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Google's giant penalty: The internet reacts

Google's giant penalty: The internet reacts

Image copyright Google Image caption Google faces having to pay a huge fine for giving its Shopping service such prominence The EU’s Competition Commissioner said her team analysed a gigantic 5.2 terabytes of search results before determining that Google had indeed abused its position by running its Shopping service price comparison ads at the top […]

Ant power

Ant power

Image copyright Christ Clijsen Image caption Team Fast sitting in front of their prototype bus that runs on formic acid A group of students has developed a way of storing energy that could be cheaper to make, more practical and more sustainable than alternative renewable fuels. They are young and clever, and they want to […]

Parliament cyber-attack 'hit up to 90 users'

Parliament cyber-attack 'hit up to 90 users'

Image copyright PA Up to 90 email accounts were compromised during the cyber-attack on Parliament on Friday. Fewer than 1% of the 9,000 users of the IT system were impacted by the hacking, said a parliamentary spokesman. The hack prompted officials to disable remote access to the emails of MPs, peers and their staff as […]

Snapchat map update raises child safety worries

Snapchat map update raises child safety worries

Image copyright SNap Image caption Snap Map lets people track their friends An update to Snapchat that shows publicly posted images on a searchable map has raised safety concerns among parents. Snap Map lets people search for places such as schools and see videos and pictures posted by children inside. It also lets people locate […]

Router hack risk 'not limited to Virgin Media'

Router hack risk 'not limited to Virgin Media'

Image caption Virgin Media’s Super Hub 2 had a weak default password A weakness that left thousands of Virgin Media routers vulnerable to attack also affects devices by other providers, security experts suggest. Virgin Media’s Super Hub 2 was criticised for using short default passwords that could easily be cracked by attackers. But experts raised […]

Facebook launches initiative to fight online hate speech

Facebook launches initiative to fight online hate speech

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Facebook says it will support and train NGOs to spot and respond to hate speech and extremism Facebook is launching a UK initiative to train and fund local organisations to combat extremism and hate speech. It comes a week after the social network announced steps of its own to remove […]

WhatsApp rises as a major force in news media

WhatsApp rises as a major force in news media

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption WhatsApp is owned by Facebook, so its rise potentially gives its parent even more influence over the media WhatsApp is becoming one of the prevailing ways people discover and discuss news, according to a study. But use of the messaging app appears to vary widely between countries. In Malaysia, […]

Netflix lets children call TV shots

Netflix lets children call TV shots

Image copyright Netflix Image caption Children can decide which characters to interact with in a Puss in Book spin-off of the Shrek movies Netflix is launching two interactive children’s TV shows that let audiences determine the on-screen action. The animated programmes ask youngsters to choose between two options at several points in their plots. The […]

Grand theft auto

Grand theft auto

Image copyright Charles Henderson Image caption Charles Henderson found he still had smartphone access to his old car even though he’d sold it Charles Henderson loved his “awesome” convertible, particularly the fact that he could start, lock and unlock it remotely via his mobile phone. It was one of the first connected cars that synchronise […]

Legal threat shuts down GTA game toolkit

Legal threat shuts down GTA game toolkit

Image copyright Rockstar games Image caption The toolkit let people modify the basic elements of the GTA game Players of Grand Theft Auto are up in arms after legal threats forced the closure of a popular toolkit used to make add-ons or “mods” for the game. GTA creator Take-Two issued a “cease and desist” letter […]

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