Net filters help avoid dodgy domains

Net filters help avoid dodgy domains

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It can be hard for consumers to work out if sites they are visiting are legitimate A free service that helps stop consumers visiting websites known to be malicious has been set up by IBM and two other industry bodies. The Quad 9 service requires people to change the […]

Unilad Facebook account blocked

Unilad Facebook account blocked

Image copyright Unilad/Facebook Facebook appears to have blocked an account for the hugely popular viral news website Unilad. The account which has 34 million followers and posts viral videos and news stories, appears to be inaccessible with any attempt to load the site’s Facebook page generating an error message. It is unclear why the account […]

Gamers’ anger halts Star Wars Battlefront II payments

Gamers’ anger halts Star Wars Battlefront II payments

Image copyright EA Games Games publisher EA has suspended in-game purchases in its latest Star Wars title Battlefront II, following criticism from players. Gamers had complained that unlocking popular characters such as Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader took too long unless they paid for credits. EA said in-game purchases would be halted because it did […]

Fullscreen ‘YouTube Red rival’ to close in January

Fullscreen ‘YouTube Red rival’ to close in January

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Comedian Grace Helbig had a talk show on Fullscreen Online talent management firm Fullscreen is closing the subscription video platform it set up last year to rival YouTube’s premium tier. The service promised to produce “higher quality” programmes featuring popular YouTube and social media stars. Fullscreen said it had […]

Far-right accounts lose Twitter verified tick

Far-right accounts lose Twitter verified tick

Image copyright Getty Images/PA Image caption Richard Spencer and Tommy Robinson have lost their blue badges Twitter has stripped several far-right accounts of their “verified” badge, after changing its policy. Among them are Jason Kessler who helped organise a far-right march in Charlottesville, and white supremacist Richard Spencer. English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson also […]

Kaspersky defends its role in NSA breach

Kaspersky defends its role in NSA breach

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Eugene Kaspersky has denied his company has worked with the Kremlin to hack others The Russian-headquartered anti-virus company Kaspersky Lab has hit back at reports it deliberately extracted sensitive files from a US National Security Agency worker’s computer. The allegations stem from a Wall Street Journal report in early October. […]

Cash Converters reveals customer data breach

Cash Converters reveals customer data breach

Image copyright Getty Images High Street pawnbroker Cash Converters has warned customers about a data breach on its website. The company said customer usernames, passwords and addresses had potentially been accessed by a third party. The data breach exposed accounts on the company’s old UK website, which was replaced in September 2017. The company told […]

Silicon Valley firms compete to hack R2-D2

Several top Silicon Valley companies took part in a competition to hack an R2-D2 robot. The aim of the event was to promote tech careers to children. Video journalist: Dave Lee Silicon Valley firms compete to hack R2-D2

Cyber-bullying: Prince’s ‘stop, speak, support’ code of conduct

Cyber-bullying: Prince’s ‘stop, speak, support’ code of conduct

Image copyright Getty Images Facebook and Snapchat are set to bring in ways to directly help young people bullied online, following an intervention by Prince William. The move is part of a code of conduct drawn up by a taskforce of technology companies, children’s charities and parents headed by the prince. It aims to encourage […]

Star Wars Battlefront II game faces further backlash

Star Wars Battlefront II game faces further backlash

Image copyright EA Games publisher EA has faced further criticism over its latest Star Wars game, Battlefront II. Many players were unhappy about the credits that unlock key Star Wars characters. The number required has now been reduced but so has the number that can be earned through gameplay. The alternative is to purchase them. […]