Manchester police still relies on Windows XP

Image copyright Microsoft Image caption Windows XP dates back to October 2001 and was replaced by Vista five years later England’s second biggest police force has revealed that more than one in five of its computers were still running Windows XP as of July. Greater Manchester Police told the BBC that 1,518 of its PCs […]

Google launches UK ‘anti-terror fund’

Image caption Google-owned YouTube has been singled out for criticism about the hosting of inappropriate material Google has announced it will give a total of £1m ($1.3m) to fund projects that help counter extremism in the UK. The UK fund was part of a $5m global commitment, the search giant said. Prime Minister Theresa May […]

Smartphone sales boom with over-55s

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Deloitte said the 55-75 age group represents 14 million people in the UK Smartphone sales are booming with older consumers in the UK, according to a study of the market. It indicates that 71% of 55-to-75 year olds now own an app-capable handset. The research also suggests that the […]

Apple’s iOS 11 kills old 32-bit iPhone and iPad apps

Image copyright Penguin Image caption Many of the affected apps are games and educational titles Owners of iPhones and iPads who install the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system will find that some older apps will stop working. The move will generally affect apps that have not been updated in the past two years. […]

Is Amazon recommending bomb ingredients?

Image copyright PA Image caption The Amazon investigation followed the detonation of a bomb on the London Underground Amazon is to “review” how products are presented on its website, following revelations about bomb-making ingredients for sale. A Channel 4 investigation found the retailer’s algorithms grouped together household ingredients that when combined could make a lethal […]

Pepe the Frog creator in copyright fight

Image caption Pepe the Frog was created by artist Matt Furie and has since become a hugely popular meme The artist who created Pepe the Frog has issued several takedown notices against alt-right commentators he accuses of stealing his work. The cartoon frog has been hijacked by nationalists, says Matt Furie. The figure has been […]

Neo-Nazi site finds home in Iceland

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Daily Stormer mocked the death of protester Heather Heyer in Charlottesville in August Neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer has reappeared on the publicly available internet after registering a domain in Iceland. The site was shut down at the end of August after it elicited widespread condemnation for a […]

Internet ‘having midlife crisis’, says Baroness Lane-Fox

Image copyright Oli Scarff The rise of cyber-bullying and monopolistic business practices has damaged trust in the internet, pioneering entrepreneur Baroness Lane-Fox has told the BBC. The founder also called for a “shared set of principles” to make the web happier and safer. She said the internet had done much good over the last […]

Microsoft confirms Outlook issues

Image copyright Microsoft Microsoft has confirmed that some users of its email service Outlook are unable to send email or access their accounts. Hundreds from around Europe have commented on the website Downdetector that they have been affected by the problem – many since Monday morning. One common issue seems to be that sent emails […]

Visitors ‘help’ Pirate Bay mine virtual cash

Image copyright TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA Image caption Mining crypto-currencies typically involves a lot of computer power The Pirate Bay briefly put code on some of its web pages that used visitors’ machines to mine a virtual currency. The hidden code helped the file-sharing site generate coins for the Monero digital currency. The Pirate Bay’s administrators said […]

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