Daily Stormer: Cloudflare drops neo-Nazi site

Media caption The Daily Stormer has been a source of significant controversy in recent days A neo-Nazi site that disparaged a woman who died during protests in Charlottesville has faced another wave of rejection by web companies. The Daily Stormer’s account with Cloudflare – which protects websites from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks – […]

China cracks down on censorship loopholes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Much web content is denied to Chinese users China’s latest crackdown on those attempting to skirt state censorship controls has seen it warn e-commerce platforms over the sale of illegal virtual private networks (VPNs). Five websites, including shopping giant Alibaba, have been asked to remove vendors that sell VPNs. […]

HBO social media hacked in latest cyber security breach

Image copyright HBO Image caption The hack is the latest to hit HBO and its titles, which include the popular fantasy drama Game of Thrones HBO’s Facebook and Twitter accounts have been compromised in the latest cyber security breach to hit the firm. A group called OurMine appeared to take control of the main HBO […]

Nokia 8 smartphone takes ‘bothie’ videos

The latest Nokia smartphone aims to popularise the idea of filming “bothies”. The device can capture video from both its front and rear-facing cameras at the same time, and broadcast the images side-by-side to YouTube and other livestreaming services. The aluminium-shelled Nokia 8 costs about 600 euros ($703; £547). The BBC’s technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones […]

Game of Thrones struck by fresh leak

Image copyright HBO Image caption HBO’s Spanish and Nordic offshoots streamed the episode early Game of Thrones’s next episode has been pirated and shared online in the latest leak to hit the fantasy TV series. However, this time, the source of the leak was not hackers or thieves, but rather the show being mistakenly released […]

App iTrump wins trademark fight against Trump Organization

Image copyright Apple Image caption iTrump was a follow-up app to iBone, a trombone simulator An app developer appears to have prevailed in a long-running trademark war against the US president’s business operation. The creator of iTrump first clashed with the Trump Organization in January 2011, when the billionaire’s lawyers alleged the trumpet simulator’s name […]

Uber agrees to 20 years of privacy audits to settle FTC charges

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Uber has agreed to 20 years of privacy audits to settle FTC charges over how it handles customer and driver data Uber has been ordered to introduce tougher measures to protect the privacy of its drivers and their customers, to settle charges brought by a regulator. It also had to […]

Record-sized data centre planned inside Arctic Circle

Image copyright Kolos Image caption The facility would be surrounded by water on three sides, which could aid security Plans to build the world’s “largest” data centre are being made public. The facility is set to be created at the Norwegian town of Ballangen, which is located inside the Arctic Circle. The firm behind the […]

NHS cyber-defender Marcus Hutchins back online

Image caption Marcus Hutchins was arrested by the FBI on 2 August The British cyber-security researcher, charged in the US with creating and selling malware, has returned to Twitter to thank his supporters. It is the first time Marcus Hutchins has spoken publicly since his arrest earlier this month in Las Vegas. Earlier on Monday […]

GoDaddy and Google expel Daily Stormer over victim smear

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Daily Stormer disparaged Heather Heyer after her death A notorious US neo-Nazi website is being forced to switch domain name providers for a second time in a day after it disparaged a woman who died during protests in Virginia. On Monday morning, the Daily Stormer was given 24 […]