Digital Journalism

October 20, 2017

Web giants to remove extremist content quickly

Tech companies including Google, Facebook and Twitter will work with G7 countries to block the spread of extremist content online. Earlier this year, G7 leaders […]
October 18, 2017

Piccadilly facial detection tech 'intrusive'

Facial detection technology in the new Piccadilly Circus lights is “incredibly intrusive”, according to privacy campaigners. The revamped screen in central London will be turned […]
October 17, 2017

What is Google's new Pixel 2 smartphone like?

Google’s new smartphone models, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, are designed to do one thing really well – connect to Google’s services. It […]
October 17, 2017

Australia launches site to report revenge porn

Australia has launched an online portal to report revenge porn, with researchers warning women are being affected on a “mass scale”. Victims will be able […]
October 16, 2017

Facebook to train teens in anti-bullying drive

Facebook is to train “tens of thousands” of students from every secondary school in the UK as digital safety ambassadors over the next two years. […]
October 13, 2017

Could smartphones save the sight of millions?

A British led team who use smartphones to save people’s sight have told Sky News they’re planning to expand into more than 60 countries.  Their […]
October 13, 2017

Goodbye Mr Chip: 'Crisis' sees Samsung boss quit

The chief executive of Samsung Electronics has resigned, with a warning that the South Korean technology giant is in the throes of an “unprecedented crisis”. […]
October 11, 2017

Zuckerberg sorry for 'tasteless' VR video

Mark Zuckerberg has apologised for a video showing him taking a virtual reality tour of a heavily damaged Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. The Facebook […]
October 10, 2017

Social media sites face tax on online abuse

Social media sites face being made to pay for action to tackle online bullying, the Culture Secretary has announced. Targeting “dangers like cyber-bullying, trolling and […]
October 10, 2017

TransferWise eyes IPO with Old Mutual stake

The asset management giant Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI) is in talks to take a stake in TransferWise, the British technology “unicorn”, providing a further […]
October 9, 2017

Microsoft investigates Russian pro-Trump ads

Microsoft is investigating whether Russians bought ads on any of its products or platforms, including its Bing search engine, in an attempt to sway the […]
October 9, 2017

Google 'uncovers Russia-linked ads' before US vote

Google has reportedly discovered evidence that Russia used its platforms in a bid to influence the 2016 US presidential election. According to the Washington Post, […]
October 7, 2017

Musk in talks to restore power to Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s governor says he is “exploring opportunities” with billionaire Elon Musk to restore the island’s shattered electrical infrastructure using solar energy technology. Less than […]