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Sunday 29th October 2023: Online Safety Bill, PlayStation 5 Supply Chain Fixed & More!



Welcome to another low down on all the latest Tech news, Tips and Tricks to help you keep up to date with the latest from the Tech world!

You can hear the feature On Air on a Sunday with Mark, and throughout the week.

Online Safety Bill

After years of debate, the government's controversial Online Safety Bill, which aims to make the internet safer for children, has become law.

It seeks to force tech firms to take more responsibility for the content on their platforms.

Technology Secretary Michelle Donelan said it "ensures the online safety of British society not only now, but for decades to come."

But critics have raised concerns about the implications for privacy.

WhatsApp is among the messaging services to threaten to withdraw from the UK over the act.

Read More: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-67221691

Source: BBC News

PlayStation 5 Supply Chain Fixed

Supply chain problems that plagued the PlayStation 5 for three years have now been resolved, its maker Sony has said.

The global chip shortage which began in 2020 impacted industries from car manufacturing to credit cards.

Customers were frustrated at month-long waits for the PS5, with some queueing outside shops overnight, and others paying resellers sky-high prices.

The shortages steadily resolved through 2023, and Sony said its supply chain is now completely fixed worldwide.

That means the console is now not only readily available - but a surplus may lead to retailers competing for the sale.

Read More: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-67226385

Source: BBC News


Oldham Council's IT Security Upgrades

A council is to spend £682,000 on computer upgrades after bosses said they were fighting off 10,000 cyber attacks a day.

Members of Oldham Council's cabinet said they would use the money to buy a "modern data protection service".

Their current system has no ability to protect backup data against "malicious damage" or protect services held in the Cloud, officers said.

Councillor Elaine Taylor said it would be "money well spent".

Read More: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-67228223

Source: BBC News

Apps Of The Week

This weeks app of the week is called Pizzapp+

The app helps you to calculate the right amount of dough

You simply select how many pizzas you want to make here, either round pizzas or whole trays, and the app will fill in the rest of the gaps. After that, you'll find recommendations in the app for the weight per pizza dough piece as well as the flour-to-water ratio.

This app is free to download on IOS and Android Devices

Google: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fisico.pizzapp

Apple: https://apps.apple.com/app/pizzapp/id1228158792

🛡️ Security Corner 🛡️

Data from Action Fraud, the national fraud and cybercrime reporting service, shows that from August 2022 – July 2023, there were 18,011 reports of social media and email hacking.

Within these reports, 4,092 victims reported being extorted for money, or having their accounts used to perpetrate fraud against the wider public. In one example, Action Fraud has received over a dozen reports in the last two months relating to hacked social media accounts being utilised to promote fake Taylor Swift tickets.

You can find out more about this on the action frauds website: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/action-fraud-warns-of-social-media-account-and-email-takeover-scams

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