Google suspends ticket site Viagogo from advertising

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Arctic Monkeys’ manager has called for Viagogo to be shut down Google has suspended Viagogo as an advertiser, after claims touts resell tickets at inflated prices on the site. The Competition and Market Authority is taking the ticketing website to court, alleging it has not done enough to […]

Disability emojis: Guide dog and wheelchair user made available

Image copyright Apple/ Unicode Apple has announced some new emojis – including a wheelchair user, people with walking sticks and a hearing aid. They’ve been released on World Emoji Day as part of a move by the tech company to represent disabled people better. New designs were proposed last year and will be released for […]

‘Cordless’ Dyson fan advert falls foul of watchdog

Image copyright Dyson Image caption Dyson argued that consumers would not think the fan was cordless An advert for one of Dyson’s £400 fans has been labelled misleading by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The video, for the company’s Pure Hot and Cool Fan, suggests the fan is cordless when it actually needs to be […]

Bianca Devins murder images flood Instagram

Image copyright Williams/Devins family Image caption Bianca Devins Instagram is struggling to remove images of the body of a 17-year-old – apparently posted by the man who has now been charged with her murder. Bianca Devins was killed in Utica, New York, on Sunday morning. The images were posted on Brandon Clark’s account on messaging […]

Facebook scam-busting service goes live

Image copyright PA Media Image caption A legal action taken by MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis is behind the tool Scammers are being targeted by a new tool for UK Facebook users that allows the reporting of fake adverts. The feature came about after Martin Lewis, founder of the MoneySavingExpert website, sued over his name and […]

Virgin Media probes why it blocked giant Gif site Imgur

Image copyright Imgur Image caption Imgur hosts millions of photos, video clips and illustrations Virgin Media is investigating why it mistakenly blocked customers from visiting Imgur, a platform used to share humorous photos and Gifs. The UK broadband provider’s users had been shown an alert saying access was denied because of suspected “indecent images of […]

Porn block: Margot James ‘extremely sorry’ for delay

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The system is supposed to force websites to verify the age of UK users Digital Minister Margot James has apologised for the six-month delay on the so-called “porn block”, which had been due to take effect on Monday. It is designed to force pornography websites to verify users are […]

Computer password inventor dies aged 93

Image copyright MIT CSAIL Image caption Dr Corbato became interested in computers while studying physics Computer pioneer Fernando Corbato, who first used passwords to protect user accounts, has died aged 93. Dr Corbato introduced the basic security measure while developing methods that let more people use a computer at the same time. He developed a […]

AI pioneer Turing is the face of the new £50 note

Image copyright Bank of England Computer pioneer and codebreaker Alan Turing will feature on the new design of the Bank of England’s £50 note. He is celebrated for his code-cracking work that proved vital to the Allies in World War Two. The £50 note will be the last of the Bank of England collection to […]

University of Suffolk hosts all-female games jam

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption About half of video gamers are women but only make up 12% of the UK’s games development workforce An all-female games jam has been set up to try to tackle the “gender imbalance” in the industry. Teams at the first Gals that Game event at the University of Suffolk […]