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US, UK investigating Facebook’s role in Cambridge Analytica data breach

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has opened an inquiry into whether Facebook improperly allowed Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm that backed President Trump’s 2016 election campaign, to obtain personal data from 50 million users. This weekend, a whistleblower informed the Guardian that, in 2014, Cambridge Analytica obtained personal information on millions of US voters, then developed a software ... Read More »

Barclays signs Bitcoin exchange UK deal

British cryptocurrency fans can now buy and sell Bitcoin more easily, thanks to a deal between Barclays and Coinbase. The cryptocurrency trading site has signed an agreement with the UK banking giant allowing it to open a bank account in the country, meaning Bitcoin trading can now be done directly in the UK. Reuters says that Coinbase’s UK subsidiary is ... Read More »

Best movies on Amazon Prime (March 2018): 100 films to stream on Prime Video

Welcome to our constantly updated list of the best movies on Amazon Prime Video UK. Here at TechRadar we don’t do things by half. Throughout this gallery you’ll find 100 movies that are now available to stream on Amazon Video – the movies and TV streaming section of Amazon Prime.  [Update: We’ve stocked up our top 100 list with some ... Read More »

Google bans Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency adverts

Google has announced it will be banning adverts for cryptocurrency across all its platforms. The search giant has revealed a crackdown on all cryptocurrency-related content, including adverts for ICOs, exchanges, digital wallets, and trading advice. The ban, set to come into force in June 2018, will also mean that even legitimate cryptocurrency vendors and traders will be blocked from using ... Read More »

Peter Cochrane: Escaping the comfortable rabbit hole of social-media agreement

Driven by Data in association with IBM The channel looks at how software-defined storage is an enabler of multi-cloud, AI, IoT, and arguably plays a pivotal role in digital transformation. Security Spotlight in association with Malwarebytes The channel looks at all things security, including all the news, analyses, opinion and research into these new, yet clear and present, dangers. Read More »

10 free online cybersecurity courses you should take

Securing your digital lifestyle doesn’t have to be a tedious or expensive process. You can achieve that in the next 60 seconds by downloading a trial of CyberGhost VPN here, risk-free. Read More »

Vodafone to offer ‘Ultimate Speed Guarantee’ with its fibre broadband plans

Vodafone is to offer all of its new fibre broadband customers an internet speed guarantee from March 1. Choose either of Vodafone UK’s new Superfast broadband plans from tomorrow and the provider will give an ‘Ultimate Speed Guarantee’ that it meets a minimum speed of 25Mb per second. If Vodafone doesn’t deliver on the speeds, customers will be entitled to ... Read More »

Ofcom paves the way for full-fibre broadband to more homes

Ofcom has announced new plans that will cut the cost of installing full-fibre broadband by up to half. This means that the current 3% nationwide coverage of full-fibre could be rolled out to 20% of the UK’s homes as soon as 2020. Full-fibre networks offer a faster, more reliable internet connection – meaning a line with up to a hefty ... Read More »

The v64 Google Chrome update cleans up URLs and makes sharing easier

Are you tired of having to clean up links whenever you share something on Whatsapp or Facebook? The thumbnail usually comes up just fine, but the referral gunk at the end of a URL can take up so much unnecessary space.  Well, Chrome’s taken a shot at trying to solve that problem for you. With the v64 update of the ... Read More »

Virgin Media announces plans to boost broadband speeds

Virgin Media has revealed plans to significantly boost the speeds of its broadband network across the UK. The company has said it will be upgrading its network to allow maximum download speeds of 350MBps within the next few weeks. The news is the latest part of Virgin Media’s “Project Lightning” upgrade program, which has seen it increase the top download ... Read More »

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