‘Snapchat race’ driver killed friend in Aberystwyth crash

Image copyright Dyfed-Powys Police Image caption Ricafort Gamboa had been driving friends home following a caravan holiday A driver has been jailed for causing a crash which killed his friend as he tried to reach 100mph to film footage for Snapchat. Ricafort Gamboa, 25, from Bolton, raced along country roads near Aberystwyth, while friends inside […]

Hate crimes: Online abuse ‘as serious as face-to-face’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The impact of shouting or tweeting abuse is “equally devastating”, the director of public prosecutions says Online hate crimes should be treated as seriously as abuse committed face-to-face, prosecutors in England and Wales have been told. Revising its guidance for prosecutors, the Crown Prosecution Service said the impact of […]

Killer robots: Experts warn of ‘third revolution in warfare’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Experts have warned that “lethal autonomous” technology could be hacked More than 100 leading robotics experts are urging the United Nations to take action in order to prevent the development of “killer robots”. In a letter to the organisation, artificial intelligence (AI) leaders, including billionaire Elon Musk, warn of […]

Company bosses ‘lack cyber-attack training’

Image copyright EPA Image caption The ransomware that attacked NHS computers is among the threats businesses face More than two thirds of companies say their directors have no training in responding to cyber-attacks, according to a government survey. Of 105 businesses in the FTSE 350 questioned, one in 10 revealed they have no plan to […]

Australia blocks another 59 popular pirate sites

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption 340 domains relating to pirate sites will soon be blocked in Australia Australia’s federal court has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block dozens of popular pirate sites. The crackdown prevents users from accessing 59 illegal torrent and streaming sites including Demonoid, EZTV, YTS, RARBG, 1337x and Putlocker. A […]

How hackers are targeting the shipping industry

Image copyright Fidra Cyber Security Image caption Breaking into a shipping firm’s computer systems could allow attackers to access all kinds of sensitive information When staff at CyberKeel investigated email activity at a medium-sized shipping firm, they made a shocking discovery. “Someone had hacked into the systems of the company and planted a small virus,” […]

Google’s stance on neo-Nazis ‘dangerous’, says EFF

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Events in Charlottesville have spurred a national conversation in the US about far-right groups, free speech and censorship Decisions by Google, GoDaddy and Cloudflare to eject a neo-Nazi site from their services were “dangerous”, a US-based digital rights group has said. The Daily Stormer had denigrated 32-year-old Heather Heyer […]

Kit Kat accused of copying Atari game Breakout

Kit Kat accused of copying Atari game Breakout

Image copyright Reuters Kit Kat’s maker Nestle has been accused of copying Breakout, the 1970s computer game, in a marketing campaign. Atari, the company behind some of the most popular early video games, has filed a suit alleging Nestle knowingly exploited the game’s look and feel. The advert showed a game similar to Breakout but […]

Daily Stormer: Cloudflare drops neo-Nazi site

Media caption The Daily Stormer has been a source of significant controversy in recent days A neo-Nazi site that disparaged a woman who died during protests in Charlottesville has faced another wave of rejection by web companies. The Daily Stormer’s account with Cloudflare – which protects websites from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks – […]

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