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Chinese APT groups are targeting Linux servers

Research from Blackberry uncovers almost a decade of hacking from state-sponsored civilian contractors
8 Apr 2020
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mobile security

Google finally fixes Pixel 4 face unlock security

Firm releases a patch five months after the flaw was discovered
8 Apr 2020
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Taiwan becomes first country to ban Zoom amid security concerns

Public sector bodies are advised to use Microsoft or Google services if they can’t find locally-developed platforms
8 Apr 2020
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business communications

ITI's directory of safe tech tools helps businesses during the coronavirus pandemic

No need to worry about scammers or opportunistic rip-off artists here
7 Apr 2020
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A critical flaw in 350,000 Microsoft Exchange remains unpatched

A patch has been available for months, but its adoption has been slow
7 Apr 2020
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Mobile Phones

Samsung discontinues security updates for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Four years after launch, Samsung discontinues support for two of its flagship devices
7 Apr 2020
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“Zoom bombing” sends Zoom stock plummeting

Schools and businesses ban the use of Zoom over security issues
7 Apr 2020
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privacy

Facebook tool will help to track the effectiveness of social distancing

The Disease Prevention Maps will use anonymized location data to track the movement of people
7 Apr 2020
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Technology

Microsoft poaches ex-Apple exec to lead mixed reality hardware division

Ruben Caballero spent 14 years with Apple and will now work on Microsoft's HoloLens and AI projects
7 Apr 2020
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

EU data watchdog calls for pan-European coronavirus tracking app

EDPS wants a tool with strong data protection built-in
7 Apr 2020
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Business strategy

GCHQ and NCSC alerted over Imagination Technologies Chinese takeover

The British manufacturer holds emergency talks over the proposed appointment of board members from China Reform Holding
7 Apr 2020
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WhatsApp restricts message forwarding to curb spread of 5G myths

Facebook-owned company wants to limit the reach of coronavirus disinformation
7 Apr 2020
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Business strategy

IBM hires former Bank of America CTO to lead cloud business

Howard Boville will join the company as SVP of Cloud Platform
7 Apr 2020
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privacy

Apple's coronavirus screening app comes under fire over privacy concerns

US senators ask whether COVID-19 tool is HIPAA-compliant
6 Apr 2020
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web browser

Google halts controversial Chrome update in wake of coronavirus outbreak

Google rolls back SameSite cookie changes to avoid breaking the internet
6 Apr 2020
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Mobile Phones

Microsoft patents a mobile device with a third screen

Additional display may streamline notification delivery in folding devices
6 Apr 2020
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Google app update may fix Android Auto voice-command bug (unless it doesn’t)

Google tries again to fix the bug that eliminates a key feature
6 Apr 2020
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HP Support Assistant flaws leave Windows devices open to attack

After ten issues were reported in the pre-loaded ‘bloatware’ last year, three privilege escalation bugs remain unfixed
6 Apr 2020
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Red Hat appoints Paul Cormier as CEO

Former president of products and technology replaces Jim Whitehurst as boss of the open source giant
6 Apr 2020
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cyber security

Safari bug let hackers access cameras on iPhones and Macs

Apple patched the eavesdropping flaws in January and March
6 Apr 2020
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Network & Internet

Russian ISP intercepted traffic from AWS, Facebook, Google and more

The "accidental" incident caused chaos online for an hour last week
6 Apr 2020
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privacy

Facebook tried to buy NSO Group's Pegasus spyware to monitor iOS users

Social network wanted to integrate surveillance tech into its Onavo Protect app
6 Apr 2020
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Skype takes on Zoom with 'Meet Now' video calling feature

Users can join meetings without having to sign-up or install the app
6 Apr 2020