Train passengers will soon be able to purchase and download their tickets online with a new mobile app. Chiltern Railways has become the first in line to adopt this entirely new national standard of mobile ticketing. The application, which will relieve travellers from standing in the long queues in front of ticket counters, has been created by UK based tech company Masabi in collaboration with Atos Origin.
A Scottish grandmother has been convicted of illegally sharing music files worth £54,000 on P2P networks. Anne Muir, a 58-year old nurse, has become the first person in Scotland to be convicted of illegal file sharing. Police raided her house after being tipped off by the BPI (British Recorded Music Industry) and IFPI (International Federation for the Phonographic Industry).
The Information Commissioner’s Office has published a set of guidelines that instructs businesses and individuals on how to share and use data without violating data and privacy laws. The ICO said that the Data Sharing Code of Practice, which was drafted back in October, comes with real-life examples of data sharing and a few additions that would assist public and private sector companies in remaining compliant with data laws.
According to new reports, Facebook has denied all the privacy breach allegations brought upon it by the security software maker Symantec. Earlier on Tuesday, two researchers from the Mountain View, California based security firm claimed in a blog post that Facebook had had a programming error for several years that may have led to unauthorised access of user profiles, photos and chat messages by advertisers and other third party service providers.
The Devon and Cornwall Police have decided to appeal a ruling ordering them to disclose the location of fixed automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras. Steven Mathieson, news editor at Guardian Government Computing, filed a Freedom of Information request with the police forces but the request was turned down. Even the Information Commissioner’s Office sided with the police force.