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Number of Facebook users continue to grow despite privacy scandals

Facebook users have continued to rise despite a series of data privacy scandals and criticism over its attempt to stem toxic content. The social media giant said the number of people who logged into its site at least once a month jumped 9% last year to 2.32 billion people. Fears the firm’s scandals could put […]

Facebook pledges to do more on self harm

New Facebook vice-president Sir Nick Clegg has told the BBC the firm will do “whatever it takes” to make its social media platforms safer for young people. Sir Nick was responding to the case of 14-year-old Molly Russell, who took her own life after viewing distressing images on Instagram. He added that some experts say […]

Three in four firms unable to honour GDPR data requests

As many as three in four organisations in the UK are at present unable to fulfil an essential requirement under GDPR that mandates organisations to fulfil data access requests from their customers within 30 days of receiving such requests. According to a report from cloud data integration solutions provider Talend, only 17 percent of organisations […]

Facebook to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook

Facebook plans to integrate its messaging services on Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. While all three will remain stand-alone apps, at a much deeper level they will be linked so messages can travel between the different services. Facebook told the BBC it was at the start of a “long process”. The plan was first reported […]

Best selling cars at high risk of ‘keyless theft’

Hundreds of popular cars – including four of the five best-selling models in the UK – are susceptible to “keyless theft”, new research claims. Consumer group Which? found the Ford Fiesta, Volkswagen Golf, Nissan Qashqai and Ford Focus were all at risk. Thieves are increasingly thought to be using technology to bypass entry systems on […]

UK cyber crime victims lose £190,000 a day

More than £190,000 a day is lost in the UK by victims of cyber-crime, police statistics show. More than a third of victims in that period fell prey to the hacking of social media and email accounts. Action Fraud said £34.6m was reported to be stolen from victims between April and September 2018, a 24% […]

Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland customers faced payment problems

Hundreds of thousands of Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland customers were unable to make payments from their online accounts last week. Some have been facing the frustration of not being able to pay and transfer money online. Others were not able to confirm whether funds were arriving in their account. A spokesperson for Lloyds […]