Reddit Locks Out Users Over Security Concerns
Online community Reddit shut some users out of their accounts and forced password resets due to “unusual activity” which may have been a ‘credential stuffing’ attempt by hackers.
Fake News Fact Checkers Working With Facebook
London-based, registered charity ‘Full Fact’ will now be working for Facebook, reviewing stories, images and videos, in an attempt to tackle misinformation that could “damage people's health or safety or undermine democratic processes”.
UK Government Warns ‘No Deal’ Brexit Could Mean Get A .COM Replacement For Your .EU
The UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has issued advice to holders of .eu domains that, in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, they may need to switch to another top-level domain such as .com and may also need to seek legal advice.
£15K Fine For Ignoring Data Access Requests
SCL Elections, the parent company of the now defunct Cambridge Analytica which was famously involved in the Facebook profile harvesting scandal, has been fined £15,000 for failing to respond to a data access request from a US citizen, and for ignoring an enforcement notice by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
Apple Blames China In Revenue Warning To Investors
On 2nd January, Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, issued a revenue warning for this quarter to investors, and pointed to challenges in China as being one of the main downward driving forces.
Tech Tip - Prepare For Microsoft’s ‘'Reserved Storage'
The next big update of Windows 10 (in April) will mean that Microsoft will reserve 7GB of your device's storage in order to accommodate its future 'quality updates' or new versions of the OS. Measures you can take to check that you will have enough reserved storage space or to avoid storage space problems include:
Warning – TV Licensing Scam Operating
Action Fraud, the UK’s Cybercrime reporting centre, has warned that fake TV licence payment scam emails have generated 5,247 complaints between 1st October and the end of December, with 1,983 complaints in December alone.
Drone Laws Promised After Airport Chaos
The chaos caused to flights from Gatwick just before Christmas (and latterly, Heathrow) by drone sightings near the airports has prompted Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, to announce new counter-drone measures to be taken to protect UK airports.
Contactless Card Fraud Has Doubled
The UK’s fraud reporting service, Action Fraud, has reported that contactless card fraud doubled in 2018 to £1.8m stolen compared with £711,000 in 2017.