Apple responds to iPhone factory criticism

Apple has responded to a report by a campaign group which criticised working conditions at a factory where iPhones are made. According to the report, Foxconn workers were not getting bonuses, were being made to do overtime…

Nissan boss to step down amid pay scandal

Nissan chief executive Hiroto Saikawa will step down next week as the carmaker grapples with an executive pay scandal.The announcement followed a meeting of the carmaker's board on Monday.Earlier, Mr Saikawa told Japanese…

eBay investigates topless icon swap error

Auction site eBay is investigating how its email icon was swapped for an image of a semi-naked woman.The image appeared at the top of eBay UK messages viewed by users of Microsoft's Outlook mobile app.The icon popped…

Russia angry over Facebook and Google election ads

Russia has complained to both Facebook and Google, claiming adverts they circulated "interfered" with elections in the country.The adverts were seen on social media and the web while local elections were under way in…

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Almost one-fifth of Britons are 'non-net users'

Almost 20% of British people are not using the internet, a survey suggests.The detailed in-home survey of almost 2,000 Britons found that 18% described themselves as non-users.The Oxford Internet Institute (OII), which…

BBC and tech firms join forces to fight fake news

Media playback is unsupported on your device Plans to help tackle so-called "fake news" have been announced by the BBC and some of the biggest names in journalism and technology.The new measures include an early warning…

MIT Media Lab head resigns over Epstein donations

The head of MIT's Media Lab has resigned following revelations about the academic centre's financial ties to the late US financier Jeffrey Epstein.MIT President Rafael Reif confirmed the resignation of Joichi Ito on…

What to do if you overspent on your summer holiday

The tent has been dried and packed away, the diet is back on, and the work password has been reset. Summer holidays are over.Now, the financial hangover from the extra spending on overindulgence, days out and back-to-school…

Trump probed over military spending in Scotland

A US Congressional committee is investigating President Donald Trump in connection with a potential conflict of interest over military spending at a Scottish airport near his golf resort. The House Oversight and Reform…

'I got a £4,400 bill from my bust energy firm'

Diane Frost was surprised when an energy bill arrived on her doormat for two very good reasons.Firstly it was from her former energy provider, Extra Energy, that had collapsed nine months earlier, and secondly it was…

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State school numbers rise at Cambridge

The proportion of state school pupils starting at the University of Cambridge this autumn will be the highest for decades - rising to 68%.The university also says one in four are from "disadvantaged backgrounds".Cambridge…

TUC calls for ban on ‘class discrimination’

Trade union body the TUC has called for legal measures to tackle discrimination based on class at work.Among the proposals, it said firms should be forced to report any gaps in pay between workers from different social…

Belfast International 'is UK's worst airport'

Long queues, crowded terminals and pricey parking charges have led to Belfast International being rated the UK's worst airport in a survey by consumer magazine Which?.Customers gave the airport an approval score of…

BA pilots begin two-day strike over pay

British Airways pilots have begun a two-day strike in an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions.Tens of thousands of passengers have been told not to go to airports, and BA says most have made alternative arrangements.…

Amber Rudd quits cabinet blaming Brexit inaction

Media playback is unsupported on your device Amber Rudd has quit Boris Johnson's cabinet, with an outspoken attack on the government's approach to Brexit. The ex-work and pensions secretary said the government was…

China exports fall in August as US trade war bites

China's exports unexpectedly fell in August as shipments to the US slowed sharply, adding to worries about the effects of the two nations' trade war. China is expected to announce more support measures soon, to avert the…

Do you work at a non-profit? Would you like to be non-servers, too? We've got 20 conf tix up for grabs if you're quick

Come join us at our Serverless Computing London conference this November Event Serverless Computing London hits Westminster again this November, and if you’re a charity or similar non-profit, we’d love for you to join us. We’ve…

Apple programs Siri to not bother its pretty little head with questions about feminism

Cyber-assistant taught to duck sensitive topics Apple has programmed its Siri voice assistant to avoid politically charged subjects, and deflect or duck questions that require its AI to take a stand on issues, it emerged this week. From a tranche…

Finally! A solution to 42 – the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything

400k+ volunteer computer crack tough three-cubes problem Mathematicians have finally cracked the sum-of-three-cubes problem for the geek-friendly number 42. The puzzle, set more than half a century ago in 1954, challenges you to solve the equation…

Brexit: Firms have 'no idea what's going on'

Many small firms can identify with Nimisha Raja's view of Brexit: "We have absolutely no idea what's going on."Ms Raja, founder and boss of Nim's Fruit Crisps, stockpiled supplies last year in the run-up to the original…

Valorous Vikram lunar lander – or Star Wreck: Enterprise? India's Moon craft goes all silent running during descent

Nation braces for bad news after last-minute comms blackout India's mission to the Lunar South Pole, known as Chandrayaan 2, suffered a setback early Saturday morning Bengaluru (Bangalore) time, when the spacecraft's Vikram Lander stopped communicating…

'I got a £4,400 bill from my bust energy firm'

Diane Frost was surprised when an energy bill arrived on her doormat for two very good reasons.Firstly it was from her former energy provider, Extra Energy, that had collapsed nine months earlier, and secondly it was…

BA strike: Why are pilots walking out?

Pilots at British Airways are set for strike action on Monday and Tuesday disrupting thousands of passengers' travel plans. The vast majority of BA flights taking off from the UK have been cancelled on those two days,…

Outlook turned eBay into DD-Bay: Topless busty babe mysteriously fronts souk's emails

Brits gobsmacked and Microsoft launches probe after cyber-bazaar's avatar switched to X-rated snap NSFW (ish) eBay UK customers got an unexpected eyeful this week – after a busty topless model bafflingly appeared in some of the online tat…

There's no getting Huawei from 5G – Chinese giant joins Qualcomm, Samsung in bunging high-speed comms in mobe brains

Integration may lead to more smartphones with faster cellular broadband (networks permitting) IFA 2019 Huawei, Qualcomm, and Samsung were at the IFA consumer tech marketing fest in Germany this week to publicly tear the wraps off their upcoming…

Unsolicited nudes detected and deleted by AI

Software that can detect and delete unsolicited penis pictures sent via private messages on Twitter is being developed by researchers in Seattle.The project was started after developer Kelsey Bressler was sent an unsolicited…

Cash carousel spun between Filetek and Autonomy, Lynch employee tells court

They paid us before we paid them, said Gary Szukalski Autonomy trial A former Filetek sales and marketing man has told London's High Court that the firm received money from Autonomy before paying it back as part of reciprocal deals. Gary Szukalski…

Email blunder exposes transgender patient details

A London gender identity clinic has mistakenly exposed details of close to 2,000 people on its email list.The Charing Cross Gender Identity Clinic sent patients an email about an art competition, with hundreds of others…