Tesla avoids recall after Autopilot crash death

Tesla avoids recall after Autopilot crash death

Image copyright AFP Tesla will not be ordered to recall its semi-autonomous cars in the US, following a fatal crash in May 2016. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration closed its investigation after it found no evidence of a defect in the vehicle. Joshua Brown was killed when his car collided with a lorry […]

Facebook urged to be more transparent over ‘censorship’

Facebook urged to be more transparent over ‘censorship’

Image copyright Reuters A coalition of more than 70 civil rights groups has urged Facebook to be clearer about the content it removes. In a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, the group accused the social network of “disproportionate censorship of Facebook users of colour”. The coalition wants the site to specify which rule a deleted post […]

New figures reveal scale of cybercrime

New figures reveal scale of cybercrime

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Cybercrime and fraud were included in the annual statistics for the first time There were an estimated 3.6 million cases of fraud and two million computer misuse offences in a year, according to an official survey. The Crime Survey for England and Wales included the offences for the first time […]

Photos show ‘weaponised commercial drones’ in Iraq

Photos show ‘weaponised commercial drones’ in Iraq

Image copyright Mitch Utterback Image caption The consumer drones have been modified to carry explosives Photos taken in Mosul, Iraq, appear to show grenade-dropping drones used against the Iraqi security forces. The improvised weapons consist of a plastic tube attached to a consumer camera drone to carry explosives. The images were taken by former US […]

DNA-testing smartphone aims to tackle drugs resistance

DNA-testing smartphone aims to tackle drugs resistance

Image copyright UCLA, Stockholm University and Uppsala University Scientists have built a DNA-analysing smartphone attachment that is a fraction of the cost of lab-based kit. The creators of the phone-powered pathology microscope believe it could be mass produced for less than $500 (£406) a unit. They say it could help doctors treat cancer, tuberculosis and […]

Galaxy Note 7 recall refuseniks face new action

Galaxy Note 7 recall refuseniks face new action

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Galaxy Note 7 had been well-reviewed but dozens of the phones overheated Galaxy Note 7 owners in the US who have ignored the global recall of Samsung’s smartphone face a fresh effort to make them return their devices. Mobile network Verizon told Fortune magazine that it planned to divert […]

Thousands warned they may be victims of rogue webmaster

Thousands warned they may be victims of rogue webmaster

Image copyright Thinkstock Police in the Netherlands are contacting more than 20,000 people who they suspect had their data stolen by a rogue web developer. They say the man coded a backdoor into the sites he built for businesses, to harvest their customers’ data. He then used the credentials to make online purchases, open gambling […]

Japan’s hi-tech toilets to get standardised symbols

Japan’s hi-tech toilets to get standardised symbols

Image copyright Japan Sanitary Equipment Industry Association Image caption Senior members of the association hold up the new symbols Japanese toilets are set to become easier to use, after manufacturers agreed to standardise the symbols on the control panels. Japan’s hi-tech toilets famously include features such as lid and seat controls, flush strength, front and […]

EE mobile firm fined £2.7m for overcharging customers

EE mobile firm fined £2.7m for overcharging customers

Image copyright EE Mobile operator EE has been fined £2.7m by the telecoms regulator, Ofcom, for overcharging tens of thousands of customers. The watchdog found that the UK’s biggest mobile network broke a billing rule on two occasions. Users who called its 150 customer services number while roaming within the EU were incorrectly charged as […]

Deliveroo to add 300 UK tech jobs in new London office

Deliveroo to add 300 UK tech jobs in new London office

Image copyright Getty Images Deliveroo has said it will increase its staff by a third when it opens a new London head office later this year. The UK-based food delivery company is the latest tech firm to expand in the capital, planning to hire more than 300 “high-skilled, high-tech” recruits. Deliveroo reported a 650% rise […]

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