Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone images leaked by MWC app

Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone images leaked by MWC app

Image copyright XDA Image caption XDA Developers has published more than 20 images of the Galaxy S9 sourced from Samsung Pictures of Samsung’s latest flagship phone have been disclosed by an app released by the firm itself. The images were discovered hidden via a hack of Unpacked 2018, a program that the company has asked […]

Twitter bot purge prompts backlash

Twitter bot purge prompts backlash

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Twitter has been under pressure to block bot accounts used to spread disinformation The hashtag #TwitterLockout has trended after an apparent purge of suspected malicious bots on the social network. Dozens of users report having had their accounts suspended until they provided a telephone number which they then had […]

AI ripe for exploitation, experts warn

AI ripe for exploitation, experts warn

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The threat of AI is real and many of the technologies are already developed, warn 26 leading experts Drones turned into missiles, fake videos manipulating public opinion and automated hacking are just three of the threats from artificial intelligence in the wrong hands, experts have said. The Malicious Use […]

FaceTime chat ‘saves woman’s life’

FaceTime chat ‘saves woman’s life’

Image copyright Opokua Kwapong Image caption Opokua Kwapong says FaceTime saved her life A woman who had a stroke while on a FaceTime video call with her sister, says the technology saved her life. Opokua Kwapong, who lives alone in New York, was on a call with her sister, Adumea Sapong, in Manchester, when Mrs […]

Young Brits ‘lack cyber-security awareness’

Young Brits ‘lack cyber-security awareness’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption People often had copies of official documents in the sent box of their email accounts, the police said. More than 52% of Britons aged 18-25 are using the same password for lots of online services, suggests a survey. By doing so they make it easy for hackers to hijack […]

MPs investigate impact of social media and screens on youth

MPs investigate impact of social media and screens on youth

Image copyright Getty Images Are you concerned about the impact social media and screen-use are having on young people? If so, MPs are looking to hear your thoughts. The Commons Science and Technology Committee has announced an inquiry into the impact of social media and screen-use on young people’s health. The committee says it wants […]

Exposed Amazon cloud storage clients get tip-off alerts

Exposed Amazon cloud storage clients get tip-off alerts

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Classified Pentagon data was left exposed for years on a publicly accessible server Security researchers have posted “friendly warnings” to users of Amazon’s cloud data storage service whose private content has been made public, the BBC has learned. The BBC found almost 50 warnings posted to the firm’s servers. […]

Plans drawn up for world’s tallest wooden skyscraper

Plans drawn up for world’s tallest wooden skyscraper

Image copyright Sumitomo Forestry A Japanese company is planning to build the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper, to mark its 350th anniversary in 2041. Sumitomo Forestry said 10% of the 70-storey W350 tower would be steel, combined with about 180,000 cubic metres of indigenous wood. There will be about 8,000 homes, with trees and foliage on […]

Probe after ‘drone made helicopter crash’

Probe after ‘drone made helicopter crash’

Image copyright DJI Image caption A DJI Phantom drone is believed to have been involved in the incident Investigations have been launched after a helicopter reportedly crashed after swerving to avoid a consumer drone. A trainee had been practising hovering about 15m (50ft) above trees on Daniel Island, South Carolina, reported the Charleston Post and […]

Dark web paedophile Matthew Falder jailed for 32 years

Dark web paedophile Matthew Falder jailed for 32 years

Media captionMatthew Falder: Paedophile with ‘rap sheet from hell’ A “warped and sadistic” paedophile who blackmailed victims and shared abuse tips and images on the dark web has been jailed for 32 years. Cambridge graduate Matthew Falder, 29, admitted 137 charges – including rape – against 46 people, some of whom were in court to […]

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