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Hackers Use Subtitle Files to Take Over PCs

Hackers Use Subtitle Files to Take Over PCs

Hackers are adept at finding clever new ways to infect computers with malware. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, they come up with something new to bypass both antivirus software and your own common sense. MORE...

(0) Comments | May 25, 2017  4:55 pm
Apple and Nokia to ‘co-operate’ after settling patent row

Apple and Nokia to ‘co-operate’ after settling patent row

In December, Nokia sued Apple claiming the company had breached 32 technology patents covering displays, user interfaces and video encoding. MORE...

(0) Comments | May 24, 2017  10:26 am
The five big announcements from Google I/O

The five big announcements from Google I/O

If you follow tech news often, you’ll be more than aware of the promise offered by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Often, though, it feels like a far-away goal. It will get there, but right now it’s primitive. MORE...

(0) Comments | May 19, 2017  3:31 pm
WannaCry ransomware cyber-attack ‘may have N Korea link’

WannaCry ransomware cyber-attack ‘may have N Korea link’

Who was behind the huge global cyber-attack? One prominent theory right now is North Korea - but what we know is far from conclusive. MORE...

(0) Comments | May 16, 2017  2:35 pm
Global cyber-attack: Security blogger halts ransomware ‘by accident’

Global cyber-attack: Security blogger halts ransomware ‘by accident’

A UK security researcher has told the BBC how he “accidentally” halted the spread of the malicious ransomware that has affected hundreds of organisations, including the UK’s NHS. MORE...

(0) Comments | May 15, 2017  11:32 am
Disruptions from global cyberattack continue to ripple worldwide

Disruptions from global cyberattack continue to ripple worldwide

Evidence of the cyberattack that hit up to 100 countries continued to ripple around the world Saturday with reports of Chinese students unable to access their graduation theses, British doctors canceling operations and passengers at train stations in Germany greeted by hacked messages on arrival and departure screens. MORE..

(0) Comments | May 13, 2017  6:23 pm
Facebook wants you to say happy birthday with a donation

Facebook wants you to say happy birthday with a donation

For his 31st birthday, Scott Harrison threw a giant party at a club and asked each of his 700 guests for $20. MORE...

(0) Comments | May 8, 2017  4:26 pm
Major phishing attack targeted Google Docs users

Major phishing attack targeted Google Docs users

A widespread phishing scheme targeted people across the web on Wednesday. MORE...

(0) Comments | May 5, 2017  4:50 pm
WhatsApp back after worldwide outage

WhatsApp back after worldwide outage

WhatsApp is back up after suffering an outage that affected users around the world for hours. The Facebook-owned messaging service confirmed in a media statement that it had been inaccessible, but did not say why. MORE..

(0) Comments | May 4, 2017  12:42 pm
Facebook denies targeting insecure users

Facebook denies targeting insecure users

Facebook has denied it is targeting insecure young people in order to push advertising, amid a row over a leaked document. MORE...

(0) Comments | May 2, 2017  3:07 pm
TED 2017: UK ‘Iron Man’ demonstrates flying suit

TED 2017: UK ‘Iron Man’ demonstrates flying suit

A British inventor, who built an Iron Man-style flight suit, has flown it at the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference in Vancouver. MORE...

(0) Comments | April 28, 2017  11:23 am
India bans social media in Kashmir amid violent unrest

India bans social media in Kashmir amid violent unrest

Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have announced a one-month ban on 22 social media services, including Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. MORE...

(0) Comments | April 27, 2017  3:38 pm
Facebook baby killing: Grief and questions after shocking murder

Facebook baby killing: Grief and questions after shocking murder

An incident as shocking as a man murdering his 11-month-old daughter live on Facebook before killing himself was bound to provoke heated debate. MORE...

(0) Comments | April 27, 2017  1:50 pm
Cassini spacecraft poised to dive beneath Saturn rings

Cassini spacecraft poised to dive beneath Saturn rings

An unmanned NASA spacecraft, Cassini, is poised to plunge into the gap between Saturn and its rings, a pioneering journey that could offer an unprecedented view of the sixth planet from the Sun. MORE...

(0) Comments | April 26, 2017  3:47 pm
Credit card with a fingerprint sensor revealed by Mastercard

Credit card with a fingerprint sensor revealed by Mastercard

A payment card featuring a fingerprint sensor has been unveiled by credit card provider Mastercard. MORE...

(0) Comments | April 20, 2017  2:28 pm
US government ‘hacked global bank system’

US government ‘hacked global bank system’

A huge range of security weaknesses, said to be worth over $2m if sold on the black market, have been leaked online. MORE..

(0) Comments | April 15, 2017  2:21 pm
Google adds search results ‘fact check’ flag

Google adds search results ‘fact check’ flag

Google has added its fact check feature to search results globally, in a bid to help tackle the spread of “fake news”. MORE...

(0) Comments | April 10, 2017  4:40 pm
Huawei defeats Samsung in patent battle in China

Huawei defeats Samsung in patent battle in China

The Chinese smartphone-maker Huawei has won a patent victory over its South Korean rival Samsung. MORE...

(0) Comments | April 7, 2017  4:00 pm
Facebook revenge porn to be blocked from reposts

Facebook revenge porn to be blocked from reposts

Facebook is taking fresh action to prevent so-called revenge porn from being spread across its platforms. MORE...

(0) Comments | April 6, 2017  4:40 pm
Campaigners seek ‘to sell US politicians’ browsing data’

Campaigners seek ‘to sell US politicians’ browsing data’

The organisers of two privacy campaigns say they plan to buy, then sell, the internet browsing histories of some of America’s best-known politicians. MORE...

(0) Comments | March 31, 2017  1:35 pm
Samsung plans to relaunch refurbished Note 7 devices

Samsung plans to relaunch refurbished Note 7 devices

Samsung hopes to refurbish the 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 devices that it recalled after a battery fault led to some catching fire. MORE...

(0) Comments | March 28, 2017  2:41 pm
US to ban laptops and tablets on flights from eight countries

US to ban laptops and tablets on flights from eight countries

The US is banning electronic devices from cabin baggage on flights from eight mainly Middle Eastern and North African countries. MORE...

(0) Comments | March 21, 2017  3:43 pm
Australia slumps to 51st in internet speed rankings - behind Sri Lanka and KENYA

Australia slumps to 51st in internet speed rankings - behind Sri Lanka and KENYA

Australia’s internet speed has ranked as the 51st slowest out of 108 countries around the world, lagging behind underdeveloped nations such as Kenya and Sri Lanka. MORE...

(0) Comments | March 16, 2017  10:33 am
Gmail for Android now lets you send people money right in the app

Gmail for Android now lets you send people money right in the app

It’s unlikely to put a dent or even a slight ding in the popularity of Venmo, but today Google is making it easier to send cash using its Gmail app for Android. MORE...

(0) Comments | March 15, 2017  2:35 pm
Jaguar ad encouraged unsafe driving - watchdog

Jaguar ad encouraged unsafe driving - watchdog

An advertorial article published in the Guardian about a new Jaguar car has been rebuked by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority. MORE...

(0) Comments | March 9, 2017  1:12 pm