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.... Equifax will continue its erratic custody of precious data because it’s too important to the US economy to be shut down and because shuttering it would simply make the other two agencies even bigger and more critical. But if some poor unfortunate forgets to pay a library fine and then discovers that they can’t get a loan because a check on Equifax’s database reveals the payment lapse, well. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Actually, bitcoin is perhaps the most transparent system of money ever invented. Every transaction that has ever taken place, no matter how big or small, is recorded on a database, known as the blockchain, which is shared on hundreds of computers around the world and visible to all. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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It’s one rule for big data, another for its victims | John Naughton image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 17th of September 2017 06:00:33 AM
.... Equifax will continue its erratic custody of precious data because it’s too important to the US economy to be shut down and because shuttering it would simply make the other two agencies even bigger and more critical. But if some poor unfortunate forgets to pay a library fine and then discovers that they can’t get a loan because a check on Equifax’s database reveals the payment lapse, well. ...
Don’t let the bankers fool you: bitcoin is here to stay | Dominic Frisby image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of September 2017 11:25:21 AM
.... Actually, bitcoin is perhaps the most transparent system of money ever invented. Every transaction that has ever taken place, no matter how big or small, is recorded on a database, known as the blockchain, which is shared on hundreds of computers around the world and visible to all. ...
Hang on to your cash. This dash to digitise payments is dangerous | Brett Scott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 03:20:30 PM
.... “Cashless society” is a euphemism for a “bank payments society”, in which every transaction must be passed through a complex of banks, card companies, phone providers and payments apps. In granting financial corporations complete control over the money system, our every economic interaction ends up logged in their databases for analysis. ...
Forget the Parthenon: how austerity is laying waste to Athens' modern heritage image
....Circulated far and wide across Athens, the questionnaire and its findings are part of a vast inventory of 19th- and early 20th-century buildings that now stand at the heart of a burgeoning cultural heritage crisis in Greece. At least 10,600 buildings are on the database and it is growing by the day. ...
Slowdown in consumer credit growth spells trouble for UK economy | Phillip Inman image
....Microsoft’s Bill Gates leads the pack again with a fortune of $86bn (£66bn) followed by investment guru Warren Buffett, Amazon boss Jeff Bezos and Zara owner Amancio Ortega. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Mexican telecoms magnate Carlos Slim and Larry Ellison, who founded the Oracle database business, rank five, six and seven, the Koch brothers are eighth and ninth with $48. ...
Private firms poised to make another £1bn from building NHS hospitals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of August 2017 11:01:11 PM
....The returns are high even though the risks are low once construction is completed, as the government guarantees the payments, save in exceptional circumstances. The figures were derived from a study of the Treasury database and the accounts of PFI companies held by Companies House. ...
Metric meter and imperial bills leave Scottish Power confused image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of August 2017 06:00:00 AM
....It’s a disgrace that it requires press intervention to sort out this simple problem. Scottish Power, having ignored a year of emails from you, discovers that the national gas database still has the old imperial meter for the property registered. ...
REVEALED: The blossoming expat communities in countries you may NOT have considered image
....From the bewitching beauty of Taroko Gorge to the incredibly charming streets of Jiufen, the ecology and culture of Taiwan is also one of its biggest selling points. In terms of savings, Numbeo (a huge database of cost of living and living conditions information) calculates that the cost of living in Taiwan is some 13 per cent lower than in the UK, whilst rent is a whopping 55 per cent lower. ...
Air passengers face delays due to strikes and tighter border controls image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 05:28:21 PM
....”. Passengers’ details are checked against several databases – such as the Schengen information system and Interpol’s record of stolen and lost travel documents. ...
BA passengers at Gatwick and Heathrow hit by check-in delays image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 08:20:23 AM
....New EU rules introduced after terror attacks in Paris and Brussels require countries to carry out more stringent checks on travellers entering and leaving the Schengen area, which allows passport-free movement across much of the EU. The change means the details of passengers from non-Schengen countries, such as the UK, are run through databases to alert authorities if they are known to pose a threat. ...
Passengers facing delays and long queues at some European airports image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of August 2017 08:32:11 AM
.... The new rules demand both entry and exit checks on passengers from countries – including Britain – outside the 26-nation Schengen border-free zone. Passengers’ details are checked against several databases – such as the Schengen information system and Interpol’s record of stolen and lost travel documents. ...
Rupert Murdoch ‘could use Sky data trove for political ends’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 09:00:03 PM
.... Fox currently owns 39% of Sky. The letter says that “Sky possess what is probably the UK’s largest and most sophisticated privately held domestic consumption database”, able to “track the leisure time preferences and behaviour” of a large proportion of the population of the UK and Ireland. ...
How economics became a religion | John Rapley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 05:00:01 AM
.... Today, the economist who wanders into a village to get a deeper sense of what the data reveals is a rare creature. Once an economic model is ready to be tested, number-crunching ends up being done largely at computers plugged into large databases. ...
My credit score is at risk after landlord failed to register correct address image
....You can then amend the postcode address file online and inform the council’s electoral roll department, which updates entries monthly. According to James Jones of the credit reference agency Experian, the correct details should filter through to all organisations that use those databases. ...
Trains, planes and automobiles: the transport systems embracing smart tech image
....”. These include digital sensors, wearable smart devices and appliances, virtual reality, augmented reality, Blockchain (the database technology made famous by Bitcoin), 3-D printing, and drones, robotics and artificial intelligence. ...
Latest diesel car models remain highly polluting, tests show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of June 2017 10:33:14 AM
....“These high-emitting vehicles will leave a long legacy and a dilemma for the proposed clean air zones: how can you change on the basis of Euro standards if there is such a wild divergence in performance?” Molden said. The latest Equa Index update, which adds 20 new models to its database, shows that 70% of the diesels launched in 2016 and 2017 emit at least double the official NOx limit when on the road. ...
European commission to crack down on offshore tax avoidance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 03:18:15 PM
....Research shows that globally, the majority of intermediaries are based in Hong Kong, the UK and the United States. A study of the ICIJ Offshore Leaks database, which contains data from the Panama Papers and previous leaks, identified 140 intermediaries linked to offshore entities. ...
UK household spending falls for first time since 2013 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 04:30:17 AM
....Squeezed British households have cut back their spending for the first time in almost four years, according to figures that underscore the pressures from rising prices and political uncertainty. Visa, the credit and debit card processing business, said its vast database of spending patterns shows there was a drop in spending across a broad range of categories last month, including clothing, household goods, food and transport. ...
Criminal gang arrested for selling Apple users' private data in China image
.... The sale of personal information is common in China, which implemented a controversial new cybersecurity law aimed at protecting the country’s networks and private user information on 1 June. In December, an investigation by the Southern Metropolis Daily newspaper exposed a black market for private data gathered from police and government databases. ...
Why are human travel agents still so much better than websites? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 09:37:43 AM
....But until they do, travel agents seem to have the edge on this one. Which is an odd state of affairs: in an age of fear over algorithms destroying jobs, the people are still beating the algorithms at the seemingly easily automatable job of checking databases of prices and places. ...
British Airways IT failure: experts doubt 'power surge' claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 05:14:01 PM
....The real problem, said Matthew Bloch, managing director of Bytemark Hosting, was not what happened when the power went off but what happened when it was turned back on. He asked: “When was the last time somebody test-rebooted a crucial database? Or executed a procedure like restoring a server? Was there pressure to say it’ll only take an hour when it’ll really take a day?”. ...
Ancestry.com denies exploiting users' DNA image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 03:19:32 PM
....Headquartered in Utah, Ancestry is among the world's largest for-profit genealogy firms, with a DNA testing service available in more than 30 countries. The company, which uses customers' saliva samples to predict their genetic ethnicity and find new family connections, claims to have more than 4 million DNA profiles in its database. ...
What $110m for a Basquiat painting tells us about the art market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 11:24:38 AM
.... It was bought for the state of Qatar by Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani, sister of the emirate’s ruler. Global art sales slumped in 2016 as the number of sales above $10m halved from 160 to 80, according to the latest annual report by art database Artprice. ...
Guardian Soulmates users hit with spam after data exposure image
....The person, who requested that they remain anonymous, said they first contacted Soulmates six months ago because they were concerned about what other data may have been taken. "I basically had been receiving spam […] directly referencing information that could only have come from the Soulmates database," said another affected user, who also wished to remain anonymous. ...
Bristol housing charity tops list of UK’s most-prosecuted landlords image
....This month councils were given the power to impose civil penalties of up to £30,000 on rogue landlords without going to court. In the autumn councils will be able to apply to ban the worst landlords and housing officers will be able to consult a national database of rogue landlords. ...
Boohoo online fashion retailer sees its profits double image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 06:17:43 AM
....Over the past 12 months, Boohoo has bolstered its international expansion plans through its £20m acquisition of struggling US fashion site Nasty Gal, which it completed in February. The US purchase has given Boohoo access to Nasty Gal's intellectual property and customer database that will help its US expansion plans. ...
NatWest closed my child’s savings account without telling me image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 06:00:29 AM
.... If they don’t hear back within nine months the funds are removed. Once an account is dormant, it disappears from the central database accessed by call centre staff so they can’t see it. ...
'Anomaly' blamed for £10k first class railway ticket image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 01:36:50 PM
...."On quick investigation, the anomaly fare also appears on GWR's own retailing channels so it would appear that this is a fare setting anomaly, rather than a Trainline tech issue," a spokesman said. Consumer expert Martin Lewis told BBC Radio 5's Adrian Chiles these sort of mistakes happen all the time and it is probably a database error. ...
Missing million image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 11:01:31 PM
.... . "Every new name we can add to our database is a victory against the Nazis, against the intent of the Nazis to wipe out the Jewish people. ...
Hackers attacked one in five UK firms last year, survey finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:01:21 AM
....Larger companies, defined as those with at least 100 staff, were more susceptible to cyber-attacks, with 42% of big businesses falling victim to cybercrime, compared with 18% of small companies. The survey of 1,200 businesses follows a series of high-profile attacks on company databases, including those at search engine Yahoo, telecoms firm TalkTalk and dating website Ashley Madison. ...
Gender pay gaps must be declared by UK companies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 10:57:09 PM
....Firms must publish a snapshot of their employee pay as at 5 April 2017 if they are a private business or charity, or 31 March 2017 for those in the public sector. All the data will eventually be available on a government database. ...
Bye-bye bank charges? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 11:28:16 PM
....". Another technology beginning to have a significant impact on innovation in financial services is blockchain, a secure digital ledger that records and verifies transactions without the need for a central database. ...
‘A truly terrible story, and not uncommon’ – our work expert responds image
.... However, I do know I don’t want to do another degree or get a new qualification; to leave London (but travel for work is fine); a high-stress environment ie, based on a sales target; or set up my own business (except to establish myself as a freelancer if required). I don’t have a lot of PR, internal comms, promotional or database marketing experience. ...
Fake data threat image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 12:11:20 AM
.... And it's fiendishly subtle and potentially very dangerous. Fake data - altering databases and documents without anyone noticing. ...
Three UK's mobile customers experience new data breach image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 05:18:58 PM
....”. The problem comes four months after three men were arrested after fraudsters accessed personal data of thousands of Three customers, including names and addresses, by using authorised logins to its database of customers eligible for an upgraded handset. ...
How can I leave my job in ad-land and use my skills to do good? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 07:00:30 AM
....I don’t want: to do another degree or get a new qualification; to leave London (but travel for work is fine); a high-stress environment, ie based on a sales target; to set up my own business (except to the extent of establishing myself as a freelancer if required). I don’t have a lot of PR, internal comms, promotional or database marketing experience. ...
Robo-nurses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 12:00:11 AM
.... For a machine, her looks and behaviour are remarkably natural. She can recognise people and human emotions, and make associations using her knowledge database - her "thoughts", so to speak. ...
US interest rate rise to deepen debt crisis in developing world image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 07:00:26 AM
.... That is the highest level since 2007. It used IMF and World Bank databases to calculate how a fall in commodity prices since mid-2014 had depleted government revenues and how the strengthening dollar had raised payments on external debts, which tend to be owed in dollars. ...
How free market helped big six energy firms to rack up huge profits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 12:05:09 AM
....Then last year the Competition and Markets Authority announced a package of “remedies” to clean up the market and encourage the sticky 66% to exercise their consumer rights. This included giving energy companies a database of about 10 million customers who had never switched, letting price comparison websites choose which deals they promote, and capping bills for pre-payment customers like Mckay who only have access to a fraction of the deals available on the open market. ...
Machines v hackers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:33:10 AM
.... . So when cyber thieves do things such as probing network connections or trying to get at databases, that anomalous behaviour raises a red flag. ...
Yellow taxis 'have lower accident rate than blue ones' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 09:03:24 AM
....That supported research in 2002 from Spain which concluded that cars in light colours were associated with a slightly lower risk of being "passively involved in a collision". That research was based on the Spanish database of traffic crashes from 1993 to 1999. ...
Violent criminals get off lighter than people late with their water bill image
....Strikingly, Experian told me that a default on your credit record is treated similarly to a county court judgment. In effect, private companies can post information on to a private (profit-seeking) database that has the equivalent impact of a court procedure. ...
‘I want a career rather than a series of jobs’ – our work expert responds image
.... Hellohowdoyoudo. • Maybe you need to have a look at what you are offering – I have no idea what “environmental education” entails, but if you have strong database, spreadsheet or writing skills from your previous employment you need to emphasise them and maybe look for an admin role in HR/recruitment that fits as a way to pivot your career. ...
Smart vision image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 12:57:32 AM
...."We're standing on the shoulders of giants," he says. "They already have the database there. ...
Utopian thinking: the eclipse of neoliberalism heralds a new dawn of sharing | Minna Salami image
.... We ought to take a look through the common window for a view of the most paradigm-shifting and alternative governance system for the 21st century. There are many examples of existing commons; from platforms such as Loomio (an online tool for effective group decision-making), Bangla-Pesa (a Kenyan programme to help small business) and Farm Hack (a worldwide community of farmers) to political groups such as Podemos and Anonymous to knowledge databases, open source initiatives and Wikipedia. ...
Fingerprint payments prompt privacy fears in India image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 05:00:13 AM
.... With the launch of a government-backed fingerprint payment system, tied to India’s growing biometric data bank, registered citizens can – in theory at least – now pay for things with the touch of a finger. India’s extraordinary biometric database, named Aadhaar after a Hindi word for ‘foundation’, is the biggest of its kind in the world. ...
It's time corporate tax dodgers started losing lucrative council contracts | Paul Monaghan image
....Even the most willing councils will therefore probably need help to identify businesses that breach the exclusion grounds. To this end, the Fair Tax Mark and the Ethical Consumer Research Association are now exploring how we might facilitate the development of an easily accessible European database of proven tax evaders and avoiders. ...
Volvo to seek volunteers for self-driving car trial in UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 07:22:32 AM
....”. Volvo is also using databases of car crashes going back decades to run a variety of simulations to make the cars safer. ...
Amazon Web Services: the secret to the online retailer's future success image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 07:00:23 AM
....The division is Amazon Web Services, or AWS, the section of the company that sells cloud computing services to both the outside world and to Amazon itself. You can buy storage space to hold a huge database, bandwidth to host a website, or processing power to run complex software remotely. ...
Why has it taken British Gas a year to sort out my electricity account? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 07:00:09 AM
....British Gas claims it does not recognise the serial number of the meter, which it replaced a few years ago, despite having successfully billed the previous tenant. It says it needs to update the records held by the national database, but months have gone by without any action. ...
Statisticians fear Trump White House will manipulate figures to fit narrative image
.... Two Republican-sponsored bills are attempting to nullify a 2015 housing regulation aimed at addressing racial segregation in cities such as Baltimore and Chicago, simply by halting data collection. The new bills, which together are titled the Local Zoning Decisions Protection Act of 2017, state that “no Federal funds may be used to design, build, maintain, utilize, or provide access to a Federal database of geospatial information on community racial disparities”. ...
UK's new towns surpass national average for house price growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 12:01:18 AM
....New towns were created in waves after the second world war to help alleviate housing shortages. Halifax, which used its own database, examined the house price performance of 26 new towns to mark the milestone birthday of Milton Keynes. ...
‘Barclays took my £440,000 and put me through hell’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 07:00:23 AM
....Nor do customers have the right to hear the results of any investigation. The consequences for innocent victims can be devastating, for once a name appears on a fraud database it can prove impossible to open another bank account elsewhere. ...
Paying for care at home: how to negotiate the minefield image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of January 2017 07:00:28 AM
.... The Rowan Organisation is a charity that can advise on these issues. To find a personal assistant, we used the Support With Confidence database of approved care providers. ...
Is your company monitoring you? How to protect your privacy at work image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 07:00:30 AM
.... You may want to consider a password manager, such as LastPass, Dashlane and Keeper. Password managers store your login details for the websites that you use in an encrypted database, so you just need to remember one master password. ...
Consumers urged to switch energy supplier image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 11:19:07 AM
.... Half are receiving offers direct from other suppliers, with the other half receiving a letter from Ofgem setting out cheaper deals from suppliers. The trial is a response to a call by the Competition and Markets Authority last year for a new database of customers who have been on standard variable tariffs for more than three years. ...
Dangerous business: what to do if a product you use has been recalled image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 11:42:14 AM
....Checking a productWhile around 400 products are recalled each year, only 10% to 20% are returned by customers, with many remaining unaware that certain products in their homes are potentially unsafe. We have mentioned some sites below that list recalled products, but there isn’t any central database that lists them all, which makes it hard for consumers to check if things they have bought appear on them. ...
We have a TV licence, so why send in the enforcer? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 07:00:27 AM
....Happily, your error was easily resolved. A duplicate address has now been removed from the database and the threatening letters will stop. ...
Star Wars card firm Topps hit by 'unforgiveable' hack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 30th of December 2016 03:34:53 PM
....". Chris Vickery, a security researcher from Chromatech blogged in June about exposed databases of customer accounts with three of Topps' mobile apps: Bunt, Huddle, and Kick. ...
Santa Rally sends FTSE 100 to new record high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 09:49:18 AM
....8% to 136p after revealing a $20m (£16m) deal for failed US fashion retailer Nasty Gal. The online retailer wants the brand and customer databases of Nasty Gal, which filed for bankruptcy in November. ...
Charity funding image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of December 2016 12:20:12 AM
.... . This could mean that charities will have to ask everyone on their databases who has donated in the past whether they want to receive future requests for funds. ...
Car clampings for unpaid tax are up 80% in two years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 05:00:02 PM
....The big increase in clamping has coincided with the DVLA farming out the work to a private firm, NSL, whose job is to scour each UK postcode area twice a year for untaxed vehicles. Its 75 clamping vans are equipped with cameras and the DVLA's database. ...
Computer error blamed for HMRC blunder in Scotland image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 06:54:44 PM
....The report identifies “significant challenges” for HM Revenue and Customs, which will assess and collect the new tax on behalf of Scotland. HMRC only discovered the initial scan of its database was incomplete after being contacted by members of the Scottish government and the public who had not received, or knew people who had not received, notification letters. ...
Yahoo hack: 1bn accounts compromised by biggest data breach in history image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 10:25:31 PM
....Email breaches remain especially vexing to users, since they can reveal bank and family details as well as passwords that users share between systems or have received in their email accounts. Password-sharing has become so common that databases of login information are often used by hackers to test for email-and-password combinations on retailer websites like Walmart or Amazon. ...
Wine choice angst? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 12:14:42 AM
....". Corkscrew has amassed a database of 15,000 wines so far from more than 100 London-based restaurants and plans to expand its list to supermarkets as well. ...
TalkTalk's wi-fi hack advice is 'astonishing' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 02:23:07 PM
....It said it was also making "good progress" to protect its routers. The BBC was subsequently contacted by someone who said he had access to a database of 57,000 router IDs that had been scraped before any fix had been rolled out. ...
Vauxhall Corsa fires: Calls for national data sharing image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 12:38:58 AM
. Calls have been made for a national database to record car fires following incidents involving Vauxhall models. ...
Extremist images 'fingerprinted' by tech firms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of December 2016 11:08:09 PM
....Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are collaborating to stop violent, extremist images and video being spread via their sites. The four tech firms plan to create a database that contains "digital fingerprints" of the content. ...
Revealed: Coutts managed tax haven firms for controversial clients image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 11:01:45 AM
....Known as the Queen’s bank after its most famous customer, Coutts is revealed to have managed secretive tax haven structures for the Sultan of Brunei’s younger brother, Prince Jefri Bolkiah, and the investment banker Hassan Heikal. The information was uncovered in the Panama Papers, a database of 11. ...
Plans for 'simpler, more modern' UK train fare system to be announced image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of November 2016 12:34:47 AM
....The paper reported that different self-service machines inside the same train station offer vastly different fares for the same journey, meaning some passengers end up paying more. Stephen Joseph, executive director of the Campaign for Better Transport, told the paper: “There are 16m fares on the national rail database … anything that makes the system more transparent is very welcome, but this must go further and look at the real fundamentals of the ticketing system. ...
From low-fare to no-fare: will air travel really become free? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of November 2016 04:00:35 PM
.... But that is just the start. Sales won’t be just inflight or at the airport, or even the holiday – but capturing the customer for everyday transactions via My Ryanair, the registration database, for all manner of promotions. ...
Companies House abandons plan to delete 2.5m public records image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 04:59:54 PM
....5m public records have been abandoned by the government’s company registration agency. Companies House, which maintains a database on every firm incorporated in the UK, listing their accounts and all directors and shareholders, was considering proposals to reduce the amount of time the records of dissolved companies were retained from 20 years to six. ...
Three mobile: Arrests made over data breach image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 01:55:23 AM
....Police have arrested three men in connection with a data breach at the Three mobile network. The company said details, including names and addresses, had been accessed by using a login to its database of customers eligible for a phone upgrade. ...
Three British men arrested over Three mobile network data breach image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 01:09:11 AM
....Three men have been arrested after a data breach at the Three mobile network allowed fraudsters to steal phones. The company said fraudsters had accessed personal data, including names and addresses, by using authorised logins to its database of customers eligible for an upgraded handset. ...
Ex-Autonomy director accused by US prosecutors of elaborate financial fraud image
.... Autonomy was once a leading light in “Silicon Fen”, the cluster of tech firms around Cambridge university. It specialised in corporate search software, designed to speed up the process of trawling through massive databases of text and audio files. ...
Tesco cyber-raid raises serious questions over UK banks’ security image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of November 2016 04:00:53 PM
....For banks, the attraction of online banking is clear: it doesn’t require expensive offices in high streets, or the employment of thousands of tellers who might be vulnerable to criminals through blackmail or greed. Instead, it relies on computers, and a relatively small and highly trained (and well-paid) staff, while the customer-support function normally done by tellers can be outsourced to call centres that have little more access than ordinary customers to the banks’ databases. ...

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