©PA MediaThe government has received a report into Huawei that is likely to change its policy over the Chinese firm's role in the UK's telecoms networks.Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden said GCHQ's National Cyber Security Centre had delivered its findings.NCSC is believed to have said it can no longer assure the...
A giant Super Smash Bros figure is seen at Nintendo's E3 2014 booth ©Getty ImagesNintendo has condemned alleged abuse by well-known competitive gamers as "absolutely impermissible".In the space of a week, dozens of allegations of inappropriate behaviour have been made against competitors in Nintendo's Super Smash Bros fighting game series.Several of...
Some pro-democracy protesters have already been arrested under Hong Kong's new security law ©ReutersFacebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Google and Telegram have all said they are "pausing" co-operation with requests for user information from the Hong Kong police.Several countries have criticised China for imposing a new security law, which they say threatens the...
Students could face deportation if they do not comply with the rules ©ReutersForeign students will not be allowed to stay in the US this autumn if their universities have moved classes fully online, unless they switch to a course with in-person tuition.The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency said people...
©Getty ImagesTikTok has said it will quit Hong Kong after China imposed a new security law on the city."In light of recent events, we've decided to stop operations of the TikTok app in Hong Kong," a spokesman told the BBC.The company's exit from the city will come "within days," according...
使用浏览器播视频/view video in browserTake an archaeologist, a bored schoolgirl living through coronavirus lockdown, and a shared interest in exploring ancient tombs.The result? One of Wales' most important Bronze Age sites recreated - in the video game Minecraft.It is the achievement of Dr Ben Edwards, from Wrexham, and his daughter Bella, 11.Their...
©Getty ImagesTechnology firm Fujitsu has said it will halve its office space in Japan as it adapts to the "new normal" of the coronavirus pandemic.It says the "Work Life Shift" programme will offer unprecedented flexibility to its 80,000 workers in the country.Staff will be able to work flexible hours, and...
使用浏览器播视频/view video in browserScientists at the University of Liverpool have unveiled a robotic colleague that has been working non-stop in their lab throughout lockdown. The £100,000 programmable researcher learns from its results to refine its experiments."It can work autonomously, so I can run experiments from home," explained Benjamin Burger, one of...
©Steve CummingA father who initially paid £4.99 for his 11-year-old daughter to use a smartphone app was shocked to discover a bill for thousands of pounds a month later.Steve Cumming, 72, said he let her make what he thought was a one-off payment on his debit card to a firm...
使用浏览器播视频/view video in browserA machine which is able to put together about 300 pizzas per hour has been developed by Picnic.The dough base still has to be prepared by a human but the sauce and toppings are added by machine.Inside the machine are ingredient modules such as sauce, cheese, vegetables and...
©Andrew HuangSingapore's TraceTogether Tokens are the latest effort to tackle Covid-19 with tech. But they have also reignited a privacy debate.The wearable devices complement the island's existing contact-tracing app, to identify people who might have been infected by those who have tested positive for the virus.All users have to do...
©ReutersThe EU is questioning whether Google's proposed takeover of Fitbit will harm competition, or give it access to too much personal data.Fitbit makes fitness-tracking watches that monitor the wearer's heart rate and activity levels.A group of 20 consumer groups and privacy advocates have called for Google's takeover to be blocked.Google...
©Microsoft/2K Games/SonyGames publisher 2K will charge £5 more for its forthcoming NBA 2K21 basketball game on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles.It is the first company to reveal how it will price software for the next-generation machines.Sony and Microsoft have yet to reveal how much they plan to...
©Byron Bernstein / InstagramTributes have been paid to video games streamer Byron Bernstein, known as Reckful, who died on Thursday.Mr Bernstein was a well-known and loved e-sports player and had 960,000 followers on streaming site Twitch.His brother Gary Bernstein confirmed that Reckful had taken his own life, aged 31.Twitch said...
Artwork: The government wants OneWeb to run a sat-nav service as well as deliver broadband ©OneWebThe UK is spending $500m (£400m) on a stake in failed satellite firm OneWeb as part of a plan to replace use of the EU's Galileo sat-nav system.OneWeb went bankrupt in March while trying to build...
©Getty ImagesAs the ads boycott grows, Mark Zuckerberg shows no sign of backing down. "My guess is that all these advertisers will be back on the platform soon enough" the Facebook chief executive has said.Campaigners accuse the tech firm of being too slow and reluctant to remove some hateful content.But...
使用浏览器播视频/view video in browserA top-secret communications system used by criminals to trade drugs and guns has been "successfully penetrated", says the National Crime Agency.The NCA worked with forces across Europe on the UK's "biggest and most significant" law enforcement operation.Major crime figures were among over 800 Europe-wide arrests after messages on...
©Getty ImagesDwayne "The Rock" Johnson has topped Instagram's rich list as the celebrity thought to be able to charge more than any one else for a sponsored post. The wrestler-turned-actor could charge advertisers more than $1m (£790,000) per post last year, according to the social media marketing firm Hopper HQ.The...
Screengrab showing a man with an assault rifle making a TikTok video ©TikTokThe song is catchy - a classic country and western. A gentle southern twang croons out a chorus.Like many TikTok clips, the user has added music and effects to their video. This is not a normal TikTok vid though....
©Getty ImagesSocial media platform Twitter is dropping the terms "master", "slave" and "blacklist" in favour of more inclusive language.The terms are frequently used in programming codes which originated decades ago.US bank JPMorgan has also announced a similar move as more companies address racism following the killing of George Floyd by...

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