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First Direct Customers Can Pay By Siri

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First Direct customers can now make voice-activated payments to existing payees or mobile contacts via the Siri tool on their Apple iPhones, without logging into online banking or using their password. Following Barclays First Direct’s move to voice-activated payments follows the move by Barclays last August to allow its customers (with an Apple device with […]

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Voice Recognition ‘Sexist’

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Delip Rao, CEO and co-founder of start-up R7 Speech Sciences has brought the issue back into the spotlight that voice recognition systems struggle more with female voices. Not New The issue has been known about for some time and has been brought into sharper focus with the popularity of voice-activated digital assistants like Apple’s Siri, […]

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Eight New Cyber Threats Every Second

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The latest McAfee Labs threat report shows that in the last quarter of 2017, organisations faced 8 new cyber threats a second as there was an 18% increase in the number of reported security incidents across Europe. 478 New Cyber Threats Every Minute The report makes worrying reading as businesses and organisations try to secure […]

Greater Protection From IoT Hacks Needed Say Cyber Security Experts

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There have been renewed warnings from cyber security experts that much more needs to be done to provide adequate protection from the potentially devastating effects of hacks involving IoT devices. What Are IoT Devices? IoT devices are those devices that are now present in most offices and homes that have a connection to the Internet […]