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‘No decision’ on Raytheon GPS landing system aboard Brit aircraft carriers

We've already got one tried and tested system, huffs MoD The Ministry of Defence has insisted it has made “no decisionrdquo; to install the US Navyrsquo;s JPALS aircraft carrier landing system aboard HMS Prince of Wales, the second of the Royal Navyrsquo;s two new 65,000-tonne aircraft carriers.…

Fancy buying our aircraft carrier satnav, Raytheon asks UK

System might only be fitted to HMS Prince of Wales – reports American defence firm Raytheon has said it is in talks with the Ministry of Defence to put the US Navyrsquo;s “satnav for F-35srdquo; system onto new British carrier HMS Prince of Wales.…

UK police arrest man via automatic face-recognition tech

Camera-equipped van in South Wales apparently spotted man whose face was in database.

Wikitribune is Jimmy Wales’ attempt to wage war on fake news

Wikipedia cofounder says pages won't go live until trusted volunteers verify stories.

Proclaim Practice Management system offers a platform for expansion at Higgins...

Based in Stockport, Higgins Miller Solicitors specialises in divorce, matrimonial, family issues and children disputes. Offering legal services across the whole of England and Wales, the firm provides friendly but robust and practical client service. R...

Coppers ‘persistently’ breach data protection laws with police tech

Staff association warns that systems 'increasingly' being used for personal reasons Coppers in England and Wales are "persistently" committing data breaches, according to the Police Federation's head of misconduct.…

Thousands of NHS staff details lost in breach of IT contractor’s...

Radiation dose-measuring firm took months to let Welsh trust know The personal information of thousands of medical staff in Wales were stolen following a breach of an IT contractor's server.…

Artificial Intelligence Platform Cloud.IQ Secures GBP£4M Funding To Build On 100%...

London, 9th March 2017 – Cloud.IQ, the conversion rate optimisation platform for e-commerce, announces a GBP£4M Series A funding round, led by London based pan European fund Nauta Capital and advised by Armada Ventures.

Finance Wales also participated in the round, alongside existing investors Juno Capital.This latest investment round enables cloud.IQ to continue its rapid growth, international expansion and fuel new product development of the cloud.IQ platform, through which a 0.2% conversion uplift can increase... Source: RealWire

Brit cops can keep millions of mugshots of innocent folks on...

You can ask to be removed, but it's up to officers to listen, Home Office cheerfully concludes After unlawfully hoarding millions of mugshots of one-time suspects, police chiefs in England and Wales were this week told to delete the snaps – but only if people in the photos complain.

And even then, requests can be easily waved away.…

Majority of Android VPNs can’t be trusted to make users more...

Study of nearly 300 apps finds shocking omissions, including a failure to encrypt.

UK courts experiencing surge in cyber-crime case load

Value of fraud surpasses £1bn for first time in five years The total cost of fraudulent activity in the UK surpassed a billion pounds for the first time in five years, reaching £1.137bn in 2016 compared to £732m the year before. Fraud against businesses was up sevenfold last year, with inside jobs committed by employees and management the most common method, as measured by alleged fraud cases reaching court. "The figures include over £900m derived from just seven super cases," according to management consultants KPMG. "The surge in super cases, from £250m last year, may be a reflection of fraud becoming a more lucrative and practical proposition for those with the right skills and technology, or those in senior commercial roles." A major cause for the overall increase was a surge in cyber-fraud losses of £124m, according the latest edition of KPMG's Fraud Barometer, out Tuesday. One case alone cost an eye-watering £113m via a boiler-room scam that involved crooks cold-calling prospective marks while posing as the security department of banks and tricking victims into handing over banking details. Crime figures for England and Wales, put together by the UK Office for National Statistics and released earlier this month, featured the inclusion of fraud and computer misuse offences for the first time.

A total of 3.6 million cases of fraud and 2 million computer misuse offences were logged.

That's a record of crime reports, many of which won't lead to prosecutions, by contrast to the massive cases covering multimillion-pound frauds that are the focus of KPMG's Fraud Barometer. Criminal structures supporting cyber-fraud exist in many forms and sizes from organisations comparable to Gus Fring's business in Breaking Bad to street-corner operations that security experts fear are drawing youngsters and the technically unskilled into its web. Ilia Kolochenko, chief exec of web security firm High-Tech Bridge, commented: "What is particularly alarming is the rise of small online fraud committed by teenagers and people with almost no technical skills." ® Sponsored: Flash enters the mainstream.
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Shocking crime surge – THE TRUTH: England, Wales stats now include...

'More realistic picture' we're told Crime stats for England and Wales have shown a huge year-on-year increase.

Don't panic, though: it's due to the inclusion of fraud and computer misuse offences for the first time.…