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Hey, Brits. Your Google data is leaving the EU before you are: Hoard to be shipped from Ireland to US next month

Relax, you won't feel a thing Google's UK users will see their data shifted to a US-based data controller from the end of next month with the ad giant blaming Brexit for the move.…
Tags: Google, UK, US, Eu, Software, Ireland


Thousands of UK government devices lost or stolen

At least 2,004 government mobiles were lost or stolen in a year, more than a third from the MoD.
Tags: UK, Tech


US, UK Formally Blame Russia for Mass-Defacement of Georgian Websites

The US and UK governments have issued official statements today formally accusing Russia's military intelligence agency, GRU, with carrying out a coordinated cyber-attack on thousands of Georgian websites in October 2019. From a report: The incident, widely reported at the time, was considered the largest cyber-attack in the former Soviet country's history. According to a report at the time, unidentified hackers broke into at least one web hosting provider and defaced more than 15,000 websites w...
Tags: UK, Russia, US, Tech, Georgia, Gru, US UK, Mikheil Saakashvili


UK says Russia's GRU behind massive Georgia cyber-attack

The UK Foreign Office said October's attack was designed to undermine Georgia's sovereignty.
Tags: UK, Russia, Tech, Georgia, Gru, Foreign Office


Google's decision to shift control of UK user data to the US looks like a calculated political bet that Brexit will be a privacy disaster

Reuters reported Wednesday that Google is planning to ship its UK user data from its European headquarters in Ireland to the US. The move was prompted by uncertainty surrounding the UK's data laws after Brexit. Experts told Business Insider the problem boils down to whether the UK can obtain an "adequacy agreement" with the EU which would guarantee that EU citizens' data would be protected with the same rigor as under GDPR. Although originally the UK said it would adhere to GDPR standards, Goo...
Tags: Google, Europe, Usa, UK, China, US, NFL, Trends, Tech, Eu, European Union, Britain, Ireland, Silicon Valley, Boris Johnson, Donald Trump


TikTok now lets parents control how much time their kids spend on the app

TikTok introduced a new tool for parents to control their kids' time on the app on Wednesday. The new "Family Safety Mode" allows parents to set screen time limits, control who the child can message, and restrict access to "inappropriate" content. The feature is currently only available in the UK, but TikTok says it will roll it out to other markets in the coming weeks. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. TikTok, the video-sharing app favored by Generation Z, is getting some p...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, UK, Trends, Tiktok


Google Ads is infested with investment scams that earn it millions

Google has been notified that 90% of adverts it displays when searching for common investments send users to directly to scams. It’s fast becoming an epidemic, says campaigner Mark Taber, who has flagged 126 adverts for investment scams with both Google and the UK‘s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) over the past six weeks alone. Solving the issue might require intervention from the British government, as an exemption in UK law keeps Google at arm’s length of the country’s lead financial watchdo...
Tags: Google, Startups, UK, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Financial Conduct Authority FCA, Mark Taber, Hard Fork


UK Google users could lose EU GDPR data protections

Brexit prompts tech firm to move data and user accounts of British users from EU to USGoogle is to move the data and user accounts of its British users from the EU to the US, placing them outside the strong privacy protections offered by European regulators.The shift, prompted by Britain’s exit from the EU, will leave the sensitive personal information of tens of millions not covered by Europe’s world-leading General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and therefore with less protection and within...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, Technology, US, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Data Protection, Gdpr


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Justin Bieber and Jack Dorsey may be among the 10 million MGM hotel guests whose personal information was posted to a hacking forum. MGM said it discovered the data breach last summer and notified customers who were impacted based on state laws.  Google's users in the UK will no longer be protected by Europe's strict privacy regulations. Google is planning on moving its British user data away from Ireland, so the information w...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, UK, China, Politico, US, Trends, Ireland, House, Justin Bieber, Sony, Louisiana, Jack Dorsey


Huawei shut out from scheme to see how 5G can link communities

Chinese supplier won’t be able to take part in pilot exploring potential of the new technologyHuawei has been banned from participating in a £65m government scheme to explore how next-generation 5G technology can drive businesses and connect communities across the UK.The government set up the scheme last year, calling on businesses and communities to apply for funding to trial the vast potential of 5G technology. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Technology, Internet, Huawei, 5g


Personal details of 10.6m MGM hotel guests revealed by hackers, report says

Justin Bieber and Jack Dorsey among those targeted by hackMGM confident no financial or password data breachedPersonal details of more than 10.6 million former guests of MGM Resorts hotels, including Justin Bieber and Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey, were posted on an online hacking forum this week, according to a new report. Related: Julian Assange: Australian MPs call on UK to block US extradition Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Technology, US, World news, US news, Hacking, Justin Bieber, Julian Assange, Jack Dorsey, MGM Resorts


Lack of big tech GDPR decisions looms large in EU watchdog’s annual report

The lead European Union privacy regulator for most of big tech has put out its annual report which shows another major bump in complaints filed under the bloc’s updated data protection framework, underlining the ongoing appetite EU citizens have for applying their rights. But what the report doesn’t show is any firm enforcement of EU data protection rules vis-a-vis big tech. The report leans heavily on stats to illustrate the volume of work piling up on desks in Dublin. But it’s light on deci...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, France, Tech, Eu, European Union, Ireland, Commission, Dublin, Cnil, Dixon, DPC, CJEU, Data Protection Commission, Helen Dixon


Google Users In UK To Lose EU Data Protection: Reuters

Sources told Reuters that Google is planning to move its British users' accounts out of the control of European Union privacy regulators, placing them under U.S. jurisdiction instead. From the report: The shift, prompted by Britain's exit from the EU, will leave the sensitive personal information of tens of millions with less protection and within easier reach of British law enforcement. The change was described to Reuters by three people familiar with its plans. Google intends to require its Br...
Tags: Google, UK, Tech, Eu, European Union, Britain, Ireland, Reuters, EU Data Protection, General Data Protection Regulation Google


Google users in UK will soon lose EU data protection: Report

Post-Brexit, Google plans to move UK user accounts out of the control of European Union privacy regulators, and will place them under U.S. jurisdiction instead, where privacy protections are weaker, reports Joseph Menn at Reuters. Excerpt: The shift, prompted by Britain’s exit from the EU, will leave the sensitive personal information of tens of millions with less protection and within easier reach of British law enforcement. The change was described to Reuters by three people familiar with i...
Tags: Google, Europe, Post, UK, Technology, News, Privacy, Tech, Eu, European Union, Britain, Ireland, Switzerland, Brexit, Reuters, Joseph Menn


US ‘very concerned’ over Huawei’s role in UK 5G network

Trump’s chief of staff gives clear warning about using Chinese firm to supply equipmentDonald Trump’s acting chief of staff has warned there could be “a direct and dramatic impact” on the sharing of intelligence between the US and UK if Boris Johnson’s government goes ahead with allowing Huawei to supply equipment to build the British 5G mobile phone network.Mick Mulvaney’s remarks represent one of the most forceful warnings yet by senior Trump administration officials, who have repeatedly made ...
Tags: UK, Technology, China, US, UK News, US news, Boris Johnson, Huawei, 5g, Trump, Mick Mulvaney, equipmentDonald Trump


Exclusive: Google users in UK to lose EU data protection - sources

Google is planning to move its British users' accounts out of the control of European Union privacy regulators, placing them under U.S. jurisdiction instead, sources said.
Tags: Google, UK, Money, Eu, European Union, businessNews


Report: Trump offered Julian Assange a pardon in exchange for saying Russia didn’t hack the DNC

Breaking news out of the UK today indicates that the Judge presiding over Julian Assange‘s pre-trial extradition hearing will allow evidence that US President Donald Trump offered Assange a pardon in exchange for claiming Russia didn’t hack the DNC in 2016. The London court where the proceedings are taking place today heard statements from court barrister Edward Fitzgerald who explained that Assange‘s lawyer, Jennifer Robinson, intended to submit documents alleging that former GOP Congressman Da...
Tags: Startups, Politics, UK, London, Russia, US, Dnc, Tech, Gop, Julian Assange, Donald Trump, Trump, Jennifer Robinson, Assange, Dana Rohrabacher, Edward Fitzgerald


TikTok introduces parental controls with new ‘Family Safety Mode’ feature, launching first in UK

TikTok announced today the introduction of a new set of parental controls, called “Family Safety Mode,” designed to let parents set limits on their teenage children’s use of the TikTok mobile app. The suite of features includes screen-time management controls, limits on direct messages and a restricted mode that limits the appearance of inappropriate content. According to TikTok, parents who want to enable Family Safety Mode must first create their own account on the app, which is then linked to...
Tags: UK, Tech, Beijing, U S Federal Trade Commission, Tiktok, U K TikTok, U K 's Information Commissioner 's Office ICO


Not so white, male and straight: the video games industry is changing

BAME and LGBTQ+ representation is above the average for the UK’s creative industries, while the number of women in the games industry is creeping upwardsThe old stereotype of video game players as spotty, socially isolated boys in basements is finally disappearing after decades, but the popular image of game developers is enduring. They are imagined to be white and beardy, with glasses and a probable fondness for sci-fi and fantasy, and this is hardly unjustified. Cast an eye over the developmen...
Tags: Games, UK, Technology, Race, Women, Culture, Britain, University Of Sheffield, Phil, BAME


E-scooters are just as safe as cycling, but that’s not saying much

A study just released by an intergovernmental group has found that using an e-scooter is no more dangerous than cycling. The study, from intergovernmental organization the International Transportation Forum (ITF), says fears over e-scooter safety “have been exaggerated.” What’s more, the ITF says that if alternative forms of transport like bikes and e-scooters get people out of cars it will make the roads safer further still. [Read: The UK is finally ready to discuss legalizing e-scooters, with ...
Tags: Startups, Apps, UK, Cars, Tech, World, ITF, International Transportation Forum ITF


Coronavirus live updates: China deaths rise by 98 amid Cambodia ship concerns – latest news

UK trying to track passengers who disembarked from MV Westerdam and Apple warns of iPhone shortages as economic impact deepens. Follow the latest news and updates hereApple warns of iPhone shortages amid factory shutdownUK trying to contact passengers who left MV WesterdamVirus causes mild disease in four out of five patients, says WHOWhat is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?Share your experiences 1.24am GMT A flight has left Canada to evacuate its citizens aboard the Diam...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Business, Japan, UK, Science, China, Economics, Canada, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global Economy, Cambodia, Tokyo, Yokohama Japan, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus outbreak updates: China deaths rise by 98 amid Cambodia ship concerns – latest

UK trying to track passengers who disembarked from MV Westerdam and Apple warns of iPhone shortages as economic impact deepens. Follow the latest developments hereApple warns of iPhone shortages amid factory shutdownUK trying to contact passengers who left MV WesterdamVirus causes mild disease in four out of five patients, says WHO 12.22am GMT Those national health commission figures have been released in the last few minutes.98 new fatalities were recorded on Monday, the commission said on ...
Tags: Apple, Business, Japan, UK, Science, China, Economics, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global Economy, Cambodia, Wuhan, Macao, Hubei, Coronavirus outbreak


Twitter Locks WikiLeaks Official Account With 5.4 Million Followers, Days Before Julian Assange's Extradition Hearing

Days before Julian Assange's extradition hearings are set to continue, WikiLeaks' journalist Kristin Hrafnsson reports that the official WikiLeaks twitter account has been locked. "All attempts to get it reopened via regular channels have been unsuccessful," writes Hrafnsson in a tweet. "It has been impossible to reach a human at twitter to resolve the issue. Can someone fix this?" RT reports: The @wikileaks account's most recent posts date back to February 9 and concern the dire precedent set b...
Tags: UK, Tech, Un, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Jack Dorsey, Assange, Belmarsh, Democratic National Committee, Zerohedge, The Washington Examiner, Hrafnsson, Nils Melzer, Twitter Locks WikiLeaks, Kristin Hrafnsson


Concerns over safety at Amazon warehouses as accident reports rise

Figures obtained by GMB show safety at its UK warehouses could be worseningMore than 600 Amazon workers have been seriously injured or narrowly escaped an accident in the past three years, prompting calls for a parliamentary inquiry into safety at the online retailer’s vast UK warehouses.Amazon, whose largest shareholder is the world’s richest man Jeff Bezos, recently launched an advertising campaign fronted by contented staff members, after a string of embarrassing revelations about working con...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Politics, UK, Technology, Internet, Society, UK News, E-commerce, Trade unions, Zero-hours contracts, Jeff Bezos, GMB


Concerns over safety at Amazon warehouses as number of incidents rise

Figures obtained by GMB show safety at its UK warehouses could be worseningMore than 600 Amazon workers have been seriously injured or narrowly escaped an accident in the past three years, prompting calls for a parliamentary inquiry into safety at the online retailer’s vast UK warehouses.Amazon, whose largest shareholder is the world’s richest man Jeff Bezos, recently launched an advertising campaign fronted by contented staff members, after a string of embarrassing revelations about working con...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Politics, UK, Technology, Internet, Society, UK News, E-commerce, Trade unions, Zero-hours contracts, Jeff Bezos, GMB


Trump's chief of staff to meet Cummings for Huawei 5G talks

Mick Mulvaney is expected to demand that the UK drops Huawei from its mobile phone networksDonald Trump’s acting chief of staff is set to meet Dominic Cummings in Downing Street on Wednesday, when he is expected to demand that the UK rethinks its decision to allow Huawei a role in supplying 5G technology.The critical meeting between Mick Mulvaney and Johnson’s chief aide comes amid speculation that the White House wants the UK to commit to removing the Chinese company from British mobile phone n...
Tags: UK, Technology, White House, UK News, US foreign policy, US news, Mobile Phones, Telecommunications industry, Telecoms, Johnson, Downing Street, Huawei, 5g, Trump, Cummings, Dominic Cummings


Huawei row: Trump chief of staff to meet Dominic Cummings

Mick Mulvaney is expected to demand that UK drop Huawei from 5G networksDonald Trump’s acting chief of staff is set to meet Dominic Cummings in Downing Street on Wednesday, when he is expected to demand that the UK rethinks its decision to allow Huawei a role in supplying 5G technology.The critical meeting between Mick Mulvaney and Johnson’s chief aide comes amid speculation that the White House wants the UK to commit to removing the Chinese company from British mobile phone networks in three to...
Tags: UK, Technology, White House, UK News, US foreign policy, US news, Mobile Phones, Telecommunications industry, Telecoms, Johnson, Downing Street, Huawei, 5g, Trump, Dominic Cummings, Mick Mulvaney


UK To Spend $1.6 Billion on World's Best Climate Supercomputer

The U.K. said it will spend 1.2 billion pounds ($1.6 billion) on developing the most powerful weather and climate supercomputer in the world. From a report: The program aims to improve weather and climate modeling by the government forecaster, the Met Office, Business Secretary Alok Sharma said in a statement Monday. The machine will replace the U.K.'s existing supercomputer, which is already one of the 50 most powerful in the world. "Come rain or shine, our significant investment for a new supe...
Tags: UK, Tech, Britain, United Nations, Boris Johnson, U K, Glasgow Scotland, Sharma, Alok Sharma, Met Office Business


Russian intelligence agents have reportedly gone to Ireland to inspect undersea cables, reigniting fears they could cut them and take entire countries offline

Russian agents have been sent to Ireland to inspect its undersea cables, sparking fears they could be tapped or cut in the future, according to The Sunday Times, citing Irish police. Irish security services suspect Russia's intelligence agency, the GRU, is using their country as a base to gather intelligence on targets in the EU and UK, The Sunday Times reported. The large number of tech companies that are based in Dublin could be another reason for Russia's suspected monitoring, an expert on ...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, London, Microsoft, California, Russia, US, Trends, Eu, Fbi, West, Ireland, Moscow, Gru, Cia


Russian intelligence agents went to Ireland to inspect undersea cables, reigniting fears they could cut them and take entire countries offline

Russian agents have been sent to Ireland to inspect its undersea cables, sparking fears they could be tapped or cut in the future, according to The Sunday Times, citing Irish police. Irish security services suspect Russia's intelligence agency, the GRU, is using their country as a base to gather intelligence on targets in the EU and UK, The Sunday Times reported. The large number of tech companies that are based in Dublin could be another reason for Russia's suspected monitoring, an expert on ...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, London, Microsoft, California, Russia, US, Trends, Eu, Fbi, West, Ireland, Moscow, Gru, Cia



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