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The Festival For The Future

As technology soars with progression and development, there could be a regression of how to be human, especially in the digital world.

In 2019, an event at Bury St Edmunds looked at bringing through just that and use it as a driving issue within education and deal with it.

The International Festival of Learning brings together the best thought-leaders from around the world to talk, debate and identify alternatives to reinvigorate the education system.

Hosted at West Suffolk College, it will be the third year that the festival has taken place and will be spread around the campus with different zones across areas such as, performing arts, international education, teacher training, careers education, physical education and sport, administration and support, leadership, STEM and SEND.

More than 90 speakers were confirmed for the event, such as Apple’s Mike Watkinson, Oliver Cavigliol, author of the bestselling book ‘Dual Coding with Teachers’, Ofsted’s chief inspector, Graham Trick and Mary Myatt, education adviser and author at John Catt Educational Publishing.

The festival, according to the Bury Free Press, is looking and promoting human skills that will be needed to interact with technology across the digital space, providing chances to future generations to do well in the future with advancing tech.

Originally written by Paul Derrick on Bury Free Press

The cost of a data breach on a dating app?

Almost everything is digital in this current climate.

But with that comes the danger of a breach within networks or platforms and private data could be either stolen or excessed without anyone knowing.

That’s what has happened with a dating app and it resulted in a hefty punishment being handed out for leaving photos, some private, up for 12 months.

Jack’d was fined $240,000 for not offering protection for its user’s personal pictures in the app across the gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

What raised more concern was when researcher, Oliver Hough, as reported on Naked Security by Sophos, informed Online Buddies with information about a security bug year prior, decided to go public.

With his findings, he discovered that anybody could have downloaded every photo across the database.

But this isn’t the first time that news of a privacy breach has taken place, similar apps have suffered within the same situation. In 2018, Grindr was found to still be showing sensitive personal data, such as precise locations and relationship status of its database – 3.6 million.

Was the situation ever resolved?

In the article, following the press visited the company, the bug was fixed.

Originally written by Lisa Vaas on Naked Security by Sophos.