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Security Updates 26th October 2018

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The latest news from the sector sees Cathay Pacific hack affect 10 million customers, Facebook gets slammed with a £500,000 fine from the ICO, IT Governance provides a useful check-list for SMEs looking to protect themselves against data breach regulatory headaches and more… Cathay Pacific Hack Affects 10 Million Passengers Worldwide The personal identifiable information […]

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Contactless ‘Pay to Pray’

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The Church of England has announced that it will be able to accept contactless card payment for donations at 16,000 churches, cathedrals and religious sites. Why? The Church of England raises a whopping £580m every year in donations, but in today’s society, particularly among young people, cash is carried less often, and there is a […]

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Huge UK Increase In Demand For AI Professionals

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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 of growth in demand for […]

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UK Economy Could See £26bn From Rural Digital Investment

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A study has revealed that greater investment in digital technologies and connectivity in rural parts of the UK could add between £12bn and £26.4bn annually to the British economy. Digital Strategy and Investment Needed The study, which was commissioned by Amazon and conducted by think tanks Rural England and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), showed that […]

Facebook Ads That Target Your Beliefs

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In a new trial involving a small number of users in the UK, Facebook has said that it will be testing the targeting of adverts based on users’ specific political and religious beliefs. Why? According to Facebook, the trial will help the social media platform to process and manage its customer data, so that it […]

Fight For DPOs With Introduction of GDPR

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Technology and employment commentators are predicting that with the already high demand for skilled and talented Data Protection Officers (DPOs), the introduction of GDPR may see businesses having to compete to recruit the right one. What’s A Data Protection Officer? A DPO’s role is essentially that of looking after any legal and ethical issues related […]

Google Acted On Less Than Half Of Requests To Remove URLs

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Google’s latest Transparency Report reveals that of the 2.4 million requests made since 2014 to remove certain URLs from its search results, Google has only complied with less than half. Removal Requests The removal requests relate to a ruling by the European Union’s Court of Justice in May 2014 which said that Google and other […]

A Quarter Of Councils Have Been Hacked

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A freedom of information request by privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch has revealed the shocking statistic that a quarter of all UK councils have had their IT systems breached in the past five years. 37 Attempted Cyber Attacks Every Minute The ‘Cyber Attacks In Local Authorities’ report from Big Brother Watch shows that local governments are […]

Postcards To Combat Election Interference

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Following disclosures of how Facebook was used by advertisers who may have been seeking to influence the US election result, Facebook has suggested that in future in the US, those backing candidates with advertising campaigns will receive a ‘snail mail’ postcard sent by Facebook with a verification code. Ads Mentioning A Candidate The measure is […]

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10 Gbps Home Broadband Speed Achieved In Test

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Broadband operator Hyperoptic is reported to have achieved home Broadband speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second (Gbps) in a recent test. Hyperoptic? ‘Hyperoptic’ is the company name in this case, but the term hyperoptic generally refers to the kinds of super speeds that can be achieved with full fibre / fibre-to-the-building / fibre-to-the-home […]