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#UberHack: How’s your cybersecurity going?

#UberHack: How’s your cybersecurity going?

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A series of hacks and data breaches have made the headlines in 2017. Last week, Uber, one of Londoners’ favourite services, revealed a massive data breach. We wonder, if companies like Uber are victims of serious data breaches, how cyber vulnerable are we? On Tuesday, 21, Uber revealed it fell victim to a massive data breach, compromising personal information of 57 million users and drivers. The hack had happened in October 2016, but it was only this November that the company acknowledged it failed to notify customers, drivers and regulators. Bloomberg revealed that Uber paid the cyber criminals $100,000 at the time to destroy the data. “None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it,” Uber’s CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, said in a statement. “While I can’t er
When a house is not the aim but the means

When a house is not the aim but the means

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The lack of affordable houses in London left many looking for different kinds of accommodation. Living as a guardian seems to be the ideal solution for some noisy (and penniless) musicians. We, millennials, have been accused of not caring enough about the future, that we don’t save for a house, that we should stop eating sandwiches in coffee shops and start saving money now to buy a house in ten years’ time.  But is it crossing anyone’s mind that we live a life that neither consists of saving nor of spending money because we just don’t earn enough? House prices seem to be going down, or at least that is what has been said by property agencies. But, when we talk about finances nothing is really so straightforward and a few words may change the whole story. House prices are not going do

16-19 year olds are the most affected by domestic abuse

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A new campaign was launched by the mother of Emily Drouet, then 18, who killed herself following an abusive relationship with her boyfriend and fellow student at Aberdeen University in March 2016. Text messages sent by the law student who killed herself in Aberdeen’s residential halls will be shared on campuses across Scotland as part of a campaign to raise awareness of #domesticviolence among young people, the Guardian reported yesterday.   Heartbreaking - texts about abusive relationship from student who killed herself #emilytest #EndVAWG #DV https://t.co/2FbyN8y8Am — Jane Walmsley (@jwalms61) November 24, 2017     We want students to know that there is help out there for them #emilytest @NUSScotland pic.twitter.com/rmDrHmAV2a — NCLanarkshire SA (@NCLan
New breed of Catfish

New breed of Catfish

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The online world is limitless, literally. Society often uses it as a tool to connect with one another. But, what happens when you let someone you met online, not only into your home but also into your heart - and that someone is not who they said they were?  The digital age gives us an opportunity to stay unidentified. We all know how difficult it is to meet someone special in real life, let alone online. Anna Rowe, a single mother of two, decided to try dating websites and hoped to meet someone with similar values and beliefs. “I had been single for a while and over the years tried many different dating websites. I’ve actually met someone on Zoosk, had a lovely two-year relationship, but unfortunately, it broke down due to distance. He lived quite a long way away. And then sometime lat
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