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 […]

Sony chief executive Kazuo Hirai to step down

Sony chief executive Kazuo Hirai to step down

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sony’s chief executive Kazuo Hirai is stepping down and will be replaced by Kenichiro Yoshida Sony’s chief executive Kazuo Hirai is stepping down and handing the reins over to finance chief Kenichiro Yoshida. Mr Yoshida, Sony’s chief financial officer, is to take over control of the Japanese electronics giant […]

Deepfake porn videos deleted from internet by Gfycat

Deepfake porn videos deleted from internet by Gfycat

Image caption Emma Watson is among several actresses who have had their faces merged with pornography Pornographic videos that used new software to replace the original face of an actress with that of a celebrity are being deleted by a service that hosted much of the content. San Francisco-based Gfycat has said it thinks the […]

Atari co-founder denied award over sexist behaviour

Atari co-founder denied award over sexist behaviour

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Bushnell had written about several controversial incidents in his autobiography Atari founder Nolan Bushnell has “applauded” a decision that means he will not get an award for pioneering work on video games. Mr Bushnell was due to receive the prestigious Pioneer Award at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) […]

Apple removes Telegram from app store

Apple removes Telegram from app store

Image copyright Getty Images Telegram’s official app has been removed from Apple’s App Store. It had been removed because it had made “inappropriate content” available to users, founder Pavel Durov said. “Once we have protections in place we expect the apps to be back on the App Store,” he tweeted. The removal came soon after […]

Delays hit KodakCoin crypto-currency plans

Delays hit KodakCoin crypto-currency plans

Image caption Kodak also invested in a Bitcoin-mining machine, which it aims to rent to users Eastman Kodak shares have fallen after it emerged the company is delaying the launch of its new crypto-currency. KodakCoin is designed to help photographers register, license and manage their images. The initial coin (ICO) offering was announced at the […]

UK plans 200-mile ‘country roads’ driverless trial

UK plans 200-mile ‘country roads’ driverless trial

Image copyright Catapult Image caption The HumanDrive car is scheduled to begin its journey in just under two years’ time An autonomous car project will attempt a complex journey across the UK, taking in country roads and high-speed roundabouts. The HumanDrive initiative will first simulate a range of conditions, before the car starts its 200-mile […]