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Amazon’s Ring doorbell has been involved in the latest privacy issue following the decision of a UK judge who says that the smart home device violated the Data Protection Act of 2018. The man was fined nearly $137,000 in the said case. He has reportedly infringed the privacy of his neighbor using the device without any permission. Data Breach Ruling on Amazon Ring Doorbell According to a report by Gizmodo on Friday, Oct.15, the British man, Jon Woodard, had installed the ring doorbell camera for the purpose of identifying the group who wanted to steal his car. The device was…

Russia isn’t invited to the White House’s big meeting on ransomware | 30 countries and the EU are in attendance. (Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com) Russia isn’t invited to the White House’s big meeting on ransomware | 30 countries and the EU are in attendance. Russia was not invited to the White House’s major meeting on ransomware prevention. Ministers and officials from 30 countries and the European Union are said to have attended the summit to discuss ways to combat ransomware and other cyber threats. Russia was not invited to the White House-led group. According to ZDNet, the entire two-day series…

A new iOS scam ring is targeting various dating app users across the globe. Involved security experts confirmed that their victims usually reside in the United Kingdom, the United States, France, and Hungary. Brinkwire News:  OpenSea Fixes Vulnerabilities That Hackers Could Use to Steal Crypto  As of the moment, the new international hacking group is being observed by Sophos, a cybersecurity firm that named these scammers the “CryptoRom” gang. “In May, we published a report about scammers using dating sites and apps to social-engineer victims into installing fake cryptocurrency apps on iPhone and Android,” said the security agency via its…

AN ABUSED wife who knifed her husband told a 999 handler that she tried to stab him through the heart but that “he doesn’t have one”, a court heard today. Penelope Jackson, 66, allegedly stabbed her husband David, 78, at their home in Berrow, Somerset on February 13. On the first day of the trial at Bristol Crown Court, the 18-minute call was played for the jury. The victim managed to call the emergency services, telling an operator that his wife had stabbed him. The defendant then grabbed the phone and told the operator calmly: “I’ve killed my husband, or…

According to the UK Cyber Security Head, Russian cybercriminals are responsible for the majority of “devastating” ransomware attacks. (Photo by Sora Shimazaki/Pexels) Ransomware attacksRussian cybercriminal gangs have been blamed by the UK’s cyber security chief for the country’s most “devastating” ransomware assaults. Ransomware assaults, according to Lindy Cameron, the head of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), are the “greatest imminent menace” to businesses in the United Kingdom. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is a division of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in the United Kingdom. This year saw a lot of ransomware outbreaks and other intrusions. Businesses in…

The United Kingdom should invest more heavily in the space exploration industry, according to Virgin Galactic President Richard Branson. According to Virgin Galactic president Will Whitehorn, the UK should spend more extensively in space exploration, especially after Brexit. Whitehorn’s remarks made news when George Freeman, the UK’s new Scientific Minister, presented the government’s National Space Strategy and declared the UK a “science superpower,” according to The Express. Despite a few “challenges,” Virgin Galactic’s Whitehorn believes the UK government’s vision for the space exploration business puts the country in a good position to fulfill its lofty goals. Finally, according to Whitehorn,…

Amazon Opens London’s First 4-Star Store; Items Will Be Replaced Based on Customer Feedback (Photo by Justin Sullivan/GettlyImages) Amazon’s shop Outside of the United States, Amazon has opened its first 4-star store. The new store is at Bluewater, a shopping center in central London’s southeast. It is also the first Amazon store in the UK to sell non-perishable and non-food items. London’s Amazon 4-Star Store The shop in London, like the Amazon locations in New York and other parts of the United States, will sell products with a 4-star rating or higher, as well as top sellers and items that…

(Photo : Solen Feyissa from Unsplash)As the biggest search engine in the world, Google is used by millions of people daily and rely on the company for information. However, the internet giant gave out wrong information on self-isolating guides after being exposed to COVID-19 in the UK. Tech Giant Screws Up Google has been busy plugging leaks regarding misinformation around the pandemic over the past year. Another recent slew of misinformation has been running rampant in Google’s UK search results about the UK government guidance in part of the automated “common questions” feature. As reported by Business Insider, individuals in…