Instagram: Facebook probes breach of millions of influencer accounts

Instagram: Facebook probes breach of millions of influencer accounts

Image copyright Getty Images Photo sharing site Instagram says it is trying to find out how contact details of almost 50 million of its users was stored online in an unguarded database. TechCrunch, which broke the story, said it included personal information such as email and phone numbers of high profile users known as “influencers”. […]

Ren Zhengfei says US government 'underestimates' Huawei

Ren Zhengfei says US government 'underestimates' Huawei

Image copyright Getty Images Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei has remained defiant towards US moves against his company, saying the US “underestimates” its abilities. Speaking to Chinese state media, Mr Ren downplayed the impact of recent US curbs and said no-one could catch up to its 5G technology in the near future. Last week the US […]

Christchurch shootings: Mosque attacker charged with terrorism

Christchurch shootings: Mosque attacker charged with terrorism

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The suspect is due in court in June (file photo) The man accused of killing 51 people in the Christchurch mosques attack has been charged with terrorism, New Zealand police have said. Brenton Tarrant was charged with “engaging in a terrorist act”, police said in a statement on Tuesday. He […]

Teaching machines to write better ads than humans

Teaching machines to write better ads than humans

Image copyright Dentsu Aegis Image caption Audrey Kuah says her firm is trying to teach ad copy programs to be more creative Machines are now writing advertising copy as well as basic news reports, but are their efforts any good and can they be taught to be more inventive? “Have a suite stay” read an […]

Saving lives from Swansea to Bangladesh

Saving lives from Swansea to Bangladesh

Swansea-based RNLI lifeguard Darren Williams is on a mission to prevent children drowning in Bangladesh. It has one of the highest drowning rates in the world and Mr Williams works with the charity’s international programme trying to tackle the problem. Solutions can often be swimming or safety lessons, but also include less obvious ideas – […]

Indonesia election: Joko Widodo re-elected as president

Indonesia election: Joko Widodo re-elected as president

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Widodo – known as Jokowi – has cultivated a “man of the people” image Joko Widodo has been re-elected as Indonesia’s president after last month’s vote, beating former general Prabowo Subianto. The result was released a day ahead of schedule in the early hours of Tuesday, amid fears of […]

India election 2019: Echoes of Trump in Modi's border politics

India election 2019: Echoes of Trump in Modi's border politics

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Indian election is seen as a referendum on Narendra Modi – a divisive prime minister The outcome of India’s general election may help determine a central question at the heart of the contest – what does it mean to be Indian? Prime Minister Modi and his BJP party, […]

The Glyndebourne opera singer who started by chance

The Glyndebourne opera singer who started by chance

Five years ago Darwin Prakash wasn’t able to read music and had no formal singing training. The baritone started his operatic singing career after a chance meeting with a British music teacher after following friends to an opera masterclass in Delhi, India. Now, having completed his training, he’s about to make his professional debut appearing […]

India election 2019: The looming water crisis politicians ignore

India election 2019: The looming water crisis politicians ignore

Image copyright Getty Images With voting now over in India’s election, one issue that received little attention in the campaign is the country’s growing water crisis. The ruling BJP party says it will provide piped water to every household by 2024 and the opposition Congress party has committed to providing universal access to drinking water. […]

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