Netflix US Twitter account hacked

Netflix US Twitter account hacked

Image caption OurMine is notorious for hacking high-profile Twitter accounts The Netflix US Twitter account – with 2.5m followers – has been compromised by a hacker group. The group, OurMine, posted tweets promoting its own website and services. However, the tweets were removed about an hour after the first one appeared. OurMine has hacked several […]

Smart homes haunted by the cyber-ghost of Christmas future

Smart homes haunted by the cyber-ghost of Christmas future

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption This year’s Christmas gifts could become hackers’ targets in 2017 and beyond This year delivered a chilling warning as we witnessed distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on a scale that few thought possible. These attacks – where massive volumes of data are thrown at online systems so they can […]

EU data retention ruling goes against UK government

EU data retention ruling goes against UK government

Image copyright PA The UK government says it is “disappointed” after the European Court of Justice said the “indiscriminate” collection of data was against EU law. EU judges said communications data could only be retained if it was used to fight serious crime. Its verdict came after a legal challenge to the UK government’s surveillance […]

China’s first global pop star?

Media captionJane Zhang: A global star in the making? Jane Zhang is a pop megastar in China but her latest single breaks the mould of China’s pop industry and could help her become its first global superstar, writes Grace Tsoi of BBC Chinese. She first became a household name in 2005 when she finished as […]

Berlin truck attack: Manhunt across Europe for suspect

Berlin truck attack: Manhunt across Europe for suspect

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Germany has stepped up security following the attack on the market A manhunt is under way across Europe’s Schengen states after prosecutors identified a suspect in the lorry attack on a Berlin Christmas market. A warrant was issued at midnight. Details were not given but media reports say the […]

Mexico fireworks blast: Dozens killed in Tultepec explosion

Media captionA passer-by captured the mass of pyrotechnics exploding high into the sky An explosion at a fireworks market outside Mexico City has killed at least 31 people, officials say. More than 70 others were injured as the blast hit the San Pablito fireworks market in Tultepec, about 20 miles (32km) outside the city. Video […]

Bana Alabed, Aleppo’s tweeting girl, meets Turkey’s President Erdogan

Media captionBana Alabed told Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “I love you” Bana Alabed – the seven-year-old Syrian who tweeted about life inside rebel-held east Aleppo – has met Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Bana and her little brother have been pictured sitting on Mr Erdogan’s knee in the presidential complex in Ankara. President Erdogan […]

Chapecoense plane crash: Bolivia blames pilot and airline

Media captionThe recording captures the final moments of the plane before it crashed A Bolivian investigation into a plane crash that killed 71 people last month, including dozens of Brazilian football players, has concluded that the pilot and the airline were directly responsible, an official says. The plane, operated by Bolivian airline LaMia, plunged into […]

Japan cancels failed $9bn Monju nuclear reactor

Japan cancels failed $9bn Monju nuclear reactor

Image copyright AP Image caption The experiment at Monju has cost $9bn (£7.2bn) Japan is a scrapping an experimental reactor which has worked for just 250 days of its 22-year lifespan and cost $9bn (£7.2bn). The Monju reactor, in western Japan’s Fukui city, was designed to burn most of its own spent fuel, eliminating the […]

Processed meat ‘could be bad for asthma’

Processed meat ‘could be bad for asthma’

Image copyright Thinkstock Eating processed meat might make asthma symptoms worse, say researchers. Consuming more than four portions a week is a risk, suggests the study of nearly 1,000 French people, published in the journal Thorax. The researchers believe it could be a preservative called nitrite used in meats such as sausages, salami and ham […]