Apple’s Tim Cook keeps nephew off social media

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tim Cook is the latest high-profile figure to voice concern about social networks Apple chief executive Tim Cook has said he does not want his nephew to be on a social network. His comments come as a survey suggests the wider British public is becoming increasingly distrustful of Facebook, […]

Kim Dotcom suing New Zealand government for damages

Image copyright Kim Dotcom Image caption Kim Dotcom, pictured here with Elizabeth Dotcom on his wedding day, is suing the New Zealand government for damages over the raid of his mansion in 2012 Kim Dotcom, the founder of file-sharing site Megaupload, is suing the New Zealand government for billions of dollars in damages over his […]

Amazon’s checkout-free store opens

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Customers enter the store by scanning the Amazon Go app on their smartphone In a move that could revolutionise the way we buy groceries, Amazon opens its first supermarket without checkouts – human or self-service – to shoppers on Monday. Amazon Go, in Seattle, has been tested by staff for […]

Only one in four trust social media, says survey

Image copyright Getty Images Only one in four Britons trusts social media and users would like to see tighter regulation, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. Its survey found two-thirds of Britons believe platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are not doing enough to prevent illegal and unethical behaviour, including cyber-bullying and extremism. But […]

Boing Boing blog sued over Playboy centrefolds link

Image copyright BoingBoing Image caption BoingBoing collects eclectic links from around the web Popular blog Boing Boing is being sued by Playboy magazine over a link it shared to an archive of centrefolds. The archive of almost 500 “Playmates” was created by an unknown person from scans of the centrefolds and uploaded to image-sharing site […]

Net firms ‘better’ at removing hate speech, says EU

Net firms ‘better’ at removing hate speech, says EU

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The firms have improved since the scheme was introduced in 2016 Net firms are getting better at removing illegal hate speech, according to the European Union. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft all took place in a voluntary EU scheme to monitor their platforms for a six-week period at the […]

Thousands hit in OnePlus credit card hack

Image copyright OnePlus Image caption OnePlus said the card-stealing script was active for about two months Up to 40,000 people were caught out by hackers who stole credit card details from the site of phone maker OnePlus. The company stopped taking card payments via its site earlier this week after learning about the attack. An […]

TalkTalk most complained-about broadband provider

TalkTalk most complained-about broadband provider

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Overall the trend of complaints to Ofcom is down, suggesting providers are improving their services TalkTalk has been named as the most complained-about broadband firm in the UK, according to the latest report from regulator Ofcom. The watchdog received nearly 250 complaints a day about communications services from July […]

Apple hit with complaint by South Korean consumer group

Image copyright Apple Inc Image caption Apple in iPhone slowdown complaint from South Korean consumer group Apple chief Tim Cook has had a criminal complaint filed against him by a South Korean consumer group in the ongoing row over the slowdown of older iPhones. The firm is already reportedly facing legal action over claims of […]

Data-stealing spyware ‘traced to Lebanon’

Data-stealing spyware ‘traced to Lebanon’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Malware in messaging apps has been stealing data from activists, lawyers and military personnel A security bug that has infected thousands of smartphones has been uncovered by campaign group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Working with mobile security firm Lookout, researchers discovered that malware in fake messaging designed to […]