New System Detects & Warns Of Mobile Phone Use in Cars
Norfolk-based company Westcotec is piloting new technology that can detect whether a handheld mobile phone is in use in a passing vehicle, and then warn the occupants of the vehicle.
Tech Tip - Save Space By Quickly Creating Compressed Folders
If you’re running Windows and you’d like to save some space on your disk, there is a way to quickly pack files into a compressed archive, with no third-party software required. Here’s how:
Tech Giant GDPR Privacy Settings ‘Unethical’ Says Council
The ‘Deceived By Design’ report by the government-funded Norwegian Consumer Council has accused tech giants Microsoft, Facebook and Google of being unethical by leading users into selecting settings that do not benefit their privacy.
Submit Your Dash-Cam Footage To Police
A new website has been launched by manufacturer Nextbase allowing drivers to upload their dash-cam footage of dangerous drivers they’ve filmed, thereby making it easy for drivers to submit their footage to the police.
NHS Booking App and Doc Bot
In the NHS's 70th year, and as part of the push for digitisation, the introduction of an appointment-booking app has been praised, while a GP chatbot has been given the thumbs-down by The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).
Samsung Phones Sending Photos Without Permission
The Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ and Note 8 are all reported to have been recently affected by a bug in the Samsung Messages app that sends out photos from the user’s gallery without their permission ... to random contacts.
GDPR Exemption Sought
It has been reported that financial market regulators from the US, the UK and Asia are pressing for an exemption from GDPR.
New, Improved Wi-Fi Security Standard WPA3 Starts Rollout
The non-profit, global trade group, the Wi-Fi Alliance, has announced the commencement of the rollout of the new Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) protocol WPA3 which should bring improvements in authentication and data protection.
Tesla Sues Whistleblower / Spy
California-based vehicle tech corporation ‘Tesla’ is suing a former employee, who some saw simply as a Whistleblower, over alleged acts of industrial espionage.