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McDonald's deletes tweet attacking Donald Trump

McDonald's deletes tweet attacking Donald Trump

Image caption The tweet to Donald Trump’s personal account was soon deleted McDonald’s has said its Twitter account was “compromised” after it sent an insulting message to President Donald Trump. “You are a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back,” the tweet said. It also asserted that the president […]

Millions of US employee records 'leaked'

Millions of US employee records 'leaked'

Image copyright AFP Image caption Data on 100,000 US Department of Defense employees is reported to be contained in the leak Details of more than 33 million US employees – including military staff – have been released online, according to a security researcher. The database is reported to contain information on 100,000 US Department of […]

Facebook, Twitter and Google grilled by MPs over hate speech

Facebook, Twitter and Google grilled by MPs over hate speech

Image copyright PA Image caption Executives from Google, Facebook and Twitter (L-R) were questioned by the Home Affairs select committee Social media giants should “do a better job” to protect users from online hate speech, MPs have said. Executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google were asked by the Home Affairs select committee why they did […]

California mulls driver-free car tests

California mulls driver-free car tests

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Google is a prolific tester of driverless cars in California The California Department of Motor Vehicles is considering new regulations to allow driverless cars without back-up drivers to be tested on its roads. Currently 27 manufacturers have a permit to test autonomous vehicles in California. However there must always […]

Technology behind 'all serious crime'

Technology behind 'all serious crime'

Image copyright LuckyBusiness Image caption Modern thieves are likely to use social media to check if you are home before calling round Technology is now at the “root” of all serious criminality, says Europe’s police agency. The returns generated by document fraud, money laundering and online trade in illegal goods helps to pay for other […]

Google develops invisible web security Captcha form

Google develops invisible web security Captcha form

Image caption Captcha forms may soon disappear Website security checks that challenge people to prove they are human are likely to “disappear” in favour of a new system developed by Google. Captcha checks typically ask people to complete a puzzle that a computer would struggle to complete correctly. They are designed to stop automated bots […]

Germany surveillance: Security trumps privacy as video bill passed

Germany surveillance: Security trumps privacy as video bill passed

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Videos are being increasingly deployed by the German state and private firms – but critics question their impact on crime rates Public video surveillance appears set to become more commonplace in Germany after the lower house of parliament approved a package of new measures. Security concerns will now be given […]

AirBnB raises $1bn of investment funding

AirBnB raises $1bn of investment funding

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption AirBnB is the second most valuable start-up company in the US Home rental company AirBnB has raised $1bn (£821m) of investment funding in a deal that values the firm at $31bn. The San Francisco-based firm disclosed the investment in a filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission. AirBnB […]

Premier League gets Kodi piracy court order

Premier League gets Kodi piracy court order

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Premier League says the court order will help it tackle piracy The Premier League has secured a court order to help tackle rights-infringing video streams of football matches via so-called Kodi set-top boxes. The order gives the league the means to have computer servers used to power the streams […]

Nintendo Switch owners complain about dead pixels

Nintendo Switch owners complain about dead pixels

Image copyright Nintendo Image caption Some users have reported “annoying” screen glitches Thousands of owners of Nintendo’s new console, Switch, have complained about dead or stuck pixels creating distracting and annoying dark squares on their screens. Nintendo said such pixels were “normal and should not be considered a defect”. But one analyst said if the […]