‘Facebook in PR crisis mode’, says academic at heart of row

‘Facebook in PR crisis mode’, says academic at heart of row

Image caption Dr Kogan has said Facebook is using him as a scapegoat in the crisis The academic at the centre of the Facebook data scandal has said the social network is in full-on “PR crisis mode”. Aleksandr Kogan’s remarks came as he faced a grilling over his role from MPs. The social network was […]

WhatsApp to raise minimum age limit to 16 in EU

WhatsApp to raise minimum age limit to 16 in EU

Image copyright Getty Images Popular messaging service Whatsapp is banning under-16s from using its platform in the European Union. Users must currently be at least 13, but the firm is changing the rules ahead of the introduction of new EU data privacy regulations in May. The app, which is owned by Facebook, will ask users […]

Canada developing quantum radar to detect stealth aircraft

Canada developing quantum radar to detect stealth aircraft

Image copyright University of Waterloo Image caption Canada is investing $2.7m to develop technology to detect stealth aircraft Canada has invested $2.7m (£1.93m) into developing quantum radar – a new technology that would greatly improve the detection of stealth aircraft. The technology is being developed by the University of Waterloo to replace existing Arctic radar […]

‘Facebook in PR crisis mode’, says academic at heart of row

‘Facebook in PR crisis mode’, says academic at heart of row

Image caption Dr Kogan has said Facebook is using him as a scapegoat in the crisis The academic at the centre of the Facebook data scandal has said the social network is in full-on “PR crisis mode”. Aleksandr Kogan’s remarks came as he faced a grilling over his role from MPs. The social network was […]

BBC iPlayer streams sport in 4K HDR for first time

BBC iPlayer streams sport in 4K HDR for first time

Image copyright Timeline Television Ltd Image caption The BBC’s trial was the first 4K HDR live broadcast of its kind The BBC has broadcast a live event in 4K resolution and high dynamic range (HDR) colour for the first time. Its iPlayer service streamed a full rugby match on Sunday, which was made available to […]

Ransomware infects Ukraine energy ministry website

Ransomware infects Ukraine energy ministry website

Image copyright AlienVault Image caption Hackers have used a ransomware cyber-attack to compromise a Ukranian government website Hackers have used ransomware to take the website of Ukraine’s energy ministry offline and encrypt its files. The website currently contains a message written in English, demanding a ransom of 0.1 bitcoin – worth $927.86 (£664.98) by today’s […]

YouTube publishes deleted videos report

YouTube publishes deleted videos report

Image copyright Reuters YouTube’s first three-monthly “enforcement report” reveals the website deleted 8.3 million videos between October and December 2017 for breaching its community guidelines. The figure does not include videos removed for copyright or legal reasons. Sexually explicit videos attracted 9.1 million reports from the website’s users, while 4.7 million were reported for hateful […]

Spotify tests filter to block swearing in songs

Spotify tests filter to block swearing in songs

Image copyright PA Image caption Drake is among the artists whose explicit songs are riding high in the Spotify charts Spotify, the UK’s biggest music streaming service, has started testing a way of filtering out songs which have explicit lyrics. The feature has been introduced on its iPhone and iPad apps – six years after […]

Police ‘visit funeral home to unlock dead man’s phone’

Police ‘visit funeral home to unlock dead man’s phone’

Image copyright Getty Images Police in Florida have been criticised for allegedly entering a funeral home in a futile bid to unlock a dead man’s smartphone. Linus Phillip, 30, was killed while trying to escape from police at a petrol station in Largo on 23 March. After his body was released to the Sylvan Abbey […]

Russia Telegram ban hits Google and Amazon services

Russia Telegram ban hits Google and Amazon services

Media captionRussia’s Telegram ban failing Google, Amazon and other services inside Russia have been hit by the country’s bids to stop people using the Telegram messaging app. Russia banned the app after the company refused to hand over encryption keys that could unscramble messages. The ban, which started this month, involved Russian regulators blocking many […]

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