Technology News Roundup 14/09/2018


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This week in the tech news roundup, hackers of the British Airways hack are revealed, Apple insists developers change their privacy commitments, Microsoft announces the release of Azure DevOps and Google employees’ protest the company’s new China search project.
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British Airways data breach: hackers revealed

According to cybersecurity researchers, the British Airways data breach that occurred last week was caused by the same group of hackers that targeted Ticketmaster. The breach resulted in 380,000 customers’ personal and financial details ending up in the hands of criminals. The airline also warned those affected by the breach to contact their banks and promised full compensation.

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(City.A.M) 11/09/2018


Apple insists developers step up their privacy commitments

According to Apple, from the 3rd of October all third-party apps (including new and updates) submitted to the App Store include a link to the app developer’s own privacy policy. This is a big change to Apple’s third party app policy, with until now only subscription-based apps needed to supply this information.

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(ComputerWorld) 31/08/2018


Microsoft announces the release of Azure DevOps

Azure DevOps was first revealed last year during Microsoft’s Connect():2017 conference. The Azure DevOps comes with new tools to help software development teams collaborate to deliver high-quality solutions, faster. This will include Azure pipelines, Azure Boards, Azure Artifacts, Azure Repos, and Azure Test Plans.

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(SD Times)  10/09/2018


Google employees reportedly resigning over China project

According to news reports Google employees are protesting against the tech giant’s efforts to re-enter the Chinese market. The company has been under much scrutiny since plans were revealed to build a censored search engine for China. This comes from eight years after initially retreating from the country and now employees are protesting against the new search project Dragonfly through resignation.

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(cnet) 13/09/2018


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