Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Famous Irishmen subject of Westminster Wiki editing spree

Image copyright PA Image caption Éamon de Valera is buried in Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin, Republic of Ireland or just Ireland?Where did Éamon de Valera...

Child safety smartwatches ‘easy’ to hack, watchdog says

Image copyright NCCSome smartwatches designed for children have security flaws that make them vulnerable to hackers, a watchdog has warned. The Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC)...

Facebook ‘fully committed’ to sharing Russian ad data

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook was stepping up efforts to find and remove fake accounts, said Ms SandbergFacebook is "fully committed" to providing...

Mobile companies overcharging customers after contracts end

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The government thinks mobile operators need to inform customers once the handset is paid offVodafone, EE and Three are...

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...

Players ‘applaud’ Xi Jinping in Tencent game

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Users "clap" for Mr Xi by tapping their phone screenA smartphone game in which players can "applaud" Chinese president...

Australia’s Crown casino denies slot-machine ‘tampering’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The allegations was made by casino staff membersAustralia's largest casino has denied allegations it deliberately tampered with slot machines and...

The global shop

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Online shopping has become a $2.3tn global businessIn 1995, someone sold a broken laser pen for $14 on a...

Patent battle pits iPod father v Android creator

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tony Fadell - seen on the left - and Andy Rubin's fortunes could be affected by the caseA legal...

MH370: Malaysia in deal with US firm to restart plane search

Image copyright EPA Image caption The search for the Malaysia Airlines plane was suspended in JanuaryMalaysia has struck a "no find-no fee" deal with a...