$180 Million Password Taken To The Grave
115,000 customers of the of Canadian digital platform Quadriga are believed to be owed C$250 million, but C$180 ($137.21 million) in cryptocurrencies have been frozen after the platform’s founder, who was the only person with the password to the platform’s stored funds, died in December 2018.
Google Live Transcribe To Help Hard of Hearing
Google has announced the introduction of its ‘Live Transcribe’ app for Android which allows people who are deaf or hard of hearing to see a live, near real-time written display of conversations on their phone.
Register Now Or Lose EU Research Grants Post-Brexit
The UK government is urging organisations that benefit from European Union (EU) research funding to sign-up to a UK-led replacement scheme now in order to guarantee that their Horizon 2020 project funding can continue after Brexit.
Man Fined After Hiding From Facial Recognition Cameras
A man was given a public order fine after being stopped by police because he covered his face during a trial of facial recognition cameras in Romford, London.
Research Reveals Top-Selling Car Keyless Theft Risk
Research by consumer Group Which? has revealed that hundreds of popular models of car are vulnerable to “keyless theft”.
Tech Tip - Drag & Drop Tasks To Your Calendar
In Windows 10, the Tasks experience in Outlook.com (powered by 'To-Do') means that when looking at your inbox, you can save time and create tasks by dragging and dropping an email to your task list. You can also easily schedule items by dragging a task to your calendar. Your tasks then travel with you on the To-Do app.
Apple’s Video-Calling ‘Eavesdropping’ Bug
Apple Inc has found itself at the centre of a security alert after a bug in group-calling of its FaceTime video-calling feature has been found to allow eavesdropping of a call’s recipient to take place prior to the call being taken.
Too Much Time In Front of a Screen Adversely Affects Child Development Says Study
Psychologists from the University of Calgary have published a study in the JAMA journal of Paediatrics, which found that 2-5 years olds who engaged in more screen time received worse scores in developmental screening tests.
Millions of Taxpayers' Voiceprints Added to Controversial HMRC Biometric Database
The fact that the voiceprints of more than 2 million people have been added to HMRC’s Voice ID scheme since June 2018, to add to the 5 million plus other voiceprints already collected, has led to complaints and challenges to the lawfulness of the system by privacy campaigners.