Care sector 'leaks' £1.5bn every year

Hundreds of millions of pounds of care home fees paid by residents and local authorities are never reaching frontline services, claims a report. The Centre for Health and Public Interest has revealed £1.5bn a year "leaks…

This may shock you but Adobe is shipping insecure software. No, it's not Flash this time. Nope, not Acrobat, either

Mobile app SDKs sport dodgy crypto defaults, set bad examples – updates available It has been revealed that Adobe's Experience Platform mobile SDKs, used to create apps that interact with the company's cloud services, until recently contained…

Sure, we made your Wi-Fi routers phone home with telemetry, says Ubiquiti. What of it?

You didn't ask for it, we didn't tell you about it, but hey, it clears GDPR so what you gonna do? Ubiquiti Networks is fending off customer complaints after emitting a firmware update that caused its UniFi wireless routers to quietly phone HQ…

Communication, communication – and politics: Iowa saga of cuffed infosec pros reveals pentest pitfalls

Tales from the coal face as experts reflect on what can possibly go wrong on the job Analysis It has been six weeks since Coalfire's Gary Demercurio and Justin Wynn were arrested in Dallas County, Iowa, while performing a paid-for security penetration…

Potential US China trade deal could remove tariffs

The US and China have reportedly agreed to roll back tariffs as part of any new trade deal.The reports come amid rising hopes that the two countries will sign a pact that declares an end to a trade fight that has disrupted…

Python overtakes Java to become second-most popular language on GitHub after JavaScript

Data analytics helps to boost contributions by 151% GitHub's annual "State of the Octoverse" report shows that Python has overtaken Java as the second-most popular language after JavaScript, based on the primary language of repository contributors. Python…

Microsoft has made a Surface slab that mere mortals can dismantle

A swappable battery would be icing on the cake, though The Surface Pro X is in the hands of US users and the iFixit crew has already ripped into it. The repairability results might please Microsoft's legions of loyalists but give iPad fanbois…

Giving your on-prem tech the boot? This webcast will give you the grounding you need

From legacy migrations to data management, the cloud has its perks and pitfalls Webcast You’re counting down the days until you can finally pull the plug on your expensive and inelegant on-premises servers. Like countless businesses before…

City traders: We want shorter working hours

City traders have urged UK and European exchanges to cut trading hours to improve work-life balance.They say the long hours are bad for mental health and are not exactly family-friendly."It's hard to find childcare at five…

Beardy biologist's withering takedown of creationism fetches $564,500 at auction

Debut adventure of tween occultist goes for $150,000 A first-edition copy of history's most influential takedown of creationism has sold for $564,500 at auction, the highest amount yet for the tome. The handsome green leather-bound book –…

Bank warns Brexit deal would hit economic growth

The Bank of England has warned that weak global growth and trade barriers created by the government's Brexit deal will hit the UK economy.It came as two Bank policymakers called for an immediate interest rate cut to…

Netflix to disappear on older Samsung TVs

Samsung has announced that Netflix will no longer be supported on some of its older smart TVs.From 1 December, the Netflix app will no longer work on some 2010 and 2011 models due to "technical limitations".Seven older…

Should we be worried about TikTok?

TikTok is thought to have about half a billion active users worldwide, with a large percentage in their teens or early 20s.The short-form video app has become a fertile birthing ground for memes, many of them music-related.…

Wetherspoon's lambasted for Brexit promotion

Investors in UK pub chain JD Wetherspoon are being urged to reject the firm's annual report over its failure to clear pro-Brexit spending.The call comes from influential shareholder group Pirc, which says the promotion…

West Coast Rail prices could rise, warns watchdog

The UK's competition watchdog has raised concerns train ticket prices could rise under the new operators of the West Coast Rail franchise.FirstGroup and Trenitalia won the contract to run the rail route between London Euston…

Nativity play school polling stations row deepens

Election officers have hit back angrily at calls from the education secretary for general election polling stations not to be placed in schools.Gavin Williamson wanted to avoid disruption to school nativity plays and Christmas…

Robo-dog creator learned by unbalancing toddler

The boss of robotics company Boston Dynamics has confessed he once nudged his one-year-old daughter over to work out how people balance.A YouTube video of Marc Raibert's humanoid robot Atlas remaining upright while…

Twitter employees 'spied for Saudi Arabia'

Two former employees of Twitter have been charged in the US with spying for Saudi Arabia.The charges, unsealed on Wednesday in San Francisco, allege that Saudi agents sought personal information about Twitter users including…

Students more likely to vote tactically on Brexit

More than half of students are ready to vote tactically in the general election, with Brexit the key factor, according to research.The analysis from the Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi) says 53% will vote in a way…

Traders call for more family friendly hours

Trader associations have called on European markets to cut trading hours to encourage more diversity.Stock market trading has traditionally been male dominated, and still lags behind other areas of financial services in…

Ex-Twitter employees accused of spying for Saudis

Two former employees of Twitter have been charged in the US with spying for Saudi Arabia.The charges, unsealed on Wednesday in San Francisco, allege that Saudi agents sought personal information about known Saudi critics…

Ex-Twitter employees accused of spying for Saudis

Two former employees of Twitter have been charged in the US with spying for Saudi Arabia.The charges, unsealed on Wednesday in San Francisco, allege that Saudi agents sought personal information about known Saudi critics…

California’s Attorney General joins the long list of people who have had it with Facebook

As thousands of internal files leak revealing antisocial biz's pressure on app makers California’s attorney general has gone to court to force Facebook to hand over documents as part of an investigation into the company. Xavier Becerra…

Google's joins Gang of Four to guard Play Store apps from malware, and maybe not fail so much

The App Defense Alliance posse will scrutinize Android app code before release Google, after more than a decade of dealing with Android malware, has formed an alliance with three security companies to help it defend its mobile platform. The…

Next government 'set to break spending rules'

High borrowing means the next government is set to bust rules on spending, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has said.The gap between what the government spends and what it receives was now set to be much higher than…

NSA to Congress: Our spy programs don’t work, aren’t used, or have gone wrong – now can you permanently reauthorize them?

Senators: Um, no. The NSA was unable to give a single example of how one of its most controversial spying programs has been useful in the fight against terrorism in a Congressional hearing on Wednesday morning. The repeated refusal by NSA senior…

Trend Micro: Our super-duper security software will keep you safe from everyone – except our staff who go rogue

Insider sold 120,000 customer records to scammers Trend Micro today revealed one of its staff went rogue and illegally sold the personal information of roughly 120,000 of its customers. The security software vendor said names, email addresses,…

Airbnb will verify listings, 11 years after launch

Airbnb says it will verify every single property on its platform after a news website found a series of scams.In October, Vice News uncovered a pattern of false or misleading property listings posted on the rentals site.Airbnb…

Ten bullet trains scrapped after Japan typhoon

Ten Japanese bullet trains partially submerged by floodwater from Typhoon Hagibis last month are to be scrapped.Some components could still be used but the loss to the book value of the trains could be between $110m…

Chrome OS: Yo dawg, I heard you like desktops so we put a workspace in your workspace

So you can work on something while you work on something Google has added virtual desktops to its Chrome OS, used in Chromebooks, enabling users to create multiple workspaces and switch between them. The virtual desktop feature is the biggest…