Category Archives: Data

TalkTalk fined £400,000 for theft of customer details – BBC News

TalkTalk has been fined a record £400,000 for poor website security which led to the theft of the personal data of nearly 157,000 customers.The cyber attack on its website took place in October last year.The Information Commissioner’s Office, which imposed the fine, said security was so poor that the attack succeeded “with ease”.TalkTalk said the fine was “disappointing” as it had “co-operated fully” with the investigation.”The TalkTalk attack was notable for our decision to be open and honest with our customers from the outset. This gave them the best chance of protecting themselves.”The fine is the largest yet imposed by the ICO, which under its powers could have imposed a maximum fine of £500,000.

Source: TalkTalk fined £400,000 for theft of customer details – BBC News

How to Get Started with the ESP32 | Hackaday

ESP32 is the hottest new wireless chip out there, offering both WiFi and Bluetooth Low Energy radios rolled up with a dual-core 32-bit processor and packed with peripherals of every kind. We got some review sample dev boards, Adafruit and Seeed Studio had them in stock for a while, and AI-Thinker — the company that makes the most popular ESP8266 modules — is starting up full-scale production on October 1st. This means that some of you have the new hotness in your hands right now, and the rest of you aren’t going to have to wait more than a few more weeks.

Source: How to Get Started with the ESP32 | Hackaday

Is the world wide web a waste of water? – BBC News

Researchers at Imperial College London made headlines last year when they claimed that up to 200 litres of water could be involved in the download of a single gigabyte (GB) of data.

It’s a shocking statistic – especially when you consider that in 2015 alone the average western European smartphone user got through 1.9GB of data per month per person – rising to 3.7GB per month in the US according to a report by Ericsson.

Source: Is the world wide web a waste of water? – BBC News

Who Needs the Internet of Things? | Linux.com | The source for Linux information

This week, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced it has sold more than 10 million Raspberry Pi boards and celebrated the milestone by releasing a new Raspberry Pi Starter Kit. While many of these Linux-driven hacker boards were used for the foundation’s original purpose — creating a low-cost computer for computer education — a large percentage have been sold to hobbyists and commercial developers working on Internet of Things (IoT) projects ranging from home automation to industrial sensor networks.

Source: Who Needs the Internet of Things? | Linux.com | The source for Linux information