» Facebook's digital currency dealt another blow
13/10/19 23:01 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Leaders of the G7 group of the world's biggest economies issue warning about digital coins like Libra.
» Tech firms still seeking venture capital in UK despite high-profile flops
13/10/19 18:07 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Marriage market for entrepreneurs and investors could be sign of a flourishing sector – or suggest bubble about to burst In a wood-panelled auditorium in central London, a procession of entrepreneurs are explaining to more than 100 inves...
» Skoda Octavia: ‘It’s a lot more than a budget Golf’ | Martin Love
13/10/19 05:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
As Skoda’s bestselling model the Octavia celebrates its 60th birthday, it’s worth remembering why it has become such a firm favourite on British roads Skoda Octavia Price £18,610 0-62mph 9.9 seconds Top speed 128mph MPG 52.3 CO2 108g/km ...
» Blizzard bosses reduce gamer's ban and release prize money
12/10/19 11:10 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
A player who staged an anti-government protest on a live broadcast will now receive his prize money.
» ‘Stop the email ping-pong’: nine ways to avoid digital distraction
12/10/19 11:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Constantly checking your phone? Sidetracked by apps? Use these tips to change bad tech habits to good You’ve read his advice, now meet the man Change how you check the time Continue reading...
» Nir Eyal on how to beat tech addiction: ‘We need a new skill set’
12/10/19 11:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
The behavioural scientist has advised tech companies on how to get people hooked – now he’s telling us how to break the habit • Follow Eyal’s guide to avoiding digital distraction I am 10 minutes late for my interview with behavioural sc...
» Elizabeth Warren trolls Facebook with 'false' Zuckerberg ad
12/10/19 01:24 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Ad claims CEO backs Trump – then admits it’s not true – after company admits letting politicians make false statements Facebook has been taking heat all week for its decision to allow politicians to make false statements in paid advertis...
» Payments giants abandon Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency
11/10/19 22:51 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Mastercard, Visa, eBay and Stripe join PayPal in no longer supporting Facebook's effort to launch a currency.
» Facebook paid just £28m tax after record £1.6bn revenues in UK
11/10/19 13:53 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Profits on social media app surged by more than 50% to £97m in latest tax year Facebook’s UK operations paid £28m in corporation tax last year despite achieving a record £1.6bn in British sales. The social media company’s latest UK accou...
» Cyber-criminals are threat to society, warns forensics boss
11/10/19 12:20 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
The UK must "ready itself" for further attacks, warns boss of forensics firm hit earlier this year.
» Sex workers' clients exposed by Dutch hack attack
11/10/19 11:19 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
The names of people who visited sex workers as well as of the workers themselves have been stolen.
» Teenagers arrested over hacks to Met Police website
11/10/19 09:53 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
The 18 and 19-year-old are accused of posting messages and sending out fake tweets.
» Google pulls Hong Kong protestor game from store
11/10/19 08:22 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Another company faces a boycott for banning an esports player who supported the protestors.
» Revealed: Google made large contributions to climate change deniers
11/10/19 06:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Firm’s public calls for climate action contrast with backing for conservative thinktanks The obscure law that explains why Google backs climate deniers Google has made “substantial” contributions to some of the most notorious climate den...
» Facebook's decision to promote Trump's lies shows how it's programmed to protect the powerful | Julia Carrie Wong
11/10/19 05:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
At a time when companies are forced to pick sides, Zuckerberg’s refusal is a choice in itself It can be hard to remember from this side of a successful foreign intervention in a US presidential election, but in April 2016, Mark Zuckerber...
» Few convinced by Apple's case for Hong Kong app removal
11/10/19 02:06 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Apple's removal of an app used to track Hong Kong police leads to claims it was bowing to Beijing pressure.
» Dyson has scrapped its electric car project
11/10/19 00:38 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
The technology firm, which has already built the first cars, says the project is not commercially viable.
» Holy tech! Churches try new ways to connect
10/10/19 23:11 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Churches are increasingly using social media and specialist software to help their congregations.
» YouTube deletes more 'pick-up artist' videos
10/10/19 17:24 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
The platform said further content and channels had been deleted due to "violative sexual content".
» In its insatiable pursuit of power, Silicon Valley is fuelling the climate crisis | Rebecca Solnit
10/10/19 16:32 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Big tech isn’t interested in a better world, just a more profitable one. To beat it, we need to break its stranglehold on us The climate crimes of big tech are legion. This summer the Amazon burned . Why? In part because of the policies ...