President Trump relaxes US cyber-attacks rules

President Trump relaxes US cyber-attacks rules

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The previous rules required multi-agency sign-off President Trump has signed an order relaxing rules around the use of cyber-weapons, the Wall Street Journal reports. It is a reversal of guidelines, drawn up under President Obama, which required a large number of federal agencies to be involved in any decision […]

FBI sought Google location data of many to catch robber

FBI sought Google location data of many to catch robber

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Google is under fire for keeping location data when users have switched off the function The FBI requested location data from Google covering 100 acres (0.4 sq km) as part of an investigation into a series of robberies in US city Portland, reports Forbes. The request for data on […]

Marine Le Pen’s presence deemed ‘disrespectful’ at Web Summit

Marine Le Pen’s presence deemed ‘disrespectful’ at Web Summit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Marine Le Pen has been un-invited to the Web Summit in Portugal Marine Le Pen, the former French presidential candidate and leader of the National Rally political party, has been un-invited to one of Europe’s largest technology conferences. Ms Le Pen was listed on the Web Summit’s website as […]

Mystery Russian satellite’s behaviour raises alarm in US

Mystery Russian satellite’s behaviour raises alarm in US

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US says it does not know what the satellite is or why it is behaving strangely A mysterious Russian satellite displaying “very abnormal behaviour” has raised alarm in the US, according to a State Department official. “We don’t know for certain what it is and there is no […]

Virgin Media broadband teams ‘left holes in walls’

Virgin Media broadband teams ‘left holes in walls’

Image copyright Andrew Mabbitt Image caption Andrew Mabbitt says it has been six weeks since the damage occurred Virgin Media has been accused of leaving holes in people’s walls and not following up complaints to fix the damage. One customer said he has so far waited six weeks to have a 10in (25.4cm) crater-like hole […]

Children ‘at risk of robot influence’

Children ‘at risk of robot influence’

Image copyright University of Plymouth Image caption The children were asked to compare lines on a screen, with robots offering their opinions too Forget peer pressure, future generations are more likely to be influenced by robots, a study suggests. The research, conducted at the University of Plymouth, found that while adults were not swayed by […]

Myanmar Rohingya: Facebook ‘still hosts hate speech’

Myanmar Rohingya: Facebook ‘still hosts hate speech’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas have left Myanmar for refugee camps in Bangladesh More than 1,000 anti-Rohingya posts featuring calls for their murder among other hate speech were live on Facebook last week, according to Reuters. A probe by the news agency indicates that the network is still being […]

Twitter suspends Alex Jones for one week

Twitter suspends Alex Jones for one week

Image copyright EPA Image caption Alex Jones will not be able to post new messages or comment on others’ posts for a week Twitter is blocking the right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from posting to its platform for a week. The InfoWars broadcaster’s past tweets will, however, remain viewable to others while his account is […]

Google tracks users who turn off location history

Google tracks users who turn off location history

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The study found that users had to turn off another setting in order to disable location being recorded Google records users’ locations even when they have asked it not to, a report from the Associated Press has suggested. The issue could affect up to two billion Android and Apple […]

Monster Hunter World sales yanked by China

Monster Hunter World sales yanked by China

Image copyright Capcom Image caption China was expected to be one of the biggest markets for the fantasy video game Monster Hunter World – the blockbuster video game – has been banned by China’s censors just days after going on sale. The local publisher, Tencent, said the intervention had followed “a large number of complaints”, […]