Google NHS deal rebuked again by DeepMind panel

Google NHS deal rebuked again by DeepMind panel

Image copyright DeepMind Image caption The Streams app is saving nurses hours each day, says DeepMind An independent panel set up to oversee the activities of Google’s DeepMind has agreed that its initial deal with a UK hospital was “illegal”. The Information Commission (ICO) ruled on Monday that the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust had […]

Ukraine cyber-attack: Software firm MeDoc’s servers seized

Ukraine cyber-attack: Software firm MeDoc’s servers seized

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Sergei Linnik and his daughter Olesya run the firm blamed for spreading the infection Police in Ukraine have seized the servers of an accountancy software firm, which is believed to have unwittingly helped spread malware that attacked many global firms last month. Intellect Service has denied that its software helped […]

Amazon and eBay images broken by Photobucket’s ‘ransom demand’

Amazon and eBay images broken by Photobucket’s ‘ransom demand’

Image copyright Amazon Image caption Several items have lost their product images on Amazon Thousands of images promoting goods sold on Amazon and other shopping sites have been removed after a photo-sharing service changed its terms. Ebay and Etsy have also been affected, in addition to many forums and blogs. The problem has been caused […]

Google DeepMind NHS app test broke UK privacy law

Google DeepMind NHS app test broke UK privacy law

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The records collected by DeepMind went back over the past five years A UK hospital did not do enough to protect the privacy of patients when it shared data with Google, the UK’s Information Commission (ICO) has ruled. The ICO censured the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust about data […]

LeEco chairman ‘has bank accounts frozen over debt’

LeEco chairman ‘has bank accounts frozen over debt’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jia Yueting, the founder of LeEco, stepped down as chief executive of the company earlier this year but retained the position of chairman. The billionaire co-founder of struggling Chinese technology giant LeEco has had personal assets frozen by a Shanghai court, state media reports. Assets worth a combined 1.24bn […]

Google DeepMind NHS medical trial broke UK privacy law

Google DeepMind NHS medical trial broke UK privacy law

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The records collected by DeepMind went back over the past five years A UK hospital did not do enough to protect the privacy of patients when it shared data with Google, the UK’s Information Commission (ICO) has ruled. The ICO censured the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust about data […]

Ultra-fast broadband fund launched by UK government

Ultra-fast broadband fund launched by UK government

Media captionDigital Skills Minister Matt Hancock told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme about plans to spend on ultra-fast broadband The government has formally launched a £400m fund to boost investment in “full-fibre” broadband. The aim is to offer speeds of up to 1Gbps to households and businesses. Rather than relying on copper cables to connect […]

AA Shop investigating 13 gigabyte data breach

AA Shop investigating 13 gigabyte data breach

Image copyright PA Image caption The AA said the data was only exposed for a few days The AA has been criticised over the way it has handled a data breach involving 13 gigabytes of data. The huge cache was viewable online for a few days in April, but the motoring organisation said that it […]