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When the UK goes 'digital by default', who will be left behind?

When the UK goes 'digital by default', who will be left behind? | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
UK government services are going digital, yet often the people who need them most are not able to access them. Elizabeth Rust reports on the 17% who are digitally excluded
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Bitcoin currency could have been destroyed by '51%' attack

Bitcoin currency could have been destroyed by '51%' attack | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
'Impossible' attack briefly possible for Ghash.io consortium, putting entire bitcoin network at risk – and it could happen again. By Alex Hern
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Life after Silk Road: how the darknet drugs market is booming

Life after Silk Road: how the darknet drugs market is booming | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Buying drugs and weapons online is far easier since the closure of Silk Road in 2013, after a dozen new sites have taken its place. Mike Power investigates
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Facebook bows to pressure on privacy settings for new users

Facebook bows to pressure on privacy settings for new users | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Social media site responds to calls for changes to default privacy setting that puts users at risk of accidentally over-sharing content
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'Antivirus is dead' says maker of Norton software suite

'Antivirus is dead' says maker of Norton software suite | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Symantec, maker of the widely used Norton Antivirus software suite, has declared that antivirus technology “is dead”.
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How to keep on selling smartphones when we've nearly all got one already

How to keep on selling smartphones when we've nearly all got one already | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
The UK's mobile phone market is near saturation point, and big hitters Apple and Samsung face cutthroat competition as Chinese manufacturers muscle in with low prices and good service, says Charles Arthur
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The fight to protect digital rights is an uphill battle, but not a silent one

The fight to protect digital rights is an uphill battle, but not a silent one | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Jillian C York: As awareness of censorship increases, so might attempts to create a sense of global solidarity against censorship
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Google Lets Anyone In The U.S. Become A Glass Explorer For $1,500 Starting April 15 | TechCrunch

Google Lets Anyone In The U.S. Become A Glass Explorer For $1,500 Starting April 15 | TechCrunch | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Google isn't doing its consumer launch of Glass just yet, but it is doing the next best thing: Opening up the Glass Explorer program to anyone in the U.S...
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'Microsoft support scam' ringleader gets suspended jail sentence and fine

'Microsoft support scam' ringleader gets suspended jail sentence and fine | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
In the first such UK conviction, a Luton man has been ordered to pay compensation to victims of a scam that phoned victims to claim their PCs were infected with a virus. By Charles Arthur
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Google: 80% of news organisations are targeted by state hackers

Google: 80% of news organisations are targeted by state hackers | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
News organisations including the Guardian are 'massively over-represented' in attempted attacks by state-sponsored hackers, Google researchers claim. By Alex Hern
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Google investigates reports of ban on YouTube in Turkey

Google investigates reports of ban on YouTube in Turkey | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Turkish PM's office claim voice recordings posted to video-sharing website created a 'national security issue' leading to ban
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Twitter sneaks in photo-tagging feature

Twitter sneaks in photo-tagging feature | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it

"Without much fuss, Twitter has taken another step to be "more like Facebook" and added a photo-tagging feature. And in the best traditions of social media outfits, the privacy-diminisher is switched on by default..."

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The Internet of Things: it's a really big deal

The Internet of Things: it's a really big deal | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Within a few years, the Internet of Things is going to be worth trillions of dollars, writes John Naughton
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Nominet's new rules on .uk domains could mean the end to users' privacy

Nominet's new rules on .uk domains could mean the end to users' privacy | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Nominet says that if you receive any compensation from your site, you're classed as a business and must have your home address made public. By Adrian Short
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Larry Page: 'right to be forgotten' could empower government repression

Larry Page: 'right to be forgotten' could empower government repression | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Google boss worried that European ruling could be abused by less progressive governments. By Samuel Gibbs
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How to protect your personal data from the next hack attack like eBay

How to protect your personal data from the next hack attack like eBay | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Passwords and personal data were stolen in eBay's cyberattack. Here's how to protect your information against future hacks. By Samuel Gibbs
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It's no joke – the robots will really take over this time

It's no joke – the robots will really take over this time | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
If capitalism can outsource low-paid jobs, why can't it replace the middle classes with automatons, asks John Naughton
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Internet service providers charging for premium access hold us all to ransom

Internet service providers charging for premium access hold us all to ransom | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
An ISP should give users the bits they ask for, as quickly as it
can, and not deliberately slow down the data. By Cory Doctorow
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Game of drones: Why Google and Facebook are going head-to-head for control of the skies

Game of drones: Why Google and Facebook are going head-to-head for control of the skies | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
At twelves miles up the atmosphere things seem pretty quiet. Commercial flights are safely stowed six miles below along with the threat of any turbulence or convection; temperatures are stable, the sun is shining and everything is pretty much still.
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Heartbleed bug: Am I at risk and do I really have to change my password?

Heartbleed bug: Am I at risk and do I really have to change my password? | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
The discovery of Heartbleed, a flaw in one of the most widespread encryption standards used online, has panicked webmasters and users alike.
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Google Glass – Wearable tech but would you wear it?

Google Glass – Wearable tech but would you wear it? | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Rumoured to be launching later this year, the Silicon Valley giant's headset is exciting early-adopters, but what about the rest of us? Will it compromise our privacy? What will happen to the data it collects? And, more importantly, does it look a bit lame?
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Microsoft announces privacy changes in wake of blogger's email search

Microsoft announces privacy changes in wake of blogger's email search | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Civl rights advocates have complimented the company on the change to its customer service agreement
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Minnesota student wins $70,000 after school searches her Facebook page

Minnesota student wins $70,000 after school searches her Facebook page | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
ACLU claimed school officials violated student's constitutional rights by viewing Facebook and email accounts without permission
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