Cyber-thieves ‘target bargain hunters’

By BBC Cyber-thieves are preparing malware and spam campaigns in a bid to catch out retailers and shoppers during the run-up to Christmas, experts say. One gang had updated the sophisticated malware it used to target...

Apple buys Star Wars animation company

By BBC Apple has purchased the company behind motion-capture technology used in the latest Star Wars film. Faceshift, a Zurich based start-up, specialises in software that allows 3D animated characters to mimic the facial expressions of...

Extortion attempt on hack victims

Some members of the crowdfunding website Patreon, which was hacked last month, say they have received emails demanding bitcoin payments in return for the protection of their private data. The data listed in the email...

Yahoo stops some users accessing emails

By BBC Yahoo has confirmed that it is preventing some people from accessing their email if they are using ad-blocking software in their browser. Some users in the US reported that Yahoo Mail was displaying a...

FB reveals new tool that gets rid of former flames

By Agencies Facebook which is devoted to making the world more connected will now help couples break up. Having to see your ex on Facebook may be one of the worst things about the site. It's...

Facebook expands into the office

By BBC Facebook is launching a new app that aims to expand the US firm’s presence within companies and other places of work. The software is designed to provide a way for users to communicate as...

Meet the fastest car ever made

Dubbed as the Concorde for this generation by its makers, the SSC in Bloodhound SSC stands for supersonic car. If all goes to plan, the hope is this vehicle will smash not only the...

Lenovo victim of cyber attack

By BBC Chinese computer maker Lenovo has become the victim of a cyber-attack following a warning by the US government about software called Superfish. The Superfish adware program – which offered shopping tips – was shipped...

5G researchers achieve record speed

By BBC Record-breaking speeds have been achieved during tests of 5G data connections, scientists have said. Researchers at the University of Surrey’s 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) managed one terabit per second (Tbps) – many thousands of...

Google creates Alphabet company

By BBC Google has unveiled a surprise restructuring, creating a new parent company called Alphabet Inc. Under the rebranding, Google will retain its best-known businesses, such as search, apps, YouTube and Android. Some of the newer entities,...
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