Father and son charged over dark web drugs

Father and son charged over dark web drugs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid much more powerful than heroin A father and son from New York have been accused of selling drugs on a dark web marketplace shut down by law enforcement agencies in July. Michael Luciano, 58, and Philip Luciano, 29, allegedly sold synthetic opioids fentanyl and […]

Dixons Carphone warns on profit as mobile sales hit

Dixons Carphone warns on profit as mobile sales hit

Image copyright Getty Images The owner of Carphone Warehouse and Dixons has warned that more expensive mobile phone handsets and lower EU roaming charges will hurt its profits. Shares fell more than 30% after it said profits this year would be £360m to £440m, down from £501m last year. Dixons Carphone said customers were not […]

French firm offered spyware to ‘find out if your son is gay’

French firm offered spyware to ‘find out if your son is gay’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many companies now offer products that track children’s internet use A French company offering “invisible PC spy software” has been criticised after it said its product could be used “to find out if your son is gay”. Listing a series of “clues”, the company, Fireworld, suggested that “hacking his […]

DoJ narrows Trump protesters data demand

DoJ narrows Trump protesters data demand

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Large protests were held in Washington DC on 20 January, the day of President Trump’s inauguration Visitors to an anti-Trump website will probably not have their internet protocol addresses turned over to the Department of Justice, after a legal standoff with a US web company. DreamHost had argued the […]

Email prank ‘tricks’ Breitbart editors

Email prank ‘tricks’ Breitbart editors

Image copyright AFP Image caption Steve Bannon, impersonated by the prankster, was recently fired from the White House A British “prankster” has said editors at right-wing news website Breitbart replied to spoof emails purporting to come from Trump adviser Steve Bannon. The prankster shared emails in which staff discussed doing “dirty work” against US President […]

YouTube ‘made wrong call’ on Syria videos

YouTube ‘made wrong call’ on Syria videos

Image copyright Google Image caption The Qasioun News Agency channel, which documents the war in Syria, was temporarily removed YouTube has reinstated thousands of videos documenting violence in Syria that were removed “mistakenly”. Several videos were flagged as inappropriate by an automatic system designed to identify extremist content. Groups monitoring the conflict in Syria say […]

China relaunches world’s fastest train

China relaunches world’s fastest train

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A high-speed train crash led to an investigation which found widespread corruption in the railway ministry China’s fleet of high-speed trains is set once again to become the world’s fastest. The top speed of the Fuxing or “rejuvenation” bullet trains was capped at 300km/h (186mph) in 2011 following two […]

DJI drone owners told to update or be grounded

DJI drone owners told to update or be grounded

Image copyright DJI Image caption The smaller Spark drone is popular with consumers DJI Spark drones will not fly after 1 September unless owners apply a mandatory software update, the device’s maker has warned. DJI said the update to the small drone’s core software fixes some flight control issues suffered by the gadget. The drone […]

Samsung’s Bixby rolled out in 200 countries

Samsung’s Bixby rolled out in 200 countries

Image copyright Getty Images Samsung’s voice-controlled digital assistant Bixby is being rolled out in 200 countries from today. It is Samsung’s equivalent of Apple’s Siri and Google’s Assistant – which is pre-installed already in Samsung phones as they run the Android operating system. Bixby will initially be available in only two languages – US English […]

Crypto-cash investors duped in funding scam

Crypto-cash investors duped in funding scam

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The popularity of Bitcoin kicked off a rush to mint novel e-currencies Cyber-thieves are believed to have stolen about $500,000 (£390,000) in the Ethereum crypto-currency, with an investment scam. The thieves hijacked the website of finance security start-up Enigma and posted messages saying it was about to launch its […]