Were Taylor Swift fans tracked at her gig?

Were Taylor Swift fans tracked at her gig?

Image copyright Reuters A major stadium in Los Angeles has confirmed that it uses facial recognition tech during sport and music events, to spot known troublemakers. The Rose Bowl told news site Gizmodo that it used the tech “inside and outside” the stadium gates. It made the statement after an article in Rolling Stone alleged […]

New Facebook bug exposed millions of photos

New Facebook bug exposed millions of photos

Image copyright Reuters Facebook has revealed that a software bug exposed the photos of up to 6.8 million users, including pictures they had not posted. It made the announcement a day after hosting its pop-up privacy experience “It’s Your Facebook” in New York’s Bryant Park. It said several third-party apps had access to “a broader […]

Wetherspoons fake accounts to be exposed

Wetherspoons fake accounts to be exposed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption JD Wetherspoon does not have an official Twitter page The high court in London has ruled that Twitter must reveal the identity behind parody accounts set up to mimic the pub chain Wetherspoons. The accounts had tens of thousands of followers between them. One tweet promised that anyone wearing […]

Half of UK homes could get faster broadband

Half of UK homes could get faster broadband

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many people could get faster speeds but are not, Ofcom has found One in seven homes could be paying more than they need to for broadband and could get faster services for the same or less money, Ofcom has said. New research suggests that half of UK homes have […]

Bieber fans help YouTube Rewind become ‘most disliked’

Bieber fans help YouTube Rewind become ‘most disliked’

Image copyright Vevo Image caption The Baby music video was originally posted to YouTube in February 2010 YouTube Rewind 2018, the annual review of the platform’s highlights, has become its most “disliked” video. It has almost 10.1 million “dislikes”, with more than 82% of its viewers saying they did not enjoy it. With almost 9.9 […]

Grace Millane: New Zealand anger over Google naming murder suspect

Grace Millane: New Zealand anger over Google naming murder suspect

Image copyright Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images Image caption Grace Millane was travelling the world and came to New Zealand in November New Zealand’s justice minister has said Google could face prosecution for sending a mass email which included the name of the man accused of murdering British backpacker Grace Millane. The suspect was granted a temporary […]

Amazon uses dummy parcels to catch thieves

Amazon uses dummy parcels to catch thieves

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Amazon delivers millions of packages every day Amazon has teamed up with police in the US in an effort to stop thieves who steal parcels left outside homes. Officers in New Jersey are planting dummy boxes fitted with GPS trackers, coupled with hidden doorbell cameras, at homes around the […]

Apple to create $1bn Texas base

Apple to create $1bn Texas base

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Trump had called on Apple chief Tim Cook to create more US jobs Apple has announced plans to build a new campus in Austin, Texas, saying the project will involve a $1bn (£790m) investment. The company already has an existing base in the city. The iPhone-maker said it […]

Uber told self-drive cars unsafe days before accident

Uber told self-drive cars unsafe days before accident

Image copyright EPA A leaked email from an employee warned Uber’s bosses that its self-drive cars were involved in multiple crashes, only days before one killed a pedestrian. Robbie Miller, operations manager for Uber’s self-driving trucks, wrote to the firm’s top executives saying the cars were “routinely in accidents”. This was partly down to faults […]

Bereaved mother criticises Facebook over baby ads

Bereaved mother criticises Facebook over baby ads

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Ms Brockell said many other bereaved parents had contacted her to tell of similar experiences The mother of a stillborn child has called on tech companies to rethink how they target ads after she was inundated with baby-related promotions. Gillian Brockell wrote to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Experian, saying if […]

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