’t say no to us” over the Chinese firm’s involvement in the rollout of 5G mobile internet infrastructure.The UK is considering the inclusion of Huawei equipment in the… Continue reading Huawei boss: UK ‘won’t say no to us’ over 5G rollout

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Major breach found in biometrics system used by banks, UK police and defence firms

August 14, 2019 at 08:11AM Fingerprints, facial recognition and other personal information from Biostar 2 discovered on publicly accessible databaseThe fingerprints of over 1 million people, as well as facial recognition information, unencrypted usernames and passwords, and personal information of employees, was discovered on a publicly accessible database for a company used by the likes… Continue reading Major breach found in biometrics system used by banks, UK police and defence firms

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FaceApp row: UK watchdog monitoring privacy concerns

July 18, 2019 at 01:35PM Information Commissioner’s Office says people should check how apps use their data The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is considering allegations that FaceApp, the face-ageing photo app that has gone viral, is misusing personal data.“We are aware of stories raising concerns about FaceApp and will be considering them,” a spokesperson for… Continue reading FaceApp row: UK watchdog monitoring privacy concerns

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Facebook launches UK reporting tool to clamp down on scam ads

July 16, 2019 at 07:53AM Social media firm to investigate users’ complaints and take down violating postsFresh efforts to tackle scam adverts across Facebook are being introduced in the UK following action taken by the consumer champion Martin Lewis.The social media company is releasing a scam ads reporting tool, with a specially trained team investigating… Continue reading Facebook launches UK reporting tool to clamp down on scam ads

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Nissan e-NV200 van: ‘The UK’s first zero-emission ice-cream van’

July 07, 2019 at 06:00AM Time to phase out old vans with their engines idling, churning out foul emissions for kids to breathe inNissan e-NV200Price from £20,0050-62mph 14 seconds Top speed 76mphRange 199.6 km (battery only)Battery 40kWhThe heatwave means that the queues for cooling ice-creams will be longer than ever this weekend. But the old… Continue reading Nissan e-NV200 van: ‘The UK’s first zero-emission ice-cream van’

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UK mobile operators ignore security fears over Huawei 5G

July 06, 2019 at 02:00PM Firms pushing ahead with Chinese tech giant to set up new networkHuawei is helping develop 5G networks for all four of the UK’s major mobile phone operators – even though the government has yet to confirm whether the controversial Chinese technology company will be permitted to build the next generation… Continue reading UK mobile operators ignore security fears over Huawei 5G

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France makes a post-Brexit grab for UK’s game developers

July 03, 2019 at 03:59PM French government promises tax breaks and subsidies for companies who relocate The French government has launched a major push to poach British game developers in the wake of Brexit, promising subsidies, tax breaks and loans to creatives who make the move across the Channel.The new campaign, “Join the Game”, sees… Continue reading France makes a post-Brexit grab for UK’s game developers