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Fourteen of the world’s most respected information security experts have warned that client-side scanning “is a dangerous technology” that threatens democracy. The cryptographers and engineers, whose careers have laid the groundwork for the internet’s fundamental security protocols, have authored a paper titled “Bugs in Our Pockets” to explain their concerns, They say that introducing the
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Microsoft is shutting down LinkedIn in China as a result of the “challenges” of complying with Beijing’s censorship rules, and will in its place launch a new site that won’t allow users to share posts. The career-focused social networking platform had been criticised for censoring posts and profiles from Western journalists that were deemed to
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Channels on the messaging app Telegram with almost 35,000 followers have been used to spread anti-vax information and to threaten broadcaster Jeremy Vine. Sky News has found that people linked to these groups have also targeted doctors, nurses, teachers, and local councillors with letters accusing them of “genocide”. On Sunday, some of these people delivered
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Ransomware is “the most immediate danger to UK businesses” according to the head of Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre, who added that victims paying up were sustaining the criminal enterprise. Delivering the opening keynote speech at Chatham House’s cyber conference, Lindy Cameron said there had been several major cyber incidents over the past year, including
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The UK must become a “science superpower” where British-built rockets will launch British-built satellites running everything from cybersecurity to delivering pizza, the new science minister George Freeman has told Sky News. Mr Freeman says he wants to put the days of Britain as a “science leader but innovation laggard” behind us, arguing UK consumers are
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Google is tackling climate change denial across its advertising platforms and YouTube, with bans and new demonetisation policies from next month. The company’s move will explicitly prohibit all advertisements that contradict the “well-established scientific consensus around the existence and causes of climate change”. It will also prevent YouTube videos from earning money if they refer
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Hackers could have stolen beer from the Scottish brewery and pub chain BrewDog due to a vulnerability that exposed details of more than 200,000 shareholders. The vulnerability in the company’s mobile app was discovered by security consultancy Pen Test Partners who said that details belonging to customers and “Equity for Punks” shareholders were accessible for
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