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BA boss 'won't resign' over flight chaos

BA boss 'won't resign' over flight chaos

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC’s Richard Westcott quizzed boss Alex Cruz over the outsourcing of technical staff to India BA chief executive Alex Cruz says he will not resign and that flight disruption had nothing to do with cutting costs. He told the BBC a power surge, had “only lasted […]

Hay Festival 2017: Stephen Fry's warning for the web

Hay Festival 2017: Stephen Fry's warning for the web

Image copyright Chris Athanasiou Stephen Fry has issued a stark warning to prepare for the internet of the future, or face the worst of science fiction’s predictions. The actor and comedian was giving a lecture at the Hay Festival in Powys, when he made the claims. Fry criticised the “technophobes”, including politicians, who he said […]

The Nokia 3310 is back so here's a celebration of all things 2000

The Nokia 3310 is back so here's a celebration of all things 2000

The Nokia 3310 first appeared in shops in September 2000 offering calls, texts and a battery that lasted days. The phone is back 17 years later offering the same features but goes on sale in a very different world. Back then Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston had just got married and everyone was downloading questionable […]

Theresa May: Online extremism 'must be tackled'

Theresa May: Online extremism 'must be tackled'

Image copyright Reuters Theresa May has urged world leaders to do more to combat online extremism, saying the fight against so-called Islamic State is “moving from the battlefield to the internet”. At the G7 summit in Sicily, the PM said tech companies had to do more to identify and remove extreme material. She also urged […]

Russian postal service 'hit by WannaCry'

Russian postal service 'hit by WannaCry'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ransomware cyber-attacks have risen 50% globally over the last 12 months Three employees of the Russian postal service claim that it was hit by this month’s Wannacry global ransomware attack and is still experiencing problems, according to Reuters. The trio claim some of the computers at the state-owned Russian […]

Serena Williams takes on new challenge in Silicon Valley

Serena Williams takes on new challenge in Silicon Valley

Image copyright AFP Image caption The role is a big change for the tennis champion who is engaged to a tech entrepreneur Tennis star Serena Williams has joined the board at technology firm SurveyMonkey and pledged to tackle the lack of diversity in the industry. Ms Williams, who is due to marry Reddit co-founder Alexis […]

Samsung S8 'eye security' fooled by photo

Samsung S8 'eye security' fooled by photo

Image copyright ccc Samsung’s eye-scanning security technology, used on the new Galaxy S8 smartphone, has been fooled with a photograph and a contact lens. The iris-scanner can be used to unlock the phone simply by looking at it, which Samsung says provides “airtight security”. But researchers at Chaos Computer Club had easily tricked the device […]

Bitcoin hits $2,000 trading high point

Bitcoin hits $2,000 trading high point

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bitcoin’s value has fluctuated sharply over the last four years The value of Bitcoin has hit a new high with each individual coin now worth more than $2,100 (£1,615). The valuation caps a strong month for the virtual currency, with its value growing by more than 65% in a […]

WannaCry lessons

WannaCry lessons

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ransomware cyber-attacks have risen 50% globally over the last 12 months The WannaCry cyber-attack infected more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries, affecting government, healthcare and private company systems. But how easily could it have been avoided and how can firms protect themselves against future attacks? On the face […]

FCC votes to overturn net neutrality rules

FCC votes to overturn net neutrality rules

Image copyright Reuters Image caption FCC chairman Ajit Pai said existing rules hampered the growth of the tech sector The US Federal Communications Commission has voted to overturn rules that force ISPs to treat all data traffic as equal. Commissioners at the agency voted two-to-one to end a “net neutrality” order enacted in 2015. Ajit […]

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