Bitcoin Cash freeze as insider trading probed

Bitcoin Cash freeze as insider trading probed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Coinbase’s chief executive said he had emailed staff ordering them to keep the Bitcoin Cash launch a secret One of the US’s leading crypto-currency exchanges is carrying out an insider trading investigation. Coinbase fears its own workers may have exploited its move into Bitcoin Cash – a spin-off of […]

Facebook steps up facial recognition use

Facebook steps up facial recognition use

Image copyright Facebook Image caption The system will help users detect when others might be attempting to use their image as a profile picture Facebook users will be notified every time their face is uploaded to the platform, even if it is not tagged. The new facial recognition feature will not apply to users in […]

Video games: How big is industry’s racial diversity problem?

Video games: How big is industry’s racial diversity problem?

Media captionWATCH: Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is one game to feature a black woman protagonist When Uncharted: The Lost Legacy was released this year, it gained a lot of attention – not because it is the latest instalment for a popular franchise, it stood out for another reason. The game was set in India, had […]

5G rollout legal challenges defeated

5G rollout legal challenges defeated

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ofcom has warned that delays to its spectrum auction could harm consumers Two legal challenges to a forthcoming auction meant to pave the way for 5G data services in the UK have failed. Both BT’s EE division and Three had challenged plans to limit the amount of spectrum any […]

Facebook grilled on Britain First page by MPs

Facebook grilled on Britain First page by MPs

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Yvette Cooper read out a series of abusive threats made to MPs on Twitter Facebook has said it is reviewing the future of Britain First’s profile page, following the removal of its leaders’ pages from Twitter. The social network said it was “very cautious” about removing political speech. The details […]

Bitcoin exchange Youbit shuts after second hack attack

Bitcoin exchange Youbit shuts after second hack attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bitcoin’s value hit a high of more than $19,000 this year prompting attacks by hackers A crypto-currency exchange in South Korea is shutting down after it was hacked for the second time in less than eight months. Youbit, which lets people buy and sell bitcoins and other virtual currencies, […]

Mobile phone and broadband services need ‘radical improvement’

Mobile phone and broadband services need ‘radical improvement’

The head of the National Infrastructure Commission has called for urgent action to tackle poor mobile phone coverage. Lord Adonis has written to the telecoms regulator Ofcom urging it to take action to deal with the issue. It follows a report that one million homes have poor broadband and large parts of the UK have […]

Nikon v Kodak: 360 cameras go head-to-head

Nikon’s KeyMission 360 and Kodak’s 4KVR360 cameras have been put to the test by the BBC Click team. But which one came out on top? See more at Click’s website and @BBCClick. Nikon v Kodak: 360 cameras go head-to-head

Bitcoin trading starts on the huge CME exchange

Bitcoin trading starts on the huge CME exchange

Image copyright Getty Images Bitcoin has moved another step towards mainstream investing with the start of trading on the huge Chicago Mercantile Exchange financial futures market. It comes as the value of the digital currency approached $20,000 on Sunday, before drifting below $19,000. Last week, Chicago’s CBOE exchange began Bitcoin futures trading – bets on […]