HQ Trivia app launches UK version

HQ Trivia app launches UK version

Image copyright HQ Trivia Image caption The Android version of HQ Trivia is currently under development Popular app-based quiz show HQ Trivia has launched in the UK. Until now, anyone wanting to compete in the real-time quiz had to sign up to play the US version. But on Sunday, the UK version of the app […]

Amazon’s checkout-free store opens

Amazon’s checkout-free store opens

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Customers enter the store by scanning the Amazon Go app on their smartphone In a move that could revolutionise the way we buy groceries, Amazon opens its first supermarket without checkouts – human or self-service – to shoppers on Monday. Amazon Go, in Seattle, has been tested by staff for […]

Only one in four trust social media, says survey

Only one in four trust social media, says survey

Image copyright Getty Images Only one in four Britons trusts social media and users would like to see tighter regulation, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. Its survey found two-thirds of Britons believe platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are not doing enough to prevent illegal and unethical behaviour, including cyber-bullying and extremism. But […]

Net firms ‘better’ at removing hate speech, says EU

Net firms ‘better’ at removing hate speech, says EU

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The firms have improved since the scheme was introduced in 2016 Net firms are getting better at removing illegal hate speech, according to the European Union. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft all took place in a voluntary EU scheme to monitor their platforms for a six-week period at the […]

Data-stealing spyware ‘traced to Lebanon’

Data-stealing spyware ‘traced to Lebanon’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Malware in messaging apps has been stealing data from activists, lawyers and military personnel A security bug that has infected thousands of smartphones has been uncovered by campaign group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Working with mobile security firm Lookout, researchers discovered that malware in fake messaging designed to […]

Thousands hit in OnePlus credit card hack

Thousands hit in OnePlus credit card hack

Image copyright OnePlus Image caption OnePlus said the card-stealing script was active for about two months Up to 40,000 people were caught out by hackers who stole credit card details from the site of phone maker OnePlus. The company stopped taking card payments via its site earlier this week after learning about the attack. An […]

TalkTalk most complained-about broadband provider

TalkTalk most complained-about broadband provider

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Overall the trend of complaints to Ofcom is down, suggesting providers are improving their services TalkTalk has been named as the most complained-about broadband firm in the UK, according to the latest report from regulator Ofcom. The watchdog received nearly 250 complaints a day about communications services from July […]

Apple hit with complaint by South Korean consumer group

Apple hit with complaint by South Korean consumer group

Image copyright Apple Inc Image caption Apple in iPhone slowdown complaint from South Korean consumer group Apple chief Tim Cook has had a criminal complaint filed against him by a South Korean consumer group in the ongoing row over the slowdown of older iPhones. The firm is already reportedly facing legal action over claims of […]

Chrissy Chambers: Revenge porn almost killed me

Chrissy Chambers: Revenge porn almost killed me

Image caption Musician Chrissy Chambers “There’s not an area of my life it hasn’t touched,” says Chrissy Chambers, reflecting on the secret sex tape her ex-boyfriend posted online. “It has affected my life in every way imaginable and I’m sure it will continue to for the rest of my life.” During her four-year legal battle […]

Intel fix causes reboots and slowdowns

Intel fix causes reboots and slowdowns

Image copyright Reuters Intel says devices are rebooting more than usual after being patched with fixes it has issued to the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws in its chips. The company said it had reproduced the problem and was “making progress toward identifying the root cause”. It also shared information about how the patches might […]