Facebook security breach: Up to 50m accounts attacked

Image copyright Reuters Facebook has said “almost 50 million” of its users were left exposed by a security flaw. The company said attackers were able to exploit a vulnerability in a feature known as “View As” to gain control of people’s accounts. The breach was discovered on Tuesday, Facebook said, and it has informed police. […]

US mid-terms: Hackers expose ‘staggering’ voter machine flaws

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Organisers of the Def Con hacking conference say the machines’ vulnerability is a threat to US national security Voting machines pose “serious risks” to US security, hackers are warning. A report outlines major flaws in voting hardware, weeks before US mid-term elections. One ballot machine, used in 23 US […]

Tesla: Shares fall after regulators launch Musk lawsuit

Media captionWho is Elon Musk? Tesla shares have sunk after US regulators took legal action against founder Elon Musk for alleged securities fraud. On Thursday the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a lawsuit over a claim made last month by Mr Musk that he had funding to take the company private. The billionaire boss of […]

BBC Music website offers dementia lifeline

BBC Music website offers dementia lifeline

Image copyright BBC/PA/Getty Images Music’s ability to soothe the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s has been known for years. Now, a new BBC website aims to help by connecting dementia patients with the songs they love. Eventually, it’s hoped the site will build a database of music that’s effective at triggering memories. “Music can have […]

TSB and HSBC banking apps hit by computer glitches

Image copyright Getty Images TSB and HSBC have become the latest banks to be hit by computer glitches. TSB said users of its smartphone app and internet banking were having difficulty logging in. HSBC said about 50% of mobile users were having trouble connecting, although many succeeded when they tried a second time. It is […]

Regulators accuse Tesla’s Elon Musk of securities fraud

Image copyright Scott Olson/Getty Images The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a lawsuit accusing Tesla boss Elon Musk of securities fraud. The US financial regulator says Mr Musk’s claims that he had secured funding to take the electric carmaker private were “false and misleading”. It is seeking to bar Mr Musk from acting as […]

Fortnite Season 6 pets ‘could expand game’s audience’

Image copyright Epic Games The introduction of three pets to the Fortnite game are not an attempt to squeeze more cash out of players, says one expert. Instead IHS analyst Piers Harding-Rolls believes the goal is to attract more female youngsters to the title. The three pets – a dog, chameleon and dragon – were […]

Fortnite Season 6’s pets could attract girl gamers

Image copyright Epic Games The introduction of three pets to the Fortnite game are not an attempt to squeeze more cash out of players, says one expert. Instead IHS analyst Piers Harding-Rolls believes the goal is to attract more female players to the title. The three pets – a dog, chameleon and dragon – were […]

Amazon to open ‘four-star’ store in New York

Image copyright Amazon Image caption The shop will also feature goods and gadgets that are becoming popular online Online retailing giant Amazon is opening a store in New York that will only sell products that receive a high rating on its website. The store will sell toys, household goods and other items that have a […]

Linus Torvalds: ‘I’ll never be cuddly but I can be more polite’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Torvalds has a reputation for sending rude emails to fellow developers Linux founder Linus Torvalds has told the BBC that he is seeking professional help to become more empathetic towards fellow developers, but admits he may have to “fake it until I make it”. Mr Torvalds stepped back […]

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