New Tech Laws For AI Bots & Better Passwords
It may be no surprise to hear that California, home of Silicon Valley, has become the first state to pass laws to make AI bots ‘introduce themselves’ (i.e. identify themselves as bots), and to ban weak default passwords. Other states and countries (including the UK) may follow.
Facebook Messenger May Introduce Voice Commands
It has been reported that Facebook has been testing how voice commands could be used in its Messenger platform to help users to send messages, initiate voice calls and set reminders.
Windows 10 October Roll-out Suspended Due To File Deleting Fault
The October roll-out of the update to Windows 10 as part of the SaaS model has been suspended due to reports that some customers have experienced mass file deletions.
How Business Emails Are Vulnerable
Research by digital risk management and threat intelligence firm Digital Shadows has revealed that company credentials and emails that can be easily accessed on the web are making it easier for cyber-criminals to target businesses with attacks.
Goodbye Skype Classic, Hello Blockchain-as-a-Service
Just as November will see Microsoft asking Skype users to switch from Skype Classic to version 8, tech commentators are predicting that Microsoft and other companies will be looking to start reaping the financial benefits of offering blockchain as a service (BaaS).
Tech Tip – Disable Flash in Edge to Speed Things Up
Adobe Flash may be a way to make websites more exciting and engaging, but it can contain bugs, security holes, and it can really slow things down when you’re waiting for Flash-heavy pages to load. In Windows 10 you can quickly and easily turn off Flash in the Edge browser. Here’s how