Russia causing ‘cyber-space mayhem’, says ex-GCHQ boss

Russia causing ‘cyber-space mayhem’, says ex-GCHQ boss

Media captionRobert Hannigan also said security experts must find ways around end-to-end encryption Russian authorities are a threat to democracy, former GCHQ director Robert Hannigan has said. There was “a disproportionate amount of mayhem in cyber-space” coming from the country, he told the BBC. Mr Hannigan urged people to “push back” against the behaviour of […]

Nokia ‘regrets’ health app backlash

Nokia ‘regrets’ health app backlash

Image copyright Nokia Image caption Nokia Health Mate has a minimalistic feel Nokia says it is “regrettable” that problems with its Health Mate fitness-tracking app have frustrated users. Nokia took over health tech firm Withings in 2016 and recently replaced the Withings Health Mate app with a Nokia-branded version. Health Mate has been downloaded more […]

Petya victims given hope by researchers

Petya victims given hope by researchers

Image copyright Screenshot Image caption Many reports suggested that screens around the world received this message, indicating a ransomware attack A security firm says it has managed to decrypt files damaged by the recent Petya ransomware attack, on one infected computer. The cyber-attack caused havoc for businesses around the globe, but mainly in Ukraine. The […]

Qualcomm seeks Apple iPhone sales ban

Qualcomm seeks Apple iPhone sales ban

Image copyright Reuters Qualcomm, the world’s biggest producer of mobile phone chips, has appealed for the sale of some iPhones in the US to be blocked. It claims that iPhones using chips by rivals, such as Intel, infringe six of its patents. Qualcomm said it had asked the US International Trade Commission (ITC) to investigate […]

Social media firms urged to tackle online body shaming

Social media firms urged to tackle online body shaming

Image caption Campaigner Harnaam Kaur said she received death threats Internet companies should do more to tackle body shaming online, social media users have told an inquiry into how body image affects young people. One told Parliament’s annual Youth Select Committee that “so many” young people were suffering from online abuse and feelings of inadequacy. […]

Fitness tracker firm Jawbone faces liquidation

Fitness tracker firm Jawbone faces liquidation

Image copyright Jawbone Image caption The Jawbone website is still trading Fitness tracker firm Jawbone is facing liquidation, and chief executive Hosain Rahman is launching a new health-based tech start-up, the BBC understands. The BBC has learned that reports of the liquidation published by news site The Information are correct. Jawbone said it had no […]

Samsung sees record quarterly profit on chip demand

Samsung sees record quarterly profit on chip demand

Image copyright AFP Samsung Electronics has reported a record quarterly profit thanks to surging global demand for memory chips. The South Korean tech giant reported an operating profit of 14 trillion won ($12bn; £9.3bn) in the three months to June, up 72% on a year earlier. Sales climbed 18% to 60 trillion won, buoyed by […]

Skype backlash: ‘Worst update ever’

An update to Skype that adds colourful animations and Snapchat-style disappearing stories has been badly received by the app’s users. The software has been given one-star app store ratings since the update was launched. Video journalist: Chris Foxx Skype backlash: ‘Worst update ever’

Google funds automated news project

Google funds automated news project

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Local newspapers have struggled to make a profit in recent years Google is funding a robot journalism project in which computers will write 30,000 stories a month for local media. The Press Association (PA) news agency received £622,000 for its Reporters and Data and Robots (Radar) scheme. Radar will […]

Microsoft to cut ‘thousands’ of jobs

Microsoft to cut ‘thousands’ of jobs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Microsoft’s Satya Nadella worked on the firm’s cloud products before being named chief executive in 2014 Microsoft is to cut “thousands” of jobs worldwide as it attempts to beef up its presence in the cloud computing sector. The technology giant wants to strengthen its cloud computing division but is […]