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Stormzy and other celebrities tweet bullied school boy

Stormzy and other celebrities tweet bullied school boy

Image copyright PA Image caption Stormzy was one of the celebrities to respond to the appeal A host of celebrities, including British grime and hip hop artist Stormzy, have sent birthday greetings to a young boy who is being bullied. Chris Hope-Smith, from Leeds, posted on Twitter asking if people could send positive messages to […]

The one law of robotics: Humans must flourish

The one law of robotics: Humans must flourish

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Could robots harm humans? The science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov wrote about controlling intelligent machines with the three laws of robotics: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm A robot must obey orders given to it by human […]

This man had the chip from his travel card implanted under his skin

This man had the chip from his travel card implanted under his skin

This Australian can now tap in and out at train stations with a travel card chip implanted in his left hand. Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow (yes, that’s his legal name) says he had it put under his skin by a professional piercer. The chip in his Opal card was cut down to 10mm by 6mm […]

Google hit with record EU fine over Shopping service

Google hit with record EU fine over Shopping service

Image copyright Google Image caption Google Shopping ads appear at the top of many search result pages Google has been fined 2.42bn euros ($2.7bn; £2.1bn) by the European Commission after it ruled the company had abused its power by promoting its own shopping comparison service at the top of search results. The amount is the […]

Parliament cyber-attack 'hit up to 90 users'

Parliament cyber-attack 'hit up to 90 users'

Image copyright PA Up to 90 email accounts were compromised during the cyber-attack on Parliament on Friday. Fewer than 1% of the 9,000 users of the IT system were impacted by the hacking, said a parliamentary spokesman. The hack prompted officials to disable remote access to the emails of MPs, peers and their staff as […]

Parliament hit by 'sustained' cyber-attack

Parliament hit by 'sustained' cyber-attack

Image copyright PA Parliament has been hit by a cyber attack, officials at Westminster say. The “sustained” hack began on Friday night, prompting officials to disable remote access to the emails of MPs, peers and their staff as a safeguard. The parliamentary authorities said hackers had mounted a “determined attack” on all user accounts “in […]

Router hack risk 'not limited to Virgin Media'

Router hack risk 'not limited to Virgin Media'

Image caption Virgin Media’s Super Hub 2 had a weak default password A weakness that left thousands of Virgin Media routers vulnerable to attack also affects devices by other providers, security experts suggest. Virgin Media’s Super Hub 2 was criticised for using short default passwords that could easily be cracked by attackers. But experts raised […]

Facebook launches initiative to fight online hate speech

Facebook launches initiative to fight online hate speech

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Facebook says it will support and train NGOs to spot and respond to hate speech and extremism Facebook is launching a UK initiative to train and fund local organisations to combat extremism and hate speech. It comes a week after the social network announced steps of its own to remove […]

Imagination Technologies put up for sale amid Apple dispute

Imagination Technologies put up for sale amid Apple dispute

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Apple uses Imagination’s technology in its iPhones UK chip designer Imagination Technologies – which is in dispute with Apple, its largest customer – has put itself up for sale. Shares in the company more than halved in April when Imagination said that Apple was to stop using its technology. The […]

Uber: The scandals that drove Travis Kalanick out

Uber: The scandals that drove Travis Kalanick out

Image copyright Getty Images Uber’s embattled chief executive Travis Kalanick has resigned from the firm, following pressure from shareholders. His resignation comes after a chaotic few months at the firm, including a series of scandals about sexual harassment, macho culture and the departure of senior executives. Mr Kalanick had already said that he was taking […]