Sunday, October 13, 2019

Teenagers arrested over hacks to Met Police website

The 18 and 19-year-old are accused of posting messages and sending out fake tweets. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-50014090

Google pulls Hong Kong protestor game from store

Another company faces a boycott for banning an esports player who supported the protestors. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50009763

Few convinced by Apple’s case for Hong Kong app removal

Apple's removal of an app used to track Hong Kong police leads to claims it was bowing to Beijing pressure. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-50009971

Holy tech! Churches try new ways to connect

Churches are increasingly using social media and specialist software to help their congregations. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49772169

YouTube deletes more ‘pick-up artist’ videos

The platform said further content and channels had been deleted due to "violative sexual content". https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-50006240

Dyson has scrapped its electric car project

The British firm, which has already built the first cars, says the project is not commercially viable. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50004184

How reality TV is changing social media

Social media is a powerful tool used by fast fashion companies, but with big names alongside them are they unstoppable? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-49646775

Blizzard gamers complain they cannot boycott firm over China

Players say they are not able to delete their accounts to show solidarity for a punished gamer. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49999144

Stalker ‘found Japanese singer through reflection in her eyes’

A Japanese man accused of assaulting a singer says he located her through the reflection in her eyes. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-50000234

Germany shooting: 2,200 people watched on Twitch

Twitch says a gunman's video was watched by more than 2,200 people before it was removed. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49998284