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Chinese 'cyber-court' launched for online cases

Chinese 'cyber-court' launched for online cases

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The digital court has heard its first case – online China has launched a digital “cyber-court” to help deal with a rise in the number of internet-related claims, according to state media. The Hangzhou Internet Court opened on Friday and heard its first case – a copyright infringement dispute […]

Australia blocks another 59 popular pirate sites

Australia blocks another 59 popular pirate sites

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption 340 domains relating to pirate sites will soon be blocked in Australia Australia’s federal court has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block dozens of popular pirate sites. The crackdown prevents users from accessing 59 illegal torrent and streaming sites including Demonoid, EZTV, YTS, RARBG, 1337x and Putlocker. A […]

Cyber pirates

Cyber pirates

Image copyright Fidra Cyber Security Image caption Breaking into a shipping firm’s computer systems could allow attackers to access all kinds of sensitive information When staff at CyberKeel investigated email activity at a medium-sized shipping firm, they made a shocking discovery. “Someone had hacked into the systems of the company and planted a small virus,” […]

Amazon launches Instant Pickup service targeting students

Amazon launches Instant Pickup service targeting students

Image copyright Amazon Image caption Amazon is offering certain “essential” items for pickup from self-service lockers within two minutes Amazon has launched a service in the US offering daily “essentials” for collection within two minutes of ordering. The items available in Instant Pickup include snacks, cold drinks, smartphone chargers and Amazon devices. The move poses […]

AI seeks fantasy football challengers

AI seeks fantasy football challengers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A UK university is challenging fantasy football fans to beat its AI at predicting Premier League results Computer scientists at University of Southampton are testing an artificially intelligent tool for predicting Premier League football results. The machine learning algorithm has managed to beat BBC football commentator Mark Lawrenson’s predictions […]

Record-sized data centre planned inside Arctic Circle

Record-sized data centre planned inside Arctic Circle

Image copyright Kolos Image caption The facility would be surrounded by water on three sides, which could aid security Plans to build the world’s “largest” data centre are being made public. The facility is set to be created at the Norwegian town of Ballangen, which is located inside the Arctic Circle. The firm behind the […]

Blizzard starts drive to recruit more women and ethnic minorities

Blizzard starts drive to recruit more women and ethnic minorities

The company behind games like World of Warcraft and Overwatch has started a drive to recruit more women and ethnic minorities. The information is in a leaked internal email from Blizzard’s CEO, seen by the website Kotako. It claims 21% of Blizzard’s employees are women, and although that’s similar to the rest of the gaming […]

Snapchat registered with Russian regulator 'unknowingly'

Snapchat registered with Russian regulator 'unknowingly'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Snapchat has been registered with a Russian regulator Snapchat’s parent company says the US messaging app has been registered with Russia’s technology regulator without its knowledge. Snap told the BBC that the Roskomnadzor agency had unilaterally put it on its register of information distributors. The move means Snapchat will be […]

US firm reveals gun-toting drone that can fire in mid-air

US firm reveals gun-toting drone that can fire in mid-air

Image copyright Duke Robotics Image caption A US firm has armed a drone with a machine-gun and a grenade launcher in order to fight terrorism A US technology firm has developed a drone that is able to aim and fire at enemies while flying in mid-air. The Tikad drone, developed by Duke Robotics, is armed […]

Snap shares plunge 14% as losses mount

Snap shares plunge 14% as losses mount

Image copyright Getty Images Snap shares plunged 14% on Thursday after the social media firm reported more than $400m (£310m) in quarterly losses and fewer than expected users. The share price fall extended a decline that started almost immediately after Snapchat started trading on the stock market this spring. The firm reported 173 million daily […]

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