SIM Swap Scam Warning
A recent investigation by BBC TV’s Watchdog Live revealed evidence that some mobile phone shop staff are not conducting proper ID checks for replacement SIM requests, thereby enabling some customers to become victims of SIM swap scams.
70% Increase In DDoS Cyber Attacks On Black Friday Prompts Christmas Warning
Cybersecurity experts are warning companies with online shops to have adequate protection against DDoS attacks in place after a 70% increase in that kind of cyber-attack was recorded on Black Friday.
ICO Investigation Into Police Use of Facial Recognition Technology
ICO head Elizabeth Dunham is reported to have launched a formal investigation into how police forces use facial recognition technology (FRT) after high failure rates, misidentifications and worries about legality, bias, and privacy.
Liberty Wins Right To Judicial Review Into Investigatory Powers Act
The fact that Human rights group Liberty has won the right for a judicial review into the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 could mean a legal challenge in the high court as soon as next year.
Hard of Hearing? Skype Offers Live Captions And Subtitles
On 3rd December, Skype announced that it was celebrating United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities by launching its new call captioning with live captions and subtitles feature.
Tech Tip – Hands-Free Voice Control For Your Phone
Google’s Voice Access App (for Android 5 or later) lets you navigate your entire phone just by using your voice and Google’s voice assistant.