YouTube to redirect searches for IS videos

YouTube to redirect searches for IS videos

Image copyright YouTube Image caption YouTube will offer curated playlists denouncing terrorism YouTube says it will redirect people searching for “violent extremist propaganda” and offer them videos that denounce terrorism. People searching for certain terms relating to the so-called Islamic State group will be offered playlists of videos “debunking its mythology”. YouTube said it wanted […]

UK to bring in drone registration

UK to bring in drone registration

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Under an existing code, drones must be kept within sight of their pilot The UK government has announced plans to introduce drone registration and safety awareness courses for owners of the small unmanned aircraft. It will affect anyone who owns a drone which weighs more than 250 grams (8oz). […]

MoneySuperMarket fined for sending seven million unwanted emails

MoneySuperMarket fined for sending seven million unwanted emails

Image copyright MoneySuperMarket Image caption The website compares prices on many services Price comparison website MoneySuperMarket has been fined £80,000 ($103,000) by the Information Commissioner’s Office for sending more than seven million emails to people who had opted out of receiving its communications. The firm said it apologised “unreservedly”. The emails regarded changes to the […]

AI demo picks out recipes from food photos

AI demo picks out recipes from food photos

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption One suggestion for spaghetti bolognese was “gunk on noodles”. An algorithm created to identify recipes for food just from a photograph has been demonstrated by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The neural network was trained on a dataset of one million photos and one million recipes. […]

AlphaBay and Hansa dark web markets shut down

AlphaBay and Hansa dark web markets shut down

Image copyright US Department of Justice Image caption AlphaBay went offline earlier this month Two of the largest dark web marketplaces have been shut down following a “landmark” international law enforcement investigation. The AlphaBay and Hansa sites had been associated with the trade in illicit items such as drugs, weapons, malware and stolen data. According […]

OnePlus admits 911 emergency call glitch

OnePlus admits 911 emergency call glitch

Image copyright AFP Image caption Chief executive Pete Lau with the OnePlus 5 Phonemaker OnePlus has admitted a glitch in some of its devices prevented people making calls to the emergency services. The issue was highlighted on Reddit, where a customer showed their OnePlus 5 phone restarting when a 911 emergency call was placed. Others […]

Bitcoin swings as civil war looms

Bitcoin swings as civil war looms

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bitcoin’s value has dipped and soared as opinion about whether it will split has shifted The value of the virtual currency Bitcoin has always been volatile. Even so, there has been particular turbulence in recent days as fears of a “civil war” among its adherents first grew and then […]

Google to add ‘news feed’ to website and app

Google to add ‘news feed’ to website and app

Image copyright Google Image caption A continuous feed of news articles, videos and websites will appear on the Google homepage Google is adding a personalised Facebook-style news feed to its homepage – Google.com -to show users content they may be interested in before they search. It will display news stories, features, videos and music chosen […]

Google to add ‘news feed’ to website and app

Google to add ‘news feed’ to website and app

Image copyright Google Image caption A continuous feed of news articles, videos and websites will appear on the Google homepage Google is adding a personalised Facebook-style news feed to its homepage – Google.com -to show users content they may be interested in before they search. It will display news stories, features, videos and music chosen […]

Google to add ‘news feed’ to website and app

Google to add ‘news feed’ to website and app

Image copyright Google Image caption A continuous feed of news articles, videos and websites will appear on the Google homepage Google is adding a personalised Facebook-style news feed to its homepage – Google.com -to show users content they may be interested in before they search. It will display news stories, features, videos and music chosen […]