Archive for October, 2012

GCHQ recruiting Generation Xbox for spy jobs

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Up to 100 members of “Generation Xbox” will be offered a career by GCHQ security services under a scheme announced by Foreign Secretary William Hague.The recruitment drive was aimed at “the young innovators of this generation who will help keep our country safe in years to come”, Mr Hague said. The 18 year olds will […]

Snoopers Charter Communications Bill will uncover wrong targets warns data watchdog

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, October 29, 2012

Plans to monitor all Britons’ online activity risk uncovering “incompetent criminals and accidental anarchists” rather than serious offenders, the Information Commissioner has warned.Ministers want to strengthen the law on internet data retention to help the police tackle security threats. However Christopher Graham- the Information Commissioner said the “really scary people” could simply avoid detection by […]

Google’s personal data privacy policy rethink demanded by EU

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, October 25, 2012

Google has been told by the EU to change the way it gathers personal data information if it is to avoid “high risks to the privacy of users”.Twelve recommendations were outlined in a letter signed by 24 of the EU’s 27 data regulators. It follows a nine month investigation into the company’s personal data collection […]

US prepares first use cyber strike

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Cyber strikes could inflict as much damage on the US as the physical attacks on 11 September 2001- the US defence secretary has warned.Leon Panetta said the country was preparing to take pre emptive action if a serious cyber attack was imminent. He said US intelligence showed “foreign actors” were targeting control systems for USA […]

Telecom regulator gets tough with record £800,000 fine for premium phone line

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, October 22, 2012

The regulator for premium rate telehone lines has imposed a record fine on a company that runs competitions in national newspapers.Churchcastle Limited was fined £800,000 after some entrants discovered that they had run up hundreds of pounds in phone bills. The regulator, PhonepayPlus, said it was particularly concerned elderly people had been taken advantage of. […]

Google shares suspended after PPC sales plummet

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, October 19, 2012

Trading in Google’s shares were suspended yesterday after the company released bad sales and profits figures early by mistake.The search company’s stocks crashed by as much as 11pc and wiped more than £13.7 billion ($22 billion) off the value of the company after they inadvertently published figures which revealed a 20pc fall in profits. The […]

NHS viruses and bugs widespread in medical technology

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, October 18, 2012

Medical technology has been found to be infected by computer viruses and malware according to  health and security experts.They fear that the virus infections could become so severe that a patient may end up getting harmed. Many out dated computer systems which were not able to be changed were to blame for the vulnerabilities, the […]

OFT cracks down on leading online retailers

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, October 17, 2012

In a crackdown on leading online retailers the Office of Fair Trading has found that more than a third could be breaking UK consumer laws.A check of 156 popular websites suggested that as many as 62 may not be fully complying with consumer protection law. The Office of Fair Trade (OFT) found unreasonable restrictions on […]

Alan Turing’s legacy praised by GCHQ boss

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, October 15, 2012

GCHQ director Iain Lobban has said there were “enduring lessons” to be drawn from the work of Alan Turing.In a rare public speech the intelligence agency chief said there were “many parallels between the way we work now and the way we worked then”. Based at Bletchley Park, the mathematician was part of the team […]

Facebook UK makes loss

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012

Facebook’s UK business made a loss last year.Facebook also joins the list of those companies which some may accuse of tax dodging as they paid a tax bill of just over £238,000 on sales of £175 million. The social networking group’s London business reported a pre-tax loss of £13.9 million last year, against a £1.1 […]