Millions risk being locked out of Covid-19 contact tracing app | Technology – Blog – Emails

Ten million people in the UK risk being locked out of the Covid-19 contact-tracing app because of a “digital divide”, putting potential constraints on their ability to access work and safeguard their health, a parliamentary committee has heard. Almost 2m households in the UK do not have any internet access, Helen Milner, the chief executive […]

UK contact-tracing app could fall foul of privacy law, government told | Technology – Blog – Emails

UK contact-tracing app could fall foul of privacy law, government told | Technology – Blog – Tempemail.co Skip to content The NHS contact-tracing app must not be rolled out across the UK until the government has increased privacy and data protections, an influential parliamentary committee has said, as rights groups warn that the current trial […]

UK racing to improve contact-tracing app’s privacy safeguards | Technology – Blog – Emails

NHS officials are racing to introduce greater privacy safeguards for the contact-tracing app at the centre of the government’s lockdown exit strategy amid mounting concern from security experts, MPs and users. Whitehall sources conceded to the Guardian that they were “two steps behind in public engagement” because the app – which tracks everyone a user […]

iPhone SE review: Apple’s cut-price smartphone king | Technology – Blog – Emails

Apple’s latest iPhone SE is a surprise cut-price marvel that revives a classic iPhone design and trounces every other mid-range phone in the process. The £419 iPhone SE takes the important bits of the iPhone 11 – the processor and software – and shoehorns them into the body of an iPhone 8 from 2017. You […]

Contact apps won’t end lockdown. But they might kill off democracy | John Naughton | Opinion – Blog – Emails

Repeat after me: there is no magic bullet for getting us through this pandemic. And smartphone-based proximity-sensing is definitely not that bullet, though it might be useful if two conditions are met. One is that it’s perceived by citizens to be trustworthy and protects their privacy; the other is that it’s deployed in conjunction with […]

Bug leaves iPhones vulnerable to hackers stealing email contents | Technology – Blog – Emails

A newly discovered bug in the built-in Mail app for iPhones could allow an attacker to read, modify and delete emails, researchers say. Apple says it will patch the vulnerability in the next version of iOS, 13.4.5, and that users of the beta software are already protected. But until that update is made available to […]

The digital spring clean: how to sort out your passwords, privacy and bulging photo folder | Life and style- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

There are, as always, two kinds of people in the world: those who are wondering what to do with all their free time, and those who are wondering what happened to it. The split seems to be closely correlated with the number of children who live with you. If you are in the former group, […]

OnePlus 8 review: 5G and top performance for less | Technology – Blog – Emails

OnePlus is back for 2020 with a revamped, lower-cost flagship phone with a slightly smaller 90Hz screen and 5G as standard. The £599 OnePlus 8 slides in under the £799 8 Pro, offering most of what you get on the firm’s top phone but in a smaller, more manageable package. On the outside the OnePlus […]

Australian coronavirus contact tracing app voluntary and with ‘no hidden agenda’, minister says | Technology – Blog – Emails

The Covid trace app is “entirely voluntary”, will not be a surveillance device and is designed to speed up coronavirus testing, the government services minister, Stuart Robert, has said. “It is a big team Australia moment,” he said. “When this app is released in the next week or two we really need every Australian to […]