‘It’s an arms race’: the tech teams trying to outpace paedophiles online | Global development

“Predators are often early adopters of technology,” says Sarah Smith, chief technology officer at the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), a UK child abuse hotline. “It’s an arms race, we have to be constantly horizon-scanning.” Smith and her team, based in an unassuming office in Cambridge, are a key link in Continue Reading

How a Scottish postie’s simple sea shanty struck a global chord | Folk music- Tempemail

It is no exaggeration to say that sea shanties have changed Nathan Evans’s life. The 26-year-old postman from Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, has become a phenomenon online thanks to the driving, rhythmic a cappella music. The sea shanty genre has unexpectedly broken into the mainstream, having become something of a global Continue Reading

Cybercriminals’ Favorite Bulletproof VPN Service Shuts Down In Global Action – Tempemail

Law enforcement agencies from the US, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, France, along with Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), announced today the coordinated takedown of Safe-Inet, a popular virtual private network (VPN) service that was used to facilitate criminal activity. The three domains in question — insorg[.]org, safe-inet[.]com, and safe-inet[.]net — were Continue Reading

RoboDoc: how India’s robots are taking on Covid patient care | Global development

Standing just 5ft tall, Mitra navigates around the hospital wards, guided by facial recognition technology and with a chest-mounted tablet that allows patients and their loved ones to see each other. Developed in recent years by the Bengaluru startup Invento Robotics, Mitra costs around $13,600 (£10,000) and – due to Continue Reading

Mimecast Strengthens Commitment to the Channel with Appointment of New Global Leader – Tempemail

Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email security and cyber resilience company, announced Jonathan Corini has been appointed the new Senior Vice President of Global Channel Sales. In this role, Jonathan will be responsible for the strategy and execution of Mimecast’s global channel program.  Mimecast is dedicated to ensuring its partner community Continue Reading

‘It is not OK’: Nationals MP excoriates Facebook executive over false information – video | Global

Nationals MP Anne Webster has condemned a Facebook executive over the company’s slow action in removing defamatory or false information. A conspiracy theorist falsely accused the MP of being ‘a member of a secretive paedophile network’ on Facebook and was ordered to pay $875,000 in damages, after a federal court Continue Reading

‘Nobody can block it’: how the Telegram app fuels global protest | Social media

One Sunday in August, two weeks after Belarus’s authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko declared an implausibly decisive victory in presidential elections, I joined a crowd of around 100,000 people as it moved through central Minsk. Protest in Belarus was no longer the domain of a few hundred hardy opposition figures, and Continue Reading