Computer criminal who pretended to be from Microsoft is sentenced

Close-up of person holding a mobile phone with a computer in the background

A man from Leicestershire has been given a suspended prison sentence for pretending to be a Microsoft employee to gain access to people’s computers. Narendra Vadgama, from Barrow upon Soar, “didn’t care” about his victims when he cold-called to offer them phony computer support services, the judge said during sentencing. … Read more »

Experts call for increased efforts to help prevent online child sexual abuse

Tackling online sexual abuse

By Jacqueline Beauchere Vile images are being taken out of online circulation; child victims are being identified and rescued; and perpetrators are being apprehended, but awareness-raising and educational efforts need to increase to help prevent child sexual exploitation and abuse, according to experts attending an international conference in London this week. … Read more »

If you’re reading this, you should thank Alan Turing

Alan Turing

If you’ve ever used a computer, asked your smartphone a question, or even spent time with your nan or granddad, you owe a debt of gratitude to Alan Turing. You may be familiar with the name, or may have heard of the Turing test of artificial intelligence, but surprisingly few … Read more »