40% Of London Public Transport Customers Now Using Contactless Cards
The latest Transport for London (TfL) figures show that 40% of public transport customers in London are paying for their journeys with contactless payment cards.
This represents a 25% increase in contactless use for all journeys since last year and the convenience and speed of using contactless has seen people moving away from pay-as-you-go Oyster Cards.
US Laptop Bans Lifted on Kuwait Airways and Royal Jordanian
After security inspections of Kuwait Airways by US officials and the implementation of new security measures for US-bound flights by Royal Jordanian, the two carriers were allowed to lift the ban on laptops.
AA Website Shop Data Breach
Reports have surfaced of a data breach in April this year in the website shop of motoring / breakdown company the AA which left a large (13 gigabyte) cache of data, including personal customer data viewable online for several days.
News Bots to Flood UK with 30,000 Articles a Month
Google’s has awarded €706,000 ($800,000) to the UK’s Press Association (PA) so they can develop robot reporters or news-bots that can generate 30,000 articles a month
NHS Sharing Data With Google Data Sharing Not Compliant Says ICO
A deal which led to the sharing of healthcare records of 1.6 million patients in the UK with Google’s AI company ‘DeepMind’ has been judged by the UK data protection watchdog the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to have not complied with the Data Protection Act.
Unlimited Streaming Deals Contributing To Piracy
As Three becomes the first network provider in the UK to launch a tariff that lets its customers use unlimited streaming services without it affecting their monthly data allowance, some media commentators are concerned that more streaming services of this kind could lead to more piracy.
Charity Challenges (Snooper's) Charter
The human rights charity has been given the go-ahead by the UK High Court to make a legal challenge against the so-called ‘Snooper’s Charter, and will be enabled to do so with the help of £50,000 of crowdfunding raised earlier this year via CrowdJustice.
Tech Tip : Annotate Web Pages With Windows 10
One great feature of Windows 10 is that Edge allows you to mark up web pages with your own notes and drawings. To add annotate, write, highlight, and even type directly on a website:
Rogue Drone Over Gatwick
It has been reported that a drone being flown dangerously close to Gatwick airport was the reason why four Easyjet and one British Airways flights had to be diverted.