Schools issue Snapchat Map warning

Schools issue Snapchat Map warning

Image caption Snap Map lets people share their location Schools are warning parents that a new location-sharing feature in Snapchat could put children at risk. Snap Map lets users share their exact location with people on their “friends” list in real time. In a letter seen by the BBC, one school said the map raised […]

Petya hackers issue fresh ransom demand

Petya hackers issue fresh ransom demand

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ukrainian cyber-security researchers have been trying to uncover the secrets of the malware’s code The perpetrators of a recent cyber-attack that disrupted businesses across the world appear to have accessed the ransom payments they raised. Just over £7,900-worth of virtual currency has been moved from the Bitcoin address listed in […]

Call for a ban on child sex robots

Call for a ban on child sex robots

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Increasingly, companies are developing sex dolls that move and talk There should be a ban on the import of sex robots designed to look like children, the author of a new report into the phenomenon has said. Prof Noel Sharkey said that society as a whole needed to consider […]

Google NHS deal rebuked again by DeepMind panel

Google NHS deal rebuked again by DeepMind panel

Image copyright DeepMind Image caption The Streams app is saving nurses hours each day, says DeepMind An independent panel set up to oversee the activities of Google’s DeepMind has agreed that its initial deal with a UK hospital was “illegal”. The Information Commission (ICO) ruled on Monday that the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust had […]

Ukraine cyber-attack: Software firm MeDoc’s servers seized

Ukraine cyber-attack: Software firm MeDoc’s servers seized

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Sergei Linnik and his daughter Olesya run the firm blamed for spreading the infection Police in Ukraine have seized the servers of an accountancy software firm, which is believed to have unwittingly helped spread malware that attacked many global firms last month. Intellect Service has denied that its software helped […]

Amazon and eBay images broken by Photobucket’s ‘ransom demand’

Amazon and eBay images broken by Photobucket’s ‘ransom demand’

Image copyright Amazon Image caption Several items have lost their product images on Amazon Thousands of images promoting goods sold on Amazon and other shopping sites have been removed after a photo-sharing service changed its terms. Ebay and Etsy have also been affected, in addition to many forums and blogs. The problem has been caused […]

Google DeepMind NHS app test broke UK privacy law

Google DeepMind NHS app test broke UK privacy law

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The records collected by DeepMind went back over the past five years A UK hospital did not do enough to protect the privacy of patients when it shared data with Google, the UK’s Information Commission (ICO) has ruled. The ICO censured the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust about data […]

LeEco chairman ‘has bank accounts frozen over debt’

LeEco chairman ‘has bank accounts frozen over debt’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jia Yueting, the founder of LeEco, stepped down as chief executive of the company earlier this year but retained the position of chairman. The billionaire co-founder of struggling Chinese technology giant LeEco has had personal assets frozen by a Shanghai court, state media reports. Assets worth a combined 1.24bn […]

Google DeepMind NHS medical trial broke UK privacy law

Google DeepMind NHS medical trial broke UK privacy law

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The records collected by DeepMind went back over the past five years A UK hospital did not do enough to protect the privacy of patients when it shared data with Google, the UK’s Information Commission (ICO) has ruled. The ICO censured the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust about data […]