The new Tory government has not even been in power for a month but already its comments about overhauling surveillance and spying laws have raised concerns.
Web founder Sir Tim Berners-Lee is the latest to voice his fears, saying that it is vital that the plans are given time for proper debate and scrutiny, something V3 readers clearly agree with as our story on this topic was the most popular of the past week.
Elsewhere, Apple owners were clearly concerned by reports of a bizarre text bug that can cause iPhones and Apple Watch devices to crash. Apple has acknowledged the problem and is said to be working on a fix.
Meanwhile, it wouldn't be a week in the technology market without a major flaw affecting Android coming to light, and this week saw Trend Micro report on a bug in the Apache Cordova mobile API leaving one in 20 apps at risk.
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PGP creator Phil Zimmermann moves Silent Circle from US over surveillance state fears
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Apache Cordova flaw leaves one in 20 Android apps open to attack
Researchers at Trend Micro uncover yet another flaw in Android
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Dell SecureWorks uncovers evidence of attack threat
Android's faulty factory reset tool leaves 500 million users open to attack
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FBI briefing US companies to dump Kaspersky, claiming intelligence prove it a 'threat to national security'
Kaspersky rejects FBI accusations that its products are a 'threat to national security'
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