Social media firms urged to tackle online body shaming

Social media firms urged to tackle online body shaming

Image caption Campaigner Harnaam Kaur said she received death threats Internet companies should do more to tackle body shaming online, social media users have told an inquiry into how body image affects young people. One told Parliament’s annual Youth Select Committee that “so many” young people were suffering from online abuse and feelings of inadequacy. […]

Fitness tracker firm Jawbone faces liquidation

Fitness tracker firm Jawbone faces liquidation

Image copyright Jawbone Image caption The Jawbone website is still trading Fitness tracker firm Jawbone is facing liquidation, and chief executive Hosain Rahman is launching a new health-based tech start-up, the BBC understands. The BBC has learned that reports of the liquidation published by news site The Information are correct. Jawbone said it had no […]

Samsung sees record quarterly profit on chip demand

Samsung sees record quarterly profit on chip demand

Image copyright AFP Samsung Electronics has reported a record quarterly profit thanks to surging global demand for memory chips. The South Korean tech giant reported an operating profit of 14 trillion won ($12bn; £9.3bn) in the three months to June, up 72% on a year earlier. Sales climbed 18% to 60 trillion won, buoyed by […]

Skype backlash: ‘Worst update ever’

An update to Skype that adds colourful animations and Snapchat-style disappearing stories has been badly received by the app’s users. The software has been given one-star app store ratings since the update was launched. Video journalist: Chris Foxx Skype backlash: ‘Worst update ever’

Google funds automated news project

Google funds automated news project

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Local newspapers have struggled to make a profit in recent years Google is funding a robot journalism project in which computers will write 30,000 stories a month for local media. The Press Association (PA) news agency received £622,000 for its Reporters and Data and Robots (Radar) scheme. Radar will […]

Microsoft to cut ‘thousands’ of jobs

Microsoft to cut ‘thousands’ of jobs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Microsoft’s Satya Nadella worked on the firm’s cloud products before being named chief executive in 2014 Microsoft is to cut “thousands” of jobs worldwide as it attempts to beef up its presence in the cloud computing sector. The technology giant wants to strengthen its cloud computing division but is […]

Cheryl Yeoh: ‘It was sexual harassment at the highest level’

Cheryl Yeoh: ‘It was sexual harassment at the highest level’

Image copyright Cheryl Yeoh Image caption Cheryl Yeoh revealed details about Mr McClure’s behaviour on her website Tech entrepreneur Cheryl Yeoh’s account of sexual harassment by a leading Silicon Valley investor is the latest discrimination scandal to rock the tech industry. Dave McClure resigned from 500 Startups, the firm he co-founded, following claims made by […]

Use of WhatsApp in NHS ‘widespread’, say doctors

Use of WhatsApp in NHS ‘widespread’, say doctors

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There is no effective system for sharing patient records digitally in the NHS Doctors and nurses are using WhatsApp and Snapchat to share information about patients “across the NHS”, health professionals have told the BBC. GP Alisdair MacNair said he was aware of a number of medical groups using […]

Schools issue Snapchat Map warning

Schools issue Snapchat Map warning

Image caption Snap Map lets people share their location Schools are warning parents that a new location-sharing feature in Snapchat could put children at risk. Snap Map lets users share their exact location with people on their “friends” list in real time. In a letter seen by the BBC, one school said the map raised […]

Petya hackers issue fresh ransom demand

Petya hackers issue fresh ransom demand

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ukrainian cyber-security researchers have been trying to uncover the secrets of the malware’s code The perpetrators of a recent cyber-attack that disrupted businesses across the world appear to have accessed the ransom payments they raised. Just over £7,900-worth of virtual currency has been moved from the Bitcoin address listed in […]

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