Email prank ‘tricks’ Breitbart editors

Image copyright AFP Image caption Steve Bannon, impersonated by the prankster, was recently fired from the White House A British “prankster” has said editors at right-wing news website Breitbart replied to spoof emails purporting to come from Trump adviser Steve Bannon. The prankster shared emails in which staff discussed doing “dirty work” against US President […]

French firm offered spyware to ‘find out if your son is gay’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many companies now offer products that track children’s internet use A French company offering “invisible PC spy software” has been criticised after it said its product could be used “to find out if your son is gay”. Listing a series of “clues”, the company, Fireworld, suggested that “hacking his […]

YouTube ‘made wrong call’ on Syria videos

Image copyright Google Image caption The Qasioun News Agency channel, which documents the war in Syria, was temporarily removed YouTube has reinstated thousands of videos documenting violence in Syria that were removed “mistakenly”. Several videos were flagged as inappropriate by an automatic system designed to identify extremist content. Groups monitoring the conflict in Syria say […]

French firm offered spyware to ‘find out if your son is gay’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many companies now offer products that track children’s internet use A French company offering “invisible PC spy software” has been criticised after it said its product could be used “to find out if your son is gay”. Listing a series of “clues”, the company, Fireworld, suggested that “hacking his […]

Email prank ‘tricks’ Breitbart editors

Image copyright AFP Image caption Steve Bannon, impersonated by the prankster, was recently fired from the White House A British “prankster” has said editors at right-wing news website Breitbart replied to spoof emails purporting to come from Trump adviser Steve Bannon. The prankster shared emails in which staff discussed doing “dirty work” against US President […]

DoJ narrows Trump protesters data demand

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Large protests were held in Washington DC on 20 January, the day of President Trump’s inauguration Visitors to an anti-Trump website will probably not have their internet protocol addresses turned over to the Department of Justice, after a legal standoff with a US web company. DreamHost had argued the […]

Royal Mail’s new electric vans unveiled

Image copyright Royal Mail Image caption The new vehicles will be trialled from today Royal Mail is beginning trials in London of nine fully electric vans with ranges of up to 100 miles. The vehicles, which come in various sizes, will distribute post from the central London depot. They were produced by Oxfordshire-based carmaker Arrival, […]

YouTube ‘made wrong call’ on Syria videos

Image copyright Google Image caption The Qasioun News Agency channel, which documents the war in Syria, was temporarily removed YouTube has reinstated thousands of videos documenting violence in Syria that were removed “mistakenly”. Several videos were flagged as inappropriate by an automatic system designed to identify extremist content. Groups monitoring the conflict in Syria say […]

China relaunches world’s fastest train

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A high-speed train crash led to an investigation which found widespread corruption in the railway ministry China’s fleet of high-speed trains is set once again to become the world’s fastest. The top speed of the Fuxing or “rejuvenation” bullet trains was capped at 300km/h (186mph) in 2011 following two […]

DJI drone owners told to update or be grounded

Image copyright DJI Image caption The smaller Spark drone is popular with consumers DJI Spark drones will not fly after 1 September unless owners apply a mandatory software update, the device’s maker has warned. DJI said the update to the small drone’s core software fixes some flight control issues suffered by the gadget. The drone […]

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