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Email prank 'tricks' Breitbart editors
Posted on Wednesday 23 August, 2017

The same prankster that reportedly fooled top White House officials strikes again.

French firm offered spyware to 'find out if your son is gay'
Posted on Wednesday 23 August, 2017

French firm criticised after saying its spyware could help parents establish a son's sexuality.

YouTube 'made wrong call' on Syria videos
Posted on Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Thousands of videos taken down for showing violence will be "reinstated".

DoJ narrows Trump protesters data demand
Posted on Wednesday 23 August, 2017

The move follows an outcry over the request to DreamHost, which some argued damaged people's privacy.

Royal Mail's new electric vans unveiled
Posted on Wednesday 23 August, 2017

London trials begin for nine of the fully electric vans.

Tech News from ZDNET

Gatwick's airport app is taking off... and should inspire others to follow its example
Posted on Tuesday August 22, 2017

Gatwick's popular Community App provides vital information to thousands of people working for hundreds of different companies at London's second-biggest airport. It's being taken up by many other airports and could also work well for other diverse "mini-cities" such as universities, malls and technology parks.

Over 500 Android apps with a combined 100 million downloads found to secretly contain spyware
Posted on Tuesday August 22, 2017

Unbeknown to the app developers, an advertising software development kit contained code for stealing data from their products' users.

Your failure to apply critical cybersecurity updates is putting your company at risk from the next WannaCry or Petya
Posted on Monday August 21, 2017

Despite warnings and international cyber-incidents, too many organisations still aren't bothering to apply security patches, a report has warned.

WannaCry ransomware attack at LG Electronics takes systems offline
Posted on Monday August 21, 2017

The consumer electronics company has confirmed WannaCry was found on a self-service kiosk in South Korea and systems were shut down for two days to prevent its spread.

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