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Google strips private medical data from searches

Google has quietly amended its search engine indexing to exclude past and present personal medical data for the first time.

It’s a deceptively straightforward change the company describes in its… 576 more words


When sysadmins attack: how to delete an entire company

Imagine being the employee who had to send this rather melancholic message:

First of all, we want to offer our apologies for any inconvenience.

Unfortunately, an ex administrator has deleted all customer data and wiped most servers.

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News in brief: Uber faces criminal probe; Cassini dives through Saturn's rings; police fined for data breach

Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

Uber facing criminal probe over Greyball

Uber is facing a criminal investigation in the US after it was revealed that it had been using a tool it called… 495 more words

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News in brief: Hong Kong voters' data lost; Rudd faces pushback; Google Home lands in Britain

Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

Hong Kong voters’ details lost in laptop theft

Two laptops stolen in Hong Kong contained the data of the Chinese special administrative region’s 3.7m voters as well as the personal details of the 1,200 members of the Election Committee, according to the city’s Registration and Electoral Office, in what’s thought to be Hong Kong’s biggest ever data breach. 473 more words

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The beer engines that put computer security at risk

If you don’t know what a beer engine is, you’re probably imagining an giant-sized, diesel-powered pump for delivering beer in huge quantities – a sort of “fire truck meets Octoberfest” concoction. 700 more words