Tech firms to remove extremist posts within hours

Tech firms to remove extremist posts within hours

Image copyright AFP Image caption IS militants have used social media to spread propaganda Tech giants Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter and Google have agreed to do more to remove extremist content within hours of it being posted. The accord was decided at a two-day meeting between the G7 nations and the tech firms, hosted on the […]

Mobile companies overcharging customers after contracts end

Mobile companies overcharging customers after contracts end

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The government thinks mobile operators need to inform customers once the handset is paid off Vodafone, EE and Three are continuing to charge customers for the mobile phones they buy as part of a contract, even after the cost of the handset has been paid off, research suggests. Citizens […]

Native American tribe sues Amazon and Microsoft

Native American tribe sues Amazon and Microsoft

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some believe the patent holder is using a loophole to avoid scrutiny A Native American tribe is suing Amazon and Microsoft for infringing data-processing patents it is holding. The patents were assigned to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe by technology company SRC Labs, and it will receive a share […]

YouTube star Casey Neistat criticises video site’s leaders

YouTube star Casey Neistat criticises video site’s leaders

Image copyright YouTube Image caption Mr Neistat suggests YouTube’s community of creators acts as a defence against online competitors One of YouTube’s most influential vloggers has chastised the service’s leaders, claiming they are failing many of their most popular video creators. Specifically, Casey Neistat criticised the way the platform had made it impossible for some […]

Still photographs spring to life

New software makes it possible to breathe life into still photo portraits. The project was developed in Israel with the help of a leading social network. It has the potential to become the net’s next viral hit, but also has more serious long-term uses, as one of its creators explains. Source Article from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-41668704Still photographs […]

YouTube star Casey Neistat attacks video site’s leaders

YouTube star Casey Neistat attacks video site’s leaders

Image copyright YouTube Image caption Mr Neistat suggests YouTube’s community of creators acts as a defence against online competitors One of YouTube’s most influential vloggers has attacked the service’s leaders, claiming they are failing many of their most popular video creators. Specifically, Casey Neistat criticised the way the platform had made it impossible for some […]

Giant robots clash in US-Japan battle

Share this with Facebook Twitter Google+ Email Copy this link Read more about sharing Close share panel Source Article from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-41673074Giant robots clash in US-Japan battle

Twitter pledges tougher action against abuse

Twitter pledges tougher action against abuse

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Twitter’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey, has acknowledged that it needs to be tougher against abuse Twitter is planning to impose new restrictions on pornographic and hateful imagery as part of a renewed effort to tackle abuse on its social network. The US company has also said it intends to […]

Child safety smartwatches ‘easy’ to hack, watchdog says

Child safety smartwatches ‘easy’ to hack, watchdog says

Image copyright NCC Some smartwatches designed for children have security flaws that make them vulnerable to hackers, a watchdog has warned. The Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) tested watches from brands including Gator and GPS for Kids. It said it discovered that attackers could track, eavesdrop or even communicate with the wearers. The manufacturers involved insist […]

Google removes cupcake calorie counter from Maps

Google removes cupcake calorie counter from Maps

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some users did not want to be told how many cakes they had walked Google has decided to remove an update to Maps that shows users how many calories they would burn if they walked to their destination. It follows what the search giant described as “strong user feedback” […]

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