Facebook bows to Belgian privacy ruling over cookies

By Agencies Facebook has said that it will respond to a privacy ruling in Belgium by requiring users to log in to view pages on the site. The original ruling, made by the Belgian Privacy Commissioner...

Google denies children’s data claims

By BBC Google has denied it broke its promises on using children's personal data. Civil liberties group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) accused Google of collecting and storing data from children using its products at school. It...

Truecaller users report over 2.3 million spam calls in Kenya

By Claire Wanja Truecaller announced has announced that its community has reported over 2.3 million spam calls in Kenya, with a total of 60 000 spam and unwanted calls detected every day across the country. Truecaller’s...

Blackberry to ‘exit’ Pakistan in 2016

By BBC Phone-maker Blackberry is to stop operating in Pakistan at the end of 2015 because of government requests to monitor customer data. The Pakistani government wanted to be able to monitor every message and email...

Jeremy Clarkson unveils Amazon drone

By BBC  Amazon's drone delivery project Prime Air has unveiled a new prototype in a video featuring former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson. According to the video, the drone could fly for up to 15 miles...

Formula E plans robot races

By BBC The organiser of Formula E, an electric car race, has announced it will introduce a driverless championship from next year. The Roborace series will provide a "competitive platform for the autonomous driving solutions being...

‘Li-fi 100 times faster than wi-fi’

By BBC A new method of delivering data, which uses the visible spectrum rather than radio waves, has been tested in a working office. Li-fi can deliver internet access 100 times faster than traditional wi-fi, offering...

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...
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