Guidelines needed to protect VR users at risk of harassment, warns academic

[ad_1] Dr Sarah Jones. Credit: Birmingham City University Government guidelines should be introduced to protect gamers and those using virtual reality or immersive technologies from an increased risk of sexual harassment or bullying, a leading academic has warned. Dr. Sarah Jones, Head of Birmingham City University’s School of Media, said almost half of female virtual […]

Drone monitoring of ship emissions could save lives, protect health

[ad_1] A drone hovers in the exhaust plume of the TS Golden Bear to test a new system for monitoring fuel standards. Credit: Nicki Aviel/UCLA Cargo ships bring the things people want and need to our ports. But they also bring air pollution. And when they burn cheap, sludgy fuel, their emissions include dangerously high […]

New Telegram feature will protect HK protesters' identities

[ad_1] Telegram founder Pavel Durov even revealed shortly after the protests began a few months ago that its network was targeted by a DDoS attack. Most of the attackers’ IP addresses came from China. Since anybody can join group chats, protesters believe that authorities have been infiltrating their conversations and uploading large quantities of phone […]

Best OnePlus 7 Pro cases to protect your phone!

[ad_1] The OnePlus 7 Pro is the higher end version of the OnePlus 7 family of smartphones and it’s an absolute powerhouse. With such high-end hardware, you will want to protect your new handset from harm! Here are the best OnePlus 7 Pro cases you can currently buy. Best OnePlus 7 Pro cases: Editor’s note: […]

Nintendo is selling a handy snap-on case to protect the Switch Lite

[ad_1] It’s selling a snap-on case with a flip cover through the Nintendo Japan online store for around $35 — the only place it seems to be on sale for the time being. It has a couple of raised bumps to accommodate the joysticks and it’s only available in gray, which might be disappointing for […]

Protect yourself on the road with an HD dashcam for just $30

[ad_1] Not everyone on the road is a great driver, or even an honest one at that. If someone else causes an accident and blames you, having an affordable dashcam could avoid you losing your insurance premium or even your license. You might have notions that a dashcam would be pricey, but a feature-packed HD […]

How a simple change can protect crowdfunding backers from fraud

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Budding entrepreneurs with a business idea inevitably face the problem of finding financing. With the advent of crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter or Indiegogo—where the entrepreneur appeals to the masses to support the business venture—raising funds to get projects off the ground is getting easier. But crowdfunding also opens the […]

Tech companies not doing enough to protect users from phishing scams

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Technology companies could be doing much more to protect individuals and organisations from the threats posed by phishing, according to research by the University of Plymouth. However, users also need to make themselves more aware of the dangers to ensure potential scammers do not obtain access to personal or sensitive […]

Anonymizing personal data 'not enough to protect privacy,' shows new study

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain With the first large fines for breaching EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regulations upon us, and the UK government about to review GDPR guidelines, researchers have shown how even anonymised datasets can be traced back to individuals using machine learning. The researchers say their paper, published today in Nature […]

Nordics block European Commission tech tax levy to protect digital investment

[ad_1] Nordic solidarity proved a formidable force in March, when it helped alter the course of a European Commission (EC) proposal to introduce an EU-wide digital services tax. The three Nordic EU-member states stood in solid opposition to the EC initiative, enlisting support from other small-nation EU members to block the move. The steely determination […]