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'Hate speech' tweets painted at Twitter HQ in protest

'Hate speech' tweets painted at Twitter HQ in protest

Image copyright Youtube via Reuters Image caption A man takes pictures of “hate tweets” reproduced by Shahak Shapira outside Twitter’s Hamburg headquarters A German satirist who claims Twitter is failing to delete hate speech has captured the firm’s attention offline – by stencilling the offending messages outside its Hamburg office. Shahak Shapira, who is Jewish, […]

From meds to medals

From meds to medals

Image copyright ECHO Image caption Melissa Fehr’s bone marrow transplant operation meant she had to take lots of medications Tens of millions of chronically ill people around the world rely on repeat prescriptions, but getting the drugs they need can be a time-consuming and frustrating process. Now apps, automation and home delivery services are making […]

Game of Thrones episode four leaked online confirms HBO

Game of Thrones episode four leaked online confirms HBO

The fourth episode of Game of Thrones season seven, due to be shown in the UK on Monday, has been leaked online. HBO’s distribution partner Star India confirmed it was a separate hack from the one earlier this week. The show has been dogged by leaks over its past six seasons. Season seven’s first three […]

Children consuming online time 'like junk food'

Children consuming online time 'like junk food'

Image copyright PA Parents must intervene to stop their children overusing social media and consuming time online “like junk food”, the children’s commissioner has said. In an interview with the Observer, Anne Longfield criticised the ways social media giants use to draw children into spending more time. She said parents should be proactive in stopping […]

YouTube child protection mechanism 'failing'

YouTube child protection mechanism 'failing'

Image copyright Getty Images YouTube’s child protection mechanism is breaking down, according to some of the company’s volunteer watchdogs. There’s a constant anxiety that those seeking to abuse or groom young children will use social media to reach them – and YouTube is aware of the problem. The video-sharing site has a special network of […]

NHS cyber-defender Marcus Hutchins to appear in US court

NHS cyber-defender Marcus Hutchins to appear in US court

Image caption Marcus Hutchins wanted to remain anonymous after the WannaCry outbreak, but his identity was revealed British cyber-security researcher Marcus Hutchins will appear in court in Las Vegas later charged in a US cyber-crime case. The 23-year-old has been accused of involvement with Kronos – a piece of malware used to steal banking logins […]

Posting children's photos on social media divides nation

Posting children's photos on social media divides nation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Most parents say they keep their young children’s photos off social networks Parents are divided about whether it is right to post photos of one’s children to social media, according to a study by the UK’s communications watchdog. Ofcom reported that just over half of parents it surveyed said […]

Dark web markets boom after AlphaBay and Hansa busts

Dark web markets boom after AlphaBay and Hansa busts

Image copyright Cyberint Image caption TradeRoute has seen its illegal listings rise following the demise of AlphaBay Trade on several of the dark web’s illegal markets has boomed since two major players were shut by the authorities last month, according to research carried out for the BBC. The US and Dutch authorities forced AlphaBay and […]

AI v cancer

AI v cancer

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Prof Hopkins likens scientists working with artificial intelligence as “centaur teams” Scientists working in tandem with artificial intelligence (AI) could slash the time it takes to develop new drugs – and, crucially, the cost – say tech companies. Developing pharmaceutical drugs is a very expensive and time-consuming business. And […]

Nest camera and Amazon Echo help catch home intruders

Nest camera and Amazon Echo help catch home intruders

Image copyright Amazon/Nest Image caption Intruders were caught out by the two smart home products Google’s Nest camera and Amazon’s Echo speaker have both helped catch home intruders in the US, it has emerged. Video recorded by the security cam revealed a Colorado landlord used his tenants’ apartment without permission, to have sex. Carlos Quijada-Lara […]