China orders Bitcoin exchanges in capital city to close

China orders Bitcoin exchanges in capital city to close

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chinese regulators have issued strict instructions on how Bitcoin exchanges should dismantle their operations China is moving forward with plans to shut down Bitcoin exchanges in the country, starting with trading platforms in key cities. All Bitcoin exchanges in Beijing and Shanghai have been ordered to submit plans for […]

Microsoft Outlook issue fixed

Microsoft Outlook issue fixed

Image copyright Microsoft Microsoft says that its Outlook email services have been fully restored, following problems which lasted several hours. Many Outlook users were unable to send email or access their accounts. Hundreds from around Europe commented on the website Downdetector that they had been affected by the problem – many since Monday morning. One […]

Visitors ‘help’ Pirate Bay mine virtual cash

Visitors ‘help’ Pirate Bay mine virtual cash

Image copyright TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA Image caption Mining crypto-currencies typically involves a lot of computer power The Pirate Bay briefly put code on some of its web pages that used visitors’ machines to mine a virtual currency. The hidden code helped the file-sharing site generate coins for the Monero digital currency. The Pirate Bay’s administrators said […]

Visitors ‘help’ Pirate Bay mine virtual cash

Visitors ‘help’ Pirate Bay mine virtual cash

Image copyright TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA Image caption Mining crypto-currencies typically involves a lot of computer power The Pirate Bay briefly put code on some of its web pages that used visitors’ machines to mine a virtual currency. The hidden code helped the file-sharing site generate coins for the Monero digital currency. The Pirate Bay’s administrators said […]

Microsoft confirms Outlook issues

Microsoft confirms Outlook issues

Image copyright Microsoft Microsoft has confirmed that some users of its email service Outlook are unable to send email or access their accounts. Hundreds from around Europe have commented on the website Downdetector that they have been affected by the problem – many since Monday morning. One common issue seems to be that sent emails […]

Visitors ‘help’ Pirate Bay mine virtual cash

Visitors ‘help’ Pirate Bay mine virtual cash

Image copyright TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA Image caption Mining crypto-currencies typically involves a lot of computer power The Pirate Bay briefly put code on some of its web pages that used visitors’ machines to mine a virtual currency. The hidden code helped the file-sharing site generate coins for the Monero digital currency. The Pirate Bay’s administrators said […]

Visitors ‘help’ Pirate Bay mine virtual cash

Visitors ‘help’ Pirate Bay mine virtual cash

Image copyright TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA Image caption Mining crypto-currencies typically involves a lot of computer power The Pirate Bay briefly put code on some of its web pages that used visitors’ machines to mine a virtual currency. The hidden code helped the file-sharing site generate coins for the Monero digital currency. The Pirate Bay’s administrators said […]

Alert over booby-trapped security software

Alert over booby-trapped security software

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Many people use CCleaner to remove junk files from their Android phones A security company has issued a warning after its software was compromised by malicious hackers. Piriform told users a booby-trapped version of its CCleaner software had been made available in August and September. Millions of people use the […]

Uber sorry for ‘Wife Appreciation Day’ promotion

Uber sorry for ‘Wife Appreciation Day’ promotion

Image copyright Getty Images Uber has apologised after being accused on social media of sexism in a promotional message sent to customers in Bangalore. The message urged “husbands” to “let your wife take a day off from the kitchen”, with a discount on its Uber Eats food delivery service. It said: “Dear husbands, a gentle […]

Google launches India mobile payments app Tez

Google launches India mobile payments app Tez

Image copyright Google Image caption Google is is offering Tez users the chance to win prizes Google has launched a mobile payments app in India that will work on both Android and Apple smartphones. Tez allows users to make money transfers to each other and to buy goods from physical stores and mobile websites. It […]