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....The Murdochs had hoped approval would come in June, but Ofcom decided to extend its review into whether the deal makes the Murdochs too powerful. The regulators have also scrutinized whether they are fit and proper owners, a question that has lingered since this newspaper broke the phone hacking story six years ago that forced the shuttering of the Murdochs’ largest British newspaper, the News of the World. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Will 2017 be Rupert Murdoch's summer of despair? | Jill Abramson image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 10:00:36 AM
....The Murdochs had hoped approval would come in June, but Ofcom decided to extend its review into whether the deal makes the Murdochs too powerful. The regulators have also scrutinized whether they are fit and proper owners, a question that has lingered since this newspaper broke the phone hacking story six years ago that forced the shuttering of the Murdochs’ largest British newspaper, the News of the World. ...
Murdoch’s Sky takeover bid delayed as Ofcom is asked for further input image
....The submissions to the DCMS included the threat of legal action from a group of high-profile MPs including the former Labour leader and longtime Murdoch critic Ed Miliband, and Avaaz, the campaign group, if the government did not ask the CMA for a full investigation into the deal on the grounds of broadcasting standards. The MPs and Avaaz have criticised Ofcom for advising the government not to launch a broadcasting standards investigation despite a sexual harassment scandal at Fox News and the phone hacking scandal at the News of the World. ...
Pilotless planes: what you need to know image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of August 2017 02:54:35 PM
....”. Landells adds that the growing phenomenon of global computer hacking attacks raises legitimate concerns about the vulnerability of pilotless aircraft to such a criminal ploy. ...
The strange case of Fox News, Trump and the death of young Democrat Seth Rich image
.... For Fox News, it revives the charge made over many years that its owner, Rupert Murdoch, is prepared to be cavalier with journalistic ethics if it suits his political or corporate interests. It has also resurfaced memories of the phone-hacking of missing schoolgirl Milly Dowler by the News of the World, Murdoch’s UK tabloid flagship that was closed in the wake of the scandal. ...
John Malone, the ‘swamp alligator’ chewing up the UK’s media market image
.... After a two-year standoff he used the stake as leverage in an asset swap that won him Murdoch’s controlling stake in DirecTV, the largest satellite business in the US. He had the chance to strike again in 2011 when a weakened Murdoch was forced to pull his $8bn bid to take full control of Sky as the phone-hacking scandal engulfed his UK newspaper business. ...
Why bitcoin and its digital cousins are under increasing scrutiny image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 03:54:14 PM
....Last week the Russian national Alexander Vinnik, who allegedly defrauded early adopters of millions of pounds’ worth of bitcoins, including funds obtained from the hack of failed bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, was arrested in Greece. Vinnik was described by the US Department of Justice as the operator of BTC-e, an exchange used to trade bitcoin since 2011, which was allegedly used to launder more than $4bn for people involved in crimes ranging from computer hacking to drug trafficking. ...
Culture secretary keeps Rupert Murdoch waiting over Sky deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 11:26:27 AM
....Bradley said she was still minded to refer the bid to the CMA to investigate on media plurality grounds, but added that she would consider asking it to look at whether the Murdochs will adhere to broadcasting standards in the UK. The media regulator, Ofcom, on which Bradley has based her decisions to date, said it found no grounds to ask the CMA to look at issues including the sexual harassment scandal at Fox News and issues relating to phone hacking. ...
Peak car? Driverless technology may actually accelerate car ownership image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 06:00:12 AM
.... And while driving is certainly not always enjoyable, the positive emotions and sensations it can generate are one reason why cars remain the dominant form of transport. Some barriers to widespread uptake of AVs like insurance, culpability and liability in accidents, and the risk of hacking are well recognised. ...
As car insurance costs rise, the over-65s are urged to switch image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 06:00:45 AM
....Several things are being blamed. One is that the government keeps whacking up insurance premium tax – to 12% last month, which means it has doubled since 2015. ...
Ofcom made serious errors over Murdoch Sky bid, say high-profile MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of July 2017 03:31:40 PM
.... Fox is controlled by Rupert Murdoch and his sons, Lachlan and James. The MPs say that the media regulator did not properly consider allegations of sexual harassment at Fox News and the phone-hacking scandal at the News of the World as part of a review into whether a combined Fox and Sky would be committed to meeting broadcasting standards. ...
Rupert Murdoch will not offer new Sky deal to culture secretary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 03:18:55 PM
.... Ofcom also went a step further saying that it would most likely reject a full spin-off of Sky News – a complete structural separation – arguing that the loss-making business may become weaker over time therefore reducing media plurality. This view is a volte face by the media regulator which, along with the then Office of Fair Trading, accepted a full spin-off as solving media plurality issues at the time of Murdoch’s 2011 bid, which was ultimately abandoned due to the public and political fallout of the phone-hacking scandal. ...
Forget Murdoch. It’s social media that’s really pulling the strings image
....For nothing, in this helter-skelter world, is proof against the gales of change. Of course the toxic memory of phone-hacking lingers. ...
Murdochs or the Enlightenment? Only one will take Britain forward | Will Hutton image
.... The broadcast media attempted more impartiality, as obliged by regulators, but, inevitably, what was considered as impartial became influenced by the monumental distortions in the written media. Yet notwithstanding James Murdoch’s stated views – or the history of hacking at News Corp and the culture at Fox, where, in the US, key executives have quit over charges of arrant sexism – Ofcom in its “advice” last week saw no reason to bar the Murdochs from owning a British broadcaster on the grounds of not being a fit and proper owner – a crucial judgment. ...
The Guardian view on Murdoch’s Sky takeover: not a done deal | Editorial image
.... While the billionaire was told his bid to buy the 61% of Sky that he does not own could give him too much power over the news and the political process in Britain, Mr Murdoch would have also heard that he and his family were “fit and proper” holders of a UK broadcast licence. The culture of law-breaking unearthed at the turn of the decade in Murdoch newspapers over phone hacking saw executives jailed, multimillion-pound payouts to victims and grovelling public apologies from the media mogul. ...
Ofcom has concerns about Murdoch power in UK if Sky bid allowed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 06:55:06 PM
....This subject barely featured in the analysis. Ofcom said it dealt with phone hacking in 2012 when the regulator conducted a review of the “fit and proper test” at the time of the News of the World hacking revelations, which ended up with Andy Coulson, a former editor of the tabloid being found guilty. ...
Sky-Fox takeover deal likely to face competition probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 04:12:56 PM
....Mr Murdoch already owns 39% of the satellite broadcaster. An earlier attempt to take over Sky was abandoned in the wake of the phone hacking scandal. ...
The Tories must rein in Rupert Murdoch and block the Sky deal | Tom Watson image
.... Proximity to power and the ability to shape it changes corporate culture and executives and employees are emboldened. That led to criminality at the News of the World, which we now know engaged in systemic and widespread illegal activities including phone hacking. ...
Rupert Murdoch's Sky bid is now very likely to succeed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 03:01:16 PM
.... His first offer is rarely his best. Back in 2011, before the original bid was scuppered by the phone-hacking scandal, Murdoch was willing to spin off Sky News as a separately listed public company. ...
Labour MPs warn ministers against ‘grubby deal with Murdochs’ over Sky image
....However, the Murdochs did clear one major hurdle in their attempt to buy Sky after Ofcom concluded they were “fit and proper” owners of Sky’s UK broadcasting licence. The regulator said that phone hacking at the News of the World and allegations of sexual and racial harassment at Fox News had amounted to significant corporate failure at the Murdochs companies – but this was not enough to prevent them from holding a broadcasting licence. ...
Sky's the limit? How broadcaster has fared over three decades image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 11:05:49 AM
.... The watchdog is tasked with investigating whether the deal gives Rupert Murdoch too much control of UK news media and whether Fox, which owns the rightwing Fox News channel, will adhere to existing standards of accuracy and impartiality once it takes full control of broadcasting assets including Sky News. Separately, Ofcom launches an investigation to establish whether the Murdoch family are “fit and proper” owners of Sky after the phone-hacking scandal and sexual harassment allegations that have emerged at Fox News in the US. ...
The Guardian view on Murdoch’s Sky plan: a blow to media plurality | Editorial image
.... This process has been exacerbated in recent years by a digital revolution which has undermined traditional forms of media. All this should have changed with the revelations of phone hacking and the exposure by the Leveson inquiry of the unhealthily close relationship between politicians and the media. ...
Murdoch's Sky takeover bid: culture secretary's verdict due this week image
....A number of analysts and observers believe that Ofcom’s reports will have raised concerns and issues about the takeover. But they also expect that the Murdochs will probably be able to gain clearance for the deal, six years after withdrawing an earlier bid at the height of the phone-hacking scandal. ...
Fox’s £11.7bn bid for Sky ‘should be referred to competition authorities’ image
....During Rupert Murdoch’s previous bid for Sky in 2010, the then culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt, accepted an offer to partially spin off Sky News to allay the media plurality issues Ofcom raised at the time. However, the takeover collapsed because of the fallout from the phone-hacking scandal that engulfed Murdoch’s News of the World. ...
Norfolk emerges as dating fraud hotspot in regional scam standings image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 11:01:53 PM
....9 nationally. Which? said London was a hotspot for various reported scams, including being charged fees for fake loans, social media or email hacking, scam door-to-door sales, fraud involving false or stolen goods and ticket fraud. ...
Gordon Ramsay's Brexit nightmare: chef hires team to halt rising costs image
....9m. On Wednesday Chris Hutcheson, Ramsay’s father-in-law, who used to run the chain before a public falling out, was sentenced to six months in jail for hacking into the group’s computer system. ...
Could growth hacking be the low-cost key to business success? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 06:00:19 AM
. Growth hacking could be perceived as the realm of high-flying startups, but for cash-strapped small businesses, growing fast at a low cost should be a no-brainer. ...
Cold revolution  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 11:01:37 PM
.... Crops would never fail. In fact climate change has sparked some crazy-sounding ideas for hacking the climate, such as spraying sulphuric acid into the upper atmosphere, or dumping quicklime in the oceans. ...
Putin scorns US claims over Trump-Russia ties image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 11:58:17 AM
.... The Jews are blamed for everything," he added. The US intelligence agencies say the hacking of the US Democrats last year bore the hallmarks of Russian state security services. ...
Labour plans inheritance tax raid: Jeremy Corbyn sets his sights on YOUR inheritance image
.... . "Whacking a tax charge on these homes when they are passed on to loved ones after death will be a bitter pill to swallow. ...
Church of England made stunning 17% return on investments in 2016 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 01:08:44 PM
....A focus on ethical investing has long been part of the body’s mandate, although some of its investment picks have still provoked debate. In 2012, it sold its shares in Rupert Murdoch’s media group after the phone-hacking scandal. ...
Brexit and the coming food crisis: ‘If you can’t feed a country, you haven’t got a country’ image
....On 24 June last year, the few hundred residents of a temporary village, hidden from view in the middle of a West Sussex soft fruit farm, received letters. They were signed by David Kay, the managing director of the Hall Hunter Partnership, a business that grows 10% of the UK’s strawberries, 19% of its raspberries and a whacking 42% of its blueberries across thousands of acres, of both glasshouses and polytunnels. ...
NHS cyber-attack: More ransomware cases 'likely on Monday' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 06:41:08 PM
....Meanwhile, digital rights campaigners Open Rights Group has accused GCHQ of a "very dangerous strategy of hoarding knowledge of security problems". It said Britain's electronic surveillance agency was "in charge of hacking us and protecting us from hackers", making it hard to balance the risks of keeping vulnerabilities secret. ...
Chinese hackers must pay $9m over insider trading scam image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 12:04:50 PM
....According to the SEC, which charged the men in December, they racked up almost $3m (£2. 3m) in illegal profits by hacking two prominent New York law firms. ...
Aw Snap: Snapchat parent company's value plummets after earnings report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 09:22:36 PM
....com/K1d5gtI9Kf. Snap CEO Evan Spiegel said in the earnings call that the company refuses to engage in the type of “growth hacking” used by other companies, including sending lots of push notifications to get users to “do something unnatural”. ...
TalkTalk slumps 11% on profit warning image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 09:06:26 AM
'Block Fox bid for Sky', says ex-guest claiming harassment image
....The British media regulator, Ofcom, is examining whether it is in the public interest for the Murdoch-owned company to take full ownership of Sky, of which it already owns 39%. A previous bid from the Murdochs to buy Sky was abandoned after a scandal over phone hacking at Murdoch-owned newspapers. ...
UK tourists hit by booking scams up by nearly a fifth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 11:47:58 AM
....Sports events and religious festivals are a common target for scammers due to the limited supply of tickets resulting in higher prices. Holidaymakers are being persuaded to part with their cash with fake accommodation websites and adverts, with fraudsters are also hacking into official accounts to target people. ...
Bill O’Reilly accuser to meet Ofcom as Fox News scandal threatens Sky deal image
....In the letter Bloom accused Fox News of having an “utter disregard for the rights of women” and creating a “toxic culture”. She said: “Fox’s failure to intervene to protect the rights of its female journalists, its secret payouts, and use of intimidation tactics are reminiscent of Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid phone-hacking scandal in 2011, when it emerged that News of the World reporters had hacked the voicemail of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler. ...
Google Docs users hit by phishing scam image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 10:11:39 PM
....This is because the hackers bypassed the need to steal people's login credentials and instead built a third-party app that leveraged Google processes to gain account access. The Russian hacking group Fancy Bear has been accused of using similar attack methods, but one security expert doubted their involvement. ...
BBC exposes flaws in 'world's most secure' email service image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 05:27:44 PM
....BBC Click asked security researcher Scott Helme and computer security expert Prof Alan Woodward, from the University of Surrey, to scrutinise Nomx. They were asked to assess whether it did let people send messages in a way that was secure against hacking and interception. ...
TalkTalk hack attack: Friends admit cyber crime charges image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 05:24:29 PM
....Read more news for Staffordshire. Hanley supplied data for hacking to another man and gave Allsopp the personal and financial details of a TalkTalk customer for the use in fraud. ...
O’Reilly’s exit shows the sons are rising in the Murdoch empire image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 05:59:05 AM
....The trouble with rickety global media players (owned by Murdoch Inc) is that botch and blunder know no borders. So the detritus from phone-hacking came back from Wapping to Manhattan and forced a massive corporate revamp. ...
Inquiry into Murdoch's Sky deal delayed until after general election image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 11:30:59 AM
....After Bradley receives Ofcom’s report she will have to decide whether to refer 21st Century Fox’s bid to takeover the 61% of Sky it does not already own to the competition authorities for further scrutiny. During Murdoch’s previous bid in 2010, which was scrapped because of the fallout from the phone-hacking scandal that engulfed his UK newspapers, the then culture secretary Jeremy Hunt accepted an offer to spin off Sky News to allay the media plurality issues Ofcom raised. ...
Juicero: Juicing boss defends $400 machine image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 07:26:05 AM
....Chief executive Jeff Dunn said the criticism overlooked the "experience" of the machine. He claimed the "hacking" of the pouches did not produce the same quality of juice. ...
Fox forcing out Bill O’Reilly could appease critics of the Sky deal | Graham Ruddick image
....In the letter Bloom accused Fox News of having an “utter disregard for the rights of women” and creating a “toxic culture”. She added: “Fox’s failure to intervene to protect the rights of its female journalists, its secret payouts, and use of intimidation tactics are reminiscent of Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid phone-hacking scandal in 2011, when it emerged that News of the World reporters had hacked the voicemail of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler. ...
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
....Cybercriminals have attacked one in five British businesses in the past year, many of which lack even the most basic security measures to protect confidential information. A report by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) found that only 24% of businesses said they had security in place to guard against hacking, despite the rising danger of attacks and increasing publicity about the threat. ...
Cyber attacks 'hit one in five UK firms' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 02:26:38 AM
....The business group has urged companies to do more to protect themselves. Just a quarter of the firms the BCC surveyed said they had put in place security measures to protect themselves against hacking. ...
Microsoft patched 'NSA hack' Windows flaws before leak image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 10:27:49 AM
....Microsoft says it had already fixed software flaws linked to an alleged breach of the global banking system before they were exposed last week. On Friday, a group called the Shadow Brokers published details of several hacking tools, indicating they had been used by the US National Security Agency (NSA) to spy on money transfers. ...
Rupert Murdoch's Sky takeover approved by European regulator image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 04:07:03 PM
....”. During the 2010 takeover bid by News Corp, which was derailed by the phone hacking scandal at the company, Murdoch reached an agreement with the government to spin off Sky News to satisfy media plurality concerns. ...
Sky's 21st Century Fox takeover cleared by Europe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 02:37:06 PM
.... . In 2011, Rupert Murdoch abandoned a bid to take full control of Sky in the wake of that year's phone-hacking scandal involving journalists at his UK newspapers. ...
Answerphone hackers rack up £5,000 in calls – all charged to us image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 06:00:02 AM
. I work for a small charity in Benwell, Newcastle, where we have been the victim of phone system hacking that has resulted in a bill of almost £5,000 over a four-day period. ...
Sir Elton John among 63 new phone-hacking claims image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 05:13:31 PM
. Sir Elton John and Gordon Ramsay are taking action against the publisher of the Sun and defunct News of the World over phone-hacking claims. ...
Ofcom must block Murdoch's Sky takeover, Miliband and Cable say image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 02:48:08 PM
....”. During its investigation following Murdoch’s previous attempt to take over Sky in 2010, Ofcom found that Sky remained a “fit and proper” owner of a broadcast licence despite the phone-hacking scandal that embroiled the now-defunct News Corporation, then parent of Fox and Murdoch’s UK newspapers. ...
Fox takeover bid for Sky to be reviewed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:37:23 AM
....Rupert Murdoch has tried before to take full control of Sky. In 2011 News Corp, which owns The Times and The Sun, made an offer but it was abandoned in the wake of the phone hacking scandal. ...
Rupert Murdoch's Sky bid to be investigated by UK regulator image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:35:05 AM
....Rupert Murdoch’s £11. 7bn takeover bid for Sky is to be investigated by the media regulator to see if it gives him too much control of news output in the UK and whether the Murdoch family are “fit and proper” owners following the phone-hacking scandal. ...
Identity fraud reached record levels in 2016 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 01:00:52 AM
.... . Fraudsters get hold of the necessary personal material by stealing mail, computer hacking, obtaining data on the dark web, and exploiting personal information on social media. ...
Vibrator maker ordered to pay out C$4m for tracking users' sexual activity image
....In addition, data is collected and sent back to Standard Innovation, letting the company know about the temperature of the device and the vibration intensity – which, combined, reveal intimate information about the user’s sexual habits. The flaws with the We-Vibe sex toy were first revealed at the Def Con hacking conference in Las Vegas in 2016 by New Zealand-based hackers “goldfisk” and “follower”. ...
Tim Berners-Lee calls for tighter regulation of online political advertising image
....“As our data is then held in proprietary silos, out of sight to us, we lose out on the benefits we could realise if we had direct control over this data, and chose when and with whom to share it,” he said. A more pernicious side-effect of this data aggregation is the way governments are “increasingly watching our every move online” and passing laws such as the UK’s Investigatory Powers Act, which legalises a range of snooping and hacking tools used by security services that “trample our right to privacy”. ...
21st Century Fox rejects Sky takeover bid concerns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 12:59:32 AM
....". Ms Bradley also questioned whether the proposed deal threatened broadcasting standards, singling out "corporate governance failures" at News Corp during the phone-hacking scandal of 2011 as a cause for concern. ...
Apple, Samsung and Microsoft react to Wikileaks' CIA dump image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 09:32:08 AM
....Several of the tech firms whose products have been allegedly compromised by the CIA have given their first reactions to the claims. Wikileaks published thousands of documents said to detail the US spy agency's hacking tools on Tuesday. ...
UK culture secretary 'minded to' refer Sky takeover to Ofcom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:17:29 PM
....”. An Ofcom investigation found in 2012 that Sky remained a “fit and proper” owner of a broadcast licence, despite the phone-hacking affair that embroiled its then parent company. ...
Murdoch's 21st Century Fox bid for Sky should be rejected, minister told image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 09:38:50 AM
....In the summary to the report, the coalition argues that its objections are “linked to, but separate from” the concerns over the “fit and proper” person test. This was raised during the last attempt by the Murdochs to take over the whole of Sky at the height of the phone-hacking scandal in 2011. ...
Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox to formally notify EU of Sky bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 03:50:03 PM
....His ownership of UK news media also includes the Times, the Sunday Times and the Sun as well as radio group TalkSport, which he controls through a separate company, News Corp. Given the level of opposition to Murdoch’s first bid for Sky in 2011, which was eventually abandoned because of the fallout from the phone-hacking scandal that was engulfing his UK newspapers, Bradley is expected to refer the deal to media regulator Ofcom. ...
TalkTalk scam victims say it’s time for answers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 06:59:33 AM
.... It is thought that customers’ details were stolen from an Indian call centre, and a year ago the company confirmed that three India-based contract workers had been arrested. The data hacks are not thought to be related to the much more publicised hacking of the company by a UK-based teenager that separately led the firm to be fined £400,000 by the ICO. ...
Ed Miliband asks Ofcom for inquiry into Rupert Murdoch Sky bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 06:33:05 PM
....Ofcom carried out a fit and proper person test of whether Sky should be allowed to hold a broadcast licence in 2012. Although it cleared the broadcaster, Murdoch’s son James was heavily criticised over his role as chairman of News International when the news of the phone-hacking scandal at the News of the World broke. ...
Game over! How to beat the 10% rise in the cost of your TV, phone and broadband image
.... Virgin Media traditionally puts up its prices in February, and it is expected to do so this year. Only under-fire TalkTalk, still trying to rebuild its reputation after the hacking scandal, has cut prices for new and existing customers – but only after it hiked bills at the end of last year. ...
McDonald’s will need more than a bigger Big Mac to supersize profits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 07:00:23 AM
....She was probably not referring to satellite broadcaster Sky, which is again being pursued by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox. Analysts believe there is little political will to block the deal, which failed last time amid the phone-hacking scandal. ...
Cyber security takes centre stage in the age of Trump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 07:30:17 AM
. In 2016 cyber hacking repeatedly made the front page: from the revelation that hackers had stolen personal information associated with half a billion Yahoo accounts, to Donald Trump asking Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s email. ...
‘I thought I’d bought my first home, but I lost £67,000 in a conveyancing scam’ image
....” The firm also says that the banks “should take more responsibility”. There’s a name for this type of email hacking scam involving the theft of homebuying cash, according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA): “Friday afternoon fraud”. ...
Rising inequality threatens world economy, says WEF image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 09:26:38 AM
'A major bank will fail' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 12:06:14 AM
....Cybersecurity will undoubtedly be the dominant theme of 2017, as all tech innovations could be undermined by data thefts, fraud and cyber propaganda. Forget Kim Kardashian, it's hacking that could break the internet - and much more besides. ...
The Sun losses exceed £60m as ad slump and hacking charges take toll image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 01:06:30 PM
. The Sun made a loss of more than £60m last year as steep declines in print advertising, redundancy costs and phone-hacking charges battered the tabloid. ...
Airline passenger details easy prey for hackers, say researchers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 12:47:03 PM
....The PNR system was also the route for many of the weaknesses demonstrated by Karsten Nohl and Nemanja Nikodijevic, the researchers who revealed the flaws at this year’s Chaos Communication Congress hacker convention in Hamburg. While it was presented at a hacker convention, “much less hacking was actually needed to exploit” the booking system, Nohl said. ...
US cyber fraud: Three men accused of $4m insider deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 08:52:27 AM
. Three Chinese citizens accused of hacking into computers of American law firms advising on company mergers have been charged with multi-million dollar cyber fraud in New York. ...
Meeting notes contradict Murdoch claim not to have asked PMs for help image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 06:05:22 PM
.... The pay-TV broadcaster is currently 39% controlled by Fox, in which the Murdoch family has a controlling interest. Speaking in parliament on Tuesday, the former Labour leader Ed Miliband urged the government to block Murdoch’s bid, after a similar approach had to be withdrawn at the height of the phone-hacking scandal in 2011. ...

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