8 Feeds in Publications

If Trump hates leaks, he needs to give up his phone | John Naughton

The Guardian (Technology & Internet) - February 18, 2017 4248

The leader of the free world’s ‘invincible ignorance’ about cybersecurity is worrying in the extreme

My favourite image of the week was a picture of the Queen opening the National Cyber Security Centre in London. Her Majesty is looking bemusedly at a large display while a member of staff explains how hackers could target the nation’s electricity supply. The job of the centre’s director, Ciaran Martin, is to protect the nation from such dangers.

Police are 'only in the foothills' of tackling online abuse, MPs told

The Guardian (Technology & Internet) - February 21, 2017 3971

Senior officer Mark Hamilton acknowledges not enough has been done about abuse such as that suffered by Diane Abbott

A senior police officer has said they are “only in the foothills” when it comes to tackling online abuse, after being told by MPs that not a single perpetrator has ever been reprimanded for the stream of sexist and racist abuse suffered by Diane Abbott, the shadow home secretary.

Asst Ch Const Mark Hamilton, the national police chiefs’ council lead on hate crime, told the Commons home affairs select committee on Tuesday that anybody reporting online abuse would expect to get “a more fulsome response” than that

TalkTalk scam victims say it’s time for answers

The Guardian (Technology & Internet) - February 17, 2017 3957

As another customer explains how he was conned out of £6,300 after the firm’s security breach, the ICO is seemingly stalling while a class action moves closer

When pensioner Barry Tucker was called at home by his telecoms provider, TalkTalk, quoting his account number and personal details he dutifully carried out their instructions. He was told there was a problem on his computer and that a staff member would resolve it. He gave remote access to his computer, and after the work was completed was told he was entitled to a £200 “compensation” payment, and was invited to click on his bank logo that appeared on his computer.

I fought racism and misogyny to become an MP. The fight is getting harder | Diane Abbott

The Guardian (Technology & Internet) - February 14, 2017 3537

In 30 years I’ve never complained about abuse. I’m speaking out now because I fear the politics of personal destruction is silencing minorities

The Nobel prize-winning author Toni Morrison once said, “If there is a book you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” And as a young woman the “book I wanted to read” was a narrative where a black woman could be a member of the UK parliament.