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Google loses 'right to be forgotten' case

Google loses 'right to be forgotten' case

A businessman fighting for the “right to be forgotten” has won a UK High Court action against Google. The man, who has not been named due to reporting restrictions surrounding the case, wanted search results about a past crime he had committed removed from the search engine. The judge, Mr Justice Mark Warby, ruled in […]

Racism allowed on Reddit, says chief

Racism allowed on Reddit, says chief

Image caption Reddit chief Steve Huffman says racism is allowed on site Reddit chief executive Steve Huffman has been accused of supporting racism in his commitment to free speech. After being questioned directly by one Reddit user, Mr Huffman said that racial slurs are not against the site’s rules. Reddit user chlomyster had asked Mr […]

Facebook's Zuckerberg faces second day of questions

Facebook's Zuckerberg faces second day of questions

Image copyright US Congress Image caption In his opening remarks Mr Zuckerberg said that Facebook was an “idealistic” company Facebook’s chief is answering US politicians’ questions about the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal for a second day in Washington. Mark Zuckerberg began by apologising again for having failed to take a “broad enough view of […]

Ransomware tops malicious attack charts

Ransomware tops malicious attack charts

Image copyright EPA Image caption The global success of the Wannacry ransomware has encouraged more attackers to use it Ransomware has become the most popular form of malware used in cyber-attacks, suggests a study. Almost 40% of all successful malware-based attacks involved ransomware suggests the annual Verizon data breach investigations report. The types of systems […]

Uber to buy electric bicycle-sharing firm Jump

Uber to buy electric bicycle-sharing firm Jump

Image copyright Jump Bikes Uber users around the world may soon be able to hire electric bicycles through the app, after the ride-sharing firm bought US bike-hire firm Jump. Based in New York, Jump allows riders to rent electric-powered “pedal assist” bikes via an online platform. Its bikes are also dockless and do not need […]

Russia seeks to block Telegram messaging app

Russia seeks to block Telegram messaging app

Image copyright AFP Image caption Telegram has proved popular because of the way it protects messages from scrutiny The Russian government has started legal proceedings to block the Telegram messaging app in the country. The Roskomnadzor media regulator is seeking the block because the firm has refused to hand over encryption keys used to scramble […]

How the internet is clogging up city streets

How the internet is clogging up city streets

Image caption Ride-hailing services have had a big impact on the volume of traffic in New York Traffic in New York is slowing down. Jams are endemic in Manhattan, especially in its business districts. Daytime traffic in the busiest areas now moves almost 20% more slowly than it did five years ago. It seems a […]

Flying whales

Flying whales

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAirbus builds a new super-transporter Passenger aircraft are built in sections around the world then assembled in various locations, so how do you transport huge parts like wings and fuselages? Meet the super-transporters – giant planes for giant jobs. The aircraft being assembled in Hangar L34 at […]

Scammers abused Facebook phone number search

Scammers abused Facebook phone number search

Facebook was warned by security researchers that attackers could abuse its phone number and email search facility to harvest people’s data. On Wednesday, the firm said “malicious actors” had been harvesting profiles for years by abusing the search tool. It said anybody that had not changed their privacy settings after adding their phone number should […]

Brain back-up firm Nectome loses link to MIT

Brain back-up firm Nectome loses link to MIT

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nectome aims to preserve biomolecules in the brain to let memories be saved after death A company attempting to map people’s brains so their memories can be stored in computers has lost its link to one of the United States’ top universities. US start-up Nectome revealed its brain back-up […]