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New report on how applications of robotics process automation (RPA) are reshaping retail

Leading Enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software company UiPath has issued a new report ‘RPA: The Next Step in Retail Automation’. This comprehensive report outlines how RPA is actively reshaping the retail sector worldwide. Leading European retailers have contributed their thoughts on their usage of RPA across multiple functions, from finance to HR, marketing and […]

Four in five consumers do not trust security of IoT devices

Approximately 80 percent of IoT device users in the United States, in the UK, and in Canada do not trust their IoT devices to ensure their security and privacy, a survey carried out by BlackBerry has revealed. The survey also revealed that consumers in these three countries are more likely to purchase new IoT devices […]

Samsung warns of drop in profits as chip demand slow

Samsung Electronics expects to post a 29% drop in quarterly operating profit as demand for smartphones and memory chips slows. The firm forecasts operating earnings of 10.8 trillion Korean won ($9.7bn; £7.6bn) for the last three months of 2018. It marks the first quarterly profit drop in two years as strong demand for chips had boosted earnings at the […]

Government publishes fresh cyber security standard for self-driving vehicles

The British Standards Institute has released a new cyber security standard for self-driving vehicles in the UK which, it said, would provide guidance to help protect self-driving cars from hacking attempts and other cyber threats in the future. With the market for self-driving vehicles in the UK expected to be worth up to £52 billion […]

Tech became ‘darker and more muddy’ in 2018 says EU commissioner

Data abuse has “darkened” technology’s potential, the EU’s Competition Commissioner has warned. In an interview for the BBC’s Today programme, Margrethe Vestager criticised the tech giants for misusing data and failing to respect citizens’ rights. New EU rules governing what could be done with data provided some protection, she said. But she added that the […]

Huawei: ‘Deep concerns’ over Chinese firm’s role in UK 5G upgrade

The Defence Secretary has reportedly said he has “very deep concerns” about Chinese firm Huawei being involved in upgrading the UK’s mobile network. Gavin Williamson’s comments – reported by the Times – came after some nations restricted use of the firm’s products in 5G networks over security concerns. MI6’s head recently said Britain faced decisions on Chinese […]

Massive Marriott hack hits half a billion customers

The records of 500 million customers of the hotel group Marriott International have been involved in a data breach. The hotel chain said the guest reservation database of its Starwood division had been compromised by an unauthorised party. It said an internal investigation found an attacker had been able to access the Starwood network since […]

Four in ten 18-24 year olds have shared their online banking passwords

As part of its ongoing drive to give people the information they need to protect themselves against scams, Santander has today launched a new campaign specifically for the Under 25s – a generation who often inadvertently share the sort of information that makes them easy prey for fraudsters. To engage with this tech-driven age group, […]