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Millions of medical calls exposed online

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The calls included very personal information Millions of calls made by Swedes seeking medical advice via a national health service telephone line have been exposed online. Some 2.7 million conversations dating back to 2013 were uncovered by technology news site Computer Sweden on an unencrypted web server. It amounted to 170,000 hours of sensitive calls about symptoms and medications. The Swedish data protection authority is currently investigating. “We were absolutely astounded by what we found on there. People talking about their symptoms, diseases, their…

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Six Nations: Jeremy Guscott on how England exposed France

Six Nations 2019: England demolish France 44-8 at Twickenham – highlights Another week and another win for England. Their display against France was not as impressive as in their opening-round success in Dublin but, given how abject the visitors were, it did not have to be. England were not required to be as creative as they were against Ireland. The France defence was more chaotic and easily manipulated than Joe Schmidt’s side. But the pre-match planning was just as clever. England exploit Huget’s shortcomings Someone in Eddie Jones’ brains trust…

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B&Q ‘exposed data about store thieves’

Image copyright Getty Images B&Q says it has taken action after being told that it exposed details of suspected store thieves to the net without password protection. The matter was brought to light by a security researcher last week. He said the DIY chain had taken the data offline, but was unable to get a response from the company himself. “We have closed the issue down and are continuing to investigate how it occurred,” a B&Q spokeswoman told the BBC on Monday. According to Lee Johnstone, chief executive of Ctrlbox…

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Millions of Chinese CVs exposed on cloud server

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Data on Chinese train travellers was reportedly stolen by hackers A database containing resumes of more than 200 million Chinese people has been found exposed online. Security firm Hackenproof said the “very detailed” information lacked even the most basic security protections. Names, mobile phone numbers, email addresses, education histories and many other personal details were included in the data trove. Analysis suggested the information was built up by “scraping” several Chinese job sites. Breach list Writing in a blog, Hackenproof research director Bob Diachenko said…

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Gambling addiction: Flaws exposed in online self-exclusion scheme

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gambling addicts can self-exclude themselves from online betting sites The head of a scheme designed to help problem gamblers says she is “deeply concerned” after an investigation found people were able to cheat the system. More than 50,000 people have signed up to GamStop, which was launched in April 2018 to allow addicts to ban themselves from online betting platforms. The BBC found a gambler who had self-referred could still place bets online by simply changing their user details. GamStop’s Fiona Palmer admitted the…

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Rangers 1-0 Celtic: Steven Gerrard validated, champions exposed and a title race ignited

Watch: Rangers’ players celebrate victory over Celtic If you were drawing up a list of the day’s most improbable forecasts, a landslide Rangers win over Celtic at Ibrox would have ranked somewhere between an unanimous breakthrough on Brexit and an instant solution to global warming. Unseasonable heat in the dead of winter? Steven Gerrard’s team turned up the temperature, that’s for sure. Their victory was scalding and wholly deserved. After 10 defeats and two draws in 12 meetings with Brendan Rodgers’ team that saw them produce performances that ran the…

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Whisky sour? Rare or fake Scotch exposed by carbon-dating

FILE PHOTO: A man holds a glass of whisky in the Scottish Highlands, Britain, May 16, 2011. REUTERS/David Moir EDINBURGH (Reuters) – A large number of rare and collectable whiskies, sometimes sold for hundreds of thousand of pounds, are likely to be fake, researchers have found. Investigators from the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre used carbon-dating to sample 55 bottles of Scotch bought through the secondary market, discovering that 21 were outright fakes or not distilled in the year declared, Rare Whisky 101, which commissioned the study, said. The sale…

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Facebook’s data-sharing deals exposed – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Facebook has been caught on the back foot again over its data privacy practices, following an investigation by the New York Times. The newspaper has disclosed fresh details about ways the social network shared access to users’ data with other tech firms, including Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Netflix, Spotify and Yandex. In some cases, the other companies have said they were not even aware they had special access. Facebook has defended its behaviour. It said it never gave others access to personal data without people’s permission and…

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Thread Shred: I exposed racism at my university and got suspended

Student union officer Chloe Long shared images taken at a Lancaster University white t-shirt social event. Members of a university sports club were pictured wearing t-shirts with slogans which referenced rape and homophobia. Chloe explains her reasons for sharing the images. Video Journalist: Tom Beal and Joshua Akinyemi Producer: Ashni Lakhani Executive Producer: Karlene Pinnock Source link

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Twitter says resolved issue that could have exposed user country code

An illustration picture shows the Twitter logo reflected in the eye of a woman in Berlin, November 7, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/Illustration/File Photo (Reuters) – Twitter Inc said on Monday it has resolved an issue with one of its complaint forms that could have revealed country code of phone numbers linked to account holders. The issue, which was fixed on Nov. 16, did not expose full phone numbers or any other personal information of users, the company said. Twitter said it received a large number of enquiries from individual IP addresses…

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