Friday, August 17, 2018

Brexit: MPs quiz Facebook over Russian-linked ‘fake news’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Vladimir Putin has denied that Russia interfered in the US elections last year - but questions continue to be raised...

TV news ‘hack’ sees bitcoins swiped

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A QR code leading to $1,000 sounded like an easy way to make money - but a French TV...

Geordie Shore’s Marnie Simpson broke ad rules on Snapchat

Image copyright PA Image caption Two images uploaded in June should have been identified as adsTwo Snapchat posts by the reality TV star Marnie Simpson...

YouTube star Casey Neistat attacks video site’s leaders

Image copyright YouTube Image caption Mr Neistat suggests YouTube's community of creators acts as a defence against online competitorsOne of YouTube's most influential vloggers has...

Twitter pledges tougher action against abuse

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Twitter's chief executive, Jack Dorsey, has acknowledged that it needs to be tougher against abuseTwitter is planning to impose...

Project Loon restores web in hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

Image copyright Alphabet Image caption The balloons carry telecommunications equipment that allows them to form an airborne networkMobile phone data services have been boosted in...

Equifax to be investigated by FCA over data breach

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The massive data breach affects nearly 700,000 UK customersCredit rating firm Equifax is being investigated by the UK's Financial Conduct...

Sunderland businessman’s second wife website ‘benefits women’

Image caption Azad Chaiwala set up the website because he wanted to find a second wife for himselfA man who is running a website...

UK to help CES tech start-ups after expo chief’s criticism

Image copyright Doppel Image caption Doppel is one of the start-ups that will have space at the UK's pavilionThe chief of the CES tech expo...

What does the future hold for humanoid robots?

Machines that can fully mimic natural body movements are still a long way off, says Will Jackson. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43402896