Tesla Autopilot: Name deceptive, claim groups

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tesla cars come with assisted driving technology Two US consumer rights groups have urged the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Tesla over its marketing of “Autopilot” assisted-driving software. In a letter sent on Wednesday, the groups called the Autopilot name “deceptive and misleading”. A small number of drivers using […]

BMW cars found to contain more than a dozen flaws

Image copyright Keen Lab Image caption The hack attack tests were all carried out in controlled environments BMW’s car computer systems have been found to contain 14 separate flaws, according to a study by a Chinese cyber-security lab. They could, in theory, let hackers take at least partial control of affected vehicles while in use. […]

FBI admits over-counting locked iPhones and other mobiles

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Apple has come under pressure to make encrypted iPhones accessible to the FBI The FBI has admitted overestimating the number of seized mobile phones its investigators are unable to access. It has seized between 1,000 and 2,000 mobile phones that remain locked, as part of its crime investigations, not the […]

Facebook wants your naked photos to stop revenge porn

Image copyright Getty Images Facebook is asking British users to send naked photos of themselves to the social network, to try to stop revenge porn. If you’re worried an intimate photo of you could be shared by someone else, the idea is to get it blocked before it appears online. Similar technology is used to […]

Uber gives drivers sick pay and parental leave

Image copyright Casey Gutteridge / Uber Ride hailing firm Uber will give its European drivers access to medical cover and compensation for work-related injuries. The new protections include sick pay, parental leave and bereavement payments. Uber said it previously “focused too much on growth and not enough on the people who made that growth possible”. […]

Hammond to pledge superfast broadband for most homes

Image copyright Thinkstock The Chancellor is to promise a major expansion of Britain’s superfast broadband network in a bid to boost the post-Brexit economy. In a speech at the annual CBI dinner later, Philip Hammond will pledge to make “full-fibre” connections available to most homes and businesses by 2025. He will also set out other […]

Elon Musk to fix Tesla ‘braking flaw’

Image copyright Tesla Tesla boss Elon Musk has admitted there is a braking issue in its Model 3 cars but promised a firmware update to fix it “in the next few days”. The problems were flagged up in a review of the electric car by US website Consumer Reports. “Our testers found flaws – big […]

Google search reveals names of rape victims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Google removes predictions which are sexually explicit, hateful, violent or dangerous Google’s auto-complete and related search functions are revealing the identity of rape victims who have been granted anonymity. The issue was discovered in a Times newspaper investigation of several prominent sexual assault cases. Searches for attackers or alleged […]

Former Uber engineer sues for sexual harassment

Image copyright Carl Court / Getty Images Image caption Uber is being sued for sexual harassment by a former employee A former Uber engineer is suing the firm for sexual harassment days after it changed its policy allowing employees to take it to court. Ex-employee Ingrid Avendano claims to have experienced sexual harassment, pay inequity […]

Elon Musk admits Tesla braking flaw

Image copyright Tesla Tesla boss Elon Musk has admitted there is a braking issue in its Model 3 cars but promised a firmware update to fix it “in the next few days”. The problems were flagged up in a review of the electric car by US website Consumer Reports. “Our testers found flaws – big […]