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Almost half of UK internet users 'harmed' online

Almost half of UK internet users 'harmed' online

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many were worried about what children see and do online Almost half of internet users in the UK have suffered “harm” online, suggests research. The harms include bullying and harassment as well as attacks by malware or cyber-thieves. The study by regulator Ofcom sought to quantify the type and […]

Google admits changing phone settings remotely

Google admits changing phone settings remotely

Image caption Android Pie is the latest version of Google’s operating system. Google has apologised after Android phone users noticed that the battery saver setting was remotely activated last week without their consent. The battery saver affects how often apps update and work in the background. The firm took to discussion website Reddit to explain […]

Nintendo announces raft of new games for Switch console

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 […]

North Korea claims NHS and Sony hack suspect 'doesn't exist'

North Korea claims NHS and Sony hack suspect 'doesn't exist'

Image copyright FBI.gov Image caption The FBI has released a ‘wanted’ poster for a man North Korea says doesn’t exist North Korea has said that a man charged with hacking Sony Pictures in 2014 is a “non-existent” individual and warned the US that its accusation could have a negative effect on relations between the two countries. The US […]

YouTube nursery-rhyme channel with billions of views sold

YouTube nursery-rhyme channel with billions of views sold

Image copyright Little Baby Bum/YouTube Image caption Little Baby Bum’s animated videos are brightly coloured and feature a range of characters One of the most popular YouTube channels in the world, which features animated nursery rhymes, has been sold. Little Baby Bum was founded by a London-based couple in 2011 and has racked up 17.5 […]

Google defends Trump election reaction

Google defends Trump election reaction

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many worried Google workers contacted Sundar Pichai in the wake of the Trump victory Google has defended the way its bosses greeted the election of Donald Trump, after criticism by right-wing media. A video published on Wednesday by the Breitbart website shows senior executives commenting the morning after the […]

Made in Chelsea star warned over Instagram advert

Made in Chelsea star warned over Instagram advert

Image copyright Getty Images Made In Chelsea star Louise Thompson has apologised after receiving a warning over a post on social media. The advertising watchdog said it wasn’t clear an Instagram story she posted was an advert promoting a beauty brand. Louise said she was unaware that she should include the word “£ad” to her […]

Marshall Islands warned against adopting digital currency

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 […]

Russian man charged over 'massive' US hack attacks

Russian man charged over 'massive' US hack attacks

Image copyright AFP Image caption Data on millions of JP Morgan customers is believed to have been taken by the attackers A Russian man extradited to the US has been charged with hacking into US banks, brokers and financial news firms. Andrei Tyurin is accused of being part of a gang that conducted an “extensive […]

Dating blues

Dating blues

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Too many rejections on dating apps can lower our self-esteem, psychologists say Dating apps have taken the world by storm, but has the trend for swiping right or left to like or reject potential matches contributed to many people’s unhappiness and low self-esteem? Following the end of her last […]

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