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Mapping a new frontier

Mapping a new frontier

Image copyright Share Lab Image caption Vladan Joler says that all Facebook users are effectively working on behalf of the company Facebook’s collection of data makes it one of the most influential organisations in the world. Share Lab wanted to look “under the bonnet” at the tech giant’s algorithms and connections to better understand the […]

Serena Williams takes on new challenge in Silicon Valley

Serena Williams takes on new challenge in Silicon Valley

Image copyright AFP Image caption The role is a big change for the tennis champion who is engaged to a tech entrepreneur Tennis star Serena Williams has joined the board at technology firm SurveyMonkey and pledged to tackle the lack of diversity in the industry. Ms Williams, who is due to marry Reddit co-founder Alexis […]

Samsung S8 'eye security' fooled by photo

Samsung S8 'eye security' fooled by photo

Image copyright ccc Samsung’s eye-scanning security technology, used on the new Galaxy S8 smartphone, has been fooled with a photograph and a contact lens. The iris-scanner can be used to unlock the phone simply by looking at it, which Samsung says provides “airtight security”. But researchers at Chaos Computer Club had easily tricked the device […]

Cuban revolution

Cuban revolution

Image copyright Noam Galai/Getty Image caption Cubazon’s Bernardo Romero Gonzalez is counting on the Cuban diaspora to help grow his business As the internet becomes more widespread in Cuba, online start-ups are emerging. But the problems many of the companies hope to address are also a reminder of how far the island has to go. […]

FCC votes to overturn net neutrality rules

FCC votes to overturn net neutrality rules

Image copyright Reuters Image caption FCC chairman Ajit Pai said existing rules hampered the growth of the tech sector The US Federal Communications Commission has voted to overturn rules that force ISPs to treat all data traffic as equal. Commissioners at the agency voted two-to-one to end a “net neutrality” order enacted in 2015. Ajit […]

Text-to-switch plan for mobile users

Text-to-switch plan for mobile users

Image copyright PA Mobile phone users will be able to switch operators by sending a text to the provider they want to leave, under plans drawn up by the regulator. Ofcom said customers could avoid an awkward and long call to their operator and instead send a text. In turn, they will be sent switching […]

General election 2017: Illegal content sanctions threat

General election 2017: Illegal content sanctions threat

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Conservative manifesto proposes a so-called ‘Twitter tax’ Online companies could face fines or prosecution if they fail to remove illegal content, under Conservative plans for stricter internet regulation. The party has also proposed an industry-wide levy, dubbed a “Twitter tax”, to fund “preventative activity to counter internet harms”. Labour […]

WannaCry lessons

WannaCry lessons

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ransomware cyber-attacks have risen 50% globally over the last 12 months The WannaCry cyber-attack infected more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries, affecting government, healthcare and private company systems. But how easily could it have been avoided and how can firms protect themselves against future attacks? On the face […]

DocuSign users sent phishing emails after data breach

DocuSign users sent phishing emails after data breach

Image copyright Getty Images Electronic signature service provider DocuSign has admitted customer emails were accessed in a data breach. The addresses were then targeted in a series of phishing emails from “a malicious third party”. The messages invited recipients to click on a link to a Microsoft Word document containing malware. DocuSign says that no […]

HPE unveils 'world's largest' single memory computer

HPE unveils 'world's largest' single memory computer

Image copyright HPE A prototype computer with 160TB of memory has been unveiled by Hewlett Packard Enterprises. Designed to work on big data, it could analyse the equivalent of 160 million books at the same time, HPE said. The device, called The Machine, had a Linux-based operating system and prioritised memory rather than processing power, […]

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