Technology

FRAUD AND COMPUTER MISUSE ACCOUNTED FOR HALF OF ALL CRIMES IN 2016

England and Wales suffered as many as 5.4 million fraud and computer misuse offences in 2016, as per a recent report from the Office for National Statistics. Fraud and computer misuse offences accounted for almost half of all crimes committed in England and Wales in 2016, which also included theft and burglary. While the level […]

TWO IN THREE CONSUMERS CONCERNED BRANDS ARE PUTTING THEIR PRIVATE DATA AT RISK

Brands face an uphill battle to offer personalised services online, as new research reveals two thirds (67%) of UK consumers are concerned about how brands use their personal information, such as their name, email, location, and marital status. The same proportion (66%) worry their personal data security could be compromised by the latest IoT gadgets, […]

ROBOTIC SOFTWARE BEHIND UK’S FIRST SUBSCRIPTION MANAGEMENT PLATFORM

Start-up SmartBill has launched the UK’s first subscription management platform in the shape of a robot for locating, tracking and managing bills to avoid “subscription traps” and save money. It comes at a time when the Government is considering new proposals to combat the subscription trap problem, which costs the UK £4bn every year. Subscription […]

MPS WELCOME PLANS FROM THE REGULATOR ON CONTACTLESS PAYMENT FRAUD

Consumers should not be expected to comb through their bank accounts to check for contactless payment fraud months after reporting their card lost or stolen, according to the chairman of an influential committee of MPs. The Treasury Committee has welcomed a letter from the City regulator outlining steps to combat contactless card fraud. It follows […]