Trump chooses pro-settlement hardliner as Israel envoy

Trump chooses pro-settlement hardliner as Israel envoy

Image copyright EPA Image caption David Friedman advised Mr Trump during his election campaign US President-elect Donald Trump has chosen right-winger David Friedman as America’s next ambassador to Israel. The 57-year-old lawyer is strongly critical of the long-held US goal of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He also supports Jewish settlement building in […]

Apple will charge £65 to replace one lost Airpod

Apple will charge £65 to replace one lost Airpod

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Apple’s Airpods are wireless headphones designed for the iPhone 7 Apple has said customers who lose one of the new wireless Airpod earphones will be charged £65 for a replacement. The devices went on sale via Apple’s website this week and a pair costs £159 in the UK. They […]

Philippines: Duterte killing claim ‘should not be taken literally’

Philippines: Duterte killing claim ‘should not be taken literally’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Duterte is to be taken “seriously, but not literally” An apparent admission by the president of the Philippines that he had killed criminal suspects when he was mayor of Davao should not be “taken literally”, his spokesman has said. Martin Andanar told the BBC that Mr Duterte was […]

Instagram fixes Singapore viral ‘bug’

Instagram fixes Singapore viral ‘bug’

Image caption Some users employed a ‘hack’ that involved tagging themselves in Singapore to increase reach Instagram said it had fixed a “bug” that saw users geo-tag themselves as being in Singapore in a bid to go viral – even though they were not there. Some users claimed the apparent hack increased the chances of […]

US hacking claims: Russia says ‘indecent’ without evidence

US hacking claims: Russia says ‘indecent’ without evidence

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Obama meeting Mr Putin at the UN in New York in 2015 US claims that Russia hacked official emails, without evidence, are “indecent”, the Kremlin has said. “They need to either stop talking about this or finally present some sort of proof,” Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said. US […]

A pattern is starting to emerge in the Wakeyleaks scandal as Army football is the latest team to be linked – Business Insider

Mike Comer/Getty Images The Wakeyleaks scandal appears to be just getting warmed up, and other schools are starting to get involved. The bizarre tale, in which Tommy Elrod, a Wake Forest radio announcer and former football player and coach there, was fired for passing (or attempting to pass) “confidential and proprietary game preparation” material to […]

US hacking could inspire UK attack, cyber chief warns – BBC News

US hacking could inspire UK attack, cyber chief warns – BBC News

Image caption Ciaran Martin said that GCHQ had taken measures to protect the 2015 UK general election against hacking The man responsible for Britain’s cyberdefences says a suspected hacking campaign to influence the US election could inspire attacks on the UK. Ciaran Martin, chief executive of the National Cyber Security Centre, said it may have […]