Snap shares slide as growth slows

Snap shares slide as growth slows

Image copyright Getty Images Shares in Snapchat’s owner have sunk after it reported disappointing growth in the first three months of the year. In its first results since floating, Snap said the number of daily active users rose just 5% to 166 million compared with the last three months of 2016. That was two million […]

Durham Police AI to help with custody decisions

Durham Police AI to help with custody decisions

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The system has been tested for three years and is now being readied for a live pilot Police in Durham are preparing to go live with an artificial intelligence (AI) system designed to help officers decide whether or not a suspect should be kept in custody. The system classifies […]

Microsoft makes emergency security fix

Microsoft makes emergency security fix

Image copyright Getty Images Microsoft has released an urgent update to stop hackers taking control of computers with a single email. The unusual bug, in Microsoft anti-malware software such as Windows Defender, could be exploited without the recipient even opening the message. Researchers working for Google’s Project Zero cyber-security outfit discovered the flaw at the […]

O2 to scrap Europe roaming fees

O2 to scrap Europe roaming fees

Image copyright AFP Image caption The move to scrap roaming fees in many European countries follows similar initiatives by rivals like Vodafone and EE From 15 June, O2’s Pay Monthly and Business customers will be able to use their UK plans abroad – in 47 European countries – at no extra cost. The move echoes […]

FCC website ‘targeted by attack’ after John Oliver comments

FCC website ‘targeted by attack’ after John Oliver comments

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption John Oliver has spoken about the importance of net neutrality legislation before The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website was deliberately attacked on 8 May, the regulator has said. The incident began hours after comedian John Oliver criticised FCC plans to reverse US net neutrality rules. Mr Oliver urged […]

China’s Alipay takes on Apple in US expansion

China’s Alipay takes on Apple in US expansion

Image copyright Getty Images Alipay, the Chinese digital payment giant owned by ecommerce giant Alibaba, is expanding in the US. Customers will be able to use Alipay at about 4 million businesses after a deal was signed with credit card processing service First Data. The deal is chiefly aimed at Chinese tourists visiting North America. […]

Google Street View used to discover ‘lost’ cycle ways

Google Street View used to discover ‘lost’ cycle ways

Image copyright Google Street View Image caption Some of the cycle ways retain a faint hint of their original red colour A vast network of forgotten cycle ways across the UK has been rediscovered with the help of Google Street View. Historian and cycling enthusiast Carlton Reid found the routes, which were created between 1934 […]

Guardian Soulmates users hit with spam after data exposure

Guardian Soulmates users hit with spam after data exposure

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Guardian Soulmates took action after users said they had received spam containing information from their profiles Users of Guardian Soulmates have been targeted with sexually explicit spam emails after their contact information was accidentally exposed on the dating site. Information from users’ profiles was included in the spam messages. […]

Facebook publishes fake news ads in UK papers

Facebook publishes fake news ads in UK papers

Image copyright PA Facebook has broadened its campaign to raise awareness about fake news, by publishing adverts in the UK press. The ads, in papers including The Times, The Guardian and Daily Telegraph, carry a list of ten things to look out for when deciding if a story is genuine. They include checking the article […]

Debenhams Flowers data breach hits 26,000

Debenhams Flowers data breach hits 26,000

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The separate Debenhams.com website was not affected, the firm says Retailer Debenhams has said that up to 26,000 customers of its Flowers website have had their personal data compromised following a cyber-attack. Payment details, names and addresses were potentially taken during the incident, which targeted Ecomnova, a third party […]