Kim Dotcom sues New Zealand government for damages

Kim Dotcom sues New Zealand government for damages

Image copyright Kim Dotcom Image caption Kim Dotcom, pictured here with Elizabeth Dotcom on his wedding day, is suing the New Zealand government for damages over the raid of his mansion in 2012 Kim Dotcom, the founder of file-sharing site Megaupload, is suing the New Zealand government for billions of dollars in damages over his […]

Overwatch pro player suspended over homophobic slur

Overwatch pro player suspended over homophobic slur

Image copyright Robert Paul / Blizzard Image caption Professional Overwatch player Felix “xQc” Lengyel has been suspended and fined for using a homophobic slur Professional Overwatch player Felix “xQc” Lengyel has been suspended and fined for using a homophobic slur on a personal live stream. Mr Lengyel was suspended by the Overwatch League for four […]

Apple’s Tim Cook keeps nephew off social media

Apple’s Tim Cook keeps nephew off social media

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tim Cook is the latest high-profile figure to voice concern about social networks Apple chief executive Tim Cook has said he does not want his nephew to be on a social network. His comments come as a survey suggests the wider British public is becoming increasingly distrustful of Facebook, […]

Boing Boing blog sued over Playboy centrefolds link

Boing Boing blog sued over Playboy centrefolds link

Image copyright BoingBoing Image caption BoingBoing collects eclectic links from around the web Popular blog Boing Boing is being sued by Playboy magazine over a link it shared to an archive of centrefolds. The archive of almost 500 “Playmates” was created by an unknown person from scans of the centrefolds and uploaded to image-sharing site […]

HQ Trivia app launches UK version

HQ Trivia app launches UK version

Image copyright HQ Trivia Image caption The Android version of HQ Trivia is currently under development Popular app-based quiz show HQ Trivia has launched in the UK. Until now, anyone wanting to compete in the real-time quiz had to sign up to play the US version. But on Sunday, the UK version of the app […]

Amazon’s checkout-free store opens

Amazon’s checkout-free store opens

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Customers enter the store by scanning the Amazon Go app on their smartphone In a move that could revolutionise the way we buy groceries, Amazon opens its first supermarket without checkouts – human or self-service – to shoppers on Monday. Amazon Go, in Seattle, has been tested by staff for […]

Only one in four trust social media, says survey

Only one in four trust social media, says survey

Image copyright Getty Images Only one in four Britons trusts social media and users would like to see tighter regulation, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. Its survey found two-thirds of Britons believe platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are not doing enough to prevent illegal and unethical behaviour, including cyber-bullying and extremism. But […]

Net firms ‘better’ at removing hate speech, says EU

Net firms ‘better’ at removing hate speech, says EU

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The firms have improved since the scheme was introduced in 2016 Net firms are getting better at removing illegal hate speech, according to the European Union. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft all took place in a voluntary EU scheme to monitor their platforms for a six-week period at the […]

Data-stealing spyware ‘traced to Lebanon’

Data-stealing spyware ‘traced to Lebanon’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Malware in messaging apps has been stealing data from activists, lawyers and military personnel A security bug that has infected thousands of smartphones has been uncovered by campaign group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Working with mobile security firm Lookout, researchers discovered that malware in fake messaging designed to […]

Net firms ‘better’ at removing hate speech, says EU

Net firms ‘better’ at removing hate speech, says EU

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The firms have improved since the scheme was introduced in 2016 Net firms are getting better at removing illegal hate speech, according to the European Union. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft all took place in a voluntary EU scheme to monitor their platforms for a six-week period at the […]

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