Quadriga: The cryptocurrency exchange that lost $135m

Quadriga: The cryptocurrency exchange that lost $135m

Image copyright Facebook/Quadriga Image caption Gerald Cotten When the 30-year-old founder of a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange died suddenly, he took the whereabouts of some C$180m ($135m; £105m) in cryptocurrency to his grave. Now, tens of thousands of Quadriga CX users are wondering if they will ever see their funds again. In 2014, one of the […]

Mobile networks call for 5G security inspector

Mobile networks call for 5G security inspector

Image copyright Getty Images The mobile network industry has called for a new European security testing scheme to check the safety of 5G equipment before it is deployed. Several countries have stopped individual companies supplying equipment for their next-generation networks, citing security concerns. Chinese giants Huawei and ZTE have both faced intense scrutiny. The GSMA, […]

Ad code ‘slows down’ browsing speeds

Ad code ‘slows down’ browsing speeds

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Poorly written code can make some pages very slow to load Ads are responsible for making webpages slow to a crawl, suggests analysis of the most popular one million websites. The research by developer Patrick Hulce looked at which chunks of code take longest to load. About 60% of […]

PewDiePie: Roblox lifts ban after social media backlash

PewDiePie: Roblox lifts ban after social media backlash

Image copyright PewDiePie/YouTube Image caption Roblox says it has more than 70 million monthly active users Online social game Roblox has reinstated PewDiePie’s account after banning the popular YouTuber over an “inappropriate username”. PewDiePie revealed the ban in a video on his YouTube channel to his more than 85 million subscribers. Other users then reported […]

Tilly Lockey: ‘I can paint with my bionic arms’

Tilly Lockey, 13, has bionic arms that are so sophisticated she can now paint and apply make-up. She lost both of her hands after contracting meningitis as a baby and is now at the forefront of testing the technology. Her latest set, complete with pressure sensors and fine motor control, are not yet available on […]

Made In Chelsea’s Andy Jordan: Being an influencer made me ‘a puppet’

Made In Chelsea’s Andy Jordan: Being an influencer made me ‘a puppet’

Image copyright Getty Images Andy Jordan didn’t even have an Instagram account before he started on Made in Chelsea in 2012. “Overnight, there were hundreds of thousands of people watching what I was doing,” he says about appearing on the show. He’s now got 290,000 followers. “You’re like, ‘Everyone wants to follow me and talk […]

Ford puts bed hoggers in their place and other news

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What is Article 13? The EU’s copyright directive explained

What is Article 13? The EU’s copyright directive explained

Image copyright Getty Images The final version of a controversial new EU copyright law has been agreed after three days of talks in France. Google has been particularly vocal about the proposed law, which it says could “change the web as we know it”. Article 13 of the EU Copyright Directive states services such as […]

YouTube’s copyright claim system abused by extorters

YouTube’s copyright claim system abused by extorters

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Google bought YouTube for $1.65bn (£1.28bn) in 2006 Google has removed a YouTube channel after it was found to be abusing copyright claims to extort money from users. Kenzo and ObbyRaidz, whose channels predominantly feature them playing Minecraft, reported receiving messages demanding money in exchange for dropping two claims […]

School bomb hoax suspect arrested in US

School bomb hoax suspect arrested in US

Image copyright Reuters Image caption LA’s airport was one target for the Apophis hacker group An American man accused of deluging schools and Los Angeles’s airport with hoax bomb threats has been arrested. Timothy Dalton Vaughn is suspected of being part of the Apophis Squad hacker group that was allegedly behind the pranking spree. One […]

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