The personal data of EU citizens “do not at present have an adequate level of protection in the U.K.,” Johnny Ryan, a senior fellow at the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, wrote in a letter to the European Commission on Monday.
More consumers are expected to experience hardship in paying their National Broadband Network (NBN) bills as Australia’s telcos look to eventually turn off the tap for financial support, a Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) representative told a Senate committee on Friday.
Standing before the Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network on Friday, TIO Judi Jones said the financial support given by government and industry had stalled any potential uptick of complaints that the agency expected from consumers.
“We’ve waited to see an increase in complaints about hardship and problems paying a bill — we think that will come, but by the end of the year it wasn’t showing up as a particular issue. It was starting to rise but it actually dropped off as an important issue in the pandemic because of financial support,” Jones said.
“We are anticipating, as government and providers wind back support measures, we’ll see
LONDON (Reuters) – British airline easyJet warned on Thursday its first ever annual loss could be as much as 845 million pounds ($1.1 billion) as the pandemic meant it was flying just 25% of planned capacity.
The airline has signalled to the government it may need more financial support, according to media reports.
The headline loss before tax forecast for the year ended Sept. 30 of 815-845 million pounds was worse than the loss of 794 million expected by analysts, Refinitiv Eikon data showed.
That is the first time easyJet, which was founded in 1995, has ever made a full-year loss.
With travel at very low levels, most European airlines are bleeding cash. EasyJet’s larger low-cost rival Ryanair has called this winter a “write-off”.
EasyJet said ongoing travel restrictions meant it would fly just 25% of planned capacity for the rest of 2020, behind Ryanair which is
Google already has efforts to improve Android security, such as speeding updates and offering bug bounties, but it’s now ramping things up by disclosing flaws for software it didn’t write. The company has launched an Android Partner Vulnerability Initiative (via XDA-Developers) to manage security flaws it discovers that are specific to third-party Android devices. Google hopes to both “drive remediation” (read: prompt faster patch releases) and warn users about potential problems.
Huawei P30 and P30 Pro running Android
The company added that its initiative had already addressed a number of Android issues. It didn’t mention companies by name in a blog post, but a bug tracker for the program mentioned several manufacturers. Huawei had issues with insecure device backups in 2019, for example. Oppo and Vivo phones had sideloading vulnerabilities. ZTE had weaknesses in its message service and browser autofill. Other affected vendors included Meizu, chip maker MediaTek, Digitime,
A swarm of more than 400 earthquakes has hit California in the area between the San Andreas fault and the Imperial fault, with further seismic activity and potentially larger earthquakes set to follow over the next week.
The biggest earthquake that has been recorded in the swarm so far was a magnitude 4.9, which hit at 5.31 p.m. local time on September 30, but bigger quakes are a possibility.
“In a typical week, there is approximately a three in 10,000 chance of a magnitude 7+ earthquake in the vicinity of this swarm,’ the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said in a statement. “During this earthquake swarm, the probability of larger earthquakes in this region is significantly greater than usual. Currently, the swarm is rapidly evolving, and we expect to update this forecast with more specific probability information as we collect more data.”
Researchers say melting Antarctic ice could raise sea level by 8 feet
Such a rise in sea levels would devastate coastal cities and cultural sites around the world
Study says the only solution is to bring the world’s temperature back to pre-industrial levels
Coastal cities and cultural sites around the world could soon be submerged in water if the melting of ice in Antarctica reaches an “irreversible” level. If global warming is allowed to continue unchecked, most of Antarctica will be gone forever, a new study warns.
The melting of ice in Antarctica can make glaciers the size of Florida slide into the ocean, said Anders Levermann, a researcher at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany, and a co-author of the study. The team ran computer simulations to identify “where exactly and at which warming levels the ice in Antarctica would melt.”
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan House panel said on Tuesday that artificial intelligence, quantum computing, space and biotechnology were “making traditional battlefields and boundaries increasingly irrelevant” — but that the Pentagon was clinging to aging weapons systems meant for a past era.
The panel’s report, called the “Future of Defense Task Force,” is one of many underway in Congress to grapple with the speed at which the Pentagon is adopting new technologies, often using the rising competition with China in an effort to spur the pace of change.
Most reach a similar conclusion: For all the talk of embracing new technologies, the politics of killing off old weapons systems is so forbidding — often because it involves closing factories or bases, and endangers military jobs in congressional districts — that the efforts falter.
The task force said it was concentrating on the next 30 to 50 years, and concluded that the
Homeland Security issued a rare warning about a Windows Server vulnerability that would give attackers complete control of every computer on a network.
The CISA warning said at the time that it assumes active exploitation is occurring in the wild, advising everyone to apply the August patch that Microsoft release.
Microsoft on Thursday noted that it has already observed attacks that incorporate the new Windows flaw.
Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a rare emergency alert last week, over what appears to be one of the worst Windows flaws in recent history. Security researchers have identified a vulnerability so severe that it received a maximum severity score (10.0), prompting the agency to advise all governmental agencies to update their computers using Microsoft’s first patch for the issue that was launched a few weeks ago. The issue is so severe that a
Cisco has alerted customers using its IOS and ISO XE networking gear software to apply updates for 34 flaws across 25 high-severity security advisories.
The large number of flaws affecting ISO and ISO XE are due to the advisories being announced as part of Cisco’s semi-annual release for the widely used software for Cisco routers and network switches, which happens in April and September.
Cisco’s IOS stands for Internetworking Operating System and is based on Linux.
There are two advisories with a severity score of 8.8, the highest of this release’s 25 high-severity advisories. One, tracked as CVE-2020-3400, is an authorization bypass vulnerability in the Cisco IOS XE software web user interface (UI) that may allow a remote attacker with valid credentials to use part of the UI. It’s due to insufficient authorization of web UI access requests and could allow a user with read-only rights to perform actions with