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Apple admits contractors hear some user interactions with Siri

Interactions with Siri are analysed as part of quality control Contractors working for Apple hear a small portion of recordings from voice assistant Siri, the company has confirmed. The technology giant said part of its quality control involved maintaining and improving the virtual assistant. According to a report by the Guardian, contractors employed by Apple… Read More


Human rights group loses High Court challenge against “Snoopers’ Charter”

Liberty had claimed parts of the Investigatory Powers Act were incompatible with human rights law Human rights group Liberty has lost its latest High Court challenge against the Government’s mass surveillance powers. Liberty brought the challenge against parts of the Investigatory Powers Act (IPA) – dubbed the “Snoopers’ Charter” by critics – which allow intelligence… Read More


Man arrested over Lancaster University cyber attack

Records and ID documents of some students were accessed in the phishing attack A man has been arrested after student data was stolen in a cyber attack on a university. The 25-year-old man from Bradford was arrested on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act (CMA) and fraud offences on Monday following the breach of Lancaster University… Read More


IBM says cost of data breach in US ‘more than double’ worldwide average

Countries based in the Middle East are most susceptible to attacks The average cost of data breaches has risen by 12 percent over the past five years, costing businesses $3.92 million on average, according to IBM’s annual Cost of Data Dreach report. The report interviewed more than 500 companies that have suffered a breach in… Read More


Lancaster University students’ data stolen in ‘sophisticated and malicious’ attack

Large amount of personal data stolen in phishing attack Lancaster University has been struck by a ‘sophisticated and malicious phishing attack’ affecting the data of students and applicants, the University revealed. In a posting on its website, the University said it detected the breach on Friday and has reported the incident to law enforcement agencies,… Read More


Mastercard R&D boss says Facebook digital currency has ‘good intentions’

Ken Moore said Mastercard believed the social network was trying to remove some of the challenges around cryptocurrency Facebook’s new digital currency has “good intentions” in wanting to remove some of the challenges around cryptocurrencies, a Mastercard executive has said. The social network has announced plans to launch its Libra digital currency as part of… Read More


Google admits listening to some smart speaker recordings

The tech giant said developers listened to a small number of interactions with its Google Assistant to train the software and improve its responses Google has admitted it gives workers access to some audio recordings from its Google Home smart speakers. The technology giant said it uses language experts around the world to study a… Read More


Hotel firm Marriott to be fined £99 million for data breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office will fine the hotel chain for the breach which affected around 339 million people Hotel chain Marriott is facing a fine of £99 million over a data breach which is estimated to have affected around 339 million customers. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fine relates to a data breach at the… Read More


BA landed with record £183m fine for data breach

ICO fine amounts to 1.5 percent of the airline’s annual turnover British Airways is set to be fined more than £183 million over the 2018 data breach that saw 380,000 customer payment cards compromised. Alex Cruz, BA chairman and chief executive said he was “surprised and disappointed” by the proposed penalty from the Information Commissioner’s… Read More


Popular cloud storage app vehicle for secret ad fraud operation

4shared was covertly generating fake clicks and purchases, and sending personal data to servers in the British Virgin Islands Researchers working for Upstream’s security lab have discovered that a popular cloud storage app has been triggering and hiding suspicious background activity. 4shared, which has over 100 million downloads, has been delivering ads to users that… Read More


IoT vendor Orvibo leaves user and device data dump on exposed server

Orvibo manufacturers over a 100 different smart home and automation products and boasts a million users A database belonging to IoT vendor Orvibo containing 2 billion data logs has been discovered by researchers on an exposed ElasticSearch server. China-based Orvibo manufacturers smart home products for consumers, hotels and businesses, including security, energy management, and home… Read More


More investment needed to defend vulnerable NHS from hackers, researchers warn

Rise of AI, cloud computing and connected devices increasing risk of attack, report warns Out-dated computer systems, a lack of investment, and a deficit of skills and awareness is putting NHS hospitals at risk of cyber attacks, researchers have warned. A report by Imperial College London’s Institute of Global Health Innovation said more money needs… Read More



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