Apple unveils iPhone XS and fall-detecting Watch

Image copyright Apple Apple has updated its iPhone X handset with three more powerful models, two of which are larger than before. The iPhone XS Max has a 6.5in (16.5cm) display. The iPhone XS has the same 5.8in-sized component as the original. The iPhone XR’s screen is 6.1in but is lower quality. A new smartwatch […]

MEPs vote to ban ‘killer robots’ on battlefield

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Killer robots are not science fiction, one MEP says – although they probably won’t look like this The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling for an international ban on so-called killer robots. It aims to pre-empt the development and use of autonomous weapon systems that can kill without […]

European Parliament backs copyright changes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The musician Wyclef Jean is among those who have opposed the copyright laws Controversial new copyright laws have been approved by members of the European Parliament. The legislation had been changed since July when the first version of the copyright directive was voted down. Critics say it remains problematic. […]

Google, Facebook, Twitter face EU fines over extremist posts

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Draft EU regulation is being planned to force social media to act more swiftly over terror content Google, Facebook and Twitter must remove extremist content within an hour or face hefty fines, the European Commission’s president has said. In his annual State of the Union address to the European Parliament, […]

Controversial EU copyright change faces key vote

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The proposed reform has attracted enormous attention and fierce campaigning on both sides EU lawmakers are set to vote on a controversial copyright reform that could change how internet companies treat uploaded content from users. A version of the proposal was rejected in July after a grassroots campaign, and […]

Vodafone broadband adverts banned for being ‘misleading’

Image copyright Vodafone Adverts for Vodafone broadband have been banned for misleading customers over speeds and reductions in bills. The television and radio ads, featuring actor Martin Freeman, stated: “Vodafone guarantee your home broadband speeds or money off until it’s fixed.” But the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upheld complaints – including from rival BT – […]

Marshall Islands warned against adopting digital currency

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Marshall Islands consist of more than 1,000 islands and islets in the Pacific Ocean The Republic of the Marshall Islands has been warned against adopting a digital currency as a second form of legal tender. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said the country, which consists of hundreds of […]

Google fights plan to extend ‘right to be forgotten’

European rules that allow individuals the “right to be forgotten” online could be extended worldwide. The European Court of Justice is hearing evidence on the matter and will rule in 2019. Google argues that extending the law could turn it into a tool for censorship, in “less democratic” regimes. France’s regulator said that Google is […]

British Airways: Suspect code that hacked fliers ‘found’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The data breach affected 380,000 transactions by BA customers A cyber-security firm has said it found malicious code injected into the British Airways website, which could be the cause of a recent data breach that affected 380,000 transactions. A RiskIQ researcher analysed code from BA’s website and app around […]

Apple removes anti-malware apps that harvested browser data

Image copyright Getty Images Apps from a well-known cyber-security firm were taken down from the Mac app store by Apple after they were found to export users’ browser histories. Several anti-malware apps made by Trend Micro have since been updated by the cyber-security company. However, Trend Micro strongly denied allegations that the apps had been […]