Google’s DeepMind extends controversial Streams app

Google’s DeepMind extends controversial Streams app

Image copyright DeepMind Image caption The Streams app is saving nurses hours each day says the Royal Free hospital Google’s DeepMind has extended the use of its Streams health app to Musgrove Park Hospital in Somerset. The app, which helps doctors and nurses spot signs of kidney failure, proved controversial when it was rolled out […]

US official: Russia ‘hacked’ 21 US states in election

US official: Russia ‘hacked’ 21 US states in election

Image copyright Getty Images Russian hackers targeted election systems in 21 US states during last year’s campaign, said a US official. Jeanette Manfra of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) refused to identify the states during her testimony before a Senate panel, citing confidentiality agreements. But she added there no was evidence to suggest actual […]

Microsoft admits disabling anti-virus software for Windows 10 users

Microsoft admits disabling anti-virus software for Windows 10 users

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Microsoft has admitted to disabling anti-virus software, but only as part of updating Windows 10 Microsoft has admitted that it does temporarily disable anti-virus software on Windows PCs, following an competition complaint to the European Commission by a security company. In early June, Kaspersky Lab filed the complaint against […]

Queen’s Speech: Petrol stations must ‘go electric’

Queen’s Speech: Petrol stations must ‘go electric’

Image copyright GATEway Image caption A driverless pod is being trialled at Greenwich in London Petrol stations and motorway services will be required to install electric charge points, under plans outlined in the Queen’s Speech. The measure forms part of a government push to increase the number of electric vehicles on UK roads. The Automated […]

Uber: The scandals that drove Travis Kalanick out

Uber: The scandals that drove Travis Kalanick out

Image copyright Getty Images Uber’s embattled chief executive Travis Kalanick has resigned from the firm, following pressure from shareholders. His resignation comes after a chaotic few months at the firm, including a series of scandals about sexual harassment, macho culture and the departure of senior executives. Mr Kalanick had already said that he was taking […]

UK hacker exploits online bank loophole to steal £100,000

UK hacker exploits online bank loophole to steal £100,000

Image copyright courtneyk Image caption A hacker stole almost £100,000 by exploiting a loophole in Clydesdale Bank’s online banking system A UK hacker has been jailed for stealing almost £100,000 from a bank by exploiting a bug in the bank’s online banking system. James Ejankowski, who’s 24, defrauded Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banking Group of more […]

Hackers claim responsibility for Skype outage

Hackers claim responsibility for Skype outage

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A hacking group is claiming it is behind the ongoing Skype outage A hacking group is claiming responsibility for connectivity problems affecting Skype over the last two days. The Skype outage began on Monday 19 June at 19:01 GMT. There have been numerous complaints that people were unable to log […]

Queen’s Speech: New data protection law

Queen’s Speech: New data protection law

Plans for new data protection rules in the UK have been confirmed in the Queen’s Speech. They will give young people the right to demand social networks delete any personal data they had shared prior to turning 18. The Queen said the UK would retain its “world-class” data protection regime. The proposed Data Protection Bill […]

South Korean firm’s ‘record’ ransom payment

South Korean firm’s ‘record’ ransom payment

Image copyright Webroot Image caption Ransomware known as WannaCry recently infected hundreds of thousands of computers around the world South Korean web-hosting firm Nayana has agreed to pay a $1m ransom to unlock computers frozen by hackers. It is believed to be a record amount, although it is worth noting that many ransom payments are […]

South Korean firm’s ‘record’ ransom payment

South Korean firm’s ‘record’ ransom payment

Image copyright Webroot Image caption Ransomware known as WannaCry recently infected hundreds of thousands of computers around the world South Korean web-hosting firm Nayana has agreed to pay a $1m ransom to unlock computers frozen by hackers. It is believed to be a record amount, although it is worth noting that many ransom payments are […]