Zuckerberg apologises to European Parliament for ‘harm’

Media captionWATCH: Mark Zuckerberg’s live testimony Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has apologised to European Parliament lawmakers for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal and for allowing fake news to proliferate on its platform. Cambridge Analytica, which denies any wrongdoing, is accused of acquiring data from 87 million Facebook profiles for use in political campaigns. […]

Elon Musk to fix Tesla ‘braking flaw’

Elon Musk to fix Tesla ‘braking flaw’

Image copyright Tesla Tesla boss Elon Musk has admitted there is a braking issue in its Model 3 cars but promised a firmware update to fix it “in the next few days”. The problems were flagged up in a review of the electric car by US website Consumer Reports. “Our testers found flaws – big […]

Google search reveals names of rape victims

Google search reveals names of rape victims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Google removes predictions which are sexually explicit, hateful, violent or dangerous Google’s auto-complete and related search functions are revealing the identity of rape victims who have been granted anonymity. The issue was discovered in a Times newspaper investigation of several prominent sexual assault cases. Searches for attackers or alleged […]

Former Uber engineer sues for sexual harassment

Former Uber engineer sues for sexual harassment

Image copyright Carl Court / Getty Images Image caption Uber is being sued for sexual harassment by a former employee A former Uber engineer is suing the firm for sexual harassment days after it changed its policy allowing employees to take it to court. Ex-employee Ingrid Avendano claims to have experienced sexual harassment, pay inequity […]

$100m prize fund offered for Fortnite game play

$100m prize fund offered for Fortnite game play

Image copyright Epic Image caption Epic Games is offering $100m prize fund for Fortnite players Publisher Epic Games has announced that it will be offering a prize pot of $100m (£74m) for Fortnite competitions. The prize fund has been set aside for the first year of competitive play of the popular game due to start […]

Apple Powerbeats headphones in ‘sweat-proof’ legal action

Apple Powerbeats headphones in ‘sweat-proof’ legal action

Image copyright BeatsbyDre Image caption The Powerbeats headphones’ advertising showed images of people using them while working up a sweat A US judge has ruled legal action against Apple over its Powerbeats headphones can go ahead “in part”. Seven customers, from various US cities, say the headphones do not hold their charge for as long […]

F-35 stealth fighter sees first combat, in Israeli operation

F-35 stealth fighter sees first combat, in Israeli operation

Image copyright Israel Defense Forces Image caption Israel has ordered 50 F-35s The US-made F-35 stealth fighter has seen its first ever combat action, flying in an operation for the Israeli air force. The air force chief showed an image of jets over Beirut, Lebanon, and said the planes had “already attacked twice on two […]

Could smartphones replace bank branches?

Could smartphones replace bank branches?

Image copyright Getty Images Banks now send more than 16 text alerts every second in an indication of how much we now rely on smartphones rather than computers to manage our money. Some 512 million alerts were sent last year telling people their salary had been paid in or that they were heading into an […]

Sony takes controlling stake in EMI Music Publishing

Sony takes controlling stake in EMI Music Publishing

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alicia Keys’s songs are published by EMI Sony is buying a controlling stake in EMI Music Publishing, giving it control over two million songs by artists from Queen and Carole King to Alicia Keys and Pharrell Williams. The $2.3bn (£1.7bn) deal will make Sony the world’s biggest music publisher. […]

U-turn over Facebook chief’s EU meeting

U-turn over Facebook chief’s EU meeting

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Zuckerberg previously answered two days of questions from US lawmakers In a change of plan, the public will be able to watch Mark Zuckerberg’s response to European Parliament leaders’ privacy concerns. The body’s president, Antonio Tajani, has tweeted that tomorrow’s 75-minute meeting would be livestreamed. Earlier, news that […]

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