Unsent text accepted as dead man’s will by Australian court

Image copyright Getty Images A court in Australia has accepted an unsent, draft text message on a dead man’s mobile phone as an official will. The 55-year-old man had composed a text message addressed to his brother, in which he gave “all that I have” to his brother and nephew. The message was found in […]

Facebook and Twitter could face ‘online abuse levy’

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Surveys suggest children find it hard to avoid bullying and abuse on social media platforms Facebook and Twitter could be asked to pay for action against the “undeniable suffering” social media can cause, the culture secretary has said. Cyber-bullying, trolling, abuse and under-age access to porn will be targeted in […]

Facebook and Twitter could face ‘online abuse’ tax

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Surveys suggest children find it hard to avoid bullying and abuse on social media platforms Facebook and Twitter could be asked to pay a tax to help fund educational campaigns about internet abuse. It is among ideas suggested by the UK government as it considers its safer internet strategy. It […]

Equifax data hack affected 694,000 UK customers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The massive data breach affects even more UK customers than first admitted The beleaguered credit reference agency Equifax has now admitted that 694,000 customers in the UK had their data stolen between May and July this year. The firm’s original estimate of its UK cyber-theft victims, made last month, was […]

Mum identifies child in sex abuse video

Mum identifies child in sex abuse video

Image copyright German Federal Criminal Police Image caption Images of the little girl have been pixelated since the arrest of the man accused of abusing her A mother has recognised her own four-year-old daughter after German police released a still image of a child in an attempt to find her abuser. The picture was taken […]

EE apologises for voice call fault

Image copyright Getty Images Mobile phone provider EE confirmed that some customers were experiencing problems making voice calls. The firm has now tweeted that the issue is resolved. Data and messaging services were not affected. The fault appeared to largely affect calls to non-EE phone numbers. Nearly 3,000 people left comments on the website Down […]

ParentPay website unavailable for school meal payments

Image copyright Getty Images The website of payment firm ParentPay has gone down, leaving some parents unable to transfer funds for school meals and trips. The company normally serves more than 5,500 schools in 200 local authorities, helping about 1.5 million families. The company said it was affected “by a national internet connectivity issue – […]

Mum identifies child sex abuser from daughter’s image

Mum identifies child sex abuser from daughter’s image

Image copyright German Federal Criminal Police Image caption Images of the little girl have been pixelated since the arrest of the man accused of abusing her A mother has recognised her own four-year-old daughter after German police released a still image of a child in an attempt to find her abuser. The picture was taken […]

Nokia kills off Ozo high-end virtual reality cameras

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Ozo can livestream footage at 4K resolution to each eye at up to 60 frames per second Nokia is winding down its high-end virtual reality camera division. The Ozo and its follow-up the Ozo+ had been marketed to professionals as being able to capture the “highest quality” 360-degree […]