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WhatsApp must not be 'place for terrorists to hide'

WhatsApp must not be 'place for terrorists to hide'

Media captionAmber Rudd: “Intelligence services need to be able to get into encrypted services like WhatsApp” There must be “no place for terrorists to hide” and intelligence services must have access to encrypted messaging services, the home secretary has said. Khalid Masood killed four people in Westminster this week. It is understood his phone had […]

Row over US ISP customer data sales

Row over US ISP customer data sales

Image copyright EPA Image caption US ISPs could soon have fewer restrictions on the data they can gather on their customers US politicians have voted to remove rules that demanded ISPs got permission from customers before selling their browsing histories. The US Senate voted by a narrow majority to repeal the rules that were first […]

Google and Symantec clash on website security checks

Google and Symantec clash on website security checks

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The clash is over the way websites handle secure connections Search giant Google and security firm Symantec have clashed over the way websites are kept secure. Google claims Symantec has done a poor job of using standard tools, called certificates, that check the identity of thousands of websites. It will […]

Ads in your eye

Ads in your eye

Image copyright Lightvert Image caption Blink and you’ll miss it Passers-by on a London street were recently amazed to see a fleeting image of a pink tongue protruding from fruitily plump lips, seemingly suspended in mid-air. It was the famous logo for the Rolling Stones and was part of an experiment by tech start-up Lightvert. […]

Facebook Live victim 'afraid to go home'

Facebook Live victim 'afraid to go home'

Image copyright Getty Images A teenage girl who police say was raped during a Facebook Live broadcast is too scared to return to her Chicago home, her mother has said. The 15-year-old, who is currently staying with relatives, has been subject to an online and in-person harassment campaign. People on Facebook have threatened “they are […]

US man loses appeal over encrypted drives

US man loses appeal over encrypted drives

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The suspect has been in custody for nearly 18 months, his lawyer says, over the encrypted devices A US man has lost an appeal over his refusal to decrypt hard drives seized during an investigation regarding child sexual abuse images. The man, who has not been named in court […]

Fake data

Fake data

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Attacks on data integrity could target farming data to wreck years of crops There’s a new cyber threat on the horizon. And it’s fiendishly subtle and potentially very dangerous. Fake data – altering databases and documents without anyone noticing. Say you changed centrally held figures for a key metric […]

Google DeepMind's NHS deal under scrutiny

Google DeepMind's NHS deal under scrutiny

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The records collected by DeepMind went back over the past five years A deal between Google’s artificial intelligence firm DeepMind and the UK’s NHS had serious “inadequacies”, an academic paper has suggested. More than a million patient records were shared with DeepMind to build an app to alert doctors […]

Google pulls Beauty and the Beast 'ad' from Home

Google pulls Beauty and the Beast 'ad' from Home

Image copyright Reuters Google has removed audio about the movie Beauty and the Beast which played out unprompted on Google Home. “By the way, Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast opens today,” the smart speaker said after listing the time, weather and travel update. In a video posted on Twitter, it then talked about […]

These teenagers built their own mental health app

These teenagers built their own mental health app

These four students have created an app to help teenagers talk about being bullied and get access to counselling. For Me was originally a school project but the NSPCC’s Childline has turned it into reality. “I hope that young people now realise they have somewhere to go,” one of the creators, Laura Hindle, tells Newsbeat. […]

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