eBay launches guaranteed three-day delivery in US

eBay launches guaranteed three-day delivery in US

Image copyright EBAY Image caption If items don’t arrive on time, eBay will refund shipping or provide shoppers with a voucher Online retailer eBay has promised to get items to US shoppers in three days or less with a new programme called “Guaranteed Delivery”. From the summer, the site will guarantee the speedy delivery of […]

Royal Navy to hold biggest cyber war games

Royal Navy to hold biggest cyber war games

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Information Warrior 17 will involve testing warships’ defence against the risk of cyber attacks The Royal Navy is to hold its first large scale cyber war games. Information Warrior 17 will involve Artificial Intelligence (AI) and test the protection of warships and submarines against cyber attacks. The training will […]

US Marines get social media tips after nude photos scandal

US Marines get social media tips after nude photos scandal

Image copyright AFP Image caption The new guidance advises marines to be careful when using social media US Marines have been given guidelines for using social media after it was discovered some had been sharing nude photos of female colleagues online. The advice encourages marines to behave responsibly when sharing marine corps-related material online. It […]

M&S pulls online ads from Google over extremist content fears

M&S pulls online ads from Google over extremist content fears

Image copyright PA Image caption M&S said it was pausing its Google ads to ensure “brand safety” Marks and Spencer has become the latest firm to pull its online advertising from Google’s platforms over fears it is appearing next to extremist content. It follows a UK government decision to remove its adverts from YouTube – […]

YouTube responds to criticism of LGBTQ video ‘blocking’

YouTube responds to criticism of LGBTQ video ‘blocking’

YouTube has released a statement after criticism over videos discussing LGBTQ topics like dating and attraction being hidden on the site. Restricted Mode aims to filter out “more mature content” and is switched off by default. But some vloggers, including Tyler Oakley, say they’re “perplexed” by non-explicit material being blocked. The site tweeted: “We regret […]

McDonald’s India delivery app ‘leaks user data’

McDonald’s India delivery app ‘leaks user data’

Image caption The McDelivery app did not store sensitive financial information, said McDonald’s McDonald’s delivery app in India leaked personal information about 2.2 million users, a security firm has found. A poorly configured server gave anyone access to the names, emails, home addresses and phone numbers of users, said Fallible. Sending a simple request to […]

US man held for sending flashing tweet to epileptic writer

US man held for sending flashing tweet to epileptic writer

Image caption A still of the tweet which contained flashing images A man accused of sending a flashing image to a writer in order to trigger an epileptic seizure has been arrested, the US justice department says. John Rayne Rivello, 29, of Maryland, sent Kurt Eichenwald an animated image with a flashing light on Twitter […]

Google DeepMind’s NHS deal under scrutiny

Google DeepMind’s NHS deal under scrutiny

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The records collected by DeepMind went back over the past five years A deal between Google’s artificial intelligence firm DeepMind and the UK’s NHS had serious “inadequacies”, an academic paper has suggested. More than a million patient records were shared with DeepMind to build an app to alert doctors […]

Google pulls Beauty and the Beast ‘ad’ from Home

Google pulls Beauty and the Beast ‘ad’ from Home

Image copyright Reuters Google has removed audio about the movie Beauty and the Beast which played out unprompted on Google Home. “By the way, Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast opens today,” the smart speaker said after listing the time, weather and travel update. In a video posted on Twitter, it then talked about […]

Russia denies Yahoo hack involvement

Russia denies Yahoo hack involvement

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has denied the charges The Kremlin has denied allegations by US authorities that the FSB intelligence agency was involved in a huge data breach affecting Yahoo. Two FSB officers were accused of conspiring with two alleged criminal hackers in a Department of Justice indictment announced on […]

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