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Public awareness of ID security grows, but big obstacles remain

High-profile cyber attacks and data breaches that make headline news have done much to increase awareness of security issues among the general public over the past few years, but have also caused heightened stress, with 93% of consumers polled for a new study by identity specialist Okta saying they were worried about digital identity theft.…

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In this bizarre new social media app, every user other than you is AI

Over the past few years, you might have noticed that an increasingly worrying number of social media users are actually bots imitating humans. They’re usually fairly easy to spot, but avoiding them altogether is virtually impossible. Well, a new social media app called Aspect takes all the guesswork out of the equation with a platform…

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Invasive tracking ‘endemic’ on sensitive support websites

Dozens of university, charity and policing websites designed to help people get support for serious issues like sexual abuse, addiction or mental health are inadvertently collecting and sharing site visitors’ sensitive data with advertisers.   A variety of tracking tools embedded on these sites – including Meta Pixel and Google Analytics – mean that when a…

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Microsoft Copilot is available in Telegram

I recently realized that I’ll soon chat more with AI like ChatGPT, Gemini, Copilot, and Apple’s chatbot than I do with humans. This is inevitable as these AI products become more personal, and they’ll be able to do more on my devices than simply answer complex queries.I envision that experience as a system-wide chat with…

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Storebrand divests from IBM over supply of biometrics to Israel

One of Norway’s largest financial services companies has divested from IBM over the role its biometric database technologies play in maintaining illegal Israeli settlements, in a move that could set a precedent for other European investors. Storebrand said the global tech giant was providing biometric databases to the Israeli government that were being “used to…

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Post Office misjudged campaigner it labelled a ‘bluffer’

Labelled a “bluffer” and an agitator, a former subpostmaster was proved right when he alerted Post Office boss Paula Vennells to a major software bug and warned that inaction would eventually see her face a judicial review. The Post Office underestimated an ultimatum sent by Tim McCormack, who was described as a “bluffer” by a…

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I only keep 10 third-party apps on my iPhone

When I wrote about the 14 apps that I’ll always keep on my iPhone’s Home Screen, our editor Zach Epstein practically lost it that none of them were third-party apps. Yes, I am that person who rocks only built-in iPhone apps from Apple on the Home Screen.To give Zach some hope that the world isn’t…

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Broken and GPU-less RTX 4090s are being sold secondhand by scammers

If you’re considering buying a used high-end graphics card then you’ll need to be extra diligent as scammers are now selling stripped-out Nvidia RTX 4090s without their AD102 die. A new video by Northwestrepair via YouTube highlights the extent of the issue as some less-than-savory individuals have taken to secondary reseller outlets such as Facebook Marketplace…

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Meta AI’s image generation is unlike anything ChatGPT can do

It’s official: Meta is ready to join the AI fray. Meta AI received a massive update this week. Llama 3 is Meta’s new large language model that powers Meta AI, which Mark Zuckerberg claims is more intelligent than anything in the industry. Meta AI is now available on the web, Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp…

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Crime agency criticises Meta as European police chiefs call for curbs on end-to-end encryption

Social media company Meta has come under fire as European police chiefs step up pressure against governments and tech companies over the use of end-to-end encryption to secure email and messaging services. Police chiefs from 32 countries, including the UK, said in a declaration published on 21 April that tech companies were rolling out end-to-end…

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