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UK trigger-happy over fines for data breaches compared with Europe

Thu, 01/06/2017 - 2:21pm
Penalties double, but it's nothing next to GDPR

The UK is among the most fined nations in Europe for data protection breaches, doubling the amount of penalties to £3.2m (€3.6m) during 2016.…

Trident nuke subs are hackable, thunders Wikipedia-based report

Thu, 01/06/2017 - 1:55pm
Look, here's some stuff I read on the internet about infosec and it's terribly worrying isn't it?

A group of anti-nuclear campaigners have claimed Britain’s nuclear deterrent submarines are vulnerable to hackers – and their report setting out the “evidence” quotes, in part, from Wikipedia.…

Toshiba asset-swap shock: Western Digital is not impressed

Thu, 01/06/2017 - 1:04pm
Saucy Japanese chip-fryer tries to swallow its JV stake

Loss-ridden Toshiba has pulled an unexpected move which it hopes will allow it to auction off its flash memory unit for a big pile of cash within the month. It says it has reabsorbed assets from its flash foundry JV with Western Digital Corp.…

Healthcare tops UK data breach chart – but it's not what you're thinking

Thu, 01/06/2017 - 12:45pm
WannaCrypt? Actually human error is the biggest problem

The UK health sector accounts for nearly half (43 per cent) of all data breaches, according to new research.…

Edinburgh Uni email snafu tells students they won't be graduating

Thu, 01/06/2017 - 12:14pm
Er, sorry, ignore that, say red-faced admins

Edinburgh University in Scotland has insisted a "system error" caused this year's graduands to be told by email that they wouldn't be receiving their degrees after all.…

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence experts gather in London

Thu, 01/06/2017 - 11:35am
Lectures, workshops and networking (both kinds) this October

Events  We’re thrilled to reveal the first batch of conference speakers for the Minds Mastering Machines (M3) three-day dive into machine learning, AI and advanced analytics this autumn.…

China cyber-security law will keep citizens' data within the Great Firewall

Thu, 01/06/2017 - 11:31am
Foreign firms may suddenly find doing business there difficult

China's new cyber-security laws, which come into effect on Thursday, may make it harder for foreign businesses to trade in the country.…

Giffgaff 'roam like at home' package means £1/min calls in Jersey

Thu, 01/06/2017 - 10:33am
More like Giffgaffe... but good news if you're going to Spain

Giffgaff customers may want to think twice before holidaying in tax havens such as the Channel Islands as new roaming charges will hike calls back to Blighty to £1 per minute – up from the current 0.5p rate.…