Tomorrow’s cities: Are your shoes giving away data?

Media captionHow much data do you give away on the tube? Shops and retailers are taking over where street cameras left off, watching shoppers’ every move. According to a 2015 survey of 150 retail executives from IT services firm Computer Services Corporation, a quarter of all British shops and 59% of fashion retailers use facial […]

Two major US technology firms ‘tricked out of $100m’

Two major US technology firms ‘tricked out of $100m’

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Evaldas Rimasauskas posed as Asian-based hardware manufacturer to trick staff into wiring him money A Lithuanian man has been charged with tricking two US technology firms into wiring him $100m (£80.3m) through an email phishing scam. Posing as an Asian-based manufacturer, Evaldas Rimasauskas tricked staff into transferring money into bank […]

Spear-phishing scammer demanded sex show

Spear-phishing scammer demanded sex show

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It took minutes for the scammer to take over Six weeks ago, a young woman called Zed (not her real name) was in a meeting at work when a message popped up on Facebook Messenger from a distant friend. “Hey babe,” it began. The friend asked Zed to vote […]

Plusnet fined £880,000 for billing former customers

Plusnet fined £880,000 for billing former customers

Image copyright Plusnet Image caption Plusnet said it had implemented new measures to make sure the problem did not happen again Plusnet, an internet service provider owned by BT, has been fined £880,000 for wrongly billing more than 1,000 former customers. An investigation by watchdog Ofcom found that the ISP broke a fundamental billing rule […]

Twitter shuts 377,000 more ‘terrorism’ accounts

Twitter shuts 377,000 more ‘terrorism’ accounts

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Twitter says it has suspended a total of 636,248 accounts since mid-2015 Twitter says it shut more than 377,000 accounts for promoting terrorism in the second half of last year. It represents a 60% increase on the last numbers provided by the company, which covered the period from February to […]

US man loses appeal over encrypted drives

US man loses appeal over encrypted drives

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The suspect has been in custody for nearly 18 months, his lawyer says, over the encrypted devices A US man has lost an appeal over his refusal to decrypt hard drives seized during an investigation regarding child sexual abuse images. The man, who has not been named in court […]

UK flight ban on electronic devices announced

UK flight ban on electronic devices announced

Image caption The UK ban applies to direct inbound flights from six countries; the US ban lists eight countries The British government has announced a cabin baggage ban on laptops on direct passenger flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia. The ban, which also applies to tablets and DVD […]

Apple launches red iPhone 7 and video app

Apple launches red iPhone 7 and video app

Image copyright Apple Image caption The red iPhone 7 and 7 Plus differ from other models in colour only Apple has launched a red version of its iPhone 7 and 7 Plus as well as a new video app for iOS. The red iPhone celebrates Apple’s 10-year partnership with Red, an organisation that aims to […]

Canadian photographer ‘sorry’ for explicit image sharing

Canadian photographer ‘sorry’ for explicit image sharing

Image copyright Getty Images A Canadian photographer and comedian has admitted posting explicit images of women along with their names on controversial internet forum 4Chan. However, he denied doing so for “malicious intent” – a practice known as doxxing. Ren Bostelaar apologised for his actions but said the photos had already been posted elsewhere on […]

eBay launches guaranteed three-day delivery in US

eBay launches guaranteed three-day delivery in US

Image copyright EBAY Image caption If items don’t arrive on time, eBay will refund shipping or provide shoppers with a voucher Online retailer eBay has promised to get items to US shoppers in three days or less with a new programme called “Guaranteed Delivery”. From the summer, the site will guarantee the speedy delivery of […]