Time to regulate bitcoin, says Treasury committee report

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Cryptocurrencies MPs in UK say ‘wild west’ cryptocurrency industry is leaving investors vulnerable Crypto-assets such as bitcoin are not covered by the City regulator. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are “wild west” assets that expose investors to a litany of risks and Läs mer…

Google's prototype Chinese search engine links searches to phone numbers

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Google The feature on the secret prototype, Dragonfly, would put Chinese citizens at increased risk of government repression Google, once heralded as an exemplar of corporate bravery for resisting Chinese attempts to censor searches, is now facing heavy criticism. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters Google’s secret Läs mer…

Ofcom to push for regulation of social networks

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Social media Media regulator’s chief seeks action to prevent online harm Facebook logos on a computer screen in Beijing. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Tech companies such as Facebook and Google could be regulated in the same way as the mobile phone and broadband industry, the Läs mer…

Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed By Tech – review

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Book of the day Politics books In an age where our every action can be harvested as data and used against us, Jamie Susskind’s book makes crucial reading US sentencing algorithms are more likely to predict that black offenders will more likely reoffend than Läs mer…

Macron merchandise takes the French for mugs | Pauline Bock

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Emmanuel Macron Macron merchandise takes the French for mugs Pauline Bock Outrageously expensive T-shirts, bracelets and tote bags do nothing for the French president’s image at a time of crisis ‘One MP called it a “Macron fanclub”: most of the products appear to Läs mer…

Yuval Noah Harari: the myth of freedom

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Yuval Noah Harari: the myth of freedom Future proof … to survive, we must accept that humans are hackable animals. Photograph: Shutterstock/Photobank gallery Governments and corporations will soon know you better than you know yourself. Belief in the idea of ‘free will’ has become Läs mer…

BBC fixes World Cup streaming delay

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Online TV Researchers unveil technology that reduces live-streaming lag for online viewers England fans watch the team play Belgium, at the Lord Raglan pub in central London. Photograph: Matt Alexander/PA The BBC has unveiled technology that could eliminate the delay on internet live streams Läs mer…

EU copyright law may force tech giants to pay billions to publishers

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Intellectual property Legislation opposed by firms like Facebook and Google and groups warning of detrimental consequences for the internet MEPs Axel Voss, (L), and Roberta Metsola, (R), celebrate after the European parliament approved the amended versions of the new directive’s most controversial provisions. Photograph: Läs mer…

Customers to get money back from NBN for late connections

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; National broadband network (NBN) Consumers hit with delayed connections to the NBN will get rebates of up to $25 Contractors work to install the national broadband network. Over 23,000 customers complained about the NBN to the telecommunications ombudsman in the last six months of Läs mer…

'Right to be forgotten' could threaten global free speech, say NGOs

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Right to be forgotten ECJ hears France’s data regulator wants to extend 2014 ruling to apply universally Google is resisting the claim to extend the ‘right to be forgotten’ online. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images The so-called ‘right to be forgotten’ online is in danger Läs mer…

Battle over EU copyright law heads for showdown

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Technology sector Brussels to vote on directive, supported by artists and news agencies, that opponents say could ‘destroy the internet’ Ed Harcourt, Crispin Hunt, Madeleina Kay, Dave Rowntree of Blur, Tom Watson MP and Newton Faulkner protest outside Google’s King’s Cross office last week. Läs mer…

Decentralisation: the next big step for the world wide web

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer Internet The decentralised web, or DWeb, could be a chance to take control of our data back from the big tech firms. So how does it work and when will it be here? Illustration: James Melaugh The story that broke earlier last Läs mer…

BA customers' hacked credit card details have probably already been sold

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; British Airways Hacked data – including CVV codes – worth about £20m on dark web, cybersecurity experts say British Airways may be facing a large payout in compensation after the ‘malicious’ data breach. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters The credit card details of 380,000 British Airways Läs mer…

The Tusk supremacy: Donald opens his diary, action movie-style

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Donald Tusk Boom! Informal meeting Salzburg. Boom! Managing Brexit. Bring it on, says the European council president Play Video 1:00 Watch Tusk’s blockbuster-style trailer With the kind of bombast usually reserved for action movie trailers, the president of the European council, Donald Tusk, announced Läs mer…

Tell us: have you been affected by the British Airways data breach?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; British Airways We want to hear from you if the airline has contacted you or you have encountered problems after contacting your bank British Airways customer data stolen from its website British Airways shares fell 3% as investors weighed the impact of the hack Läs mer…