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Industrial strategy 'must help' UK creative industries

Industrial strategy 'must help' UK creative industries

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The creative sector is said to support 2.9m jobs in the UK Creative companies are becoming increasingly important to the UK’s future economic success and should be at the heart of the government’s new industrial strategy, a trade body says. The Creative Industries Federation says film-making, music, advertising and […]

Yahoo faces Chinese dissidents' lawsuit

Yahoo faces Chinese dissidents' lawsuit

Image copyright Getty Images Yahoo is facing a lawsuit alleging that the firm mismanaged funds set aside to help jailed Chinese dissidents. The fund – more than $17m (£13.5m ) – was set up after Yahoo provided information about political dissidents to the Chinese government. It appointed a high-profile political activist, Harry Wu, to administer […]

Artificial intelligence: How to avoid racist algorithms

Artificial intelligence: How to avoid racist algorithms

Image copyright Bing Image caption Only white babies appear in a search for “babies” on Microsoft search engine Bing… There is growing concern that many of the algorithms that make decisions about our lives – from what we see on the internet to how likely we are to become victims or instigators of crime – […]

Aga app 'could let hackers turn off oven'

Aga app 'could let hackers turn off oven'

Image copyright Aga Image caption A security researcher found the issues when considering whether to upgrade to the latest Aga model An app that lets Aga cooker owners remotely control their ovens could be hijacked by hackers, a cybersecurity researcher has claimed. Ken Munro of Pen Test Partners was thinking of upgrading his Aga when […]

Gordon Ramsay's father-in-law admits computer hacking

Gordon Ramsay's father-in-law admits computer hacking

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Christopher Hutcheson and his sons Adam and Christopher pleaded guilty to conspiring to cause a computer to access programs and data without authority Gordon Ramsay’s father-in-law has pleaded guilty to conspiring to hack a computer system relating to the celebrity chef’s business interests. Christopher Hutcheson, 68, and his sons […]

The good stuff

The good stuff

Image copyright Playmob Image caption When Jude Ower entered the gaming industry she was one of very few women Jude Ower loved playing video games as a child, but this daughter of a monk from Dundee never dreamed that her passion would eventually become a force for good and win her accolades and honours. After […]

Spotify may bypass IPO and list directly on stock market

Spotify may bypass IPO and list directly on stock market

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek was recently named the most powerful person in the music business by Billboard magazine Spotify is reportedly considering an unconventional direct listing on a stock market that stops short of a full-blown initial public offering. It could see Spotify register shares on a […]

Google adds search results 'fact check' flag

Google adds search results 'fact check' flag

Image copyright Google Google has added its fact check feature to search results globally, in a bid to help tackle the spread of “fake news”. The search giant will now highlight “authoritative sources” in search results, with a summary of claims that have been fact-checked. Google says sites will be judged authoritative by an algorithm […]

Twitter forces US to drop demand for Trump critic's details

Twitter forces US to drop demand for Trump critic's details

Image copyright AFP The US government has dropped its request for the identity of an anti-Trump Twitter account, just a day after Twitter went to court over the issue. @ALT_USCIS anonymously criticised President Trump’s immigration policy, and claimed to be run by employees at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. US government officials issued […]

Fertile ground

Fertile ground

Image copyright KATHY BEAUMONT Image caption Kathy Beaumont and her partner Chris decided fertility apps weren’t for them When Kathy Beaumont started trying for a baby two years ago, she turned to the many fertility apps on the market to discover when would be the best time of the month to conceive. She took her […]