Oculus recalls Quest 2 headset pads after skin rashes

Virtual-reality headset-maker Oculus is issuing a recall fort eh foam padding in its Quest 2 headset, warning it can cause skin irritation. Facebook-owned Oculus said only a “very small percentage” of users were experiencing the problem. But it is offering a free cover – made of silicone – to all Quest 2 owners. Facebook also […]

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Pegasus spyware seller: Blame our customers not us for hacking

The maker of powerful spy software allegedly used to hack the phones of innocent people says blaming the company is like “criticising a car manufacturer when a drunk driver crashes”. NSO Group is facing international criticism, after reporters obtained a list of alleged potential targets for spyware, including activists, politicians and journalists. Investigations have begun […]

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China’s ‘midnight patrol’ cracks down on young gamers

Chinese gaming giant Tencent is rolling out facial recognition to stop children playing between 22:00 and 08:00. The “midnight-patrol” technology will stop “tricks” circumventing the government curfew, introduced in 2019 with a cap on what young gamers could spend on in-game transactions, it says. The bans require gamers to register with their official IDs, linked […]

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British Airways data-breach compensation claim settled

British Airways has settled a legal claim by some of the 420,000 people affected by a major 2018 data breach. The breach affected both customers and British Airways staff and included names, addresses, and payment-card details. The Information Commissioner’s Office handed the airline its largest fine to date. Of 20-million pounds, over the “unacceptable” failure […]

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Twitter now lets you set a security key as your two-factor authentication method

In March, Twitter said it would soon let you use a security key as your only two-factor authentication method, and on Wednesday, it announced that feature was live on both mobile and wed. Being able to use a security key as one of your two-factor authentication methods isn’t new, but now you can make it […]

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Apple claims ‘sideloading’ apps is ‘serious’ security risk

Apple claims that allowing developers to distribute apps outside its official App Store would “expose users to serious security risks”. A new report from the company argues strongly against allowing so-called sideloading of apps. The report suggests a range of hypothetical problems including ransomware and financial scams. This comes as Apple is under pressure from […]

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Bumble closes to give ‘burnt-out’ staff a week’s break

Bumble, the dating app where women are in charge of making the first move, has temporarily closed all of its offices this week to combat workplace stress. Its 700 staff worldwide have been told to switch off and focus on themselves. One senior executive revealed on Twitter that founder Whitney Wolfe Herd had made the […]

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