Teenagers arrested over Met Police website hacks

Two Scottish teenagers have been arrested over claims they hacked into the Metropolitan Police's website and posted a series of bizarre messages.The country's largest police force was hit by a cyber attack in July and…

Teenagers arrested over Met Police website hacks

Two Scottish teenagers have been arrested over claims they hacked into the Metropolitan Police's website and posted a series of bizarre messages.The country's largest police force was hit by a cyber attack in July and…

Few convinced by Apple's case for Hong Kong app removal

As if piling up sandbags before a flood, Apple was well prepared to face a backlash over its decision to remove an app used by Hong Kong protesters.But the firm’s carefully-worded statement offering its reasoning…

Few convinced by Apple's case for Hong Kong app removal

As if piling up sandbags before a flood, Apple was well prepared to face a backlash over its decision to remove an app used by Hong Kong protesters.But the firm’s carefully-worded statement offering its reasoning…

Dyson scraps plans for electric car

Dyson, the technology company best known for its vacuum cleaners, has scrapped a project to build electric cars.The firm, headed by British inventor Sir James Dyson, said its engineers had developed a "fantastic electric…

Dyson scraps plans for electric car

Dyson, the technology company best known for its vacuum cleaners, has scrapped a project to build electric cars.The firm, headed by British inventor Sir James Dyson, said its engineers had developed a "fantastic electric…

Aerospace industry seeks Brexit reassurance

There is growing concern among key aerospace manufacturers about regulatory alignment and the ability to bring products to market after Brexit.The firms have sought reassurance that the UK would continue to be a member…

Microsoft, GitHub staff tell Satya Nadella: It's time to ice ICE, baby. Rip up those tech contracts

Turmoil in Redmond over deals with US immigration agents Microsoft and its GitHub subsidiary are under fire from some of their own employees over service contracts with America's controversial Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. A…

In a touching show of solidarity with the NBA and Blizzard, Apple completely caves to China on HK protest app

That's the way the Cook, he crumbles: HKmap banned again Apple has once again taken down an iOS app aimed at helping Hong Kong protesters avoid police crackdowns in the troubled city. The Cupertino idiot-tax racket on Thursday removed HKMap.live…

Stalker attacks Japanese pop singer – after tracking her down using reflection in her eyes

'If only you could see what I've seen through your eyes'... A Japanese man indicted on Tuesday for allegedly attacking a 21-year-old woman last month appears to have found where his victim lived by analyzing geographic details in an eye reflection…

Nissan Europe 'unsustainable' in no-deal Brexit

Media playback is unsupported on your device Japanese carmaker Nissan has warned that a no-deal Brexit could make its European business model unsustainable.Nissan's European chairman, Gianluca de Ficchy, said if a…

Don't be so Maduro: Adobe backs down (a little) on Venezuela sanctions blockade

Media giant says it can now pay back subscription fees Adobe has reversed course on its decision to withhold refund payments from customers in Venezuela. The media software kingpin has updated its statement to customers in the embattled South…

US sanctions Guptas for South African 'corruption'

The US has placed economic sanctions on members of Gupta family and a business associate for their alleged roles in a "significant corruption network" in South Africa.The three Gupta brothers, friends of former South…

YouTube deletes more 'pick-up artist' videos

YouTube has deleted more videos by so-called "pick-up artists", who teach men how to pick up women.Another seven videos have been deleted and three channels have been terminated due to "violative sexual content". On…

Finfisher malware authors fire off legal threats to silence German journos

Haben sie nicht von dem Streisand-Effekt gehört? Malware authors behind the Finfisher spyware suite, well beloved by dictators, have sent legal threats intended to silence a German news blog that reported them to criminal prosecutors over…

Creators Update meets its maker: It's 1903 or bust for those clinging to Windows 10 1703

1803 to be euthanised in November Two faithful Windows 10 versions are to be led out behind the barn by a sad-faced Microsoft engineer. The software giant reminded customers this week that the bell had tolled for the original Creator's Update…

Sale deal has failed, says Wrightbus factory owner

The owner of the Wrightbus factory has said he has not been able to reach a deal to sell it to a new owner.Jeff Wright said that the sticking point had been farmland he does not consider part of the factory site.In…

Some fokken arse has bared the privates of 250,000 users' from Dutch brothel forum

'Hookers.nl is committed to privacy and we deeply regret the situation.' Ja, hoor! A Dutch vBulletin forum for sex workers and their clients has reportedly been hacked using that infamous RCE vuln, baring the privates (and data) of a quarter…

Prince Harry questions future of exams

The Duke of Sussex said he was "not sure how much longer exams will be around", during a school visit to mark World Mental Health Day.The prince made the comment to pupils during an assembly at Nottingham Academy.It…

Just let us have Huawei and get on with 5G, UK mobe networks tell MPs

Another Parliamentary enquiry? Huawei, the Brexit of network policy decisions British telcos and academics have told a Parliamentary enquiry the UK needs to get on with allowing Huawei equipment into the heart of its future 5G networks. In submissions…

Blizzard gamers unable to boycott firm over China

Gamers are complaining they are unable to delete their Activision Blizzard accounts, as they attempt to show solidarity with an e-sports competitor.The US publisher caused controversy by placing a 12-month ban on a player…

New design for Britain's most-forged banknote

Media playback is unsupported on your device The new design of Britain's most common, and most forged, banknote has been unveiled by the Bank of England.Security features on the next £20 note, featuring artist JMW…

UK set to avoid recession despite poor August

The UK's economy is expected to avoid a recession after showing better-than-expected growth in the three months to the end of August.The Office for National Statistics said the economy would now have to shrink sharply…

Germany shooting: 2,200 people watched on Twitch

About 2,200 people watched a gunman's video of his attack outside a synagogue in Germany before it was removed from video-streaming site Twitch.Twitch, which is owned by retail giant Amazon, said five people had watched…

Social media 'little effect on girls' wellbeing'

Getting enough sleep and seeing friends may have a bigger effect on teenage girls' mental wellbeing than social media use, a report suggests.The finding comes in the government's new State of the Nation report, looking…

Apple drops Hong Kong police-tracking app

Apple has removed an app that protesters in Hong Kong have used to track police movements and tear gas use, saying the app violated its rules. The company said the app, HKmap.live, had "been used in ways that endanger law…

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Google offers tool for cities to measure emissions

A tool Google offered in the US to help cities measure pollution and emissions levels is now available in Europe.It compiles transport and building data from Google Maps with publicly available information about emissionsGoogle…

US charges Singapore coin miner with conning cloud firms out of compute time

Man alleged to have faked identity as game developer A man from Singapore has been indicted in the US for impersonating a game developer in order to steal time on cloud compute systems and mine cryptocurrency. Ho Jun Jia, AKA Matthew Ho, was…

Liverpudlians are 'chattiest mobile phone users'

People in Liverpool have longer mobile phone calls than the residents of nine other major British cities, an Ofcom survey has suggested.Liverpudlians spend six minutes and 51 seconds on a single call, on average.That's…