Vietnam army hires censors to fight ‘internet chaos’

Vietnam army hires censors to fight ‘internet chaos’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Vietnam’s young population has helped boost the popularity of social media The Vietnamese military has built up a force of more than 10,000 internet censors, according to local reports. A People’s Army leader is quoted as having said that the “cyber-troops” had been tasked with tackling “wrongful views” and […]

Edward Snowden’s Haven app ‘catches spies’

Edward Snowden’s Haven app ‘catches spies’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Edward Snowden has lived in exile in Russia since 2013 and does not carry a mobile phone US whistle-blower Edward Snowden has helped create an Android app designed to protect the possessions of journalists and human rights defenders. The software uses sensors – including a phone’s camera, microphone, gyroscope […]

Obama warns against ‘irresponsible’ social media use

Obama warns against ‘irresponsible’ social media use

Media captionBarack Obama opens up about how he felt after Donald Trump’s inauguration Former US President Barack Obama has warned against the irresponsible use of social media, in a rare interview since stepping down in January. He warned that such actions were distorting people’s understanding of complex issues, and spreading misinformation. His successor Donald Trump […]

Quantum computing: Modular system announced

A modular type of quantum computer, which it is hoped will unlock the potential of this type of computing, is being developed by researchers at the University of Sussex. Quantum computing offers the potential to revolutionise code breaking, medicine and artificial intelligence, but so far no-one has built one which is powerful enough to be […]

Bitcoin: Would you want to get paid in cryptocurrency?

Bitcoin: Would you want to get paid in cryptocurrency?

Image copyright Getty Images Bitcoin. Lots of people are talking about, but very few own it. So how would you feel about getting paid in the high profile cryptocurrency? From early next year, staff at Japanese internet firm GMO Group will be among the latest to find out how that feels. More than 4,000 employees […]

Reindeer hunted by wolverines get safety app

Reindeer hunted by wolverines get safety app

Image copyright Actility Image caption Reindeer herding is big business in Lapland Reindeer, who fall prey to wolverines, wolves and lynx, are being fitted with sensors to protect them. It makes it easier for herders to track the animals across the remote Lapland forests where they roam. Sensors around the necks of the female reindeer […]

Apple faces lawsuits over slowed iPhones

Apple faces lawsuits over slowed iPhones

Image copyright Getty Images Two class action lawsuits have been launched against Apple in the US following the tech giant’s admission that it slows down older models of the iPhone as they age. Apple has said that it did this to “prolong the life” of the devices and maximise diminishing battery power. The lawsuits were […]

Apple changes rules on app ‘loot boxes’

Apple changes rules on app ‘loot boxes’

Image copyright EA Image caption Battlefront II was changed to remove a way to pay for loot crates and rewards Apple has changed the rules around how games on its app store use loot boxes. These boxes are random rewards for gameplay and often give players benefits and power-ups that can be used in games. […]

The glitch that stole Christmas: How to handle smart tech gifts

The glitch that stole Christmas: How to handle smart tech gifts

Image copyright Getty Images Although the rush to connect everything from toys to toothbrushes, cars to sex toys, and any number of household appliances to the internet, seems inexorable, there is little regulation protecting your cyber-security. Not surprising then that there has been a raft of stories this year highlighting the vulnerabilities that are coming […]

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