Efail - Encryption Flaw
A German newspaper has released details of a security vulnerability, discovered by researchers at Munster University of Applied Sciences, in PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) data encryption.
Less Shop Visits Due To Digital; But More Spending
British Retail Consortium (BRC) figures show that footfall in retail stores fell by 3.3% in April 2018 compared to last year, marking a further shift in consumer behaviour towards digital adoption.
Google Driverless Car Involved In Smash
A self-driving vehicle owned by Google's Waymo has been involved in a smash in Arizona when it was hit by a car that swerved across multiple lanes.
Handy Location Tracker
A peanut-shaped, hand-held, smart, long-range tracking device called LynQ has been launched that can tell you how far and in what direction your friends are, all without the need for a data connection, and without monthly fees.
Cambridge Analytica Ordered To Turn Over All Data On US Professor
The UK data watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), has ordered the consulting firm Cambridge Analytica to hand over all the personal information it has on US citizen Professor David Carroll, or face prosecution.
Tech Tip - Play Almost Any File Format
If you sometimes have trouble opening and playing certain file formats e.g. for videos, free and open-sourced VLC software makes it easy to play almost any file format you throw at it.
Facebook Loyalty Intact Says Survey
Even after all the publicity surrounding Facebook’s selling of the personal data of 87 million users to Cambridge Analytica, a Reuters/Ipsos survey has found that most users are still loyal to the social media giant.
Tech Tip - Get More Value From Your Gmail Account
If, like many people, you have a Gmail account that you regularly use and you want to improve the value you get from your Gmail setup, try features such as ‘Canned Responses’ and ‘Gmail Offline’ (ahead of Google’s planned updates).
If you frequently have to send out the same email message each time to multiple persons, your ‘Canned Responses’ feature lets you prepare a stock message that you can send out when you need it, thereby saving time. To operate ‘Canned Responses’ in your Gmail account:
8 More Security Flaws Found In Processors
Following on from the revelation in January that 2 major security flaws are present in nearly all modern processors, security researchers have now found 8 more potentially serious flaws.