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Three cyber criminals arrested in Nigerian BEC investigation

Joerg Habermeier – stock.adobe.c Prolific cyber criminal gang is thought to have compromised up to half a million victims since 2017 By Alex Scroxton, Security Editor Published: 25 Nov 2020 16:45 Nigerian police have arrested three suspects in Lagos believed to be members of a major organised crime group responsible for phishing and malware campaigns,…

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Scottish government unveils strategy for digital planning

Scotland’s government has published a document that describes its strategy for the digitisation of the nation’s planning system By Brian McKenna, Business Applications Editor Published: 25 Nov 2020 16:30 The Scottish government has published a strategy document describing its plans to digitise the country’s planning system. Transforming places together: Scotland’s digital strategy for planning outlined…

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Merger of national policing systems over budget and behind schedule

UK government effort to replace legacy IT systems suffers further delays, and will not be fully completed until 2025 at the earliest By Sebastian Klovig Skelton , Reporter Published: 25 Nov 2020 15:30 A controversial Home Office push to merge two major national policing systems into one unified law enforcement data lake is £45m over…

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UK government Geospatial Commission stipulates actions to exploit location data

Report outlines some actions public bodies and companies can take to make better economic use of location data By Brian McKenna, Business Applications Editor Published: 25 Nov 2020 13:14 The government’s Geospatial Commission has published a report indicating some steps to expand the UK’s “geospatial economy”. A joint statement from the commission and the Cabinet…

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From front line to back office – how supporting the cyber community keeps the NHS safe

NHS Digital’s chief information security officer describes how the Cyber Associates Network benefits security experts in health and care By Neil Bennett, NHS Digital Published: 25 Nov 2020 Cyber security is a collaborative effort which relies on everyone in an organisation doing their bit to keep information, networks and applications safe. There are more than…

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Amazon cuts the price of its Fire HD Tablets in the run-up to Black Friday

The Fire HD 8 is an 8-inch touchscreen that has made a virtue out of thrift, packing tech from previous generations into an affordable package. You can grab it with 32GB or 64GB built-in storage, both of which can be expanded to 1TB with a microSD card. Amazon has updated the internals with faster components…

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Amazon discounts the Kindle Paperwhite to $85 for Black Friday

We gave the Paperwhite a score of 95 back in 2018 when Amazon updated the device to make it waterproof and add Bluetooth support. With its compelling mix of features and price, we still think it’s the Goldilocks of the Kindle lineup. You get a dense 300-pixel-per-inch display that makes reading easy on the eyes,…

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DoorDash to settle DC lawsuit over unfair tipping practices for $2.5 million

Under its new policy, the company has to offer base pay that ranges from $2 to $10 — the minimum used to be as low as $1 — and to give drivers 100 percent of their tips. Further, DoorDash has to show drivers a breakdown of how much they’re getting from the company and how…

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TikTok’s deadline for a sale has moved to December 4th

Remember that deadline the Trump Administration imposed for TikTok to either sell or face being shut down in the US? It already shifted back to the 27th — after TikTok complained the government wasn’t responding to inquiries — and it’s now moved again. Bloomberg and Reuters report that TikTok mentioned a new date in recent…

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‘Star Wars Squadrons’ next-gen update packs 4K, 120 FPS tweaks

Pilots, rejoice! Next-gen improvements for #StarWarsSquadrons have landed:✔️ 120FPS and 4K support✔️ Enhanced visuals/enhanced performance options ✔️ Improved visual quality + lighting ✔️ Variable frame rate supportFull details:— EA Star Wars (@EAStarWars) November 25, 2020 Among the other changes in the 3.0 patch there’s new content and balancing changes, but one other key…