TG Bamford

A veteran freelance journalist writing extensively on internet news and cybersecurity.

Mobile apps now the go-to for hackers but ID fraud drops

Google admits to backdoor in budget phones

On: Tuesday, 18 June, 2019
More than two years after discovery, Google has finally acknowledged that a number of its budget Android smartphone models have been compromised by cybercriminals, with backdoor malware being pre-installed prior to distribution to customers...
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BT to shut 90% of its real estate

BT to shut 90% of its real estate

On: Tuesday, 11 June, 2019
BT has announced it is to shut down 270 UK offices as part of a three- to five-year cost cutting exercise that looks to save the tech giant £1.5 billion. This equates to almost 90% of BT’s current real estate portfolio. After the dust se...
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Apple denies its store stifles rival apps

Apple denies its store stifles rival apps

On: Friday, 7 June, 2019
Ahead of next week’s annual Apple WWDC Developer conference, the tech giant has hit back at app developers who have accused it of using the store to gain a competitive edge over its rivals. Last March the music-streaming service Spotify f...
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Tor browser comes to Android

Tor browser comes to Android

On: Wednesday, 29 May, 2019
For the first time Android users will be able to download the privacy-focused Tor browser from Google Play Store. While Tor has a reputation for allowing unsavoury and criminal activities to be performed anonymously, this is just a small pa...
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Huawei claims number-two phone maker spot ahead of Apple

Google bans Huawei from Android apps

On: Tuesday, 21 May, 2019
What Vodafone giveth, Google taketh away. Following Vodafone’s decision to allow Huawei into its non-core network, Google has announced it will suspend business ties with Huawei. This means that from now on the two companies will no longe...
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Apple hit by trade war with China

Apple hit by trade war with China

On: Thursday, 16 May, 2019
Apple has reported the loss of $75bn of its market value when shares plummeted by 9% in the face of the escalating trade war between the US and China. The loss in market value means it has slipped behind both Microsoft and Amazon. Last week...
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Which apps use the most data?

WhatsApp hit by spyware

On: Wednesday, 15 May, 2019
The hugely popular messaging app WhatsApp has discovered a vulnerability that allowed spyware to be injected into a user’s phone through the messaging service’s phone functions. The Financial Times (FT), who first discovered the vulnera...
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