Electric Nissan Leaf revamp drives further

Electric Nissan Leaf revamp drives further

Media captionWATCH: The new Leaf is Nissan’s first car to feature its ProPilot auto-park tech (figures quoted in the video represent US tests) Nissan has launched a longer-range version of its best-selling Leaf electric vehicle, as it fights growing competition in the electric car market. The new Leaf can travel about 50% further on a […]

The hidden history of cyber-crime forums

The hidden history of cyber-crime forums

Image copyright US Department of Justice Image caption The AlphaBay market is one of many shut down by police action The notorious dark web marketplaces Alphabay and Hansa were shut down in July following “landmark” action by police forces in the US and Europe to unmask who was running them. They join a long list […]

ECHR court reverses ruling on sacking over private messages

ECHR court reverses ruling on sacking over private messages

Image copyright Google Image caption The European Court of Human Rights is in Strasbourg A Romanian man should not have been fired for sending private messages at work, Europe’s top human rights court has ruled. Bogdan Mihai Barbulescu was sacked for sending the messages via the Yahoo messaging system in 2007. His employer had used […]

UK universities targeted by cyber-thieves

UK universities targeted by cyber-thieves

Image copyright JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT Image caption Attackers went after work on improving batteries and alternative fuels British universities are being hit by hundreds of successful cyber-attacks every year, reports the Times. More than 1,152 intrusions into UK university networks had been recorded in 2016-17, it said. And thieves were interested in defence technologies as well […]

Life Is Strange: Before The Storm tackles depression

Life Is Strange: Before The Storm tackles depression

Image copyright Square Enix Image caption Life is Strange: Before the Storm aims to encourage its players to consider mental health issues Square Enix is seeking to overturn taboos surrounding depression in its game Life is Strange: Before the Storm. The narrative adventure explores a teenager’s issues with grief and loneliness, letting players step into […]

Chinese man jailed for helping net users evade state blocks

Chinese man jailed for helping net users evade state blocks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chinese people face many restrictions on what they can do and say online A Chinese man has been given a nine-month jail sentence for helping people evade government controls on where they can go online. Deng Jiewei, from Guangdong, was charged with illegally selling programs known as virtual private […]

Facebook blackmailer jailed for rapes

Facebook blackmailer jailed for rapes

Image copyright Northumbria Police Image caption Leighton created dozens of fake Facebook accounts to trap his victim A paedophile has been jailed for 16 years after admitting rape, despite being thousands of miles away when the offences happened. Paul Leighton, 32, from Seaham, County Durham, created up to 40 fake Facebook profiles to befriend teenagers […]

China bans initial coin offerings calling them ‘illegal fundraising’

China bans initial coin offerings calling them ‘illegal fundraising’

Image copyright Getty Images Chinese regulators have launched a crackdown on individuals and firms raising funds by offering their own digital currencies. The People’s Bank of China has declared initial coin offerings (ICOs) illegal and wants them to “cease immediately”. A growing number of tech companies are opting to sell digital “tokens” because they are […]

Juicero and 2017’s other failed start-ups

Juicero and 2017’s other failed start-ups

Image copyright Juicero Image caption Juicero promised drinks from fruit and veg pouches. The firm behind Juicero, a wi-fi connected juicing machine, has announced that it is shutting down. Juicero raised around $120m (£92m) in funding to develop the device, which retailed in the US at $399. The firm said that it could not create […]

Tinder tops Apple App Store with new feature

Tinder tops Apple App Store with new feature

Image copyright Tinder Image caption The new feature lets users pay to see who has liked them. Dating platform Tinder became the most lucrative app on the Apple store after launching a new paid feature that lets users see who has liked them first. It beat Netflix and Candy Crush to the top grossing spot […]