France ‘burkini ban’: Images of police on beach fuel debate

France ‘burkini ban’: Images of police on beach fuel debate

Image copyright Vantagenews Image caption The incident happened close to where more than 80 people died in an Islamist attack in July Pictures have emerged of French police appearing to enforce the controversial “burkini ban” on a woman on a beach in the southern city of Nice. Police appear to issue a fine to the […]

India investigating French submarine company data leak

India investigating French submarine company data leak

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Scorpene-class INS Kalvari recently began maiden sea trials off the coast of Mumbai India is investigating a massive data leak from French shipbuilder DCNS that affects a major submarine contract for its navy, defence officials say. The leak of more than 22,000 pages exposes secrets about the combat capabilities […]

Apple accused of iPhone 6 ‘touch disease’ defect

Apple accused of iPhone 6 ‘touch disease’ defect

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus first went on sale nearly two years ago Apple has been accused of failing to address a “design flaw” said to be causing many iPhone 6 and 6S handsets’ screens to flicker and become unresponsive to touch. The repair specialist iFixit published a […]

Why Pokemon Go may have passed its peak

Why Pokemon Go may have passed its peak

Image copyright Press Association Image caption Pokemon Go broke week-one App Store records, according to Apple It is quite possibly the biggest gaming phenomenon of the smartphone age – but is Pokemon Go’s popularity dwindling? Since the augmented-reality app launched in July, Pokemon Go has swept up gamers in a craze of monster-catching across the […]

Google punishes sites with pop-up adverts

Google punishes sites with pop-up adverts

Image copyright Google Image caption Google wants to discourage websites from obscuring their content with large ads Google is to penalise websites that feature intrusive pop-up adverts. It is updating the algorithms used to rank its search results so that offending pages are more likely to get lower placings. The change is due to come […]

University hit 21 times in one year by ransomware

University hit 21 times in one year by ransomware

Image copyright Getty Images Universities and NHS trusts in England have been hit hard by ransomware in the last year, according to Freedom of Information requests carried out by two cybersecurity firms. Bournemouth University, which boasts a cybersecurity centre, has been hit 21 times in the last 12 months. Twenty-eight NHS Trusts said they had […]

How good is Tibet’s Beijing-backed search engine?

How good is Tibet’s Beijing-backed search engine?

Image copyright Yongzim.com Image caption Yongzim’s ‘news’ sections leads to Chinese state media A Tibetan search engine, backed by the Chinese authorities, has been launched. Yongzim claims to be better at handling complex searches involving several words in the language than any alternative. But a spokesman for the government in exile, the Central Tibetan Administration, […]

North Korea submarine fires ballistic missile

North Korea submarine fires ballistic missile

Image copyright AFP Image caption Officials told South Korean media the missile travelled about 500km North Korea has fired a ballistic missile from a submarine off its east coast, say the US and South Korea. The KN-11 missile was launched from waters near Sinpo and flew about 500km (300 miles) before falling into the Sea […]

Myanmar earthquake: One dead and temples damaged

Myanmar earthquake: One dead and temples damaged

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Dhammayangyi temple in Bagan pictured as the earthquake struck A 6.8 magnitude earthquake has hit central Myanmar, damaging pagodas in the ancient city of Bagan and killing at least one person. The quake struck 25km (15.5 miles) west of Chauk, at a depth of 84km, the US Geological Survey […]

Kabul attack: Gunmen target American University

Kabul attack: Gunmen target American University

Image copyright AP Image caption Afghan forces rushed to the scene after the blast and gunfire were heard A militant attack is taking place at the American University in the Afghan capital, Kabul. A large explosion has been heard and frightened students barricaded inside rooms in the building say they can hear gunfire close by. […]