Facebook baby killing: Grief and questions after shocking murder

Facebook baby killing: Grief and questions after shocking murder

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jiranuch Trirat next to a picture of her daughter An incident as shocking as a man murdering his 11-month-old daughter live on Facebook before killing himself was bound to provoke heated debate. The 21-year-old man broadcast himself hanging his daughter from a half-finished building on the island of Phuket in […]

Ted 2017: The woman who wants China to eat insects

Ted 2017: The woman who wants China to eat insects

Image copyright Ryan Lash/Ted Image caption Matilda Ho is a Ted Fellow, an award given by the conference to young entrepreneurs making a difference A Chinese entrepreneur is promoting edible insects and online farmers’ markets in a campaign to improve eating habits in the country. Matilda Ho spoke at the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) […]

Uber plans to test on-demand flying cars network by 2020

Uber plans to test on-demand flying cars network by 2020

Image copyright Uber Image caption Uber plans to test flying cars by 2020 Uber has unveiled plans to partner with plane manufacturers to develop and test a network of flying cars by 2020. The ride-sharing company said it will run trials in the US city of Dallas and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The […]

Fitbit contradicts husband’s story of wife’s murder – police

Fitbit contradicts husband’s story of wife’s murder – police

Image copyright Connecticut State Police Image caption Mr Dabate is currently free after posting a one million dollar bail A cheating US husband has been charged with killing his wife after police said data from her wearable fitness tracker contradicted his version of events. Richard Dabate, 40, claimed to have seen Connie Dabate shot to […]

Thai man kills baby on Facebook Live then takes own life

Thai man kills baby on Facebook Live then takes own life

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The deaths took place at a deserted hotel in Phuket A Thai man filmed himself killing his baby daughter on Facebook Live, before taking his own life, Thai police say. The 21-year-old hanged his daughter, and then himself, at a deserted hotel in Phuket on Monday, reportedly after an argument […]

Google search changes tackle fake news and hate speech

Google search changes tackle fake news and hate speech

Image copyright AFP Image caption Google said the changes should stop fake news and hate speech dominating results Google is changing the way its core search engine works to help stop the spread of fake news and hate speech. The changes involve different measures for ranking sites and people checking results are accurate. In a […]

Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales creates news service Wikitribune

Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales creates news service Wikitribune

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jimmy Wales hopes to get enough donations to hire a team of journalists Wikipedia’s co-founder Jimmy Wales is planning a news service that combines the work of professional journalists and volunteers. His goal is for Wikitribune to offer “factual and neutral” articles that help combat the problem of “fake […]

Teenage cyber hacker Adam Mudd jailed for global attacks

Teenage cyber hacker Adam Mudd jailed for global attacks

Image copyright ERSOU Image caption Adam Mudd pleaded guilty to computer offences at an earlier hearing A computer hacker has been jailed for two years for masterminding global online attacks as a teenager from his bedroom in Hertfordshire. Adam Mudd, now 20, admitted creating malware in 2013 which was used to carry out 1.7 million […]

Russian hackers ‘target’ presidential candidate Macron

Russian hackers ‘target’ presidential candidate Macron

Image copyright AFP Image caption Attackers have tried to trick key Macron staff into handing over login names Russian hackers are targeting the campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, say security experts. Phishing emails, malware and fake net domains were all being used as attack techniques, said Feike Hacquebord, from security company Trend Micro. […]

Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales creates news service Wikitribune

Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales creates news service Wikitribune

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jimmy Wales hopes to get enough donations to hire a team of journalists Wikipedia’s co-founder Jimmy Wales is planning a news service that combines the work of professional journalists and volunteers. His goal is for Wikitribune to offer “factual and neutral” articles that help combat the problem of “fake […]