Google tracks users who turn off location history

Google tracks users who turn off location history

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The study found that users had to turn off another setting in order to disable location being recorded Google records users’ locations even when they have asked it not to, a report from the Associated Press has suggested. The issue could affect up to two billion Android and Apple […]

Monster Hunter World sales yanked by China

Monster Hunter World sales yanked by China

Image copyright Capcom Image caption China was expected to be one of the biggest markets for the fantasy video game Monster Hunter World – the blockbuster video game – has been banned by China’s censors just days after going on sale. The local publisher, Tencent, said the intervention had followed “a large number of complaints”, […]

Why some computer viruses refuse to die

Why some computer viruses refuse to die

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Be careful, malware that never dies is still roaming the net There are zombies on the internet – odd, undead lumps of code that roam endlessly seeking and finding fresh victims to infect that help keep the whole ugly horde staggering on, and on. Most of these shambling data […]

Sainsbury’s supermarket goes ’till-free’

Sainsbury’s supermarket goes ’till-free’

Image copyright Sainsbury’s Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is trialling its first “till-free” store, in which shoppers do not need to queue for a staffed or self-service checkout. Instead, customers can scan goods with a smartphone and put them straight into a bag. When they have finished shopping, their payment is processed by the phone. One industry […]

Sainsbury’s supermarket goes ’till-free’

Sainsbury’s supermarket goes ’till-free’

Image copyright Sainsbury’s Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is trialling its first “till-free” store, in which shoppers do not need to queue for a staffed or self-service checkout. Instead, customers can scan goods with a smartphone and put them straight into a bag. When they have finished shopping, their payment is processed by the phone. One industry […]

Sainsbury’s supermarket goes ’till-free’

Sainsbury’s supermarket goes ’till-free’

Image copyright Sainsbury’s Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is trialling its first “till-free” store, in which shoppers do not need to queue for a staffed or self-service checkout. Instead, customers can scan goods with a smartphone and put them straight into a bag. When they have finished shopping, their payment is processed by the phone. One industry […]

Malicious faxes leave firms ‘open’ to cyber-attack

Malicious faxes leave firms ‘open’ to cyber-attack

Image copyright Check Point Image caption A demo showed a malicious fax being used to take over a fax machine and display an image Booby-trapped image data sent by fax can let malicious hackers sneak into corporate networks, security researchers have found. Since many companies use fax machines that are also printers and photocopiers, they […]

Nintendo cracks down on retro games downloads

Nintendo cracks down on retro games downloads

Image caption Retro consoles such as the N64 can be emulated on modern computers EmuParadise, an 18-year-old website offering downloads of classic computer games, has voluntarily shut down following legal action by Nintendo against two similar online portals. All three offered a wide variety of old games in an unauthorised format. In its legal action, […]

Video-calling ‘owl’ helps opioid addicts in US

Video-calling ‘owl’ helps opioid addicts in US

Image copyright Owl Labs Image caption The Owl gets its name from its distinctive appearance Mental health experts in West Virginia, US, are turning to a video-calling “owl” to run opioid treatment sessions. The owl-shaped camera automatically focuses on the person speaking but also captures a panoramic view of everyone in the room. Staff said […]

Malicious faxes leave firms ‘open’ to cyber-attack

Malicious faxes leave firms ‘open’ to cyber-attack

Image copyright Check Point Image caption A demo showed a malicious fax being used to take over a fax machine and display an image A customised image sent by fax can let malicious hackers sneak into corporate networks, security researchers have found. In a presentation at the Def Con hacker conference, two researchers showed how […]

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