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....Created by entrepreneur Will Donaldson, Nomx says it uses the "world's most secure communications protocol" to protect email messages. But security analysts cracked the device's simple passwords and hacked its hardware and software. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Previous tests of driverless vehicles in the UK have mainly taken place at slow speeds and not on public roads. The Driven consortium is led by Oxbotica, which makes software for driverless vehicles. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Diesel emissions have been under the spotlight since the Volkswagen scandal. But PSA said its vehicles have never been fitted with software to let its diesel engines deceive pollution tests. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....So what new technology is coming along to replace the button-operated ATMs?. One of the major international ATM manufacturers and software suppliers, NCR, has just started marketing its latest "self-service" machine. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Even though he did not gain from it, the youth paved the way for others to exploit the weakness for money by accessing the data of 160,000 people. The teenager found the vulnerability in the TalkTalk website using "legitimate software" and shared details of this online. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Lunchtime customers at Whole Foods in Manhattan’s Union Square had little trouble expressing the shortcomings that have led the once high-flying, organic-focused retailer to become linked with a takeover. “I love the sushi, but I wouldn’t shop here except maybe for a special ingredient,” said Argentinian software designer Benjamin Vinas. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....That was two more than in the previous quarter but one less than in the same period a year previously. The FTSE sectors issuing most warnings were support services (11), travel and leisure (8), non-life insurance (5) and software and computer services (5). ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... Beyond that, it keeps track of the phones that have been used to summon its services even after the original owner has sold them, attempting this with Apple’s phones even thought it is forbidden by the company. Uber has also tweaked its software so that regulatory agencies that the company regarded as hostile would, when they tried to hire a driver, be given false reports about the location of its cars. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The growing contentiousness of technology is exemplified in debates over so-called net neutrality and disputes between Apple and the FBI over unlocking suspected terrorists’ iPhones. This is hardly surprising: as technology has become increasingly consequential – affecting everything from our security (nuclear weapons and cyberwar) to our jobs (labour market disruptions from advanced software and robotics) – its impact has been good, bad, and potentially ugly. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Hard times for Whole Foods: 'People say it's for pretentious people. I can see why' image
....Lunchtime customers at Whole Foods in Manhattan’s Union Square had little trouble expressing the shortcomings that have led the once high-flying, organic-focused retailer to become linked with a takeover. “I love the sushi, but I wouldn’t shop here except maybe for a special ingredient,” said Argentinian software designer Benjamin Vinas. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 11:05:04 PM
....So what new technology is coming along to replace the button-operated ATMs?. One of the major international ATM manufacturers and software suppliers, NCR, has just started marketing its latest "self-service" machine. ...
BBC exposes flaws in 'world's most secure' email service image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 05:27:44 PM
....Created by entrepreneur Will Donaldson, Nomx says it uses the "world's most secure communications protocol" to protect email messages. But security analysts cracked the device's simple passwords and hacked its hardware and software. ...
The Guardian view on Apple-Uber affair: reasons to tame Silicon Valley | Editorial image
.... Beyond that, it keeps track of the phones that have been used to summon its services even after the original owner has sold them, attempting this with Apple’s phones even thought it is forbidden by the company. Uber has also tweaked its software so that regulatory agencies that the company regarded as hostile would, when they tried to hire a driver, be given false reports about the location of its cars. ...
TalkTalk hack attack: Friends admit cyber crime charges image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 05:24:29 PM
....Even though he did not gain from it, the youth paved the way for others to exploit the weakness for money by accessing the data of 160,000 people. The teenager found the vulnerability in the TalkTalk website using "legitimate software" and shared details of this online. ...
Peugeot Citroen investigated over diesel emissions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 06:37:59 PM
....Diesel emissions have been under the spotlight since the Volkswagen scandal. But PSA said its vehicles have never been fitted with software to let its diesel engines deceive pollution tests. ...
Reacting to technological threats isn't enough – we need to plan for them | Michael Boskin image
....The growing contentiousness of technology is exemplified in debates over so-called net neutrality and disputes between Apple and the FBI over unlocking suspected terrorists’ iPhones. This is hardly surprising: as technology has become increasingly consequential – affecting everything from our security (nuclear weapons and cyberwar) to our jobs (labour market disruptions from advanced software and robotics) – its impact has been good, bad, and potentially ugly. ...
Driverless cars trial set for UK motorways in 2019 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 09:23:45 AM
....Previous tests of driverless vehicles in the UK have mainly taken place at slow speeds and not on public roads. The Driven consortium is led by Oxbotica, which makes software for driverless vehicles. ...
Company profit warnings increase on previous quarter image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 08:23:22 AM
....That was two more than in the previous quarter but one less than in the same period a year previously. The FTSE sectors issuing most warnings were support services (11), travel and leisure (8), non-life insurance (5) and software and computer services (5). ...
Juicero: Juicing boss defends $400 machine image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 07:26:05 AM
.... The leader of the free world just invited Kid Rock to the White House. I think we can give Jeff Dunn a pass on selling veggie juice to software engineers. ...
Russia's secret image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:17:03 PM
...." . Olga Reznikova, whose largely self-taught approach to Stem led to her current role as a senior software engineer, is a case in point. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 03:10:40 PM
....But it also reflects the high cost of employing people. If businesses don't want to hire low-skilled people because it's too expensive and they invest in equipment or software instead, it makes the average productivity higher. ...
Baidu to share self-drive car technology image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 05:25:16 AM
....The firm predicted that the move would help drive the development of autonomous vehicles. Called Apollo, the project will make a range of software, hardware and data services available to others, especially carmakers. ...
Zuckerberg addresses 'Facebook killing' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:19:46 PM
....Facebook also announced improvements to its Messenger platform to encourage the use of bots - a facility first unveiled last year. The software tools can be deployed by businesses to interact with customers in an automated manner, potentially allowing them to employ fewer call centre staff. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 11:15:19 PM
.... . Ford is even integrating Amazon's Alexa voice-activated software into its cars, enabling drivers to remotely start their cars with a voice command and personal identification number. ...
Google takes Android search blow in Russia image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 04:20:19 PM
....Google had argued the regulator had no case because manufacturers could develop their own versions of Android or pre-install other apps of their choice. But the FAS had argued that, despite its denials, Google was indeed "prohibiting" rival software to its own YouTube, Maps and Photos apps to be pre-installed alongside its own dominant version of Android. ...
Internet pioneer Robert Taylor dies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 03:11:19 PM
....Steve Jobs and others from Apple were given an early look, and it went on to inspire them to create the Apple Lisa and later the Apple Mac. Its software included Bravo - a what-you-see-is-what-you-get word processor. ...
Ticketmaster accused of not doing enough to thwart touts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 12:55:39 PM
....Scrutiny of secondary ticketing websites has ramped up over the past year, amid a string of revelations about the grip on tickets wielded by touts and the behaviour of resale sites such as Viagogo. Efforts to curb touting have largely focused on the use of bots – automated software used to harvest tickets – a technique that Ticketmaster has taken steps to prevent. ...
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. ...
Hell of a ride: even a PR powerhouse couldn't get Uber on track image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of April 2017 07:00:27 AM
....The taxi-hailing app had a reputation for aggressive and even underhand tactics, and a CEO, in Travis Kalanick, with a reputation as a gaffe-prone “tech bro”, but it was one of the fastest growing startups in the world, achieving a $50bn valuation (now almost $70bn) within just six years. However Whetstone departed the company this week amid a stunning array of scandals and controversies, including allegations of sexual harassment, a video of Kalanick berating an Uber driver, a legal battle with Google over the alleged theft of driverless car technology, the revelation that Uber used secret “Greyball” software to deceive city regulators, and allegations that the company had another program called “Hell” designed to spy on its arch-rival Lyft. ...
UK technology firms turn to Silicon Valley to ward off Brexit blues image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 06:00:19 AM
....GP Bullhound, an investment bank, says the north now has 12 tech “unicorns” – that is, companies valued at more than $1bn – which is more than Sweden or Germany. They include some of the UK’s biggest tech businesses, such as the software giant Sage and The Hut, the online retailer with an annual turnover of £335m. ...
Google Home devices stop responding to Burger King's TV ad prompt image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 06:27:37 PM
.... The devices will still respond if someone else (eg the real owner of the smart assistant) asks the same question. It is likely that Google updated the Home software to ensure it didn’t respond to the specific Burger King sound clip. ...
Farfetch aims to end fashion faux pas with new service image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 03:52:00 PM
....The internet and other technologies are making near-instant delivery, customised products and laser-focused marketing increasingly common. Farfetch, which has forged a reputation as an online platform for high-end boutiques, was founded in London in 2008 by Jose Neves, a Portuguese entrepreneur who began his career in software and shoe design. ...
Imax reveals European cinema expansion plan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 02:38:08 PM
....Directors including Christopher Nolan and Michael Bay are fans, but the tech is normally restricted to blockbuster projects because of the additional costs it incurs. In addition, Imax offers software to convert footage shot with normal cinema cameras, and has developed a proprietary sound system for its theatres. ...
The good stuff image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:19:56 PM
.... . After writing a book about her experiences, she returned to San Francisco and founded Summery, a data analytics company that has developed a piece of online software similar to the Myers-Briggs personality test. ...
Amazon's Alexa turns on Ford car's engine image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:17:39 PM
....Ford is giving its newest cars a virtual assistant. The automaker has teamed up with Amazon to integrate its Alexa software. ...
Tesla surpasses GM to become most valuable car company in US image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 04:37:58 PM
....3% of the market. While its share price may be soaring, there are roadblocks to Tesla’s further success – including the fact that the company has never made a profit – but the stock benefits from enthusiasm for the manufacturer’s design-conscious approach to electric vehicles and its emphasis on futuristic automating software, such as Autopilot and Summon. ...
Cut price image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 11:18:58 PM
.... . If I am already familiar with Adobe's Photoshop software, I might prefer to pay for an expensive upgrade rather than buy a cheaper alternative, which I would then have to learn how to use. ...
YouTube channels need 10,000 views for adverts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 12:38:42 PM
....". YouTube does not publish the figures video creators can earn from pre-roll adverts, which play before their video begins, but in 2014 the New York Times quoted an ad software firm which suggested the average rate was $7. ...
Self-driving cars will only work when we accept autonomy is a myth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 08:00:05 AM
.... We need standards for accident investigation, data sharing and communications between vehicles and infrastructure such as roads and traffic signals. At the moment, each Tesla vehicle generates gigabytes of information, which is used to train its self-driving software, but the company is willing to divulge data only when it suits them. ...
Deliveroo accused of 'creating vocabulary' to avoid calling couriers employees image
....Shu, who was born in Connecticut to Chinese parents, returned to the US to do an MBA. Then he teamed up with his childhood friend Greg Orlowski, who had been working as a software engineer, to launch Deliveroo in early 2013. ...
Bookmakers' software under scrutiny image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 02:32:06 PM
.... . It has found in favour of two punters who complained about software being downloaded on to their computers without their permission. ...
Facebook revenge porn to be blocked from reposts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 01:27:19 PM
....If the image is judged to be revenge porn, it will be removed and the account that posted it blocked, pending a potential appeal. Photo-recognition software is then deployed to ensure any further attempts to circulate the picture are blocked without human operators needing to review them. ...
Overwatch 'cheat-maker' told to pay $8.6m to Blizzard image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 10:23:19 AM
.... . However, UK visitors are blocked from access and are instead shown a message saying the sale of its software to "any person resident in the United Kingdom, constitutes an infringement of Blizzard's intellectual property rights and an inducement to players of Blizzard's games to breach their agreements with Blizzard". ...
Amazon enters business supplies market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 09:17:46 AM
....Amazon is targeting companies with a new service selling business supplies, such as laptops, power tools and cleaning products. Called Amazon Business, the online marketplace offers firms VAT-free pricing, VAT invoices, and software to track and limit spending. ...
You're hired? New levy and tougher rules signal apprenticeship shakeup image
....When Mohammed Choudhury was studying for A-levels, one of his teachers mentioned apprenticeships as an alternative to university. Now the 19-year old is learning computer coding and fixing software bugs for the Gloucestershire precision manufacturing firm Renishaw. ...
Rise of robotics will upend laws and lead to human job quotas, study says image
....Innovation in artificial intelligence and robotics could force governments to legislate for quotas of human workers, upend traditional working practices and pose novel dilemmas for insuring driverless cars, according to a report by the International Bar Association. The survey, which suggests that a third of graduate level jobs around the world may eventually be replaced by machines or software, warns that legal frameworks regulating employment and safety are becoming rapidly outdated. ...
‘Cruel’ benefit cuts put pressure on grieving families image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of April 2017 05:59:17 AM
....Barrington Haynes agrees. He also ended up going back to his job as a software engineer three months after his 35-year-old partner Emma died, when their daughter Enid was just 10 weeks old and son Floyd was 20 months old. ...
Samsung Galaxy S8 hides home button and gains Bixby AI image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 03:00:35 PM
....Samsung said it expected owners to mix together voice commands and physical controls - for example asking to see all the photos taken today, then tapping the ones they want, before verbally requesting they be messaged to a friend. The software can also be used to recognise objects seen via the phone's camera. ...
Samsung: Is Galaxy S8 the firm's most important phone yet? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 05:01:52 AM
.... . In terms of software, analysts are also expecting a range of changes, with the new Bixby virtual assistant being just one of them. ...
Uber set to pull out of Denmark image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 01:01:41 PM
....The firm said it would "allocate resources" to help Uber drivers during the shutdown process. It will maintain its software division in Aarhus in northern Denmark where it employs 40 people. ...
Bye-bye bank charges? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 11:28:16 PM
....Mobile banking has changed the way we manage our money for good, and is saving us billions in bank charges, tech start-ups say. Charlie Kingston, a 22-year-old software engineer based in London, banks with mobile-only newcomer Starling Bank. ...
UK energy firms including big six miss smart meter deadline image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 05:48:07 PM
....Their accuracy came to the fore earlier this month after a glitch meant the in-home displays of some SSE smart meter customers showed daily bills of more than £30,000. However, SSE said people were still able to get correct readings via its website, and it is rolling out a software update to fix the affected displays. ...
Up in smoke: the VW emissions  ‘fix’ has left our car undriveable image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:03 AM
....2m affected VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda diesel cars have been returned as part of the official dealer recall. Most require a simple software upgrade, but some – those with the 1. ...
Ads in the sky image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 12:13:43 AM
....But Devicescape eschews Bluetooth and instead tracks smartphone users via the use of wi-fi hotspots. "Our software establishes a person's presence in a particular location based on their proximity to the wi-fi network at that location," says Owen Geddes, the firm's vice president of market development. ...
Urban spies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:29:02 AM
....Shops and retailers are taking over where street cameras left off, watching shoppers' every move. According to a 2015 survey of 150 retail executives from IT services firm Computer Services Corporation, a quarter of all British shops and 59% of fashion retailers use facial recognition software. ...
London-Paris electric flight 'in decade' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 08:06:00 AM
....Wright Electric is backed by Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's most highly-regarded start-up incubator programme. Alumni of the scheme include companies such as AirBnB, file storage company Dropbox and HR management software firm Zenefits. ...
Fiat Chrysler diesel emissions investigated in France image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 08:12:41 PM
....In the UK, the government is testing the emissions of the car maker's Jeep Grand Cherokee. The UK Department for Transport has also asked for details of a probe by the US Environmental Protection Agency into Fiat Chrysler diesel emissions software. ...
Viagogo snubs MPs' inquiry into online ticket reselling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 10:57:46 AM
....The Competition and Markets Authority is icurrently investigating whether companies are complying with the legislation. And the House of Lords was on Tuesday evening due to debate plans that include outlawing “bots” - the automated software used by some touts to harvest tickets in bulk. ...
Thousands join UK legal case against VW over emissions scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 10:27:25 AM
....This month, the carmaker pleaded guilty to all criminal charges in the US, admitting to a scheme to sidestep pollution rules on nearly 600,000 vehicles. VW admitted conspiracy and obstruction of justice in the scheme, which used software called a “defeat device” to suppress emissions of nitrogen oxide during tests. ...
Has the tech bubble peaked? Signs that the startup boom may be fizzling image
.... It’s part of a broader trend in the Bay Area: Silicon Valley’s technology bubble has had some of its wind knocked out – not bursting, but fizzling – with VCs making fewer investments, startup valuations falling, and recruitment slowing. “We’re starting to get a lot of résumés from [software engineers at] companies where the business model isn’t working and they can’t get funding, so they are closing down or cutting back,” said Mark Dinan, a software recruiter based in the Bay Area, who keeps track of companies’ hirings and firings. ...
Elderly 'hit by line rental charges' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:00:38 AM
....And elderly people continued to be frustrated by encouragements to use services online, instead of in person or via the phone, said Sally West at the charity Age UK. In particular, having to adapt to how technologies changed thanks to frequent software updates was an example of how digital life could be off-putting for those in later years, she said. ...
Audi and VW sites raided in emissions probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 03:32:14 PM
....In a statement, Audi said it was co-operating with authorities. In September 2015, Audi admitted that more than two million of its cars were fitted with software that allowed for the manipulation of test. ...
Identity fraud reached record levels in 2016 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 01:00:52 AM
...."Identity fraud is the key to unlocking your valuables. Things like weak passwords or not updating your software are the same as leaving a window or door unlocked. ...
Cyber security: Experts warn on rise of hacker ransoms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 08:05:46 AM
.... . Others, it adds, can download more basic software to carry out attacks on smaller businesses and the general public which require very little technical ability. ...
Revision App customers complain of unexpected payments image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 01:19:29 PM
.... . When contacted by You & Yours, the founder of Revision App Global Ltd, Jermaine Hagan, put customers' complaints down to "temporary errors" with the software used to give out access codes and process cancellations. ...
Intel buys driverless car technology firm Mobileye image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:09:06 PM
....Jerusalem-based Mobileye has contracts with 27 car makers. It also controls about two thirds of the market for software that runs automatic emergency braking and semi-autonomous cruise control systems already fitted to cars and trucks. ...
VW diesel compensation stalls in UK image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 11:52:52 AM
.... . Since then, the company has agreed to pay substantial compensation to people in the US who bought cars equipped with illegal software, capable of disguising their true emissions levels. ...
Can .art domain give the art business an online boost? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 08:00:19 AM
.... For the most part, ICANN does not seek to enforce how delegated domains are operated, subject to certain contractual agreements that prohibit discriminatory practices. According to Alison Simpson, senior manager for domain management at software company MarkMonitor, there is “real potential for companies to do creative branding” with domains like . ...
Ticket touts face unlimited fines for using 'bots' to buy in bulk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 07:15:05 PM
. Touts who use computer software to harvest concert tickets in bulk and resell them at vast mark-ups face unlimited fines as part of a crackdown on highly profitable resale sites such as Viagogo, StubHub and GetMeIn. ...
Volkswagen pleads guilty to all criminal charges in emissions cheating scandal image
. Volkswagen pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiracy and obstruction of justice charges in a brazen scheme to get around US pollution rules on nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles by using software to suppress emissions of nitrogen oxide during tests. ...
VW pleads guilty to US emissions charges image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 04:02:31 PM
....He said the criminal acts occurred in both Germany and the United States. VW admitted that vehicles were fitted with illegal software which allowed them to cheat emissions tests over a six-year period. ...
Elon Musk offers to fix Australian power network in 100 days image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 09:17:43 AM
...."Tesla will get the system installed and working 100 days from contract signature or it is free. That serious enough for you?" he tweeted in response to Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-founder of Australian software maker Atlassian. ...
Machines v hackers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:33:10 AM
....That is a problem when the analysts expected to defend companies are "drowning" in data generated by firewalls, PCs, intrusion detection systems and all the other appliances they have bought and installed, he says. Automation is nothing new, says Oliver Tavakoli, chief technology officer at security firm Vectra Networks - early uses helped antivirus software spot novel malicious programmes. ...
Work zombies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:28:39 AM
....Staff literally won't want to stay, and as a result turnover will be high, says Ms Steele. At Jive, the firm uses its own software, which aims to improve the way employees communicate and collaborate on projects internally, to help new staff settle in and feel more at home quickly. ...
What are the UK's highest paid apprenticeships of 2017? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:42:43 AM
....Advanced, higher and degree-level apprenticeships are available across the IT sector. From computer manufacturers to software and electronic engineers, these roles are perfect for someone with technical skills who likes solving problems in a logical manner. ...
Uber stops using Greyball 'secret program' to dodge regulators image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 05:21:32 AM
. Uber says it will ban a secret software tool from being used to evade undercover regulators. ...
Premier League gets Kodi piracy court order image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 07:51:30 PM
....Football fans are urged instead to get a Sky Sports or BT Sport subscription, or watch games at a venue that pays for access. The Federation Against Copyright Theft (Fact) declared that the use of Kodi software to watch pirated streams was becoming an "epidemic" last September. ...
Apple, Samsung and Microsoft react to Wikileaks' CIA dump image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 09:32:08 AM
...."The technology built into today's iPhone represents the best data security available to consumers, and we're constantly working to keep it that way," it said. "Our products and software are designed to quickly get security updates into the hands of our customers, with nearly 80% of users running the latest version of our operating system. ...
'I was stuck' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:30:12 AM
....The site is not just for individuals. Companies such as the financial software and media firm Bloomberg and the investment management firm BlackRock have also signed up - in the hope that it will encourage women within their organisations. ...
Uber's 'hustle-oriented' culture becomes a black mark on employees' résumés image
....”. Keala Lusk, a former Uber software engineer, wrote on Medium that during her time at Uber she saw “malicious fights for power, interns repeatedly putting in over 100 hours a week but only getting paid for 40, discrimination against women, and prejudice against the transgender community”. ...
Glamorous, really? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 12:14:10 AM
...."Users will be able to book and access basic travel analytics free of charge," Ms Schneiderhan adds. "The cost of advanced features, such as software integrations, will depend on the volume of bookings made. ...
Inside the TalkTalk 'Indian scam call centre' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 11:47:00 AM
....While it has not been possible to independently verify their claims, the sources have given highly detailed accounts of the scammers' tactics, which correlate very closely with previous reports of fraud targeting TalkTalk customers. The software they named also matches that identified by TalkTalk in its own website guidance on what to watch out for in a scam call. ...
Uber is smart, simple and seductive. But should we still be using it? image
.... It emerged last week that Uber had been using geolocation data, credit card details and social media accounts to identify law enforcement officials in US cities running sting operations against it, and ensuring they don’t get picked up by its cars. Using software to avoid regulation and law enforcement is both incredibly smart and incredibly dodgy. ...
Uber uses 'secret program' Greyball to hide from regulators image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 10:53:15 AM
....Uber has been using a secret program to prevent undercover regulators from shutting down the taxi-hailing service in cities around the world. The software, called Greyball, sought to identify officials trying to catch its drivers and deny them service, the New York Times reports. ...
The smaller the better? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:08:53 AM
....For example, she says there is "no way" printer and PC company HP Inc's decision last year to buy Samsung's printing business for $1bn would have happened when it was part of the larger firm. "We would have allocated a billion dollars for a cloud or big data analytics or the next generation of software to find infrastructure. ...
Love on the line? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:03:50 AM
.... However, if revealed, they can easily be mirrored by competitors," says Tom Bourlet, a former digital marketing consultant at a dating website. "Most use photo-recognition software. ...
Dyson to open new UK tech campus image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 08:28:17 PM
....". Dyson already has two sites in the UK - its Malmesbury HQ and a Bristol software hub. ...
Love your job image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:19:58 AM
....Project managers were no longer automatically paid more than the rest of the team, it was easier to move to different projects, and the new freedom meant experienced engineers felt they had more options than before. "I got very frustrated," says Jim Allen, a software engineer at Cougar, of his experience of being a manager. ...

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