Technology

Hundreds of thousands of medical calls uncovered on-line

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Picture caption The calls included very private info Hundreds of thousands of calls made by Swedes searching for medical recommendation by way of a nationwide well being service phone line have been uncovered on-line. Some 2.7 million conversations relationship again to 2013 have been uncovered by know-how information website Pc Sweden on an unencrypted net server. It amounted to 170,000 hours of delicate calls about signs

Oculus founder sends free restore kits for Rift headsets

Picture copyright Getty Photos Picture caption Mr Luckey is providing free restore kits for Oculus Rift headsets Former Fb worker and Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey helps to restore VR headsets freed from cost. Lengthy-term customers of Fb’s Oculus headset have complained about audio loss in a single or each earpieces. Regardless of leaving the corporate in 2017, Mr Luckey is providing to ship his customized restore package to avid gamers

Baby abuse photos being traded by way of safe apps

Picture copyright PA Picture caption Public hyperlinks can lead folks to encrypted teams the place unlawful materials is traded Photos of kid sexual abuse and stolen bank card numbers are being brazenly traded on encrypted apps, a BBC investigation has discovered. Security experts told Radio 4’s File on 4 programme that the encrypted apps had been taking on from the darkish internet as a venue for crime. The safe messaging

Fb safety app used to ‘spy’ on rivals

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Picture caption Fb has been criticised for its the way in which it handles consumer knowledge A report by a Commons committee has detailed Fb’s use of an utility to “spy” on customers. The cross-party group mentioned that Fb used its Onavo digital non-public community (VPN) app to assemble info on rivals. The MPs declare Fb “deliberately and knowingly violated each knowledge privateness and anti-competition legal

YouTube backtracks after Pokemon ‘youngster abuse’ ban

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Picture caption YouTubers who mentioned fashionable cellular recreation Pokemon GO have been affected Google has backtracked after “mistakenly” deleting the accounts of a number of distinguished YouTubers over incorrect youngster abuse fears. In style YouTubers Mystic7, Trainer Tips and Marksman, who’ve greater than three.5 million subscribers between them, have been amongst those that had their accounts deleted after posting movies of themselves enjoying Pokemon GO. They

YouTube aids flat earth conspiracy theorists, analysis suggests

Picture caption The idea that the Earth is flat has gained floor amongst many conspiracy theorists YouTube is enjoying a major function in convincing some those who the Earth is flat, analysis suggests. A research quizzed individuals at flat earth conferences and located most cited movies seen on the location as a key affect. They had been received over by movies which claimed to amass proof proving the Earth was

Australian political events hit by ‘state actor’ hack, PM says

Picture copyright Getty Photos Picture caption Australia’s parliament was the topic of an tried hack two weeks in the past Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the nation’s main political events have been hit by a hack on their laptop networks. The exercise was carried out by a “subtle state actor”, Mr Morrison stated. It was found following an investigation into a hacking attempt on Australia’s parliament two weeks in

Fb wants regulation as Zuckerberg ‘fails’ – UK MPs

Picture copyright Getty Photos/Fb Fb wants far stricter regulation, with robust and pressing motion needed to finish the unfold of disinformation on its platform, MPs have stated. A Commons committee has concluded that the agency’s founder Mark Zuckerberg failed to point out “management or private duty” over pretend information. Unfaithful tales from international powers have been risking the UK’s democracy, they stated. Fb welcomed the digital choose committee’s report and

PewDiePie: Roblox lifts ban after social media backlash

Picture copyright PewDiePie/YouTube Picture caption Roblox says it has greater than 70 million month-to-month lively customers On-line social recreation Roblox has reinstated PewDiePie’s account after banning the favored YouTuber over an “inappropriate username”. PewDiePie revealed the ban in a video on his YouTube channel to his greater than 85 million subscribers. Different customers then reported that they’d obtained bans or warnings merely for mentioning the YouTuber’s identify. PewDiePie’s account was

Advert code ‘slows down’ shopping speeds

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Picture caption Poorly written code could make some pages very sluggish to load Advertisements are liable for making webpages sluggish to a crawl, suggests evaluation of the most well-liked a million web sites. The analysis by developer Patrick Hulce checked out which chunks of code take longest to load. About 60% of the full loading time of a web page was attributable to scripts that place