Category: CS In The News

Flybe fined for sending unwanted emails

BBC Online:  The airline Flybe has been fined £70,000 for sending more than 3.3 million marketing emails to people who had opted out of receiving them. Visit Website

Gov calls for access to encrypted messaging services

BBC Online:  The UK Government are calling for access to encrypted messages in order to fight terrorists. Visit Website

Set-top box seller ordered to pay £250,000

BBC Online:  A businessman who sold “fully loaded” set-top boxes, enabling users to watch subscription TV for free, must pay £250,000. Malcolm Mayes admitted breaching the Copyright, Designs & Patents Act by advertising and selling adapted…

Insecure printers hacked

BBC Online:  A hacker has briefly hijacked more than 150,000 printers accidentally left accessible via the web. Visit Website

Shopkeeper pleads not guilty in Kodi box trial

BBC Online:  A shopkeeper has pleaded not guilty in a landmark case, challenging the legality of video-streaming set-top boxes that provide subscription content for free. Visit Website

ISPs to help crack down on piracy

BBC Online:  UK ISPs are to start sending “educational letters” to customers identified as downloading copyright material without paying for it. Visit Website

Surgeons claim 3D printing is revolutionary

BBC Online:  Surgeons are thrilled at the ability to print bespoke implants, giving patients quicker recovery times and a better end result. Visit Website

A step closer to quantum computing

BBC Online:  Scientists at Sussex University say they are close to building a large scale quantum computer. Visit Website