‘One-third of teenage girls sexually harassed online’

‘One-third of teenage girls sexually harassed online’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Girls are more likely than boys to be victims of online sexual harassment Nearly a third of teenage girls have been sexually harassed online by children their own age, a study from charity Childnet suggests. Some 31% of girls aged 13-17 have been targeted with unwanted sexual attention, compared […]

Will tech firms challenge China’s ‘open’ internet?

Will tech firms challenge China’s ‘open’ internet?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Beijing has a distinctly Chinese vision of the internet Sometimes you can gauge how proud someone is about being at an event by the extent to which they want to talk about it. When that event is China’s annual global internet get-together in Wuzhen there are plenty who turn up, […]

CryptoKitties craze slows down transactions on Ethereum

CryptoKitties craze slows down transactions on Ethereum

Image copyright www.cryptokitties.co A new craze for virtual kittens is slowing down trade in one of the largest crypto-currencies. CryptoKitties lets players buy and breed “crypto-pets” on Ethereum’s underlying blockchain network. The game’s developers told the Bloomberg news agency that CryptoKitties was a “key step” to making blockchains more accessible. But its popularity has underscored […]

Nissan to trial robo-taxis in Japan

Nissan to trial robo-taxis in Japan

Image copyright Nissan Image caption Nissan’s Easy Ride could launch in Japan in early 2020s Carmaker Nissan plans to test self-driving taxis on Japanese roads from March next year. The company is partnering with Japanese software company DeNA, which operates online services for the gaming, healthcare and automotive industries. It will adapt a Nissan Leaf […]

Millions caught in virtual keyboard app data breach

Millions caught in virtual keyboard app data breach

Image copyright AI.type Image caption An example of an Ai.type keyboard theme Security researchers claim to have found the personal data of 31 million Android users of the keyboard app Ai.type after finding an open database online. The app offers themed keyboards for phones and tablets. The researchers claimed data left visible included names, phone […]

Blue Planet II comes to iPlayer in 4K HDR

Blue Planet II comes to iPlayer in 4K HDR

Image caption This simulated image shows – on the right-hand side – the advantage of using high dynamic range The BBC’s Blue Planet II programme is to become its first TV series to be made available in 4K resolution and high dynamic range (HDR) colour via its iPlayer catch-up service. All seven episodes of the […]

UK government mulls Bitcoin regulation

UK government mulls Bitcoin regulation

Image copyright Getty Images Anti-money laundering regulations should be updated to include Bitcoin and other virtual currencies, the UK Treasury has said. The Metropolitan Police says criminals are using crypto-currency cash machines to launder money in London. The government’s aim is part of a broader update to the EU rules which are under negotiation. The […]

Beyonce ‘unlikely’ to use burner email

Beyonce ‘unlikely’ to use burner email

Image copyright Getty Images Experts say it is “unlikely” that Beyonce changes her email address every week as claimed by singer Ed Sheeran. “I have an email address that I email – that actually changes every week,” he said during an interview about working with her on a duet. The reporter, from Entertainment Tonight, then […]

Facebook creates 800 jobs as it opens new London office

Facebook creates 800 jobs as it opens new London office

Image copyright Getty Images Facebook is opening a new London office that will allow it to create 800 new UK jobs in 2018. By the end of next year about 2,300 people will work for the social media company in the UK. The office will be Facebook’s biggest engineering hub outside the US, and opens […]

Venezuela unveils virtual currency amid economic crisis

Venezuela unveils virtual currency amid economic crisis

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Maduro made the announcement during his weekly TV and radio programme Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced the creation of a new virtual currency in a bid to ease the country’s economic crisis. He said the Petro would be backed by Venezuela’s oil, gas, gold and diamond wealth. Opposition […]