App iTrump wins trademark fight against Trump Organization

Image copyright Apple Image caption iTrump was a follow-up app to iBone, a trombone simulator An app developer appears to have prevailed in a long-running trademark war against the US president’s business operation. The creator of iTrump first clashed with the Trump Organization in January 2011, when the billionaire’s lawyers alleged the trumpet simulator’s name […]

Uber agrees to 20 years of privacy audits to settle FTC charges

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Uber has agreed to 20 years of privacy audits to settle FTC charges over how it handles customer and driver data Uber has been ordered to introduce tougher measures to protect the privacy of its drivers and their customers, to settle charges brought by a regulator. It also had to […]

Web firm fights DoJ on Trump protesters

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Protesters linked arms in the street on Inauguration Day A US service provider is fighting government demands for it to hand over details of millions of activists. The Department of Justice (DoJ) wants the IP addresses of all visitors – some 1.3 million – to a website that helped […]

GoFundMe removes campaigns for Charlottesville suspect

Image copyright Reuters Image caption James Alex Fields Jr was arrested after a car rammed into protesters in Charlottesville GoFundMe and other crowdfunding sites have taken a tough stance on campaigns for a man arrested following violence at a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. GoFundMe removed some campaigns, saying they fell foul of its rules […]

Record-sized data centre planned inside Arctic Circle

Image copyright Kolos Image caption The facility would be surrounded by water on three sides, which could aid security Plans to build the world’s “largest” data centre are being made public. The facility is set to be created at the Norwegian town of Ballangen, which is located inside the Arctic Circle. The firm behind the […]

NHS cyber-defender Marcus Hutchins back online

Image caption Marcus Hutchins was arrested by the FBI on 2 August The British cyber-security researcher, charged in the US with creating and selling malware, has returned to Twitter to thank his supporters. It is the first time Marcus Hutchins has spoken publicly since his arrest earlier this month in Las Vegas. Earlier on Monday […]

GoDaddy and Google expel Daily Stormer over victim smear

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Daily Stormer disparaged Heather Heyer after her death A notorious US neo-Nazi website is being forced to switch domain name providers for a second time in a day after it disparaged a woman who died during protests in Virginia. On Monday morning, the Daily Stormer was given 24 […]

Lovefilm By Post DVD rental service to close

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lovefilm offered DVDs and Blu-rays to rent via post The Lovefilm By Post DVD rental service will cease to operate on 31 October this year, its owner Amazon has said. Amazon cited a “decreasing demand” for the discs and a growing number of customers who were streaming movies and […]

Uber allows in-app tips for UK drivers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Uber drivers will receive 100% of tips offered by passengers via the app Ride-sharing company Uber is to allow its drivers in the UK to receive tips from passengers via its app. Uber said the feature – first introduced in the US in June – would launch in the […]

NHS cyber-defender Marcus Hutchins pleads not guilty in US

Image caption Marcus Hutchins was arrested by the FBI on 2 August A British cyber-security researcher has pleaded “not guilty” to charges of creating and selling malware that snooped on victims’ banking logins. Marcus Hutchins, 23, appeared in court in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He shot to fame after helping to stall the WannaCry ransomware attack that […]