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50 Million Facebook User’s Data With Cambridge Analytica

Facebook is at the heart of a storm after a whistleblower alleged that the data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trump’s election team and the winning Brexit campaign harvested 50 million Facebook profiles from a data breach. Why? London-based data analytics company, Cambridge Analytica, which was once headed by...

Huge UK Increase In Demand For AI Professionals

A study by job website ‘Indeed’ based on job postings on its site since 2015 has found that demand for skills in AI and machine learning has almost tripled in 3 years. Demand – AI Boom With the Artificial Intelligence (AI) sector booming in the UK, and with the pace...

Prison Sentences Demanded For Unauthorised Data Usage

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has said that it backs the idea that anyone accessing personal data without a valid reason or without their employer’s knowledge is guilty of a criminal offence, should be prosecuted, and prison sentences should be an option. Recent Case A recent case involving a nursing...

New, Free Secret Browsing and Cyber Security Service

Quad9 is a new, free service that will allow users to keep their Internet browsing habits secret and their data safe from malicious websites, botnets, phishing attacks, and marketers. What’s The Problem? When you browse the Internet, your Domain Name System (DNS) is likely set to whatever your ISP would...

Xmas Toys – Security Concerns

With Christmas just around the corner, consumer watchdog Which? has asked retailers to stop selling some popular internet-connected toys which have “proven” security issues that could allow attackers to take control of the toy or send messages. Toys At Risk Consumer watchdog Which? has identified toys such as Connect, the...

Huddle Leaked Business Documents

A flaw has been discovered in the collaboration tool Huddle that is believed to have left private company documents able to be viewed by unauthorised persons. What is Huddle? Huddle is cloud-based and ‘secure’ software system for collaborative work, file sharing and project management. It can be accessed through mobile...

Google’s Scary Hack Stats

With more than 15% of Internet users reporting takeovers of their email or social networking accounts, new research by Google and the University of California, Berkeley has shed light on how passwords are stolen and how accounts are hacked. Tracking Black Markets The research, which took place between March 2016...

1 In 4 Law Firms Ready For GDPR

A report by managed services provider CenturyLink Emea, shows that despite the threat of up to €20m fines or 4% of annual global turnover for serious data protection failings, only 25% of more than 150 legal sector IT decision-makers said their firms were GDPR ready. Why Not? If any sector...

Bad Broadband? Get Automatic Compensation…

Ofcom has announced that broadband and landline customers will be automatically able to get money back from their providers when things go wrong, without having to make a claim for it. Review Brings ‘Automatic Compensation’ Agreement After a review and intervention in the broadband market by Ofcom, BT, Sky, TalkTalk,...