Canadian photographer ‘sorry’ for explicit image sharing

Canadian photographer ‘sorry’ for explicit image sharing

Image copyright Getty Images A Canadian photographer and comedian has admitted posting explicit images of women along with their names on controversial internet forum 4Chan. However, he denied doing so for “malicious intent” – a practice known as doxxing. Ren Bostelaar apologised for his actions but said the photos had already been posted elsewhere on […]

US man held for sending flashing tweet to epileptic writer

US man held for sending flashing tweet to epileptic writer

Image caption A still of the tweet which contained flashing images A man accused of sending a flashing image to a writer in order to trigger an epileptic seizure has been arrested, the US justice department says. John Rayne Rivello, 29, of Maryland, sent Kurt Eichenwald an animated image with a flashing light on Twitter […]

Google DeepMind’s NHS deal under scrutiny

Google DeepMind’s NHS deal under scrutiny

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The records collected by DeepMind went back over the past five years A deal between Google’s artificial intelligence firm DeepMind and the UK’s NHS had serious “inadequacies”, an academic paper has suggested. More than a million patient records were shared with DeepMind to build an app to alert doctors […]

Google pulls Beauty and the Beast ‘ad’ from Home

Google pulls Beauty and the Beast ‘ad’ from Home

Image copyright Reuters Google has removed audio about the movie Beauty and the Beast which played out unprompted on Google Home. “By the way, Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast opens today,” the smart speaker said after listing the time, weather and travel update. In a video posted on Twitter, it then talked about […]

Pakistan asks Facebook to help fight blasphemy

Pakistan asks Facebook to help fight blasphemy

Image copyright EPA Image caption Protests urging authorities to block social media sites spreading blasphemy have been held in Pakistan Pakistan says it has asked Facebook to help investigate “blasphemous content” posted on the social network by Pakistanis. Facebook has agreed to send a team to Pakistan to address reservations about content on the social […]

Russia denies Yahoo hack involvement

Russia denies Yahoo hack involvement

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has denied the charges The Kremlin has denied allegations by US authorities that the FSB intelligence agency was involved in a huge data breach affecting Yahoo. Two FSB officers were accused of conspiring with two alleged criminal hackers in a Department of Justice indictment announced on […]

Elderly ‘hit by line rental charges’

Elderly ‘hit by line rental charges’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Of the 2.9 million households with a landline only, 43% are occupied by people aged 75 and over Recent increases in line rental charges have hit elderly people the hardest, according to an Ofcom report. Between December 2009 and December 2016, line rental prices had increased by as much […]

Abta website: Holidaymakers hit by cyber attack

Abta website: Holidaymakers hit by cyber attack

Image copyright AP The travel trade organisation, Abta, says a cyber attack on its website may have affected about 43,000 people. About 1,000 files accessed may include personal identity information of individuals who have made a complaint about an Abta-registered travel agent. It says it is contacting those affected by the hack which happened on […]

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 […]

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