Internet pioneer John Perry Barlow dies, aged 70

Internet pioneer John Perry Barlow dies, aged 70

Image copyright Getty Images Influential internet rights pioneer John Perry Barlow has died, aged 70. Mr Barlow was a co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) that campaigns on digital rights issues and was a director of the organisation for many years. He was an advocate of free speech and wrote about the net’s potential […]

Twitter makes a profit for the first time

Twitter makes a profit for the first time

Image copyright Getty Images Twitter has reported its first quarterly net profit helped by a rise in video advertising sales. The news gave a massive boost to Twitter’s shares which closed 12% up on the day. That was despite the number of people using the social network coming in below expectations. Twitter’s previous failure to […]

Lauri Love case: Hacking suspect wins extradition appeal

Lauri Love case: Hacking suspect wins extradition appeal

Media captionLauri Love: Alleged hacker hopes extradition case ‘sets a precedent’ Alleged computer hacker Lauri Love has won his High Court appeal against his extradition to the US. Mr Love, 33, from Stradishall, Suffolk, was first arrested in October 2013 on suspicion of hacking into FBI, US Central Bank and Nasa systems. Appeal judges said […]

New Spectrum Vega+ promises follow funds threat

New Spectrum Vega+ promises follow funds threat

Image copyright RCL Image caption RCL have published new photographs of the Vega+ prototypes The team behind a controversial video games console has given a fresh delivery date pledge after the crowdfunding platform it used threatened to recoup backers’ funds. The Sinclair ZX Vega+ handheld was originally scheduled for delivery in September 2016, but has […]

Firms warned on technology ‘distractions’

Firms warned on technology ‘distractions’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Flexible working often means people are always on call Technology can distract workers rather than make them more productive, suggests a survey carried out by software giant Microsoft. Many of the 20,000 European workers questioned said a steady stream of emails, messages and notifications kept them from concentrating. Others […]

Bitcoin puzzle worth $50,000 solved after nearly three years

Bitcoin puzzle worth $50,000 solved after nearly three years

Image copyright @coin_artist Image caption The painting, by @coin_artist, was entitled TORCHED H34R7S and referenced a poem by William Shakespeare A secret code hidden in a painting that gave access to an online wallet containing Bitcoin worth $50,000 (£35,500) has been cracked after nearly three years. The artwork, by Rob Myers and @coin_artist, who uses […]

Facebook executive has ‘incurable’ cancer

Facebook executive has ‘incurable’ cancer

Image copyright AFP Image caption Lady Mendelsohn is Facebook’s vice-president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa A British Facebook executive has revealed she has a form of blood cancer called follicular lymphoma. Writing in the Sunday Times Magazine, Lady Mendelsohn said she had been diagnosed with the disease in November 2016. She said telling […]

Lloyds Bank bans Bitcoin purchases on its credit cards

Lloyds Bank bans Bitcoin purchases on its credit cards

Image copyright Getty Images Lloyds Banking Group has banned its customers from buying Bitcoin on their credit cards following a sharp fall in the value of the digital currency. The ban, starting on Monday, applies to Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland, Halifax and MBNA customers. It will not apply to debit cards, only to the […]

Waymo v Uber: Who stole what?

Waymo, the self-driving car company spun out of Google, is locked in a legal battle with Uber, alleging the cab company stole its key technology. The legal battle could have big implications for the future of the self-driving car industry, as Dave Lee explains. Waymo v Uber: Who stole what?

‘Egregious’ YouTubers to face consequences

‘Egregious’ YouTubers to face consequences

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Logan Paul produced a controversial video YouTube says it is developing new policies to deal with video-makers who damage the reputation of the website. Chief executive Susan Wojcicki said “egregious” behaviour by video bloggers caused “significant harm” to the entire community of video-makers. The site has been under closer […]