UK to introduce internet safety laws within ‘next couple of years’

The UK government is acting on its vow to make the internet safer… whether or not companies like the idea. In the wake of the Internet Safety Green Paper, Digital Secretary Matt Hancock has unveiled plans for online safety laws that will tackle cy…

Police face recognition misidentified 2,300 as potential criminals

Ask critics of police face recognition why they're so skeptical and they'll likely cite unreliability as one factor. What if the technology flags an innocent person? Unfortunately, that caution appears to have been warranted to some degree. South…

UK orders Cambridge Analytica to provide data on US voter

Cambridge Analytica isn't completely out of the woods just because it's technically shutting down. The UK's Information Commissioner's Office has ordered Cambridge Analytica affiliate SCL Elections to provide the personal data of David Carroll, an A…

Tesla owner faces 18-month ban for leaving the driver’s seat

Tesla will be one of the first to tell you not to put too much faith in Autopilot. It's currently more of an advanced driver assist than a full self-driving system. However, one driver recently ignored that advice in dramatic fashion. Nottingham, UK…

UK’s abandoned tin mines could be reopened to help build EVs

The last of Britain's tin mines were closed in the late 90s due to plummeting metal prices and languishing global demand. Now, with the advent of smartphones and electric vehicles, demand — and prices — are on the up, and these forgotten facilities…

Police take down the world’s largest DDoS-for-hire service

The internet might be slightly safer against distributed denial of service attacks in the near future… slightly. Police in twelve countries have taken down WebStresser, believed to be the world's largest service for paid DDoS attacks. The joint cam…

US and UK warn that Russia has been hacking routers worldwide

This morning, reports surfaced that UK Prime Minister Theresa May has been briefed on possible incoming Russian-based cyberattack that could lead to the release of compromising information about the country's lawmakers. But the threat has been expand…

UK citizens might lose .EU domains after Brexit

Europe has formally told UK businesses and individuals that it will revoke .EU domains held in the UK after Brexit unless a new deal is negotiated. "As of the [Brexit] withdrawal date, undertakings and organizations that are established in the UK but…