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Apr 03 17:41

Appeals Court Rules NYPD Can Hide Surveillance of Two Muslim Men

By Derrick Broze

New York's highest court of appeals has ruled the NYPD may use a little-known legal tactic called the Glomar doctrine to conceal the truth of whether or not the department had two Muslim men under surveillance...

Apr 03 16:03

It’s Not My Fault, My Brain Implant Made Me Do It

By Laura Y. Cabrera, Michigan State University and Jennifer Carter-Johnson, Michigan State University

Mr. B loves Johnny Cash, except when he doesn’t. Mr. X has watched his doctors morph into Italian chefs right before his eyes.

The link between the two? Both Mr. B and Mr. X received deep brain stimulation (DBS), a procedure involving an implant that sends electric impulses to specific targets in the brain to alter neural activity. While brain implants aim to treat neural dysfunction, cases like these demonstrate that they may influence an individual’s perception of the world and behavior in undesired ways.

Mr. B received DBS as treatment for his severe obsessive compulsive disorder. He’d never been a music lover until, under DBS, he developed a distinct and entirely new music preference for Johnny Cash. When the device was turned off, the preference disappeared...

Apr 03 15:43

Spies could listen to your calls in D.C. admits Department of Homeland Security as it reveals existence of 'Stingray' fake cell towers in the capital

For the first time, the U.S. government has publicly acknowledged the existence in Washington of what appear to be rogue devices that foreign spies and criminals could be using to track individual cellphones and intercept calls and messages.

The use of such cellphone-site simulators by foreign powers has long been a concern, but American intelligence and law enforcement agencies - which use such eavesdropping equipment themselves - have been silent on the issue until now.

In a March 26 letter to Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, the Department of Homeland Security acknowledged that last year it identified suspected unauthorized cell-site simulators in the nation's capital.

The agency said it had not determined the type of devices in use or who might have been operating them. Nor did it say how many it detected or where.

Apr 03 09:02

Billion-dollar Facebook investor tells Mark Zuckerberg to quit as chairman

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg should quit as chairman of the company, according to an investor with a $1 billion (£712 million) stake in the technology giant.

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, who oversees the city’s pension fund, told CNBC that there needed to be more independent board oversight at Facebook in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Mr Stringer said revelations that the UK-based data analytics firm harvested personal information from more than 50 million Facebook accounts in the build up to the 2016 US elections represented “a risk to our democracy” and highlighted major issues within Facebook.

Apr 03 08:59

Linux 4.16 arrives, erases eight CPUs and keeps melting Meltdown

Kernel’s now 450,000 lines lighter after ditching chip architectures nobody used

Apr 03 08:45

Britain's keyless car crime epidemic: Thefts triple in the worst hit areas as thieves exploit the technology now used in family cars

After more than a decade of decline, car thefts have surged in the past three years – up by 189 per cent in Warwickshire, 59 per cent in Hampshire, 57 per cent in West Yorkshire and 56 per cent in Norfolk.

It comes as keyless technology, once the preserve of expensive high-end vehicles, has become commonplace among more affordable family cars.

Earlier this week, Cleveland Police said it had received 90 reports of keyless cars being stolen since December, and half of them were Ford Fiestas – the country’s best-selling vehicle of the past decade.

Apr 03 08:12

Free APNIC, CloudFlare tool prevents ISPs from selling your internet history

APNIC and CloudFlare announced the free 1.1.1.1 DNS resolver service, which is intended as a drop-in replacement to protect your privacy from providers.

Apr 03 06:48

U.S. Visa Applicants Could Have To Disclose 5 Years Of Social Media Usage

By Aaron Kesel

The Trump administration is cracking down on your rights, employing more surveillance. A proposed State Department form would require all U.S. visa applicants, both immigrant and non, to disclose social media handles they have used from up to five years ago, as well as current and previous email addresses and phone numbers, Bloomberg reported.

The new suggested requirement is broader than previous filings, which had made social media disclosure voluntary and applied to only a portion of visa applicants entering the U.S. when scrutiny was warranted...

Apr 02 18:20

Google's Waymo denies 'masterplan' to harvest data from driverless cars

GOOGLE has “no master plan” to ­harvest the mass of data that will be generated by its self-driving cars arm.

The assurance from John Krafcik, the chief executive of Waymo, comes in the wake of the Facebook scandal, where millions of users’ details were shared with other businesses.

Mr Krafcik said access to the ­information generated by those travelling in cars using Waymo’s autonomous driving technology was not a priority for the company, which is owned by Google parent, Alphabet.

Apr 02 18:18

DNS Resolvers Performance compared: CloudFlare x Google x Quad9 x OpenDNS

A couple of months ago I did a performance comparison between some of the top free DNS Resolvers available. It was just after Quad9 had launched and I was trying to decide which one to use and recommend to families and friends. Google, OpenDNS, Quad9, .. some many options… I love options …

And things just got better. CloudFlare, one of the companies that know the most about Internet performance recently launched their own free DNS resolver. It supports DNS over TLS and DNS over HTTPS by default, which makes it even more interesting.

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Global Average

#1 CloudFlare: 4.98 ms
#2 Google: 16.44 ms
#3 Quad9: 18.25 ms
#4 CleanBrowsing: 19.14 ms
#5 Norton: 34.75 ms
#6 OpenDNS: 46.51 ms
#7 Comodo: 71.90
#8 Yandex: 169.91

Apr 02 17:29

Just one in 100 crimes on the web ends with a conviction and 99% of crooks escape justice as police commissioner says systems 'couldn't cope' if all reports were passed on

Only one in ten cases of cyber crime is investigated by police and 99 per cent of crooks escape justice, shocking statistics revealed last night.

It came as the country’s top anti-fraud cop, City of London police commissioner Ian Dyson, conceded: ‘We cannot arrest our way out of this problem.’

Mr Dyson said the explosion in fraud and cyber crime means it is impossible to haul all the culprits before the courts, adding: ‘You are more likely to have money taken from you online than you are in the street.’

The officer, who has been a victim of card fraud, also said some online scams were so simple to set up, he questioned why criminals would bother to rob a bank.

Apr 02 15:57

Victim’s Apple Watch data used as evidence in murder trial

Forensic investigators, using the watch’s heart rate data, were able to narrow the moment Myrna Nilsson was attacked to the moment she died in a seven-minute window.

The prosecutor, Carmen Matteo, told the court that the watch’s data showed a high burst of heavy activity — consistent with someone being attacked — to a period of slow activity, which was likely when Myrna Nilsson lost consciousness. The watch stopped recording the heart rate shortly after.

“The prosecution accumulates those timings and the information about energy levels, movement, heart rate, to lead to a conclusion that the deceased must have been attacked at around 6:38 p.m. and had certainly died by 6:45 p.m.,” Matteo said, according to news.com.au.

She added that if the timings were accepted as accurate, Caroline Nilsson’s story that her mother-in-law had argued with her attackers for over 20 minutes does not hold up.

Apr 02 09:48

How to Make Your Internet Faster with Privacy-Focused 1.1.1.1 DNS Service

Cloudflare, a well-known Internet performance and security company, announced the launch of 1.1.1.1—world's fastest and privacy-focused secure DNS service that not only speeds up your internet connection but also makes it harder for ISPs to track your web history.

Apr 02 09:38

44 Dems, Including Wasserman Schultz, Exempted Pakistani IT Aides From Background Checks

Every one of the 44 House Democrats who hired Pakistan-born IT aides who later allegedly made “unauthorized access” to congressional data appears to have chosen to exempt them from background checks, according to congressional documents.

Apr 02 07:13

"The Longer It Goes, The Worse It Gets" - Nearly 2 Weeks Later, Atlanta Still Reeling From Crippling Ransomware Attack

It has been nearly two weeks since the City of Atlanta's municipal government was hit with a crippling ransomware attack that wiped millions of government files and left the city's police and first responders relying on paper record-keeping.

So far, the city has made almost no progress in recovering its files. Police still don't have access to vital databases and investigative files. The town's auditor says the city's books have been destroyed, aside from whatever's left in the paper record. And top city officials are scrambling through a holiday weekend to piece together bits of city projects from personal computers and email addresses that weren't affected by the hack. Almost every government department was affected by the hack - though fortunately 10 of the 18 machines in the city auditor's office somehow avoided the hack.

Apr 02 06:53

REVEALED: Tesla involved in crash that killed driver WAS on autopilot after victim's family say he complained about the technology veering toward VERY SAME safety barrier he smashed into

Tesla says the vehicle in a fatal California crash was operating on autopilot, the latest accident to involve self-driving technology.

The automaker says 38-year-old Walter Huang, who was killed in the accident on March 23, did not have his hands on the steering wheel for six seconds before the crash.

But according to Huang's family, the Mountain View resident complained 'before' the accident about the car's autopilot feature.

His brother, Will, alleged that Walter raised concerns that '7-10 times the car would swivel toward that same exact barrier during autopilot.'

Apr 02 06:51

Google and Amazon patent creepy SPY systems that use cameras and sensors in your home to know everything from your mood to your medical conditions

Amazon and Google really do want to watch your every move.

A series of patents filed by the firms 'outline an array of possibilities' for how their smart speakers could be used to better listen in on users.

They suggest their always-on Google Home and Amazon Echo devices could know everything from a user's mood to their medical condition, and target advertising based on this data.

Apr 01 18:06

Desperate Facebook Now Pleading With Users to Come Back

Facebook is not having a good month. In a short matter of time, the famous social network has faced questions about political bias and its handling of users’ personal data… and now the online giant is spending its own money to try to win back people it has alienated.

Over the last several days, online users have noticed something that was once unimaginable. Facebook has apparently begun a paid ad campaign to woo the public back to the site. Banner advertisements have been spotted on many third-party sites, clearly paid for by the social media outlet as part of a user retention push.

“See the latest from friends and family on Facebook!” one ad pleaded.

Apr 01 15:44

Hackers are selling stolen data from more than FIVE MILLION credit and debit cards used by customers at Saks Fifth Avenue, OFF 5TH and Lord & Taylor stores

Information from a set of more than five millions credit and debit cards used by shoppers at Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor stores has been posted for sale on the dark web by hackers.

The hacker syndicate believed to be responsible goes by 'Fin7,' according to Gemini Advisory, the cybersecurity firm that first announced the breach of the retailers owned by Canadian retail business group Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) on Sunday.

The 'attack is amongst the biggest and most damaging to ever hit retail companies'' according to the firm.

The firm said approximately 125,000 records have been released for sale on the dark web as of Sunday, with the rest anticipated to be made available for purchase within months.

Mar 31 10:49

‘We’re Not Consumers, We’re the Products’: Free Our Internet’s Christie-Lee McNally on Google, Facebook

“It is ironic because it’s been going on for such a long time, and after the Cambridge Analytica stuff came out, the media person for the Obama campaign came out and said, ‘Well we did this, with Facebook’s approval,’ and that’s kind of been swept up under the rug a little bit,” declared McNally. “What I also find ironic is we’re all talking about Facebook, and everyone’s angry with Facebook and they feel violated and all this stuff, and I’m going, ‘Woah woah, time out.’ Google is sitting back here going, ‘Everybody look at Facebook, everybody look at Facebook,’ but Google is so much worse than Facebook. So if people are upset with Facebook, let’s say ‘time out’ and start looking at what Google collects on you, because Facebook gets your Facebook stuff, but Google, they get everything.”

Mar 31 10:27

GEORGIA PASSES ANTI-INFOSEC LEGISLATION

Despite the full-throated objections of the cybersecurity community, the Georgia legislature has passed a bill that would open independent researchers who identify vulnerabilities in computer systems to prosecution and up to a year in jail.

EFF calls upon Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to veto S.B. 315 as soon as it lands on his desk.

For months, advocates such as Electronic Frontiers Georgia, have descended on the state Capitol to oppose S.B. 315, which would create a new crime of “unauthorized access” to computer systems. While lawmakers did make a major concession by exempting terms of service violations under the measure—an exception we’ve been asking Congress for years to carve out of the federal Computer Fraud & Abuse Act (CFAA)—the bill stills fall short of ensuring that researchers aren’t targeted by overzealous prosecutors. This has too often been the case under CFAA.

Mar 31 10:24

Revealed: Facebook 'WAS told firm behind survey app at the centre of massive data leak might sell their users' information to third parties' like Cambridge Analytica'

Facebook was told the app which leaked data to third parties could sell on the information it obtained from users' accounts, a damning new report has claimed.

Stunning new evidence has emerged which suggests the social media giant was sent terms and conditions for the second version of the app which ripped data which was eventually leaked to Cambridge Analytica (CA).

Facebook used an automated process to accept app updates, so no-one at the firm may have seen the new policy which revealed the app could sell data obtained from the social media network.

In the first version of the app, which was reviewed by Facebook, it said users' data would 'never be used for commercial purposes'.

Mar 31 10:04

Could enemies sabotage undersea cables linking the world? Fears rise as officials say Russian ships are showing increased interest in the 400 fiber-optic communication cables spanning the oceans

Russian ships are skulking around underwater communications cables, causing the U.S. and its allies to worry the Kremlin might be taking information warfare to new depths.

Is Moscow interested in cutting or tapping the cables? Does it want the West to worry it might? Is there a more innocent explanation? Unsurprisingly, Russia isn't saying.

But whatever Moscow's intentions, U.S. and Western officials are increasingly troubled by their rival's interest in the 400 fiber-optic cables that carry most of world's calls, emails and texts, as well as $10 trillion worth of daily financial transactions.

Mar 30 16:24

Britain's keyless car crime epidemic: Thefts triple in the worst hit areas as thieves exploit the technology now used in family cars

A rise in keyless vehicles is fuelling a car crime ‘epidemic’ across Britain, police officials fear.

Offences have nearly tripled in the worst-hit areas as thieves exploit the technology to steal vehicles from car parks and driveways.

One senior official said hacking cars was now ‘child’s play’, with criminals able to get in and drive off in just 30 seconds.

Mar 30 16:14

Dutch voters say 'no' to new spy law

More than 6 million voters rejected a planned law that would have granted security services sweeping powers to spy on people's emails and other online data, the Dutch electoral council announced Thursday.

Some 13 million were eligible to vote in the referendum, which is non-binding, but Prime Minister Mark Rutte vowed to take the results seriously despite being a proponent of the proposed law. Vice Prime Minister Kajsa Ollongren, however, said the government would take its time to consider the results, the ANP news agency said.

Mar 30 16:09

Amazon’s Music Storage service will remove your MP3 files on April 30th

We’ve known since last year that Amazon Music was planning to shut down its dedicated cloud music locker. Now, we have a date for when that process will begin. In an email to Amazon Music users, the company says uploaded songs will be removed from a user’s library on April 30th, 2018. You can however keep any music in the cloud by proactively going to your Music Settings and clicking the “Keep my songs” button.

Mar 30 14:48

How to ‘poison’ your data before you delete Facebook

Developer and former systems administrator Kevin Matthew published a script that goes back through your Facebook posts and edits them with randomly generated characters.

Based on his knowledge as a systems administrator, Matthew explains that “even by conservative assumptions, your data never really disappears permanently” when you deactivate or delete your Facebook account. With that in mind, the next best thing, he argues, is to go back through your history on the social network and “poison” (or otherwise obfuscate) all that data.

Matthew wrote a CasperJS script that does just that, automatically editing past posts with either random or pseudo-random letters. For this technique to be most effective, you wouldn’t do it just once. Mathew proposes editing all of your Facebook data with this script roughly five times over a three-month period so your original data is sufficiently scrubbed from Facebook’s multiple, redundant backup systems.

Mar 30 11:05

TIMELY VIDEO ABOUT "DARK PATTERNS," THE TRICKS WEBSITES USE TO MANIPULATE YOU

If you've tried to delete your Facebook account and found yourself mysteriously lost and frustrated, welcome to the world of Dark Patterns, the website and app trickery designed to make you agree to things or otherwise fool you into doing something other than you intend.

The video uses closing an Amazon account as an example. It's essentially impossible: even if you find the one deceptively-titled link three layers down through the most irrelevant-seeming menu options on the site, all it gives you is a generic "live chat" window. You cannot close your account without a fundamentally adversarial interaction with a person whose job depends on stopping you.

Pictured here, though, is something this week from Facebook, promising "text anyone in your phone" but really a ruse to let the company track your phone calls and texts--a fact you might be able to figure out from the tiny, unreadable silver-on-white text it doesn't want you to read.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you value your privacy in any way, you need to disconnect from both Facebook and Google, as there are fine alternatives elsewhere. Just don't use them, period, end of discussion.

Mar 30 10:48

FCC AUTHORIZES SPACEX TO PROVIDE BROADBAND SATELLITE SERVICES

The Federal Communications Commission approved an
application by Space Exploration Holdings, doing business as SpaceX, to provide broadband services using satellite technology in the United States and around the world. With this action, the Commission takes another step to increase high-speed broadband availability and
competition in the United States.

This is the first approval of a U.S.-licensed satellite constellation to provide broadband services using a new generation of low-Earth orbit satellite technologies. SpaceX proposed a satellite system comprised of 4,425 satellites and was granted authority to use frequencies in the Ka
(20/30 GHz) and Ku (11/14 GHz) bands to provide global Internet connectivity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ah yes, another tool, most probably with a number of backdoors, with which to spy on end users.

Mar 30 10:44

NEVER MIND FACEBOOK, GOOGLE IS THE ALL-SEEING ‘BIG BROTHER’ YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

The Cambridge Analytica scandal put Facebook through the wringer in recent weeks, losing the company $100 billion in stock value and prompting a global debate on internet privacy.
The social media giant was forced to apologize and overhaul its privacy and data sharing practices, but it still remains in the media spotlight and in the crosshairs of the Federal Trade Commission, which says it may be liable for hundreds of millions of dollars worth of fines.

But amid all the furor, one monolithic entity has continued to harvest data from billions of people worldwide. The data gathered includes a precise log of your every move and every internet search you’ve ever made, every email you’ve ever sent, your workout routine, your favourite food, and every photo you’ve ever taken. And you have allowed it to happen to yourself, for the sake of better service and more relevant advertising.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF this doesn't terrify you, you belong in a soft, comfortable place for the terminally bewildered.

Mar 30 09:12

Why Apple should fire Siri and hire Cortana

Does anyone really like using this laughable excuse for a voice interface? There is a better choice -- and it comes from a natural partner that everyone is overlooking.

Mar 29 19:11

Growth At Any Cost: Top Facebook Executive Defended Data Collection In 2016 Memo — And Warned That Facebook Could Get People Killed

On June 18, 2016, one of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s most trusted lieutenants circulated an extraordinary memo weighing the costs of the company’s relentless quest for growth.

“We connect people. Period. That’s why all the work we do in growth is justified. All the questionable contact importing practices. All the subtle language that helps people stay searchable by friends. All of the work we do to bring more communication in. The work we will likely have to do in China some day. All of it,” VP Andrew “Boz” Bosworth wrote.

“So we connect more people,” he wrote in another section of the memo. “That can be bad if they make it negative. Maybe it costs someone a life by exposing someone to bullies.

“Maybe someone dies in a terrorist attack coordinated on our tools.”

The explosive internal memo is titled “The Ugly,” and has not been previously circulated outside the Silicon Valley social media giant.

Mar 29 16:12

Facebook users shocked to discover the firm has been saving videos they thought they'd deleted - including clips their FRIENDS recorded but never posted

The harsh wave of criticism around Facebook's controversial data collection practices doesn't seem to be letting up anytime soon.

The latest, disturbing revelation is that the social media giant has been keeping copies of users' videos even after they thought they were deleted from the site, according to New York Magazine.

Users discovered this after downloading their archived user data from Facebook.

Mar 29 15:30

U.S. Tourists Will Be Required To Turn Over Their Social Media History

The State Department will unveil new rules on Friday requiring most visitors or immigrants to the United States to turn over their recent social media histories, in accordance with one of President Trump's key national security enhancements contained in his "extreme vetting" executive order.

Mar 29 14:38

Under Armour Admits 150 Million Users Affected By Data Security Breach

In what appears to be the first major data breach involving a health-and-fitness-tracking app, Under Armour disclosed to its customers just a half hour after markets closed Thursday for a long weekend that MyFitnessPal, a fitness app owned by Under Armour, had experienced a breach that potentially exposed the user data of 150 million people.

The breach reportedly occurred in Feb 2018, and Under Armor became aware of it on March 25 and has been informing users.

The affected information includes usernames, email addresses, and hashed password, but did not include social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, or any payment card data.

Mar 29 09:29

TalkTalk's web security flaw that was 'worryingly easy' to hack left millions of private customer details exposed - and the firm knew about it for years

A TalkTalk web security flaw left millions of customers' information at risk for years, a hacker has revealed.

The anonymous hacker said he could take control of a convincing 'talktalk.co.uk' URL, meaning he could trick customers into thinking they were being contacted by the official page.

The company was first alerted to the bug back in March 2016 but considered it low-enough risk to leave un-patched.

However, the hacker warned the vulnerable page could be identified within seconds of looking at the website.

Mar 29 09:20

How police can download the private contents of your phone in MINUTES without a warrant and with 'no limit on the volume of data'

The UK police can download your phone data without a warrant in a matter of minutes, a shocking video has revealed.

The footage shows how officers can use a machine to extract all kinds of information, including location data, deleted pictures and encrypted messages.

Opposition groups have argued that the police should not be able to access this data, which can currently used on suspects, victims and witnesses.

They warn there is 'no limit on the volume of data' police can obtain, and it could happen even if charges are never bought.

Mar 29 09:02

Victim Of Fatal Model X Crash Complained About Tesla Autopilot

Bad goes to worse for Tesla, as recent victim who died in a Tesla crash had complained previously about the company's auto-pilot feature, ABC News reports.

Mar 29 08:56

Brit cloud slinger iomart goes TITSUP*, drags Virgin Trains and Parentpay with it

The outage has hit organisations thoughout the UK, with Virgin Trains East Coast customers facing worse than normal service thanks to being unable to book or collect tickets due to the failure.

Mar 29 08:48

Internet of insecure Things: Software still riddled with security holes

Pradeo Security put a representative sample of 100 iOS and Android applications developed to manage connected objects (heaters, lights, door-locks, baby monitors, CCTV etc) through their paces.

Researchers at the mobile security firm found that around one in seven (15 per cent) applications sourced from the Google Play and Apple App Store were vulnerable to takeover. Hijacking was a risk because these apps were discovered to be defenceless against bugs that might lend themselves to man-in-the-middle attacks.

Four in five of the tested applications carry vulnerabilities, with an average of 15 per application.

Around one in 12 (8 per cent) of applications phoned home or otherwise connected to uncertified servers.

Mar 29 08:47

Running Drupal? You need to patch, patch, patch right now!

Anyone running a website built with Drupal should stop whatever they are doing right now and install critical security patches.

The organization behind the open-source software today put out an urgent security patch to address a remote code execution vulnerability in "multiple subsystems" of its content management system software.

The holes could allow hackers to attack a Drupal-powered website in a number of different ways and that "could result in the site being completely compromised." In other words, it's really bad.

A hacker will be able to hack your site from any webpage, the Drupal project warned, and it doesn't require them to login or have any privileges, meaning that a completely anonymous miscreant can take over your vulnerable site as well as access, delete, and change non-public data.

Mar 29 08:45

Six months on, and let's check in on those 'stuttering' Windows 10 PCs. Yep, still stuttering

A long-running glitch affecting some Windows 10 PCs continues to annoy gamers more than half a year after it was supposedly fixed.

An anonymous Reg reader alerts us to this ongoing thread on Nvidia's support forums. Our tipster says they and others who have installed the latest versions of Windows and Nvidia drivers continue to see the performance of their games lagging behind what they had before those updates.

Similar threads can be found on other gaming forums as well.

Specifically, the users claim, the 'stuttering' problem encountered when trying to play certain games at high frame rates (that had previously been achieved before the updates) is still being encountered.

Mar 29 08:43

Details of 600,000 foreign visitors to UK go up in smoke thanks to shonky border database

The details of 600,000 foreign visitors have slipped through the cracks of the Home Office's database thanks to its "shambolic" exit checks system.

A report (PDF) by the chief inspector of borders and immigration, David Bolt, examined the department's Initial Status Analysis (ISA) system database and how ISA-produced data had been used by the Home Office and other agencies.

It found that as of 31 March 2017, there were no departure records of 88,134 non-EU visa nationals with ISA "identities" – whose visas typically last six months – nor for 513,088 identified non-visa nationals.

Staff told the inspector they lacked confidence in the system, which they said had been "mis-sold", while an airline official described it as "shambolic".

Mar 29 07:17

They've got your money and your data. Now hackers are coming to destroy your trust

Nation-state attackers are attempting to undermine trust in critical services -- so how do we go about stopping them?

Mar 29 07:17

China Poised To Overtake U.S. In Artificial Intelligence Race

The U.S. has led the world in technology for a long time, and while it’s still the definitive leader in the artificial intelligence space, China has stepped onto this stage determined to overtake its American rival. Whoever manages to dominate this ultimate technological end game will, in the words of Vladimir Putin, rule the world.

Mar 29 07:16

"We Find The Morons For You" - Facebook's Microtargeting Ad Pitch Exposed

Under the direction of CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook built tools to help the world's largest brands target ads to consumers with data-enhanced precision.

Then the company stood idly by as scammers hijacked those tools and used them to sell sham products and services to gullible consumers.

Shortly before news broke this morning that Zuckerberg would testify before at least two Congressional committees - while shunning lawmakers in the UK, Bloomberg published a detailed feature about the world of scammers, charlatans and hucksters who use Facebook's marketing tools to sucker unsuspecting Facebook users into buying their shoddy wares.

Mar 29 07:15

The US Government Just Destroyed Our Privacy While Nobody Was Paying Attention

The Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (CLOUD) “updates the rules for criminal investigators who want to see emails, documents and other communications stored on the internet,” CNET reported. “Now law enforcement won’t be blocked from accessing someone’s Outlook account, for example, just because Microsoft happens to store the user’s email on servers in Ireland.”

Mar 29 07:11

Theresa May promises to 'DEFEAT RUSSIA' after 'attack' with new CYBER WARFARE initiative

THERESA May has promised to “defeat” Russia following the Salisbury attack with a new cyber warfare initiative entitled the Fusion Doctrine that will aim to tackle the threats imposed by cyber warfare, it has emerged.

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