One Hour To Take Down Illegal Content
New measures by the EU will mean that technology companies will have as little as just one hour to take down illegal and terror content, or face penalties under new legislation.
Dropbox Integrates With Google Cloud and G-Suite
Dropbox has announced that it is now one step closer to delivering a unified home for work by forming a new partnership with Google Cloud that will integrate G-Suite in its cloud storage.
Amazon’s $1 Billion ‘Smart Doorbell’ Purchase
Amazon has paid $1 billion for ‘Ring’, a smart doorbell company, so that it can improve how it delivers parcels, and compete with Google and Apple in expanding the opportunities for their digital assistants and app ecosystems.
Blockchain Used To Reduce Child Labour
Blockchain Used To Reduce Child Labour Blockchain, the same technology that powers the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, is being tested in a pilot project between car-maker BMW and start-up Circulor with a view to eliminating battery minerals produced using child labour.
Intel Didn’t Reveal Chip Flaws To Authorities First
It has been revealed that US authorities found out about the Spectre and Meltdown chip flaws from media reports rather than being informed directly by US computer chip manufacturer Intel.
Tech Tip : Prevent Travel Bag Laptop Battery Wake-Up
Sometimes your laptop can spring into life while still in your travel bag. This can drain the battery. Here’s how to prevent it from happening. On a PC running Windows 10, change the behaviour of the system so that closing the lid causes the system to hibernate instead of sleeping. This means that the system won’t start-up until you instruct it to.
Fight For DPOs With Introduction of GDPR
Technology and employment commentators are predicting that with the already high demand for skilled and talented Data Protection Officers (DPOs), the introduction of GDPR may see businesses having to compete to recruit the right one.
Facebook Shooting Game Gaffe
Facebook has faced criticism this week after news that it promoted a virtual reality shooting game set in a public train station, on its stand at a US conservatives’ event.
Google Acted On Less Than Half Of Requests To Remove URLs
Google’s latest Transparency Report reveals that of the 2.4 million requests made since 2014 to remove certain URLs from its search results, Google has only complied with less than half.