Amazon resists Echo murder evidence call

Amazon resists Echo murder evidence call

Image copyright Amazon Image caption Amazon refused to share data captured by one of its Echo speakers Amazon is continuing to resist efforts by prosecutors in a US murder case to obtain recordings from one of its Echo smart speakers. In its first formal legal response to the request for audio recordings to be handed […]

Router hacker suspect arrested at Luton Airport

Router hacker suspect arrested at Luton Airport

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The attack knocked almost one million German Deutsche Telekom customers offline A British man suspected of being behind an attack on Deutsche Telekom routers has been arrested at Luton Airport. The November attack hijacked about 900,000 routers and briefly stopped their owners getting online. The UK’s National Crime Agency […]

A guided tour of the cybercrime underground

A guided tour of the cybercrime underground

Image caption The Petya ransomware makes a computer unusable until a ransom is paid One of the strange features of cybercrime is how much of it is public. A quick search will turn up forums and sites where stolen goods, credit cards and data are openly traded. But a glance into those places may not […]

Mouse trap triggers internet alerts

Pest control firm Rentokil has developed a mouse trap that connects to the internet, to alert the company when it has been activated. The BBC’s Chris Foxx asked the company’s Berwyn Evans what benefits the £1,300 kit offered over a traditional mouse trap. Mouse trap triggers internet alerts

Facebook confusion over fake cancer babies U-turns

Facebook confusion over fake cancer babies U-turns

Image copyright Facebook/Mercury Press Image caption A post featuring Jasper Allen, falsely claiming he had cancer, was shared and liked more than 1.4 million times Facebook has apologised for repeatedly restoring an account that posted stolen photos of children falsely claiming they had cancer. The social network twice disabled the account following complaints, only to […]

Facebook confusion over fake cancer babies U-turn

Facebook confusion over fake cancer babies U-turn

Image copyright Facebook/Mercury Press Image caption A post featuring Jasper Allen, falsely claiming he had cancer, was shared and liked more than 1.4 million times Facebook has restored an account that posted stolen photos of children falsely claiming they had cancer. It is the second time the social network has disabled the account following complaints, […]

UPS delivery drone has glitch at launch event

UPS delivery drone has glitch at launch event

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Horsefly drone takes off from a platform on top of a UPS truck The delivery firm UPS has unveiled a drone-launching truck – but the event did not go completely to plan. One aircraft failed to launch properly and was then nearly destroyed. The test in Florida was intended […]

David Davies jailed for live-streaming Cardiff court case

David Davies jailed for live-streaming Cardiff court case

Image copyright BBC | South Wales Police A man who filmed and live-streamed a court case in Cardiff has been jailed for 28 days. David Davies, 39, from Llantwit Fardre, Rhondda Cynon Taff, was broadcasting the footage on to Facebook as a person gave evidence at Cardiff Crown Court on Monday. He was arrested when […]

Tomorrow’s cities – nightmare vision of the future?

Tomorrow’s cities – nightmare vision of the future?

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Nighttime in the city but the sensors never sleep The connected city never sleeps. The thousands of sensors embedded in roads, sewers, water pipes, streetlights are busy collecting information day and night. Perhaps even your bin, which might also be tweeting. Sensor provider Enevo offers internet connection for bins in […]

Sodastream recalls ‘exploding’ bottles

Sodastream recalls ‘exploding’ bottles

Image copyright Getty Images Soft drinks company Sodastream has recalled thousands of its bottles over concerns they could explode when used. The company said it had discovered a manufacturing defect with one type of bottle that meant it could burst when pressurised. About 59,000 bottles sold in the US and Canada were affected by the […]