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Government Invests £36m To Bolster Chip Cyber Defence

Additional £36 million in funding as government teams up with chip designer ARM to bolster chip level cyber security for businesses

Google Pixel 4 Face Unlock Works If User Is Asleep

Eyes wide shut. New flagship Google phone can be unlocked if a person's eyes are closed

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Gets 65 Percent Pay Rise

Share price growth sees Nadella net a 65 percent pay rise, bringing home nearly $43m in the last fiscal year

Ransomware Remains Biggest Cyber Threat To SMBs, Warns Datto

Number of ransomware attacks on SMBs on the rise, and the cost of downtime has risen over 200 percent

Canonical Releases Ubuntu 19.10 ‘Eoan Ermine’

New open source Linux distribution comes with update to Charmed OpenStack and additional support for Raspberry Pi

O2 Launches 5G Network In Six UK Cities

Network launch sees customers offered unlimited 5G data and no premium for connecting to 5G network

IBM Profit Slumps As Tech Services Struggles

Big fall in profits at Big Blue as tech services division declines, as does IBM's systems division

Samsung Acknowledges Galaxy S10 Fingerprint Flaw

A software patch will be by Samsung issued to stop any fingerprint unlocking the Galaxy S10 smartphone fitted with a screen protector

Three Network Crash Causes ‘Intermittent’ Outages

Mobile operator Three has admitted it is experiencing “technical difficulties” in widespread outage

UK Government Drops Controversial Porn Age Checks

Long standing plan to introduce age checks on porn websites has been dropped by the British government

Twitter Clarifies Rules After Call For Trump Ban

Platform says not in the public interest to remove politicians' tweets, after Democrat pressure to ban politicians' tweets

Boom or Bust? Brexit and the Tech Sector

With Brexit fast approaching, how is the tech sector preparing for what could be seismic changes to the industry? How could Brexit impact tech businesses, and what does the future look like for technology companies moving forward?

Google Axes Daydream VR Headset

Virtual reality push for mobile ends, as Google calls time on its Daydream VR platform for Android

Broadcom Ordered To Halt Exclusivity Deals By EC

Chip giant ordered to halt exclusivity deals after European watchdog utilises powers last used 18 years ago

Google Touts Radar Control With New Pixel 4

Launch of next generation flagship smartphone to challenge the iPhone comes with radar chip for gesture control

US Carried Out Cyberattack On Iran After Saudi Oil Attack – Report

A secret US cyber-attack was reportedly carried out against Iran after an oil facility in Saudi Arabia was attacked in September

German 5G Rules Do Not Bar Huawei

Good news for Chinese networking giant as German telecom rules for 5G networks do not ban Huawei

Tesla Powerwall Battery Installations To Begin In Japan

Global rollout of the Powerwall home battery continues, with Japan installations slated for 2020

Facebook Announces Libra Board, Amid Departures

Dead man walking? Libra announces board, despite being rocked by pull out by five major payments providers

Pitney Bowes Says No Data Stolen After Ransomware Attack

Mailing and shipping firm Pitney Bowes has been hit by a ransomware attack, but says no data has been stolen

Google Adds USB-C Model For Titan Security Key

Google is releasing a new USB-C Titan security key to expand the use of two-factor authentication (2FA)

Official Chinese App Allows Backdoor Access To Phones, Warns Cure 53

Security vendor finds heavily promoted Chinese app contains code to allow state monitoring of phones

Digitising Human Capital: How AI is Transforming HR

One of the first areas of your business that will see a significant impact by AI is recruitment and HR. Already, companies are using AI to help their HR departments improve efficiency, but also, support the more extensive strategic planning across the company.

Equity Firm Buys UK’s Sophos For £3.1bn

Acquisition of Oxfordshire-based cyber-security firm, which aided NHS during WannaCry attacks, follows fall in value of sterling in wake of 2016 Brexit vote

Italy To Implement Digital Tax From January 2020

Country pushes ahead with 3 percent levy on internet transactions as digital tax negotiations continue on Europe-wide and global level

Developers Reduce Firefox Code Injection Exposure

Mozilla has removed features that exposed the browser to code injection attacks via its about: pages and JavaScript's 'dangerous' eval() function

Financial Firms Quit Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Project

As Visa, Mastercard, eBay, Stripe and Mercado Pago exit the project Libra is left without the backing of a major financial company

Researchers Develop Autonomous Drone For Wind Farm Inspections

New technology reduces need to ferry human technicians out to offshore wind farms, potentially resulting in significant cost savings for renewable energy industry

Vodafone Bug Lands Users With Huge Roaming Charges

Users outside the UK left unable to make calls or use data after 'technical error' lands them with bills into the hundreds and thousands of pounds

Ghosts in the Machine: How Machine Learning is Transforming Business

As AI expands to touch every aspect of your business, how can your company embrace machine learning? What are the pitfalls to watch out for? And how will active machine learning influence the future of your enterprise?

Google Wins Android Phone Maker Backing In EU Antitrust Appeal

Appeal against 4.3 billion euro antitrust fine sees Google gaining valuable support from two phone makers

SAP’s Bill McDermott Steps Aside For Two co-CEOs

McDermott steps down from enterprise software giant, as SAP immediately appoints two CEOs

Dyson Axes Plan For Electric Car, 500 Jobs At Risk

Despite receiving government funding, Dyson says electric car project is not “commercially viable”

EU Warns Of State-sponsored Attacks On 5G Networks

European Union warns of 5G risk, particularly if a “supplier being subject to interference from a non-EU country”

Samsung Display Confirms Plans For $11 Billion Screen Investment

Despite a global oversupply of screens, Samsung confirm plans to plough huge investment into production of more advanced displays

Thousands On Twitch See Gunman’s Shooting Spree In Germany

Thousands watch gunman's video of attack outside German synagogue, before Twitch pulls the video

Hull Becomes First UK City With Full Ultrafast Fibre

Local provider KCOM completes full fibre deployment, giving entire city of Hull access to ultrafast speeds

Trade Talks Begin: US To Allow Select Firms To Sell To Huawei – Report

Trade negotiations between China and the US resume, as US reportedly signals easing of Huawei blacklisting

Apple Removes Hong Kong Police-Tracking App

App violated rules says Apple, as it allowed protesters in Hong Kong to ambush police

Hackers Compromise Volusion, Steal Card Details From 6,500 Websites

Shudder. Magecart attack on the host of tens of thousands of websites, has compromised valuable credit card data

Intelligence Agencies Warn Of Flaw With VPN Products

Both the US NSA and UK NCSC warn hackers are actively exploiting vulnerabilities in VPN products

Microsoft Patch Tuesday Fixes 59 Flaws

Nine critical flaws patched, and the good news is there no-zero-day flaws requiring system admin attention

Russia Seeks User Ban For Sharing ‘Illegal Content’

Online freedom clampdown? Russian lawmarkers draft bill to block email or messenger users who circulate 'banned' content

Tech Giants To Pay More Taxes Under OECD Proposals

Revolution in corporate taxation under draft proposals from OECD will see US tech giants pay more tax

Twitter Admits To Using Emails, Phone Numbers, For Advertising

Sorry folks. Twitter admits to inadvertently using people's email and phone numbers provided for security purposes, for advertising

Samsung Added ‘Chainmail Armour’ To Galaxy Fold Screen – iFixit

Teardown specialists reveal what changes Samsung made to rectify problems with the Galaxy Fold

End of iTunes Road For Apple Mac Users

Where is my music? Goodbye iTunes, after latest Catalina update for Apple Mac users

Adobe Axes Venezuela Services To Comply With US Sanctions

Access to Photoshop and other Adobe software is shortly to be cut off in Venezuela, due to US sanctions

Oracle To Hire 2,000 For Cloud Business Expansion

Aggressive rollout of cloud business to new global locations will entail the hiring of nearly 2,000 additional workers

US Adds More Chinese Firms To ‘Entity List’

Another 28 Chinese companies have been added to US blacklist over alleged mistreatment of Muslim minorities