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The Guardian view on quantum computing: the new space race | Editorial

The Guardian view on quantum computing: the new space race | Editorial

The main use of quantum technology might not be to hack existing systems but to create unhackable communication networks of the futureThe Washington Post’s columnist David Ignatius moonlights as a
Russia is biggest culprit of spreading fake news, says survey of UK social media users

Russia is biggest culprit of spreading fake news, says survey of UK social media users

Poll by humanitarian charity the Syria Campaign sheds light on Britons’ susceptibility to online misinformationMore than half of British users of social media surveyed in a new poll have admitted that
The scammers gaming India’s overcrowded job market

The scammers gaming India’s overcrowded job market

As competition for jobs among India’s youth intensifies, the offer of a lucrative career in a call centre can be difficult to turn down – even if the work turns out to be operating a scam. By Snigdha
South Australian Liberals vow to scrap version of Safe Schools if they win election

South Australian Liberals vow to scrap version of Safe Schools if they win election

Two months from election, Liberals promise more comprehensive approach to bullyingSouth Australia’s version of the Safe Schools program will be scrapped if the opposition wins the March state
'Being cash-free puts us at risk of attack': Swedes turn against cashlessness

'Being cash-free puts us at risk of attack': Swedes turn against cashlessness

Sweden’s central bank governor has called for public control over its payment system. Others say a fully digital system is vulnerable to fraud and attack It is hard to argue that you cannot trust the
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defends failure to ban Alex Jones

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defends failure to ban Alex Jones

Jack Dorsey refuses to follow Apple, Facebook and YouTube in banning Jones, saying he will be guided by principles rather than pressureTwitter founder Jack Dorsey has defended his company’s decision
Setting digital boundaries for your kids doesn't have to be a headache — Optimize That

Setting digital boundaries for your kids doesn't have to be a headache — Optimize That

Parenting in the digital age can be unnerving. Using parental-control apps or device settings can help create digital boundaries for kids.
Starbucks to Block Porn From Its Free Wifi in 2019, Report Says

Starbucks to Block Porn From Its Free Wifi in 2019, Report Says

The company first promised to block porn back in 2016.
Lloyds customer loses £5,200 in email scam – but can't get refund

Lloyds customer loses £5,200 in email scam – but can't get refund

Business account holder prepares to sue bank after paying real bill into bogus accountLloyds Bank is refusing to compensate a customer who lost £5,200 to an email scam despite the money being
Whether you’re unaware or don’t care, counterfeit goods pose a serious threat

Whether you’re unaware or don’t care, counterfeit goods pose a serious threat

’Tis the season to be ripped off. We look at the problems with online shoppingIt is a fraud many people would scoff at the idea of falling for – buying a fake handbag or perfume online through what
Christmas shoppers warned over safety as fake goods on rise

Christmas shoppers warned over safety as fake goods on rise

Police warn of counterfeit product danger with online customers most at risk •Counterfeit goods pose a serious threatChristmas shoppers are being urged to be wary of counterfeit products following a
Images of Jesus and superheroes caught up in Tumblr porn ban

Images of Jesus and superheroes caught up in Tumblr porn ban

Ballet dancers also flagged up as explicit content under blogging website’s new rulesBallet dancers, superheroes and a picture of Christ have all fallen foul of Tumblr’s new pornography ban, after the
Viral 'Momo challenge' is a malicious hoax, say charities

Viral 'Momo challenge' is a malicious hoax, say charities

Groups say no evidence yet of self-harm from craze, but resulting hysteria poses a riskIt is the most talked about viral scare story of the year so far, blamed for child suicides and violent attacks –
Schools, police and media told to stop promoting Momo hoax

Schools, police and media told to stop promoting Momo hoax

Children’s charities say warnings about online suicide challenge have done more harm than goodBritain’s media, schools and police forces were told on Thursday to stop promoting an online hoax about
Facebook stored hundreds of millions of passwords unprotected

Facebook stored hundreds of millions of passwords unprotected

Company admits to mistake and says it has no evidence of abuse – but the risk was hugeFacebook mistakenly stored “hundreds of millions” of passwords in plaintext, unprotected by any encryption, the
Met police ‘overwhelmed’ by surge in online child sexual abuse

Met police ‘overwhelmed’ by surge in online child sexual abuse

Use of social media to share indecent images is a challenge for police, watchdog finds The Metropolitan police has been “overwhelmed” by a surge in the number of online child sexual abuse and
MEPs back fines for web firms that fail to remove terrorist  content

MEPs back fines for web firms that fail to remove terrorist content

Not responding to notification could cost companies 4% of their revenue under EU lawInternet companies will be fined up to 4% of their revenue if they fail to remove terrorist content within one hour
Cybercrime for dummies: cracking internet passwords is as easy as 123456

Cybercrime for dummies: cracking internet passwords is as easy as 123456

GCHQ survey finds millions using most obvious passwords – including ‘password’, ‘qwerty’ and superhero namesCybercriminals are using increasingly devious scams to con internet users into revealing
Technology cuts children off from adults, warns expert

Technology cuts children off from adults, warns expert

UCL professor says digital world disrupts family life, risking mental health of youngstersOne of the world’s foremost authorities on child mental health today warns that technology is threatening
Teach Your Kid About Digital Safety With the 'Be Internet Awesome' Program

Teach Your Kid About Digital Safety With the 'Be Internet Awesome' Program

As parents, we’re constantly urged to teach our kids about internet safety. It’s something we must do—this is clear. But Moms and dads need more guidance because let’s face it: We ourselves are also