BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY 

TalkTalk ranked worst for broadband – again 

TalkTalk has been shamed as the worst broadband provider amid continuing anger over the country’s slow and failing online service. It was the fifth time running the provider has finished bottom in the survey, which highlights how Britain lags behind much of the world in broadband speeds. Our ability to stream video, browse the web and use email remains frustrating, particularly at peak evening times. Research from consumer group Which? found many providers are delivering woeful customer service. TalkTalk has been shamed as the worst broadband provider amid continuing anger…

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TECHNOLOGY 

WhatsApp rejects calls to read encrypted messages

Messaging service WhatsApp rejected a UK government request to access its encrypted messages earlier this year, according to a new report.  An anonymous source said authorities asked Whatsapp to provide a ‘backdoor’ that would give them access to private messages. But this was rejected as major technology companies, such as Whatsapp, are strongly opposed to creating backdoors.  They says that it would undermine their app’s security.  However, an inability to access encrypted messages has long-frustrated law enforcement and around 80 per cent of investigations into terrorism and other serious crimes…

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TECHNOLOGY 

Has YOUR Instagram grid changed? Fury over new 4th column

From ditching the chronological feed to changing its classic logo, Instagram has rolled out a number of updates over the last few years that didn’t quite sit well with users at first. But, the latest change has sent some of the app’s most dedicated users into a fury. Frustrated Instagrammers have taken to social media to reveal their grid has suddenly switched from its long-standing 3-by-3 layout to now include a fourth column of photos. Scroll down for video  Frustrated Instagrammers have taken to social media to reveal their grid…

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TECHNOLOGY 

iPhone leak: Apple launches hunt for iMole ahead of launch

Apple boss Tim Cook (pictured) has launched a probe after a mole leaked details of the new iPhone ahead of its launch today Apple bosses have launched a probe to uncover the mole who leaked details of the new iPhone ahead of its launch today, sources claim. Details of the new gadget, which is expected to be called the iPhone X and likely to cost around £1,000, are set to be unveiled at Apple’s new headquarters in California today. New iPhone announcements are typically met with huge enthusiasm from tech…

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CRIME HEADLINES TECHNOLOGY 

The Latest: Samsung heir impassive after jail term announced

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – The Latest on the bribery case involving the heir to the Samsung empire (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong showed no particular reaction after his sentence of five years prison for bribery and other crimes was announced Friday. FILE – In this Aug. 7, 2017, file photo, Lee Jae-yong, center, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics Co., arrives for his trial at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean prosecutors on Aug. 7, 2017, recommended imprisoning a billionaire Samsung…

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Samsung heir jailed for five years for bribery and embezzlement

Billionaire Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong has been sentenced to five years in prison by a court in South Korea for bribery and other crimes which fed public anger and led to the ousting of president Park Geun-hye. Seoul Central District Court said on Friday that the 49-year-old was guilty of offering bribes to the former leader and her close friend to get government support for efforts to cement his control over the Samsung empire. A panel of three judges also found him guilty of embezzling Samsung funds, hiding assets overseas,…

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