Monzo advises some 480,000 customers to change their PINs

The digital bank says it discovered that it had been recording some customers PINs in an insecure location. The digital bank Monzo has advised almost 480,000 customers to change their personal identification numbers (PINs) after discovering a security bug. In a statement on Monday, Monzo said it stored customer PINs in a “particularly secure” part of its systems and “tightly controlled” access to the information within the company. However, on Friday, the bank discovered that it had also been recording some customers’ PINs in encrypted log files, which its engineers…

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Can web-fuelled violence be stopped?

Shootings that killed dozens have been linked to radical hate manifestos posted online. From the weekend shootings in the United States to the mosque attacks in New Zealand, a number of murderous assaults have been linked to websites which allow hate and radical speech. The suspects are believed to have shared their manifestos before carrying out their attacks. They did not use browsers we all log in to every day – but a deeper, darker layer of the internet where you can hide your identity and location, as well as…

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Stocks rebound after worst day of 2019

Beijing’s moves to steady the yuan calm markets one day after Trump administration calls China a ‘currency manipulator’. It will be better tomorrow. Wall Street embraced that mantra, with United States stock markets moving higher on Tuesday following the worst trading day of the year on Monday. At closing, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had risen 311.78 points or 1.21 percent. The broader S&P 500 index was up 37.03 points or 1.3 percent, while the tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite Index rose 107.23 points or 1.39 percent by the end of trading.…

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Siri, Alexa ‘eavesdroppers’ leave tech giants facing probe

Amazon, Apple and Google are to be investigated over human reviewers listening in on instructions given to AI ‘helpers’. Regulators and lawmakers in the U.S. and Europe are examining whether Google, Apple Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. are violating privacy by employing human reviewers to listen to voice commands recorded by digital assistants. Apple and Google, which is currently being investigated by Hamburg’s data protection authority, have both suspended their programs; Amazon late Friday announced changes to its terms that let users opt out of human review of their recordings. Regulators from Ireland…

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Why isn’t the US dealing with the rising threat of white supremacy?

Despite growing white nationalist violence worldwide, US conservatives are pushing for antifa to be designated a “terrorist” group. Twenty people are dead in a weekend shooting at an El Paso Wal-Mart. The incident is being called one of the worst attacks on Latinos in US history. The suspected shooter is in police custody, and posted an anti-immigrant manifesto online before the attack. Authorities are charging him with “domestic terrorism .” Around the country, calls are growing for the US to starting taking white nationalism seriously. In July, FBI director Christopher…

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