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Mobile phone staff are ‘enabling sim swap scams’

Staff in mobile phone shops have become key to the execution of “Sim swap” scams, Watchdog Live has discovered. Undercover filming revealed that O2 and Vodafone employees are bypassing basic ID checks and handing over replacement Sim cards to potential criminals. Once fraudsters gain control of a mobile number, they can intercept SMS text messages […]

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US attacks UK budget plan for digital services tax on tech giants

The US has hit back against a UK plan to impose a new tax on sales by technology giants. US political leaders and business groups say the proposal would violate tax agreements by targeting US firms. They warned the tax could spark US retaliation and hurt prospects for a US-UK trade deal. In a statement […]

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The digital workplace revolution and the death of the desktop PC

As the digital workplace continues to evolve the once commonplace desktop PC has been relegated to Britain’s dusty workplace store room, joining relics such as the fax machine and the landline phone, while the retail sector adopts tablets and smart devices at breakneck speed and ahead of other business sectors. The survey of 1,013 British […]

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EU pushes for new tax on tech giants ‘by Christmas’

A new tax on technology giants such as Facebook, Amazon and Google could raise £4.4bn a year across Europe, an EU commissioner has said. Pierre Moscovici, head of tax for the European Commission, said a deal was “doable by Christmas”. Good progress was being made, he said, in unblocking an issue that has caused controversy […]

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More problems for Facebook as security breach attack on 50 million accounts

Facebook says almost 50 million of its users were left exposed by a security flaw. The company said attackers were able to exploit a vulnerability in a feature known as “View As” to gain control of people’s accounts. The breach was discovered on Tuesday, Facebook said, and it has informed police. Users that had potentially […]