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Google to Restrict Ads for Tracking Technology, Spyware By Alyza Sebenius

Alphabet Inc.’s Google is changing its policies next month to restrict advertising for spyware and other unauthorized tracking technology. The change “will prohibit the promotion of products or services that are marketed or targeted with the express purpose of tracking or monitoring another person or their activities without their authorization,” according to the company. While ads for …

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Smartwatch hack could send fake pill reminders to patients

BY BBC NEWS Smartwatch software used to help elderly patients could easily be hacked and abused, security researchers say. Some of the watches are targeted mainly at dementia patients – and a hacker could even send a reminder to “take pills” as often as they wanted to. The researchers said they were concerned that “an …

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Huawei: BT says ‘impossible’ to remove all firm’s kit in under 10 years

By Leo KelionTechnology desk editor BT’s chief has said it would be “impossible” to remove Huawei from the whole of the UK’s telecoms infrastructure before 2030. The government is expected to say that no new 5G equipment from the Chinese firm can be installed after 2021, and that all its existing 5G kit must be …

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