Nintendo announces raft of new games for Switch console

Image copyright Square Enix Image caption Final Fantasy VII, one of the most popular games ever, has previously been re-released on platforms including the PS4 Several Final Fantasy games, including VII, IX and X will arrive on the Switch console next year, Nintendo has announced. The Japanese firm also revealed a number of new Switch […]

Church of England to keep Amazon shares despite Welby criticism

The Church of England has said it will keep its shares in Amazon – a day after the Archbishop of Canterbury said the firm was “leeching off the taxpayer”. The Church Times has revealed Amazon was among the 20 biggest global investments by the Church last year. A statement from the CofE said it considered […]

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos gives $2bn to help the homeless

Image copyright Reuters Amazon chief Jeff Bezos is putting $2bn (£1.5bn) into a charitable fund he has established to help the homeless and set up a new network of schools. The world’s richest man announced the move in a tweet, saying the charity would be called the Day One Fund. Mr Bezos – reportedly worth […]

Google, Facebook, Twitter face EU fines over extremist posts

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Draft EU regulation is being planned to force social media to act more swiftly over terror content Google, Facebook and Twitter must remove extremist content within an hour or face hefty fines, the European Commission’s president has said. In his annual State of the Union address to the European Parliament, […]

Marshall Islands warned against adopting digital currency

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Marshall Islands consist of more than 1,000 islands and islets in the Pacific Ocean The Republic of the Marshall Islands has been warned against adopting a digital currency as a second form of legal tender. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said the country, which consists of hundreds of […]

Apple removes anti-malware apps that harvested browser data

Image copyright Getty Images Apps from a well-known cyber-security firm were taken down from the Mac app store by Apple after they were found to export users’ browser histories. Several anti-malware apps made by Trend Micro have since been updated by the cyber-security company. However, Trend Micro strongly denied allegations that the apps had been […]

Google fights plan to extend ‘right to be forgotten’

European rules that allow individuals the “right to be forgotten” online could be extended worldwide. The European Court of Justice is hearing evidence on the matter and will rule in 2019. Google argues that extending the law could turn it into a tool for censorship, in “less democratic” regimes. France’s regulator said that Google is […]

Kirstie Allsopp leaves Twitter over iPad smashing backlash

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kirstie Allsopp is best known for presenting Location, Location, Location on Channel 4 Kirstie Allsopp has left Twitter after facing a fierce backlash when she admitted she smashed her children’s iPads over her gaming rules. Parents slammed the TV presenter online after she revealed she broke her sons’ devices […]

British Airways: Suspect code that hacked fliers ‘found’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The data breach affected 380,000 transactions by BA customers A cyber-security firm has said it found a malicious script injected into the British Airways website, which could be the cause of a recent data breach that affected 380,000 transactions. A RiskIQ researcher analysed code from BA’s website and app […]

Russia: Google removes Putin critic’s ads from YouTube

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alexei Navalny is an outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin Google has taken down YouTube videos by Alexei Navalny, a critic of President Vladimir Putin, ahead of elections for regional governors in Russia. The videos showed Mr Navalny calling for Russians to take part in protests on 9 […]