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Snapchat map update raises child safety worries

Snapchat map update raises child safety worries

Image copyright SNap Image caption Snap Map lets people track their friends An update to Snapchat that shows publicly posted images on a searchable map has raised safety concerns among…

Facebook launches initiative to fight online hate speech

Facebook launches initiative to fight online hate speech

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Facebook says it will support and train NGOs to spot and respond to hate speech and extremism Facebook is launching a UK initiative to train…

Virgin Media urges password change over hacking risk

Virgin Media urges password change over hacking risk

Image copyright Getty Images Virgin Media has told 800,000 customers to change their passwords to protect against being hacked. An investigation by Which? found that hackers could access the provider’s…

UK rail ticket machines hit by IT glitch

UK rail ticket machines hit by IT glitch

Image copyright PA Rail ticket machines across the UK fell out of service this morning preventing commuters from using them to pay fares. On-screen messages said they had “no online…

WhatsApp rises as a major force in news media

WhatsApp rises as a major force in news media

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption WhatsApp is owned by Facebook, so its rise potentially gives its parent even more influence over the media WhatsApp is becoming one of the…

Green light for UK driverless car road trials

Green light for UK driverless car road trials

Image copyright PA Image caption Connected cars will alert the driver if an emergency vehicle is nearby A demonstration of driverless cars in Nuneaton will be followed later this year…

US official: Russia ‘hacked’ 21 US states in election

US official: Russia ‘hacked’ 21 US states in election

Image copyright Getty Images Russian hackers targeted election systems in 21 US states during last year’s campaign, said a US official. Jeanette Manfra of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)…

Microsoft admits disabling anti-virus software for Windows 10 users

Microsoft admits disabling anti-virus software for Windows 10 users

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Microsoft has admitted to disabling anti-virus software, but only as part of updating Windows 10 Microsoft has admitted that it does temporarily disable anti-virus…

Queen’s Speech: Petrol stations must ‘go electric’

Queen’s Speech: Petrol stations must ‘go electric’

Image copyright GATEway Image caption A driverless pod is being trialled at Greenwich in London Petrol stations and motorway services will be required to install electric charge points, under plans…

Google’s DeepMind extends controversial Streams app

Google’s DeepMind extends controversial Streams app

Image copyright DeepMind Image caption The Streams app is saving nurses hours each day says the Royal Free hospital Google’s DeepMind has extended the use of its Streams health app…

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