Black Friday and Cyber Monday: top tips

Image copyright Getty Images Black Friday is well under way and the bargains will flow thick and fast all weekend – right up until the next sales peak on Cyber Monday. Analysts Kantar predict UK shoppers will spend on average £246 ($327) each during the big event this year, with those in the US splashing […]

Glitch in YouTube’s tool for tracking obscene comments

Media captionThe Children’s Commissioner for England says the comments are ‘very worrying’ Part of YouTube’s system for reporting sexualised comments left on children’s videos has not been functioning correctly for more than a year, say volunteer moderators. They say there could be up to 100,000 predatory accounts leaving indecent comments on videos. A BBC Trending […]

Call to regulate video game loot boxes over gambling concerns

Call to regulate video game loot boxes over gambling concerns

Image copyright EA Image caption Battlefront II was changed to remove a way to pay for loot crates and rewards A US politician has condemned the “predatory practices” seen in games that feature loot boxes or crates. Games use them to give random rewards and they are acquired either through gameplay or by spending real […]

Predatory accounts still on YouTube

Media captionThe Children’s Commissioner for England says the comments are ‘very worrying’ Part of YouTube’s system for reporting sexualised comments left on children’s videos has not been functioning correctly for more than a year, say volunteer moderators. They say there could be up to 100,000 predatory accounts leaving indecent comments on videos. A BBC Trending […]

YouTube child abuse reporting system ‘flawed’

Media captionThe Children’s Commissioner for England says the comments are ‘very worrying’ Part of YouTube’s system for reporting sexualised comments left on children’s videos has not been functioning correctly for more than a year, say volunteer moderators. They say there could be up to 100,000 predatory accounts leaving indecent comments on videos. A BBC Trending […]

Russian Fancy Bear hackers’ UK link revealed

Image caption Russian hackers spent well over $6,000 at Crookservers When Russia’s most notorious hackers hired servers from a UK-registered company, they left a trove of clues behind, the BBC has discovered. The hackers used the computers to attack the German parliament, hijack traffic meant for a Nigerian government website and target Apple devices. The […]

Foxconn stops interns’ illegal overtime at iPhone X factory

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Foxconn has faced several claims of poor treatment of workers at its Chinese factories Foxconn, a main supplier for Apple’s iPhone, says it has stopped interns from working illegal overtime at its factory in China. It comes after a Financial Times report found at least six students worked 11-hour […]

Broadband firms must ditch ‘misleading’ speed ads

Image copyright BT Image caption ISPs will no longer be able to use the term ‘up to’ about speeds of service Broadband firms will no longer be able to advertise their fast net services based on the speeds just a few customers get, from May next year. Currently ISPs are allowed to use headline speeds […]

Budget 2017: Funding for AI, 5G and digital skills

Budget 2017: Funding for AI, 5G and digital skills

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More funding for research into 5G technology was promised Chancellor Philip Hammond said he wanted to secure Britain’s position as a world leader in technology and innovation as he delivered his Budget. It included more money for artificial intelligence and the development of 5G networks. There will also be […]

UK regulator has ‘huge concerns’ over Uber breach

UK regulator has ‘huge concerns’ over Uber breach

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It is unclear whether UK citizens’ data was breached as Uber has not said. The UK’s information commissioner has “huge concerns about Uber’s data policies and ethics” following a breach that exposed the details of 57 million customers and drivers. Uber did not tell anyone about the breach and […]

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