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BT invests in world class network centre of excellence in Belfast

  Last week, following an investment of £1million, BT officially opened a brand new state-of-the-art Network Operations Centre (iNOC), a secure 24/7 operation where BT proactively manages its customers’ networks. The centre pre-empts and manages customers’ critical communications networks, identifying and...

‘Vaccine’ created for huge cyber-attack

  Security researchers have discovered a "vaccine" for the huge cyber-attack that hit organisations across the world on Tuesday. The creation of a single file can stop the attack from infecting a machine. However, researchers have not been able to find a...

Gmail to end ad-targeting email scans

  Google's decision to stop scanning Gmail users' emails in order to target them with personalised adverts has been given a qualified welcome by privacy campaigners. The tech firm revealed the change in a blog at the end of last week. Google...
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Parliament cyber-attack ‘hit up to 90 users’

  Up to 90 email accounts were compromised during the cyber-attack on Parliament on Friday. Fewer than 1% of the 9,000 users of the IT system were impacted by the hacking, said a parliamentary spokesman. The hack prompted officials to disable remote...

Snapchat map update raises child safety worries

  An update to Snapchat that shows publicly posted images on a searchable map has raised safety concerns among parents. Snap Map lets people search for places such as schools and see videos and pictures posted by children inside. It also lets...

WhatsApp rises as a major force in news media

WhatsApp is becoming one of the prevailing ways people discover and discuss news, according to a study. But use of the messaging app appears to vary widely between countries. In Malaysia, more than 50% of those surveyed said they used WhatsApp...
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Google’s DeepMind extends controversial Streams app

  Google's DeepMind has extended the use of its Streams health app to Musgrove Park Hospital in Somerset. The app, which helps doctors and nurses spot signs of kidney failure, proved controversial when it was rolled out at the Royal Free...

UK hacker exploits online bank loophole to steal £100,000

  A UK hacker has been jailed for stealing almost £100,000 from a bank by exploiting a bug in the bank's online banking system. James Ejankowski, who's 24, defrauded Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banking Group of more than £99,000 in December 2016. He...

Google pledge to tackle YouTube terror videos

  Google has unveiled four measures it will use to tackle the spread of terror-related material online. Among the measures it is deploying will be smarter software that can spot extremist material and greater use of human experts to vet content. It...

Legal threat shuts down GTA game toolkit

  Players of Grand Theft Auto are up in arms after legal threats forced the closure of a popular toolkit used to make add-ons or "mods" for the game. GTA creator Take-Two issued a "cease and desist" letter to Open IV...


Apple’s iOS 11 update ends support for iPhone 5 and 5C

  Apple's iOS 11 mobile operating system will not be available for the iPhone 5 and 5C or the iPad 4 when it is released...