Tech

Facebook deletes accounts stealing cancer kids’ photos

  • 21 February 2017 - 22:25
Facebook deletes accounts stealing cancer kids’ photos

BBC - Facebook has deleted two accounts that used stolen photographs of a sick child to falsely claim he had cancer. It follows complaints by the three-year-old's mother that the images had been used as part of a scam. They dated from last year when the boy had a bad case of...

YouTube to cancel obligatory 30-second ads in 2018

  • 20 February 2017 - 18:47
YouTube to cancel obligatory 30-second ads in 2018

BBC - YouTube is to scrap "unskippable" 30-second advertisements on the video-streaming service, from 2018. Google confirmed the plan to the BBC's Newsround programme, saying it wanted to focus on "formats that work well for both users and advertisers". Long unskippable adverts are seen...

Facebook Al to spot terrorists, criminals and prevent suicide

  • 18 February 2017 - 18:16
Facebook Al to spot terrorists, criminals and prevent suicide

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has outlined a plan to let artificial intelligence (AI) software review content posted on the social network, BBC wrote. In a letter describing the plan, he said algorithms would eventually be able to spot terrorism, violence, bullying and even prevent suicide,...

India successfully launched 104 satellites on one mission

  • 15 February 2017 - 11:49
India successfully launched 104 satellites on one mission

India has created history by successfully launching 104 satellites on a single mission, overtaking the previous record of 37 satellites launched by Russia in 2014, the BBC wrote on Wednesday. All but three of the satellites are from foreign countries, most of them from the United...

Nokia classic 3310 handset to return to the market

  • 14 February 2017 - 22:35
Nokia classic 3310 handset to return to the market

Now here’s a blast from the past – Nokia are expected to be bringing back their classic 3310 handset. While most of us now carry around all-singing all-dancing iPhones and smart devices, the hugely popular Nokia mobile is set to return in all its near-indestructible glory. According...

Toshiba chairman resigns over multi-billion dollar loss

  • 14 February 2017 - 20:31
Toshiba chairman resigns over multi-billion dollar loss

BBC - Toshiba chairman Shigenori Shiga has resigned, hours after the Japanese conglomerate revealed details of a multi-billion dollar loss. Earlier Toshiba had delayed issuing its results, but it then said it was set to report a net loss of 390bn yen ($3.4bn) in the year to March 2017. The...

Man to sue Uber over revealing love affair

  • 13 February 2017 - 15:06
Man to sue Uber over revealing love affair

BBC - A businessman in southern France is suing ride-hailing company Uber over his wife's discovery of rides he took to see his lover, his lawyer said. The man says he once requested an Uber driver from his wife's phone. Despite logging off, the application continued to send notifications...

1.5 million WordPress software pages attacked by hackers

  • 11 February 2017 - 20:04
1.5 million WordPress software pages attacked by hackers

A security flaw in the WordPress blogging software has let hackers attack and deface tens of thousands of sites, the BBC reported. One estimate suggests more than 1.5 million pages on blogs have been defaced, the BBC added. The security firm that found the vulnerability said some hackers...

NBA creates e-sports league in the US

  • 9 February 2017 - 21:37
NBA creates e-sports league in the US

BBC - The National Basketball Association has teamed up with video game publisher Take-Two Interactive to create an e-sports league in the US. It represents one of the biggest tie-ups between video gaming and a major sports league. Eventually all of the 30 NBA teams will have an...

Twitter to feature more anti-abuse tools

  • 8 February 2017 - 19:21
Twitter to feature more anti-abuse tools

Twitter has announced more changes intended to limit the amount of abuse on the network, the BBC wrote Wednesday. It comes in the wake of heavy criticism about harassment on its platform and a failure to find a buyer after months of rumours about takeovers, according to the BBC. It has...