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Vodafone and EE mobile coverage claims probed by Ofcom

Vodafone and EE mobile coverage claims probed by Ofcom

Image copyright Getty Images The accuracy of mobile coverage claims by Vodafone and EE are to be investigated by the UK telecoms regulator. Ofcom said EE had overstated its 3G coverage in rural areas, while Vodafone had understated its 4G coverage. EE – which is owned by BT – apologised for any confusion it had […]

Web creator works to liberate personal data

Web creator works to liberate personal data

Image copyright PHILIPPE DESMAZES Image caption People should have more control over their data, says Sir Tim Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has created a technology he says will give people more control over their data. Called Solid, the technology puts personal information in one place so people can decide what is shared with which […]

Disabled train users to get new 'life-changing' app

Disabled train users to get new 'life-changing' app

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Paralympian Wafula-Strike has campaigned for better accessibility for disabled people on trains A “life-changing” app that can track disabled rail users in real-time will be rolled out nationwide. The app will update station staff on where a passenger is at any point, useful in the event of a delay, […]

Conservative Party conference app reveals MPs' numbers

Conservative Party conference app reveals MPs' numbers

Image caption The Tory party’s app for the conference was readily available to download on the Apple app store Conservative MPs including Boris Johnson have had their phone numbers and other personal details revealed by the party’s conference app. A Guardian columnist highlighted the security breach on Twitter and the BBC was also able to […]

Tesla: Shares fall after regulators launch Musk lawsuit

Tesla: Shares fall after regulators launch Musk lawsuit

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWho is Elon Musk? Tesla shares have sunk after US regulators took legal action against co-founder Elon Musk for alleged securities fraud. On Thursday the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a lawsuit over claims made last month by Mr Musk that he had funding to take the […]

Regulators accuse Tesla's Elon Musk of securities fraud

Regulators accuse Tesla's Elon Musk of securities fraud

Image copyright Scott Olson/Getty Images The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a lawsuit accusing Tesla boss Elon Musk of securities fraud. The US financial regulator says Mr Musk’s claims that he had secured funding to take the electric carmaker private were “false and misleading”. They led to confusion in the stock market and harmed […]

Sir Charles Kao: Fibre optics genius passes away

Sir Charles Kao: Fibre optics genius passes away

Image copyright UCL Image caption Sir Charles Kao receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Science from University College London (UCL) in 2010 Tributes have been paid to Sir Charles Kao, the scientist whose work in Essex “transformed the world”. Sir Charles, who won the 2009 Nobel Prize for Physics, died in Hong Kong on Sunday, aged […]

Qualcomm claims Apple shared tech with Intel

Qualcomm claims Apple shared tech with Intel

Image copyright Reuters US chipmaker Qualcomm has accused Apple of sharing its technology with rival suppliers including Intel in a theft intended to improve the performance of non-Qualcomm chips. The complaint, made in a filing in a Californian court, marks the latest clash between the two firms. Apple has separately accused Qualcomm of abusing its […]

China shuts down 4,000 websites in purge on 'improper values'

China shuts down 4,000 websites in purge on 'improper values'

Image copyright Getty Images China has shut down thousands of websites and online accounts following a three-month campaign against “harmful” content, the state news agency Xinhua has announced. The content, on 4,000 sites, included infringements of copyright and material spreading “improper values, vulgarity or obscenity”, it said. But the purge also appeared to be aimed […]

Instagram's IGTV recommended 'abusive' videos

Instagram's IGTV recommended 'abusive' videos

Image copyright Chesnot Image caption Facebook hopes to compete with YouTube via the IGTV service Instagram has been criticised after sexually suggestive videos of children were recommended to its users. News site Business Insider found the videos during an investigation into Instagram’s IGTV app. A video featuring a graphic depiction of genital mutilation was also […]