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Fake news a democratic crisis for UK, MPs warn

The UK faces a "democratic crisis" with voters being targeted with "pernicious views" and data being manipulated, a parliamentary committee is set to warn. The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee has been investigating disinformation and fake news following the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. In its first report, MPs will suggest…
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Hackers ‘targeting US mid-term elections’

At least three congressional candidates have been targeted by hackers ahead of the US mid-term elections, according to Microsoft. Tom Burt, an executive at the firm, made the revelation during a security conference panel in Colorado. The three candidates appear to have been targeted by phishing attacks, he told the audience. One cybersecurity…
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Google’s job hunting service comes to UK

Google has secured several of the UK's largest recruitment services for a local version of its jobs-hunting tool. Reed, Guardian Jobs, Haymarket and Totaljobs.com are among those providing listings, in addition to global sites such as LinkedIn and Glassdoor. The facility automatically shows the "freshest and most relevant" openings based on a…
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Survey: Half of young people want electric cars

Half of young people in the UK would like own an electric car – compared with just a quarter of their parents, a survey suggests. The research comes from motoring group the AA, which says myths about electric vehicles are putting off many drivers. This matters because cleaning up air pollution and tackling climate change both depend on mass…
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