September 22, 2017

Facebook can't hide behind algorithms – BBC News

If Facebook’s algorithms were executives, the public would be demanding their heads on a stick, such was the ugly incompetence on display this week. First, […]
September 21, 2017

Invisible threat

Imagine a hacker remotely turning off a life support machine in a hospital, or shutting down a power station. These are the nightmare scenarios we […]
September 21, 2017

Facebook to share Russia-linked political adverts with investigators – BBC News

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says his company will share 3,000 Russia-linked political adverts with US investigators. He also pledged to make political advertising more transparent […]
September 21, 2017

Something sweet

And finally an image by Keith Martin of a spoonful of sweets. The next theme is “camouflage”, and the deadline for your entries is 26 […]
September 21, 2017

Eight to do battle for Midlands newspaper title

Four dailies and four weekly titles are to do battle for the title Midlands Newspaper of the Year as the shortlist for this year’s Midlands […]
September 21, 2017

A19 at Portrack and Norton closed by fake severed hand – BBC News

It wasn’t handy for drivers, but a suspicious item which closed part of the A19 did turn out to be ‘armless. Cleveland Police shut a […]
September 21, 2017

Google signs $1.1bn HTC smartphone deal

Alphabet’s Google has struck a $1.1bn (£822m) deal with Taiwan’s HTC to expand its smartphone business. Google will not take a stake in the firm, […]
September 20, 2017

Cork questioned

If you are a regular wine drinker it is almost certain that you have opened a corked bottle or two in your time. As a […]
September 20, 2017

Seen a gig recently? You're not the only one

Live music now accounts for almost 25% of UK music industry revenues, new figures reveal. Concerts brought in £904 million in 2016, almost £300 million […]
September 20, 2017

Google creates £1million fund to help tackle online extremism – Birmingham Mail

Web giant Google has pledged £1 million to help fund projects to counter online and offline extremism. It comes as Prime Minister Theresa May is […]
September 20, 2017

Google creates £1m fund to help find 'solution' to online extremism – Belfast Telegraph

Google creates £1m fund to help find ‘solution’ to online extremism BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Web giant Google has pledged £1 million to help fund projects to counter […]
September 19, 2017

Google launches UK 'anti-terror fund' – BBC News

Google has announced it will give a total of £1m ($1.3m) to fund projects that help counter extremism in the UK. The UK fund was […]
September 19, 2017

Manchester police still relies on Windows XP

England’s second biggest police force has revealed that more than one in five of its computers were still running Windows XP as of July. Greater […]