BBC News - Technology

BBC News - Technology

08/16/2017 10:34 PM
China cracks down on censorship loopholes
Five websites, including Alibaba, have been asked to remove vendors that sell virtual private networks.

08/16/2017 10:32 PM
Daily Stormer: Cloudflare drops neo-Nazi site
Cloudflare no longer protects the Daily Stormer from distributed denial of service attacks.

08/16/2017 07:04 PM
Apple boss Tim Cook joins Donald Trump condemnation
Tim Cook slams the President's response to Charlottesville as Apple plans human rights donations.

08/16/2017 04:56 PM
HBO social media hacked in latest cyber security breach
Entertainment firm HBO is facing another cyber breach, as it social media accounts are compromised.

08/16/2017 06:45 AM
Nokia 8 smartphone takes 'bothie' videos
The phone streams video from its front and rear cameras at the same time to Facebook or YouTube .

08/16/2017 04:48 AM
Amazon launches Instant Pickup service targeting students
Prime and Prime Student members can order daily "essentials" for collection within two minutes.

08/16/2017 02:59 AM
Game of Thrones struck by fresh leak
HBO blames a contractor for posting an unreleased episode to its Spanish and Nordic platforms.

08/16/2017 12:36 AM
App iTrump wins trademark fight against Trump Organization
An app developer completes a series of trademark victories against the US president's company.

08/16/2017 12:23 AM
Uber agrees to 20 years of privacy audits to settle FTC charges
Uber was in trouble for not adequately securing both customer and driver data from hacking.

08/15/2017 10:15 AM
Intel chief resigns from Trump council
But the president's remarks fail to head off further resignations from White House business groups.

08/15/2017 06:44 AM
Trump tweets cartoon of train hitting CNN reporter
The US president also apparently accidentally retweeted a post by someone calling him "a fascist".

08/15/2017 04:26 AM
Scottish Parliament targeted in 'brute force' cyber attack
The Scottish Parliament is targeted in a "brute force" cyber attack, Holyrood's chief executive confirms.

08/15/2017 04:12 AM
AI seeks fantasy football challengers
The University of Southampton is challenging fantasy football fans to beat its AI at Premier League predictions.

08/15/2017 12:24 AM
BT to scrap half of the UK's remaining telephone boxes
Although 33,000 calls are made each day, one third of phone boxes don't handle any calls at all.

08/14/2017 11:35 PM
GoFundMe removes campaigns for Charlottesville suspect
GoFundMe removes campaigns for James Alex Fields Jr, arrested after a car ploughed into protesters.

08/14/2017 11:17 PM
DJI drones to gain privacy mode after US Army ban
The app that controls DJI's drones will stop sending data to the internet to reassure customers.

08/14/2017 10:19 PM
Web firm fights DoJ on Trump protesters
Department of Justice seeks 1.3 million IP addresses of visitors to an anti-Trump protest site.

08/14/2017 03:52 PM
Indian police arrest four for Game of Thrones leak
The HBO show has seen several leaks over the years and is the most pirated show in TV history.

08/14/2017 11:08 AM
Record-sized data centre planned inside Arctic Circle
The facility in the north of Norway will take advantage of cheap energy and the cool air.

08/14/2017 11:00 AM
The right note?
Why hi-resolution sites are music to the ears of fans who want the best possible sound.

08/14/2017 10:54 AM
Is it OK to use black emojis and gifs?
It's digital blackface, according to this writer - see if her arguments change your emoji habits.

08/14/2017 09:11 AM
NHS cyber-defender Marcus Hutchins back online
Marcus Hutchins was arrested earlier this month on a trip to cyber-security conferences in Las Vegas.

08/14/2017 06:13 AM
GoDaddy and Google expel Daily Stormer over victim smear
First GoDaddy and then Google expel the Daily Stormer from their web address registration services.

08/14/2017 05:48 AM
Facebook launches China-only version of Moments photo app
The BBC understands that Facebook wants to study how apps organically gain users in China.

08/14/2017 12:01 AM
Uber allows in-app tips for UK drivers
The ride-sharing company says the move is part of a number of improvements for drivers.

08/13/2017 11:48 PM
Lovefilm By Post DVD rental service to close
Amazon, which owns Lovefilm, says it will cease offering DVDs and Blu-ray discs via post on 31 October.

08/13/2017 08:58 PM
HBO hackers leak Curb Your Enthusiasm and Insecure shows
HBO reportedly offered a $250,000 "bounty payment" to delay TV episode data leaks.

08/13/2017 07:32 PM
Teen's death at Chinese internet addiction camp sparks anger
The death has reignited criticism of internet addiction 'boot camps' known to employ harsh practices.

08/13/2017 12:47 PM
Armed Met Police officers to wear head-mounted cameras
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says the cameras will help to build "trust and confidence".

08/13/2017 10:59 AM
Creating a robot to combat loneliness
Japanese inventor Kentaro Yoshifuji built his Orihime robot to address the loneliness he felt as a child.

08/11/2017 05:40 AM
US firm reveals gun-toting drone that can fire in mid-air
Military technologists Duke Robotics have developed drones that can shoot at enemies remotely.

08/11/2017 05:04 AM
Snapchat registered with Russian regulator 'unknowingly'
US parent company Snap says the registration was done without its knowledge and it will not comply.

08/11/2017 02:16 AM
Blizzard starts drive to recruit more women and ethnic minorities
The company, which is behind games like World of Warcraft, launches a "global diversity and inclusion initiative".

08/11/2017 12:21 AM
US warns of fidget spinner fire and choking hazards
Users are advised to avoid charging the battery-operated toys overnight.

08/10/2017 10:54 PM
Password guru regrets past security advice and other news
BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

08/10/2017 10:52 PM
Google cancels all-staff diversity meeting
Some staff were reportedly concerned about being "outed" online if they contributed.

08/10/2017 10:18 PM
China's WeChat, Weibo and Baidu under investigation
The authorities allege Weibo, WeChat and Baidu Tieba are being used for terrorism and rumours.

08/09/2017 07:22 PM
Could VR help rehabilitate injured footballers?
Passing and shooting drills and rehabilitation exercises feature in the virtual reality software.

08/09/2017 05:53 PM
Facebook introduces new video service
The new platform, called Watch, will be personalised and allow users to see comments in real time.

08/09/2017 11:47 AM
Cam-girls
In Romania, thousands of women work as "cam-girls", earning money by undressing and talking to clients on the other side of the world.

08/08/2017 11:26 AM
Shaming culture?
A Google employee who wrote that women are less biologically suited to tech careers has been fired.

08/08/2017 11:15 AM
Could 'solar roads' help generate electricity?
A stretch of road has been paved with solar PV (photovoltaic) panels in France.

08/08/2017 02:08 AM
Pilotless planes
Remotely controlled planes could save more than £20bn in costs, a survey says, but passengers are wary.

08/07/2017 03:31 PM
Algorithm learns to understand natural beauty
Researchers at the University of Warwick are using deep learning to quantify the beauty of outdoor places.

08/07/2017 11:26 AM
Real deal
As well as playing for trophies, the Spanish football giants are competing off the pitch for fans.

08/07/2017 11:09 AM
From meds to medals
How tech is helping chronically ill people relying on repeat prescriptions for medications.

08/06/2017 01:48 PM
Sarahah: The honesty app that's got everyone talking
Sarahah is an app from Saudi Arabia which allows users to send messages anonymously.

08/03/2017 08:05 AM
Amazon v Alibaba
As Amazon launches its Prime Now delivery service in Singapore, Asia's e-commerce market is hotting up.

08/01/2017 12:59 PM
Black Hat: The conference teaching hacking skills
Security researcher Scott Helme goes on a training course at the Black Hat conference

07/31/2017 07:48 PM
The hi-tech badges made for hackers
The unofficial badges made by "hackers" for "hackers" contain a mini processor.

07/28/2017 11:58 AM
Deception tech helps to thwart hackers' attacks
Fake networks and spoofed data can frustrate hackers looking for an easy way to cash in

07/27/2017 05:38 PM
Using cheap magnet, hacker beats protections on a "smart" handgun.
A hacker circumvents protections on a gun designed to limit who can shoot it.

07/26/2017 08:03 PM
Ransomware 'here to stay', warns Google study
Cyber-thieves made at least $25m from ransomware in the last two years suggests research by Google

07/26/2017 11:30 AM
Facebook calls for a more people-centric security industry
Cyber-experts need to concentrate on reducing harm not technical proficiency, says Facebook security head

07/24/2017 11:05 AM
How easy is it to hack a cash machine?
After cash machines were hacked in Thailand and Taiwan Click asks if it could happen again.