German court rejects parents’ access to dead teenager’s Facebook account

German court rejects parents’ access to dead teenager’s Facebook account

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Facebook said that sharing the girl’s details would compromise the privacy of her contacts A court in Germany has ruled that the parents of a dead teenage girl have no right to access their daughter’s Facebook account. The 15-year-old was killed by a train in 2012 and her parents were […]

‘One in two’ young online gamers bullied, report finds

‘One in two’ young online gamers bullied, report finds

Media captionOne online gamer told the BBC he had experienced death threats online. A study carried out by an anti-bullying charity found that 57% of the young people it surveyed had experienced bullying online when playing games. In addition, 22% said they had stopped playing a game as a result. Ditch the Label surveyed around […]

Uber fires self-driving car engineer amid legal fight with Google

Uber fires self-driving car engineer amid legal fight with Google

Image copyright Justin Sullivan/AFP/Getty Image caption Uber has been testing self-driving cars Uber has fired the engineer accused of stealing secrets from Google-owner Alphabet after he failed to assist with an investigation related to the lawsuit. Anthony Levandowski, previously worked on self-driving car technology at Waymo, owned by Alphabet. He is accused of downloading 14,000 […]

Shadow Brokers move bitcoins after hacking tool auction

Shadow Brokers move bitcoins after hacking tool auction

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Shadow Brokers claim to have more hacking tools for sale Bitcoins worth £18,500 ($24,000) that were sent to hacker group the Shadow Brokers have been moved. The funds were received during an auction of hacking tools that failed to attract much interest before the group eventually released the […]

Ukraine raids offices of ‘Russian Google’

Ukraine raids offices of ‘Russian Google’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The search firm was recently hit with sanctions in Ukraine Russian search giant Yandex has had its Kiev and Odessa offices raided by Ukraine’s State Security Service (SBU). The raids were part of a treason investigation seeking to discover whether Ukrainian users’ data had been illegally collected and distributed to […]

Liverpool One shopping centre screen ‘hacked’

Liverpool One shopping centre screen ‘hacked’

Image copyright Theantnest Image caption Over the weekend, an outdoor screen displayed a message apparently posted by hackers A large digital billboard outside a Liverpool shopping centre was apparently defaced by hackers on 29 May. “We suggest you improve your security. Sincerely, your friendly neighbourhood hackers,” a message on the screen read. It was posted […]

Millions of Android phones hit by ‘Judy’ malware

Millions of Android phones hit by ‘Judy’ malware

Image copyright AFP More than 36 million Android devices may have been infected with ad-click malware, a security firm has said. Researchers at Check Point said they found the malware, dubbed Judy, on about 50 apps in Google’s Play Store. The apps contain code that sends infected devices to a target webpage, where they generate […]

WannaCry ransom notice analysis suggests Chinese link

WannaCry ransom notice analysis suggests Chinese link

Image copyright AFP Image caption The WannaCry worm encrypted computer files and demanded a ransom to unlock them New analysis suggests Chinese-speaking criminals may have been behind the WannaCry ransomware that affected thousands of organisations worldwide. Researchers from Flashpoint looked at the language used in the ransom notice. They said the use of proper grammar […]

BA boss ‘won’t resign’ over flight chaos

BA boss ‘won’t resign’ over flight chaos

Media captionBoss Alex Cruz says he has been communicating with passengers over social media BA chief executive Alex Cruz says he will not resign and that flight disruption had nothing to do with cutting costs. He told the BBC a power surge, had “only lasted a few minutes”, but the back-up system had not worked […]

British Airways flight chaos lessens after weekend of disruption

British Airways flight chaos lessens after weekend of disruption

Image copyright Reuters British Airways is working to restore its computer systems after a power failure caused major disruption for thousands of passengers worldwide. The airline is “closer to full operational capacity” after an IT power cut resulted in mass flight cancellations at Heathrow and Gatwick. Thousands of passengers remain displaced, with large numbers sleeping […]