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Hotel door locks worldwide were vulnerable to hack
Posted on Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Cyber-security researchers found a way to unlock rooms across the world without leaving a trace.

YouTube Kids to give parents more control over output
Posted on Wednesday 25 April, 2018

The firm has been criticised for using algorithms not human judgment to curate the app.

Amazon Alexa to reward kids who say: 'Please'
Posted on Wednesday 25 April, 2018

A good manners feature will praise children if they ask questions politely.

WhatsApp to raise minimum age limit to 16 in EU
Posted on Wednesday 25 April, 2018

The messaging app is changing its rules ahead of the introduction of new data privacy regulations in May.

Google's Gmail gets self-destruct option ahead of GDPR
Posted on Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Google adds security measures to minimise the risk of data-protection breaches in its mail service.

Tech News from ZDNET

Amazon's Alexa could be tricked into snooping on users, say security researchers
Posted on Wednesday April 25, 2018

Researchers at Checkmarx were able to build an Alexa skill which could be used to spy on users within earshot. Amazon has now closed the loophole.

Transport for London's contactless and mobile device payments system will be adopted in some American cities
Posted on Wednesday April 25, 2018

London's world-first contactless ticketing system is now being licensed to New York, Boston, Miami, Sydney....

This cryptocurrency mining malware also disables your security services
Posted on Tuesday April 24, 2018

A year on from the vulnerabilities being leaked, attackers are still using leaked NSA tools to power new attacks - this time with the newly uncovered PyRoMine.

​SAP plans CRM challenge as cloud computing business leaps forward
Posted on Tuesday April 24, 2018

Cloud revenues top €1 billion as the European software giant targets CRM next.

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