Thursday, July 18, 2019

Facebook sorry for ‘disturbing’ disabled comment

The social network apologised for saying people might find images of disabled people "disturbing". https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-47867501

Lush quits social media in UK

The cosmetics firm is closing several of its Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47871948

Sony creates colossal 16K screen in Japan

The tech firm is installing a screen that is bigger than a bus in the offices of a cosmetics firm. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47867038

Men accused of $1m fake iPhone scam

Two Chinese men studying at an American university are accused of submitting fraudulent repair claims. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47867091

Bitcoin mining ban considered by China’s economic planner

China's economic planning agency adds Bitcoin creation to a list of activities that may be outlawed. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47867031

Should cyber-security be more chameleon, less rhino?

Israeli researchers think it's time we changed our approach to securing our computers from hackers. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47724438

Huawei wi-fi modules were pulled from Pakistan CCTV system

BBC Panorama discovered that Huawei was told to remove the kit because of the "potential of misuse". https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47856098

Online safety: ‘The urgency is huge’

Ian Russell's daughter, Molly, took her own life in 2017. Ian believes Instagram is partly to blame for her death. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47859384

Satellites used to protect endangered sharks

Earth observation satellites are proving to be valuable tools in protecting rare sharks, say scientists. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47830856

Windrush: Home Office admits data breach in compensation scheme

The immigration minister says email addresses of individuals and organisations were shared by mistake. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47855428