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UK protests over access to Twitter data

26 Apr

Image copyright AFP Image caption The government has said it is “protesting” against the decision to restrict access to data The British government is protesting against Twitter’s decision to withdraw access to user data used to investigate potential terrorist plots. The information was previously used by the police and the MI5 intelligence agency. However, the […]

Game guide malware ‘targeted more than 500,000 users’

26 Apr

Image copyright AFP Image caption Android devices were targeted by the apps, which can download malicious software once installed App-based guides for games, including Fifa and Pokemon Go, were used to target more than 500,000 Android users with malware, a cyber-security company has said. The apps, discovered on the Google Play Store, were designed to […]

Naked selfie-detecting app Gallery Guardian tested

26 Apr

An app that can alert parents when a child takes or receives sexually explicit photographs has been developed. The BBC’s Chris Foxx tested Gallery Guardian ahead of its release on Wednesday, and asked creator Daniel Skowronksi how his software detects nude selfies.

MP asks Facebook to tackle ‘fake news’ as election approaches

26 Apr

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Collins recently launched a parliamentary inquiry into fake news An MP has urged Facebook to tackle fake news in the run-up to the UK’s general election on 8 June. Conservative MP Damian Collins expressed his concerns to the Guardian newspaper, saying fake news threatened “the integrity of democracy”. […]

Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales creates news service Wikitribune

25 Apr

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jimmy Wales hopes to get enough donations to hire a team of journalists Wikipedia’s co-founder Jimmy Wales is planning a news service that combines the work of professional journalists and volunteers. His goal is for Wikitribune to offer “factual and neutral” articles that help combat the problem of “fake […]

Thai man kills baby on Facebook Live then takes own life

25 Apr

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The deaths took place at a deserted hotel in Phuket A Thai man filmed himself killing his baby daughter on Facebook Live, before taking his own life, Thai police say. The 21-year-old hanged his daughter, and then himself, at a deserted hotel in Phuket on Monday, reportedly after an argument […]

Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales creates news service Wikitribune

25 Apr

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jimmy Wales hopes to get enough donations to hire a team of journalists Wikipedia’s co-founder Jimmy Wales is planning a news service that combines the work of professional journalists and volunteers. His goal is for Wikitribune to offer “factual and neutral” articles that help combat the problem of “fake […]

Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales creates news service Wikitribune

25 Apr

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jimmy Wales hopes to get enough donations to hire a team of journalists Wikipedia’s co-founder Jimmy Wales is planning a news service that combines the work of professional journalists and volunteers. His goal is for Wikitribune to offer “factual and neutral” articles that help combat the problem of “fake […]

Ted 2017: Frugal scientist offers malaria tools

25 Apr

Image copyright Ted Image caption Manu Prakash took to the Ted stage to talk about frugal science Manu Prakash, a bio-engineer at Stanford University, designs cheap tools that can make a big difference in the poorest parts of the world. At the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference in Vancouver, he showed off his latest […]

Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales creates news service Wikitribune

25 Apr

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jimmy Wales hopes to get enough donations to hire a team of journalists Wikipedia’s co-founder Jimmy Wales is planning a news service that combines the work of professional journalists and volunteers. His goal is for Wikitribune to offer “factual and neutral” articles that help combat the problem of “fake […]