‘Dangerous’ carbon monoxide alarms removed from Amazon and eBay

Image copyright Which Image caption Which? tested four alarms and says dozens more are equally dangerous Dozens of carbon monoxide alarms sold via Amazon and eBay have been taken offline after failing safety tests. Consumer watchdog Which? said some of the alarms seemed identical to ones that had failed tests in 2016. Three of the […]

Instagram star Daryl Aiden Yow used stock image photos

Instagram star Daryl Aiden Yow used stock image photos

Image copyright Instagram Image caption Mr Yow has posted an apology to his Instagram account A popular Instagram photographer has apologised after being caught posting stock image library content and indicating it was his own work. Singapore-based Daryl Aiden Yow has more than 104,000 followers on the Facebook-owned service. His fame on the platform had […]

The man who was fired by a machine

The man who was fired by a machine

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption “The system was out for blood and I was its first victim” “It wasn’t the first time my key card failed, I assumed it was time to replace it.” So began a sequence of events that saw Ibrahim Diallo fired from his job, not by his manager but by […]

Wimbledon tennis to be screened in 4K HDR by BBC

Wimbledon tennis to be screened in 4K HDR by BBC

Image copyright PA Image caption Garbine Muguruza will defend her Wimbledon ladies’ singles title at this year’s event The Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament is to be streamed in 4K resolution and high dynamic range colour (HDR) to UK viewers by the BBC. It will follow a current trial in which World Cup football matches are […]

O2 changes post policy after racist hate mail sent out

O2 changes post policy after racist hate mail sent out

Image caption The leaflets were addressed to “Mr Isis Terroriste” and “Mr Getout Ofengland” O2 will no longer use names on some of its mailouts, after the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme found it had sent racist hate mail to a British-Iraqi family’s home in north London. Two items were addressed to “Mr Isis Terroriste” and […]

Instagram longer videos: How new IGTV feature will work

Instagram longer videos: How new IGTV feature will work

Image copyright Instagram Instagram has released a long-form video feature which allows users to post hour-long clips. IGTV lets users create content exceeding the current maximum 60-second clip limit for the first time. It’s not clear if the longer videos would include adverts or if users would be paid for their content as they are […]

‘Disastrous’ copyright bill vote approved

‘Disastrous’ copyright bill vote approved

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The changes could put an end to user-generated content, warn critics A committee of MEPs has voted to accept major changes to European copyright law, which experts say could change the nature of the internet. They voted to approve the controversial Article 13, which critics warn could put an […]

Council demanded payment card details via email

Council demanded payment card details via email

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Residents were told they had to email in the payment form to apply for a parking bay suspension A London council’s data protection efforts are under review after it told residents to email in their payment card details for parking bay suspensions via a Word document. Islington Council had […]

Tesla sues former worker for hacking

Tesla sues former worker for hacking

Image copyright Getty Images Tesla has filed a lawsuit accusing a disgruntled former employee of hacking into the electric car-maker’s systems and passing confidential information to third parties. The information included photographs and video of the firm’s manufacturing systems, according to the lawsuit. Tesla said it has suffered “significant and continuing damages” as a result […]

BT fined for five million spam emails

BT fined for five million spam emails

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The ICO acknowledged that BT did not deliberately break the rules BT has been fined £77,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office, after it sent nearly five million nuisance emails to customers. The investigation found that the telecoms company did not have customers’ consent for such direct marketing. The 4.9 […]