Science & Technology

Privacy at risk as Snoopers Charter is resurrected

Privacy at risk as Snoopers Charter is resurrected

The Snoopers Charter has been resurrected into British law, after plans to update communications data legislation were introduced in the Queen’s Speech on May 27th. Although the full details unveiled in the proposed Investigatory Powers Bill have yet to be revealed, it has been announced that the government plans to extend the scope of the bill beyond the previous version[Read More…]

Skype summon to court over refusal to distribute data

Skype summon to court over refusal to distribute data

Skype has been summoned to appear in court over its refusal to share customer data in relation to a criminal investigation, it has been reported. The summons was issued after the firm declined to help Belgian authorities and refused to provide details of messages and calls between two suspects. The reasons given by the Microsoft Owned firm was that it[Read More…]

Facebook could control news streams through covert partnerships

Facebook could control news streams through covert partnerships

Facebook has been in talks with around half a dozen media companies in order to get greater control over news reports, it has been revealed. If the talks prove to be successful, then news content would be hosted inside Facebook rather than users needing to tap a link to go to an external site. However, what it will essentially mean[Read More…]

New smartphones created with expiration date

New smartphones created with expiration date

A number of new smartphones are being created with a built-in expiration date, it has emerged. One such mobile is the Galaxy S6 which has been designed to prevent users from being able to access the battery or MicroSD slot inside. In fact, a number of popular high street brands have designed their smartphones in such a way. Essentially it[Read More…]

The RFID chip allows staff to open doors using their hands

Swedish company implants microchips in staff

A Swedish company has developed a microchip and has implanted the chips into its staff, it has been revealed. The chips allows staff to use the photocopier, open security doors and even pay for their lunch. The plan is eventually for all of the 700 employees from the Epicenter block in Stockholm to have the chips implanted into the back[Read More…]