Sunday, August 25, 2019

Why Zimbabwe has a ‘Minister of WhatsApp’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Zimbabweans jokingly refer to the newly appointed cyber security tsar as the "Minister of WhatsApp"A spoof government notice hit...

Teenager’s life ‘ruined’ by Live.me and Twitter ‘trolls’

Image caption Victoria was sent threatening messages online through her social media accountsA teenager claims internet trolls "ruined her life" by superimposing her face...

Post haste

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cartoon characters Postman Pat and Mr Plod represent a bygone era in deliveriesA growing number of start-ups are trying...

Netflix to raise another $1.6bn to finance new films and shows

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Netflix's Stranger Things has been one of the company's big hitsNetflix is raising another $1.6bn (£1.2bn) from investors to finance...

‘One-off’ £1.5m supercar damaged in crash at Tangmere

Image copyright Sussex Police Image caption The blue Pagani Zonda crashed on the A27 at TangmereAn extremely rare £1.5m supercar was badly damaged after it...

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...

Amazon receives 200-plus headquarters proposals

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAmazon wants US cities to bid for its second major HQAmazon says it has now received...

Mini phone maker admits performance shortcomings

Image copyright UnihertzThe Chinese firm behind a palm-sized 4G smartphone has admitted that the handset's performance may fall short of expectations in certain circumstances. Unihertz...

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...

FBI failed to access 7,000 encrypted mobile devices

Image copyright AFP Image caption Christopher Wray said more than half of the devices the FBI had tried to access in 11 months had been...