Facebook facial recognition faces class-action suit

Facebook facial recognition faces class-action suit

Image copyright Getty Images Facebook must face a class action lawsuit over its use of facial recognition technology, a California judge has ruled. The lawsuit alleges that Facebook gathered biometric information without users’ explicit consent. It involves the “tag suggestions” technology, which spots users’ friends in uploaded photos; the lawsuit says this breaches Illinois state […]

China’s ZTE ‘poses risk to UK security’

China’s ZTE ‘poses risk to UK security’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The warning is set to impact ZTE’s efforts to sell 5G infrastructure and devices The UK’s cyber-defence watchdog has confirmed it has blacklisted one of China’s leading state-owned companies. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has written to UK telecoms providers warning them that the use of ZTE’s equipment […]

Russia accused of global net hack attacks

Russia accused of global net hack attacks

Image copyright EPA Image caption Russia has been accused of carrying out cyber-attacks across the globe State-sponsored Russian hackers are actively seeking to hijack essential internet hardware, US and UK intelligence agencies say. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the FBI and the US Department of Homeland Security issued a joint alert warning of […]

China’s ZTE ‘poses risk to UK security’

China’s ZTE ‘poses risk to UK security’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The warning is set to impact ZTE’s efforts to sell 5G infrastructure and devices The UK’s cyber-defence watchdog has confirmed it has blacklisted one of China’s leading state-owned companies. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has written to UK telecoms providers warning them that the use of ZTE’s equipment […]

China’s ZTE ‘poses risk to UK security’

China’s ZTE ‘poses risk to UK security’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The warning is set to impact ZTE’s efforts to sell 5G infrastructure and devices The UK’s cyber-defence watchdog has confirmed it has blacklisted one of China’s leading state-owned companies. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has written to UK telecoms providers warning them that the use of ZTE’s equipment […]

Artificial intelligence must be ‘for common good’

Artificial intelligence must be ‘for common good’

Image copyright Getty Images Ethics should be at the centre of the development of artificial intelligence (AI), a parliamentary report has said. AI should “never” be given the “autonomous power to hurt, destroy or deceive” people, it adds. The Lords’ report said the UK has the potential to be a leader in developing AI and […]

Wetherspoon pub chain shuts its social media accounts

Wetherspoon pub chain shuts its social media accounts

Image copyright PA Pub chain JD Wetherspoon has used Twitter to tell its 44,000 followers that it is quitting social media. The firm’s head office and 900 pubs will quit the micro-blogging site, and also Instagram and Facebook, with immediate effect, it said. The pub chain linked the move to bad publicity surrounding social media […]

Google loses ‘right to be forgotten’ case

Google loses ‘right to be forgotten’ case

A businessman fighting for the “right to be forgotten” has won a UK High Court action against Google. The man, who has not been named due to reporting restrictions surrounding the case, wanted search results about a past crime he had committed removed from the search engine. The judge, Mr Justice Mark Warby, ruled in […]

Google loses ‘right to be forgotten’ case

Google loses ‘right to be forgotten’ case

A businessman fighting for the “right to be forgotten” has won a UK High Court action against Google. The man, who has not been named due to reporting restrictions surrounding the case, wanted search results about a past crime he had committed removed from the search engine. The judge, Mr Justice Mark Warby, ruled in […]

Google loses ‘right to be forgotten’ case

Google loses ‘right to be forgotten’ case

A businessman fighting for the “right to be forgotten” has won a UK High Court action against Google. The man, who has not been named due to reporting restrictions surrounding the case, wanted search results about a past crime he had committed removed from the search engine. The judge, Mr Justice Mark Warby, ruled in […]