Policy & legislation

£100 contactless payment limit could place shoppers at risk, warn industry experts
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Policy & legislation

£100 contactless payment limit could place shoppers at risk, warn industry experts

The tech industry reacts to the new threshold introduced by the FCA
15 Oct 2021
WhatsApp backups to get end-to-end encryption
WhatsApp images with its new feature fore end-to-end encryption for backups
encryption

WhatsApp backups to get end-to-end encryption

Facebook says it's the final step towards a full end-to-end encrypted messaging experience on the chat app
15 Oct 2021
Microsoft to shutdown LinkedIn in China
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Careers & training

Microsoft to shutdown LinkedIn in China

The company will launch a new jobs platform without a social feed or the ability to share posts and articles
15 Oct 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: Can codes of conduct save GDPR?
The IT Pro Podcast: Can codes of conduct save GDPR?
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The IT Pro Podcast: Can codes of conduct save GDPR?

Why proposed revisions to data protection rules may not be necessary
15 Oct 2021
Podcast transcript: Can codes of conduct save GDPR?
Podcast transcript: Can codes of conduct save GDPR?
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Podcast transcript: Can codes of conduct save GDPR?

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
15 Oct 2021
What is subnetting?
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Network & Internet

What is subnetting?

Partitioning a single network can help relieve network congestion and increase security
14 Oct 2021
Senators seek to reform Section 230 protections
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Policy & legislation

Senators seek to reform Section 230 protections

Platforms would be liable for knowingly promoting harmful content under bill
14 Oct 2021
7-Eleven biometric data collection found in breach of Australian privacy laws
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privacy

7-Eleven biometric data collection found in breach of Australian privacy laws

The US convenience store chain has been ordered to scrap its facial scanning tool and delete any stored data
14 Oct 2021
UK gov urged to protect human right to review AI decisions
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artificial intelligence (AI)

UK gov urged to protect human right to review AI decisions

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is calling on the government not to remove Article 22 ‘while AI is still in its infancy'
13 Oct 2021
Australia plots harsher penalties for hackers involved in ransomware attacks
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Policy & legislation

Australia plots harsher penalties for hackers involved in ransomware attacks

The country has published its ransomware action plan as it tries to tackle the growing threat
13 Oct 2021
Footballers seek compensation for "GDPR violating" performance data trading
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data processing

Footballers seek compensation for "GDPR violating" performance data trading

Letter threatening legal action against 17 firms that use trade player data claims the practice violates EU data protection law
12 Oct 2021
Is Australia becoming a surveillance state?
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privacy

Is Australia becoming a surveillance state?

With new powers granted to law enforcement agencies in Australia, we examine what this could mean for digital rights in the country
11 Oct 2021
EU opens Microsoft Teams probe following Slack complaint
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Microsoft Office

EU opens Microsoft Teams probe following Slack complaint

The watchdog has suggested there could be an antitrust case on the horizon after sending a questionnaire to Microsoft Teams rivals
11 Oct 2021
UKRI will educate tech sector to defend against cyber threats
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Policy & legislation

UKRI will educate tech sector to defend against cyber threats

Businesses will be able to benefit from a series of events, workshops, and hands-on experience organised by Digital Catapult
11 Oct 2021
Indian startup body moves against "unfair" Google Play Store policy
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Policy & legislation

Indian startup body moves against "unfair" Google Play Store policy

The group is seeking interim relief on behalf of app developers as it claims the tech giant will force them to use its billing system
11 Oct 2021
Apple appeals Epic ruling in attempt to delay App Store changes
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Policy & legislation

Apple appeals Epic ruling in attempt to delay App Store changes

The one ruling in Epic's favour found Apple in violation of the state of California’s anti-steering laws
11 Oct 2021
Aquant raises $70 million for its service intelligence platform
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Aquant raises $70 million for its service intelligence platform

The AI-powered platform helps businesses make data-driven decisions, address talent shortages, and more
8 Oct 2021
What are the responsibilities of a data controller?
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Business strategy

What are the responsibilities of a data controller?

If your organisation collect people's data, you need to know how GDPR applies to your practices
8 Oct 2021
Government urged to introduce digital skills tax credits for SMBs
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Careers & training

Government urged to introduce digital skills tax credits for SMBs

Driving up wages without improving productivity through digital skills is a "recipe for high inflation", techUK warns
8 Oct 2021
SolarWinds hackers stole US sanctions policy data, Microsoft confirms
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cyber attacks

SolarWinds hackers stole US sanctions policy data, Microsoft confirms

Unconfirmed reports also suggest data on threat hunting techniques, assessments of Russian threat actors, and source codes were also accessed
8 Oct 2021
TSMC vows not to share sensitive customer data following US request
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Policy & legislation

TSMC vows not to share sensitive customer data following US request

The Biden administration says the data would help alleviate bottlenecks in the semi conductor supply chain
7 Oct 2021
Intel no longer considering UK chip plant following Brexit
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger delivering a presentation
components

Intel no longer considering UK chip plant following Brexit

CEO Pat Gelsinger says that around 70 proposals have been submitted for sites across mainland Europe
7 Oct 2021
Neiman Marcus data breach hits 4.6 million customers
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data breaches

Neiman Marcus data breach hits 4.6 million customers

The breach took place last year, but details have only now come to light
4 Oct 2021