Snapchat map update raises child safety worries

Snapchat map update raises child safety worries

Image copyright SNap Image caption Snap Map lets people track their friends An update to Snapchat that shows publicly posted images on a searchable map has raised safety concerns among parents. Snap Map lets people search for places such as schools and see videos and pictures posted by children inside. It also lets people locate […]

Facebook launches initiative to fight online hate speech

Facebook launches initiative to fight online hate speech

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Facebook says it will support and train NGOs to spot and respond to hate speech and extremism Facebook is launching a UK initiative to train and fund local organisations to combat extremism and hate speech. It comes a week after the social network announced steps of its own to remove […]

Virgin Media urges password change over hacking risk

Virgin Media urges password change over hacking risk

Image copyright Getty Images Virgin Media has told 800,000 customers to change their passwords to protect against being hacked. An investigation by Which? found that hackers could access the provider’s Super Hub 2 router, allowing access to users’ smart appliances. A child’s toy and domestic CCTV cameras were among the vulnerable devices. Virgin Media said […]

UK rail ticket machines hit by IT glitch

UK rail ticket machines hit by IT glitch

Image copyright PA Rail ticket machines across the UK fell out of service this morning preventing commuters from using them to pay fares. On-screen messages said they had “no online connectivity”, making them unable to send payment card details. The issue began at about 06:00 BST. A spokesman for the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) told […]

WhatsApp rises as a major force in news media

WhatsApp rises as a major force in news media

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption WhatsApp is owned by Facebook, so its rise potentially gives its parent even more influence over the media WhatsApp is becoming one of the prevailing ways people discover and discuss news, according to a study. But use of the messaging app appears to vary widely between countries. In Malaysia, […]

Green light for UK driverless car road trials

Green light for UK driverless car road trials

Image copyright PA Image caption Connected cars will alert the driver if an emergency vehicle is nearby A demonstration of driverless cars in Nuneaton will be followed later this year by trials on public roads. Autodrive – a collaboration between Jaguar Land Rover, Ford and Tata Motors – showed off how autonomous cars can talk […]

Google’s DeepMind extends controversial Streams app

Google’s DeepMind extends controversial Streams app

Image copyright DeepMind Image caption The Streams app is saving nurses hours each day says the Royal Free hospital Google’s DeepMind has extended the use of its Streams health app to Musgrove Park Hospital in Somerset. The app, which helps doctors and nurses spot signs of kidney failure, proved controversial when it was rolled out […]

Microsoft admits disabling anti-virus software for Windows 10 users

Microsoft admits disabling anti-virus software for Windows 10 users

Image copyright Drew Angerer Image caption Microsoft has admitted to disabling anti-virus software, but only as part of updating Windows 10 Microsoft has admitted that it does temporarily disable anti-virus software on Windows PCs, following an anti-trust complaint to the European Commission by a security company. In early June, Kaspersky Lab filed a complaint against […]

Uber: The scandals that drove Travis Kalanick out

Uber: The scandals that drove Travis Kalanick out

Image copyright Getty Images Uber’s embattled chief executive Travis Kalanick has resigned from the firm, following pressure from shareholders. His resignation comes after a chaotic few months at the firm, including a series of scandals about sexual harassment, macho culture and the departure of senior executives. Mr Kalanick had already said that he was taking […]

UK hacker exploits online bank loophole to steal £100,000

UK hacker exploits online bank loophole to steal £100,000

Image copyright courtneyk Image caption A hacker stole almost £100,000 by exploiting a loophole in Clydesdale Bank’s online banking system A UK hacker has been jailed for stealing almost £100,000 from a bank by exploiting a bug in the bank’s online banking system. James Ejankowski, who’s 24, defrauded Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banking Group of more […]