Myanmar Rohingya: Facebook ‘still hosts hate speech’

Myanmar Rohingya: Facebook ‘still hosts hate speech’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas have left Myanmar for refugee camps in Bangladesh More than 1,000 anti-Rohingya posts featuring calls for their murder among other hate speech were live on Facebook last week, according to Reuters. A probe by the news agency indicates that the network is still being […]

Twitter suspends Alex Jones for one week

Twitter suspends Alex Jones for one week

Image copyright EPA Image caption Alex Jones will not be able to post new messages or comment on others’ posts for a week Twitter is blocking the right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from posting to its platform for a week. The InfoWars broadcaster’s past tweets will, however, remain viewable to others while his account is […]

Virgin Media broadband teams ‘left holes in walls’

Virgin Media broadband teams ‘left holes in walls’

Image copyright Andrew Mabbitt Image caption Andrew Mabbitt says it has been six weeks since the damage occurred Virgin Media has been accused of leaving holes in people’s walls and not following up complaints to fix the damage. One customer said he has so far waited six weeks to have a 10-inch crater in his […]

Wi-fi could be used to detect weapons and bombs

Wi-fi could be used to detect weapons and bombs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The system is cheaper and requires fewer staff than traditional security systems Ordinary wi-fi could be used to detect weapons and explosives in public places, according to a study led by the Rutgers University in New Jersey. Wireless signals can penetrate bags to measure the dimensions of metal objects […]

Google tracks users who turn off location history

Google tracks users who turn off location history

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The study found that users had to turn off another setting in order to disable location being recorded Google records users’ locations even when they have asked it not to, a report from the Associated Press has suggested. The issue could affect up to two billion Android and Apple […]

Monster Hunter World sales yanked by China

Monster Hunter World sales yanked by China

Image copyright Capcom Image caption China was expected to be one of the biggest markets for the fantasy video game Monster Hunter World – the blockbuster video game – has been banned by China’s censors just days after going on sale. The local publisher, Tencent, said the intervention had followed “a large number of complaints”, […]

Fortnite used by company for job interviews

Fortnite used by company for job interviews

Image copyright Dare.Win A French marketing agency is inviting applicants for an internship to discuss the opportunity over a game of Fortnite. Candidates are asked to add Dare.Win on the Playstation Network, which is one of its clients, and then be interviewed while playing the video game. Dare.Win says the game-play fits with its entertainment-focused […]

Why some computer viruses refuse to die

Why some computer viruses refuse to die

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Be careful, malware that never dies is still roaming the net There are zombies on the internet – odd, undead lumps of code that roam endlessly seeking and finding fresh victims to infect that help keep the whole ugly horde staggering on, and on. Most of these shambling data […]

Sainsbury’s supermarket goes ’till-free’

Sainsbury’s supermarket goes ’till-free’

Image copyright Sainsbury’s Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is trialling its first “till-free” store, in which shoppers do not need to queue for a staffed or self-service checkout. Instead, customers can scan goods with a smartphone and put them straight into a bag. When they have finished shopping, their payment is processed by the phone. One industry […]

Nintendo cracks down on retro games downloads

Nintendo cracks down on retro games downloads

Image caption Retro consoles such as the N64 can be emulated on modern computers EmuParadise, an 18-year-old website offering downloads of classic computer games, has voluntarily shut down following legal action by Nintendo against two similar online portals. All three offered a wide variety of old games in an unauthorised format. In its legal action, […]