Breitbart news site blocked by ad exchange

Breitbart news site blocked by ad exchange

Image caption Breitbart describes itself as a “conservative media giant” A leading ad exchange has blacklisted Breitbart News, which until recently was run by one of US President-elect Donald Trump’s closest advisers. AppNexus said it would no longer allow Breitbart to sell ad space via its platform, after determining that the site had broken its […]

Tech firms seek to frustrate internet history log law

Tech firms seek to frustrate internet history log law

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption UK internet service providers will have to store a log of their customers’ activities Plans to keep a record of UK citizens’ online activities face a challenge from tech firms seeking to offer ways to hide people’s browser histories. Internet providers will soon be required to record which services their […]

Deliveroo customers billed for unordered food

Deliveroo customers billed for unordered food

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Deliveroo has a large network of food takeaway couriers Customers of takeaway food app Deliveroo have had their accounts hacked and run up bills for food that they did not order, according to an investigation by the BBC’s Watchdog programme. One user said that £200 was spent on burgers […]

Malware is making ATMs ‘spit cash’

Malware is making ATMs ‘spit cash’

Image copyright Thinkstock A Russian cybersecurity firm has issued a warning about a spate of remotely coordinated attacks on cash machines. Hacks of banks’ centralised systems had made groups of machines issue cash simultaneously, a process known as “touchless jackpotting”, said Group IB. The machines had not been physically tampered with, but “money mules” had […]

Porn sites could be blocked by ISPs under new UK rules

Porn sites could be blocked by ISPs under new UK rules

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The government wants to limit children’s access to unsuitable material The government has announced new powers that could force internet service providers to block pornographic websites that do not ask for age verification. It is part of a wider crackdown on the content that children can view online. The plan […]

Government pledges faster broadband funds

Government pledges faster broadband funds

Image copyright Thinkstock In Wednesday’s Autumn Statement, Chancellor Philip Hammond will announce £400m ($500m) funding for a new Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund. Private investors will be asked to match the amount. It will be available to fibre broadband providers looking to expand. The UK must move towards providing fibre-to-the-property, rather than fibre-to-the-cabinet broadband, which enables […]

Satellite to help planes avoid turbulence

Satellite to help planes avoid turbulence

Image copyright United Launch Alliance A new weather satellite that could help pilots avoid turbulence has launched into space. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said it would beam clearer images of cloud “waves”, which contribute to turbulence, back to earth more quickly. It is also set to give better estimates of wind […]

Apple to swap ‘faulty’ iPhone 6S batteries

Apple to swap ‘faulty’ iPhone 6S batteries

Image copyright AP Image caption The problem can mean that the iPhone 6 abruptly shuts down despite having plenty of power Apple is offering to replace the batteries of a “small number” of iPhone 6S phones with a fault that makes them unexpectedly shut down. The phones with this fault were manufactured between September and […]

Virtual reality video simulates drink driving car crash

Virtual reality video simulates drink driving car crash

A virtual reality video simulating a drink driving car crash has been released by alcohol maker Diageo. The four-minute video shows the collision of three cars, with viewers able to see it from 360 degrees. Some road safety charities said it helped to show the dangers of drink driving, but others said it could have […]

BT faces 4G Ofcom auction challenge

BT faces 4G Ofcom auction challenge

Image copyright Thinkstock Ofcom has proposed a cap on some of the newly available 4G spectrum it is preparing for auction, which would prevent BT from bidding. The spectrum, formerly used by the Ministry of Defence, will provide 4G services for mobile companies. The communications watchdog has suggested that a 42% share could be the […]

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