Police to lose phone and web data search authorisation powers

Change is one of several to ‘snooper’s charter’ law proposed by ministers in attempt to comply with European court ruling

Senior police officers are to lose the power to self-authorise access to personal phone and web browsing records under a series of late changes to the ”snooper’s charter” law proposed by ministers in an attempt to comply with a European court ruling on Britain’s mass surveillance powers.

Related: UK intelligence agencies face surveillance claims in European court

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UberEats’ Europe chief quits as firm’s practices face further scrutiny

Jambu Palaniappan is latest departure from Uber at a time when MPs are demanding figures on taxi drivers’ working hours

The head of UberEats in Europe has become the latest senior executive to leave the company, as the ride-hailing business faces further pressure over its working practices in the UK.

Jambu Palaniappan quit to join a European venture capital company in London, said Uber, which recently lost its licence to operate in the capital.

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Apple breaks file sharing on Macs while fixing ‘huge’ password security flaw

Emergency patch for bug that allowed anyone to take control of a Mac running macOS High Sierra prevented some users from sharing files

In its haste to fix the macOS High Sierra bug that allowed anyone to take control of a Mac computer with a blank password, Apple broke file sharing for some users.

Having been notified of the “huge” security hole on Tuesday, the company’s security engineers raced to fix the problem, releasing an update that was pushed out to users of macOS High Sierra on Wednesday afternoon.

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