Technology

Control vs Convenience: Consumers weigh in on their own privacy in new Norton™ LifeLock™ cyber safety insights report

Nearly three out of four Brits are more alarmed than ever about their privacy, but many are willing to accept risks to make their lives easier In today’s connected world, businesses are prime targets for cyber attacks and unintentional missteps can result in critical exposure of consumers’ sensitive personal information. According to the 2018 Norton […]

Facebook chief Zuckerberg asks governments to help control internet content

Mark Zuckerberg says regulators and governments should play a more active role in controlling internet content. In an op-ed published in the Washington Post, Facebook’s chief says the responsibility for monitoring harmful content is too great for firms alone. He calls for new laws in four areas: “Harmful content, election integrity, privacy and data portability.” It […]

Millions of Facebook passwords exposed internally

The passwords of millions of Facebook users were accessible by up to 20,000 employees of the social network, it has been reported. Security researcher Brian Krebs broke the news about data protection failures, which saw up to 600 million passwords stored in plain text. The passwords that were exposed could date back to 2012, he said. […]

Global report says retailers still struggling with digital

Applause, the worldwide leader in digital quality and crowdsourced testing, has today released the global findings of its annual Retail Quality Report. It shows that global retailers are failing to keep up with consumer expectations for optimised digital experiences. Leveraging primary research from Applause’s industry-leading community of software and usability experts, testing took place on […]

Facebook suffers most severe outage in its history

Facebook has suffered the most severe outage in its history, with key services rendered unusable for users globally for much of Wednesday. The last time Facebook had a disruption of this magnitude was in 2008, when the site had 150m users – compared with around 2.3bn monthly users today. Facebook’s main product, its two messaging […]

Tackle tech giants ‘bullying tactics’ review urges

The UK needs to tackle “bullying tactics by market leaders” and the other consequences of a lack of competition in the technology sector, according to a new report. A six month review of the sector has concluded tech giants like Facebook and Google should face greater competition. Philip Hammond will give his initial response to […]

Royal Mail launches app to help consumers manage deliveries

Royal Mail has launched a new mobile app to help consumers manage their deliveries more effectively. The app is now available for download for free on both the App Store and Google Play store. The new app enables consumers to easily track their items from their smartphone. If a reference number is provided, recipients can […]

Lords urge tougher new privacy rules for tech firm

Tech firms, such as Google and Facebook, must improve their “inadequate” responses to privacy and data breaches and anti-social content, a House of Lords report says. The House of Lords Communications Committee wants a digital authority to help laws keep pace with technology. Content moderation used by tech firms was “unacceptably slow,” it said. The […]

Overemphasis on technology restricting digital transformation success

By placing an all-encompassing focus on the role of technology when making digital transformation decisions, UK businesses are ironically reducing their chances of success. This was one of the main findings of Telstra’s Disruptive Decision-Making research, which surveyed 3,810 senior decision-makers from 12 industries in 14 markets around the world to uncover insights into strengths […]