Why bots probably aren’t gaming the ‘Cancel Brexit’ petition

Why bots probably aren’t gaming the ‘Cancel Brexit’ petition

Image copyright Getty Images Questions have been asked about whether a government petition calling for Brexit to be cancelled has been swamped by bots. Bots are automated programmes which can carry out a command thousands of times. The BBC spoke to three cyber-security experts about how likely it is that a number of the 3m […]

Why bots probably aren’t gaming the ‘Cancel Brexit’ petition

Why bots probably aren’t gaming the ‘Cancel Brexit’ petition

Image copyright Getty Images Questions have been asked about whether a government petition calling for Brexit to be cancelled has been swamped by bots. Bots are automated programmes which can carry out a command thousands of times. The BBC spoke to three cyber-security experts about how likely it is that a number of the 3m […]

Are bots gaming the ‘Cancel Brexit’ petition?

Are bots gaming the ‘Cancel Brexit’ petition?

Image copyright Getty Images Questions have been asked about whether a government petition calling for Brexit to be cancelled has been swamped by bots. Bots are automated programmes which can carry out a command thousands of times. The BBC spoke to three cyber-security experts about how likely it is that a number of the 3m […]

Security flaw put RBS customers at risk of cyber-attack

Security flaw put RBS customers at risk of cyber-attack

Image copyright Eyewire Image caption The software was created to spot and stop malicious cyber-attacks Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) customers have been put at risk of cyber-attack after being recommended flawed security software. Since January, the banking group has begun to offers its business banking customers a product called Thor Foresight Enterprise free of […]

Autonomous shuttle to be tested in New York City

Autonomous shuttle to be tested in New York City

Image copyright Optimus Ride Image caption The service will at first only be available on a private site in Brooklyn A self-driving shuttle service is to be deployed in New York City by the middle of the year. Boston start-up Optimus Ride will run vehicles on private roads at the Brooklyn Navy Yard site located […]

Facebook staff ‘flagged Cambridge Analytica fears earlier than thought’

Facebook staff ‘flagged Cambridge Analytica fears earlier than thought’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook’s chief executive has repeatedly declined to answer questions from UK MPs about the scandal Facebook employees raised concerns about Cambridge Analytica’s data-scraping practices three months earlier than thought, according to US court documents. A US-based employee warned colleagues about the activity in September 2015. Facebook had said it […]

Health apps pose ‘unprecedented’ privacy risks

Health apps pose ‘unprecedented’ privacy risks

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption DeepMind will gather data from pathology tests to see who is at risk Using popular health apps could mean private information about medical conditions is not kept confidential, researchers warn. Of 24 health apps in the BMJ study, 19 shared user data with companies, including Facebook, Google and Amazon. It […]

Artificial intelligence: Algorithms face scrutiny over potential bias

Artificial intelligence: Algorithms face scrutiny over potential bias

Image copyright Getty Images More research into computer algorithms is needed as they could have gender or race biases, the government has warned. It announced independent watchdog the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) will investigate algorithms used in the justice and financial systems. But services using the artificial intelligence already, such as predictive […]

Hotel guests ‘secretly filmed and live-streamed’

Hotel guests ‘secretly filmed and live-streamed’

Image copyright Getty Images More than 1,500 hotel guests were secretly filmed with footage of them live-streamed to the internet, according to police in South Korea. The illicit activity was discovered in 42 rooms across 31 hotels around the country, reports CNN. It said cameras were hidden in digital TV boxes, wall sockets and hairdryer […]

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