Trump’s wall: Mind the gaps

Trump’s wall: Mind the gaps

Media captionWATCH: Nick Kwek toured the border dividing the US state of Arizona and Mexico’s Sonora “We gotta get outta here!” cries Agent Daniel Hernandez of US Border Patrol. Moments earlier a hurled rock from over the fence whacked the tin roof next to us with an almighty thud. Its target: Agent Hernandez, my camerawoman […]

Grindr and Tinder ‘must not risk children’s safety’

Grindr and Tinder ‘must not risk children’s safety’

Image copyright Getty Images Dating apps Grindr and Tinder are to be asked to explain to the government how they protect children, after an investigation claimed minors are put at risk of sexual exploitation. More than 30 cases of child rape have been investigated by police since 2015 after victims evaded age checks on such […]

TikTok: When gummy bears singing Adele rule online

TikTok: When gummy bears singing Adele rule online

Media captionWATCH: What is TikTok? Have you seen the viral video where a choir of gummy bears sing a rousing chorus of Adele’s Someone Like You? Or maybe the slightly bizarre sight of people putting make-up on potatoes? Or perhaps you have been out and about and someone has inexplicably shouted “hit or miss” at […]

YouTube U-turn over child abuse singer

YouTube U-turn over child abuse singer

Image copyright Austin Jones YouTube has decided to delete singer Austin Jones’s channel, after he admitted exchanging sexually explicit images and videos with underage girls. The video-sharing site was criticised after it left the singer’s videos online, despite him pleading guilty to charges in court. Other social networks were quick to remove his content but […]

EE data breach ‘led to stalking’

EE data breach ‘led to stalking’

Image caption Ms Bonafede says the experience was “distressing” An EE customer has said she was stalked by an ex-partner who worked at the firm, after he accessed her personal data without permission. Francesca Bonafede’s number was switched to a new handset and her address and bank details were accessed. She said the company failed […]

Facebook ordered by Germany to gather and mix less data

Facebook ordered by Germany to gather and mix less data

Image copyright Getty Images Germany’s competition regulator has told Facebook to substantially restrict how it collects and combines data about its users unless they give it explicit consent. The watchdog has carried out a probe into the social network following concerns that members were unaware of the extent of the firm’s activities. It covered data […]

Jack’d gay dating app exposes millions of private photos

Jack’d gay dating app exposes millions of private photos

Image copyright Getty Images A security flaw in gay dating app Jack’d has left private intimate photos publicly exposed on the internet. Anyone with a web browser who knows where to look can access millions of private photos, even if they do not have a Jack’d account. Researcher Oliver Hough told BBC News he had […]

Fortnite: Pro gamer RizArt ‘deeply sorry’ for faking age

Fortnite: Pro gamer RizArt ‘deeply sorry’ for faking age

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Epic Games pledged $100m (£77.2m) to fund prize pools for Fortnite competitions in 2019 A Japanese pro gamer has said he is “truly ashamed” after faking his age to gain YouTube subscribers. Known to his followers as RizArt, the gamer gained notoriety after beating a Fortnite world record in […]

Trustpilot tackles business review cheats

Trustpilot tackles business review cheats

Image copyright Trustpilot Image caption Trustpilot lets users give a score and review to the businesses they have dealt with The business review site Trustpilot is making it easier for the public to detect when companies try to suppress complaints posted to its platform. The service is to reveal how many reviews each company has […]

Child abuse images hidden in crypto-currency blockchain

Child abuse images hidden in crypto-currency blockchain

Image copyright Getty Images Images of child sexual abuse have been found embedded in the system powering a high-profile crypto-currency. Somebody added the illegal images to the core ledger of Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) by using a payment processor. This ledger, known as the blockchain, is a running record of crypto-currency transactions, shared among users […]