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.
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.
Apple Offers Free Replacements / Repairs On Butterfly Keyboards
After numerous complaints over the last two years and even an online petition by a customer, Apple has decided to offer free repairs or replacements for the butterfly keyboard on its MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops.
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).
Calls to Stop Storing of Personal Communications Data and Voiceprints
Privacy groups have led calls to halt the blanket collection and storing of communications data in the EU area, and the creation and storing of the “audio signatures” of 5.1 million people by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
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 ‘No Cheat’ “Locked Mode” For Classroom on Chromebooks
The Google Forms Quiz in its free, browser-based educational software “Classroom” now features a “locked mode” on Chromebooks which prevents students from cheating during quizzes.
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.
Tech Tip - Rename Multiple Files at Once
If you have a number of files in Windows that you want to rename but don’t want to waste time renaming them all one-by-one, here’s a quick way to rename them all at once: