Euro MPs back end-to-end encryption for all citizens

Euro MPs back end-to-end encryption for all citizens

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The European Parliament could enforce end-to-end encryption as an extension of personal privacy A European Parliament committee wants end-to-end encryption to be enforced on all forms of digital communication to protect European Union (EU) citizens. The draft legislation seeks to protect sensitive personal data from hacking and government surveillance. EU […]

Swiss supercomputer edges US out of top spot

Swiss supercomputer edges US out of top spot

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many supercomputers aid research into global climate change For only the second time in 24 years, the US has been edged out of the top flight of the world’s most powerful number-crunchers. An upgrade to a Swiss supercomputer has bumped the US Department of Energy’s Cray XK7 to number […]

Google pledge to tackle YouTube terror videos

Google pledge to tackle YouTube terror videos

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Yvette Cooper said social media companies’ “failure to deal with illegal and dangerous material online is a disgrace” Google has unveiled four measures it will use to tackle the spread of terror-related material online. Among the measures it is deploying will be smarter software that can spot extremist material and […]

Digital technology ‘is Scotland’s fast-growing sector’

Digital technology ‘is Scotland’s fast-growing sector’

Image copyright Getty Images Scotland’s digital technology sector is forecast to grow twice as fast as the Scottish economy overall in the years to 2024, a new report has claimed. Skills Development Scotland and the Scottish government-backed Digital Technologies Skills Group said it was the economy’s fastest-growing sector. Their report found that it accounted for […]

Airbus unveils ‘more efficient’ A380 jumbo

Airbus unveils ‘more efficient’ A380 jumbo

Image copyright PIGEYRE Pascal – MasterFilms Image caption Airbus says its new wing design will improve aerodynamics Airbus has unveiled plans to upgrade the world’s biggest passenger jet, promising greater fuel efficiency and room for more seats. The A380Plus, which was announced ahead of the Paris Airshow, will boast a new wing design intended to […]

India internet shutdowns ‘violate human rights’

India internet shutdowns ‘violate human rights’

Image copyright Abid Bhat Image caption Authorities say they shut internet and telecommunications services to stop rumours during times of unrest Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said India needs to cease “arbitrary restrictions” on internet and phone services. The organisation said state governments had imposed 20 temporary internet shutdowns in 2017. Authorities say they shut […]

Programmers who use spaces ‘paid more’

Programmers who use spaces ‘paid more’

Image copyright maciek905 Image caption Code can be easier to read when it is properly indented Computer programmers who use spaces as part of their coding earn $15,370 (£12,000) more per year than those who use tabs, a survey of developers has revealed. The survey found the salary difference stretched across different languages, countries and […]

Space bar programmers ‘paid more’

Space bar programmers ‘paid more’

Image copyright maciek905 Image caption Code can be easier to read when it is properly indented Computer programmers who use the space bar on a keyboard as part of their coding earn $15,370 (£12,000) more per year than those who use the tab key, a survey of developers has revealed. The survey found the salary […]

Legal threat shuts down GTA game toolkit

Legal threat shuts down GTA game toolkit

Image copyright Rockstar games Image caption The toolkit let people modify the basic elements of the GTA game Players of Grand Theft Auto are up in arms after legal threats forced the closure of a popular toolkit used to make add-ons or “mods” for the game. GTA creator Take-Two issued a “cease and desist” letter […]

NHS cyber-attack was ‘launched from North Korea’

NHS cyber-attack was ‘launched from North Korea’

Image copyright PA Image caption GCHQ can detect the work of hackers around the globe British security officials believe that hackers in North Korea were behind the cyber-attack that crippled parts of the NHS and other organisations around the world last month, the BBC has learned. Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) led the international […]