Amazon Prime Day deals ‘not what they seem’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Amazon employed singer Ariane Grande to promote Prime Day Shoppers thinking of taking part in internet giant Amazon’s Prime Day are being warned that not all the items on sale could be the bargains they seem. Consumer group Which? said that the goods are often cheaper at other times […]

Rolls Royce develops propulsion system for flying taxi

Image copyright Rolls-Royce Image caption The EVTOL could carry four to five passengers for 500 miles, Rolls-Royce says Engine maker Rolls-Royce has designed a propulsion system for a flying taxi which it says could take to the skies as soon as early next decade. The British firm said it had drawn up plans for an […]

Fake Twitter users: Celebrities lose followers amid crackdown

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Twitter has defended its decision, saying it will ‘build trust’ Some of the world’s biggest celebrities have lost millions of Twitter followers after the company cracked down on “locked” accounts. US singer Katy Perry, the most-followed user on Twitter, and Lady Gaga lost about 2.5 million followers. Barack Obama […]

YouTube blackout in middle of England match

Image copyright YouTube Image caption The service launched last year in the US US viewers watching the England v Croatia football World Cup semi-final on YouTube TV were left frustrated when the service went down in the middle of the match. The outage also disrupted viewing of a men’s quarter-final match at Wimbledon. YouTube apologised, […]

Stolen sensitive drone files sold on dark web

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tank tactics manuals were offered for sale from a separate source Sensitive documents about US military drones and manuals describing how to handle insurgents have been offered for sale on the dark web. Cyber-security company Recorded Future said some of the data had been stolen from a US Air Force […]

India adopts ‘world’s strongest’ net neutrality norms

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Net neutrality ensures that users can access all websites at the same speed and cost India has adopted recommendations strongly backing net neutrality that experts say could be the “strongest” in the world. Net neutrality means service providers must treat all traffic equally, and not charge differently based on […]

Facebook scandal: Who is selling your personal data?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Facebook data scandal has led to close scrutiny of data brokers Offering handy parenting tips and £200 worth of vouchers, Emma’s Diary may have seemed like the perfect website for new parents to sign up to. But in exchange for free nappies, they also gave consent for their data […]

Emma’s Diary faces fine for selling new mums’ data to Labour

Image copyright Lifecycle Marketing Image caption Many families sign up to Emma’s Diary because of the free products and discount coupons it offers A company that offers pregnant women and new parents health advice and gifts, faces a fine for illegally sharing more than a million people’s personal data with the Labour Party. The UK’s […]

Facebook scandal: Who are the firms selling your data?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Facebook data scandal has led to close scrutiny of data brokers Offering handy parenting tips and £200 worth of vouchers, Emma’s Diary may have seemed like the perfect website for new parents to sign up to. But in exchange for free nappies, they also gave consent for their data […]

Apple employee ‘stole driverless car secrets’

Image copyright Reuters A former Apple employee has been accused of stealing the company’s self-driving car secrets and trying to flee to China with them. Xiaolang Zhang worked on Apple’s driverless car project but allegedly planned to move to Chinese autonomous vehicle start-up Xiaopeng Motors, the company says in court documents. He was arrested at […]