#WhatTheTech 21 – Hyve’s Technology News of the Week with Sam Cooper


Welcome to What The Tech, Hyve’s look at hand-picked technology news stories from the week. In the news this week: Online password manager, LastPass, has patched a bug that would have allowed malicious websites to extract previous passwords entered through the website browser extension. LastPass have said that the update should be applied automatically but you should check that you’re using the most up-to-date version just in case. Facebook unveils plans to create an independent oversight board that will help make decisions on how the network is moderated. They’ll have the power to override decisions over contentious material and influence new policy, and will hear their first cases next year. There will be no more long queues when boarding planes at Gatwick Airport, as they’ve confirmed they’ll be using facial recognition cameras for ID checks. Passengers will still need passports and boarding passes, however this will greatly speed up the boarding process. In the past we’ve all signed up for a free trial, forgotten about it, and been charged for the monthly subscription afterwards. The new Free Trial Surfing app is set to stop this by automatically cancelling subscriptions at the end of the trial, and has launched in the UK. So there’s been a fair amount of problem solving in tech news this week, but you can find out more on all of these stories at hyve.com/WhatTheTech

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