Home Office Puts Heat On Tech Firms With Tool To Block Jihadi Videos

By | 2018-02-16T15:45:18+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Business, Politics, Technology|

By Trevor Clawson Home Secretary Amber Rudd could be forgiven for walking with a certain spring in her stride when she arrived in San Francisco earlier this week to meet members of the digital technology community to discuss ways and means of blocking Jihadist content - particularly video -  from social media platforms and other [...]

Faulty household appliances causing over 60 house fires a week

By | 2018-02-16T11:11:43+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Business, Technology|

By Lauren Howells Faulty white goods such as fridge freezers, tumble dryers and washing machines, are causing over 60 house fires a week in the UK, a new investigation by Which? has revealed. 16,000 “potentially deadly” fires since 1 April 2012 By analysing fire data obtained through Freedom of Information requests as part of its [...]

Hackers “hijack government websites” to mine cryptocurrency

By | 2018-02-13T10:10:51+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Technology|

By Lauren Howells Hackers have reportedly hijacked government websites in order to mine cryptocurrency, according to the Evening Standard. Thousands of websites were reportedly infected with malware The Evening Standard reported on Monday that as many as 4,700 internet sites around the world could have been “infected” by a malware known as Coinhive, including the [...]

SPaceX Falcon Heavy launches successfully

By | 2018-02-08T14:14:51+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Business, Technology|

By Mark Fairlie US entrepreneur Elon Musk made history yet again this week upon successfully launching his latest rocket, the Falcon Heavy, into space. Taking off from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida on February 6th, the Falcon Heavy is said to be the most powerful spacecraft since the development of the shuttle system. Funding [...]

Uber vs. Google: The trade secrets trial

By | 2018-02-06T12:14:23+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Business, Technology|

By Mark Fairlie Trial proceedings have begun in San Francisco for the most high-profile court case of 2018: Uber Vs. Google. This comes almost a year after Google’s self-driving car project Waymo initially filed their lawsuit against the popular ride-sharing firm Uber. Uber has been accused of stealing and using Waymo’s trade secrets, such as [...]

Google Button Mutes Pester Power Ads – At Least up to a Point

By | 2018-01-31T14:31:54+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Business, Technology|

By Trevor Clawson Most of us have probably got used to the slightly spooky experience of being ‘followed ’ around the internet by so-called ‘reminder’ ads that pop up repeatedly in our browsers, showing products that we’ve already looked at online. The persistent retargeting of consumers has become one of the most important weapons in [...]