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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 […]

Bug in Singapore Airlines website exposed personal data of customers

Singapore Airlines has announced that a software bug that surfaced during an upgrade to its official website on January 4th allowed frequent flyers to view personal information of other frequent flyers and exposed data of up to 285 flyers before the bug was fixed. Last week, a Singapore Airlines customer, who is a member of […]

Hyatt launches bug bounty programs to uncover security vulnerabilities

Soon after Marriott International announced that a massive data breach it suffered last year compromised approximately 383 million data records, including 5.25 million unique unencrypted passport numbers, Hyatt announced that it is launching a new bug bounty programme to plug security weaknesses in its customer-facing platforms. Launched in partnership with HackerOne, the bug bounty programme will […]

Cambridge Analytica fined for ignoring ICO’s enforcement notice

A UK court has fined Cambridge Analytica £15,000 as well as a further £6,000 in costs for not responding to an enforcement notice issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office in May last year. In early 2018, Professor David Carroll, a US-based academic, made a subject access request to Cambridge Analytica, asking the firm to provide […]

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 […]