‘Hackers burned my hand with computer virus’

Image copyright Yosof Badr Bullets rained down from all angles but Abdelrhman Badr kept calm. Suddenly an enemy burst through a window. Abdelrhman swung round to face the soldier and save his team. He lined up his sights for a fatal shot and squeezed the trigger but… his screen went black. His computer had silently

PlayStation 5: Sony confident coronavirus won’t change release plans

Image copyright Getty Images Gamers across the world are about to get their first look at what the PlayStation 5 can do. The successor to one of the best-selling consoles ever is due out later this year and, speaking to Radio 1 Newsbeat, PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan says fans will see it in action in

Glastonbury Council plays down link to ‘anti-5G’ device

Image copyright Pen Test Partners A council has distanced itself from a device that claims to protect against 5G but which has now been dubbed a scam. The USB stick was cited in a report prepared by Glastonbury Town Council, calling for a UK government inquiry into the health effects of 5G networks. A security

Thousands of TalkTalk users hit by internet problems

Image copyright Getty Images Tens of thousands of TalkTalk customers reported problems with their internet connection on Friday morning. Popular tracking website DownDetector logged more than 30,000 reports beginning at around 10:00 BST, scattered across the UK. TalkTalk’s Twitter feed was flooded with reports from users trying to work from home without internet. The firm

Twitter hides Trump tweet for ‘glorifying violence’

Image copyright Twitter Image caption Users have to press the View button to be able to see the President’s tweet Twitter has hidden one of President Donald Trump’s tweets from his profile, saying it violates rules about glorifying violence. But instead of being deleted, it has been replaced with a warning and can be viewed

A Raspberry Pi robot with emotions and other tech news

BBC Click’s Paul Carter looks at some of the best of the week’s technology news stories including: Twitter adds a fact-check link to one of US President Donald Trump’s tweets. Mr Trump responded by threatening-to close down social media platforms An algorithm which could help with search and rescue operations at sea is developed A

The little lights now packing a deadly punch

Image copyright Chris Zollner Image caption Christian Zollner has been trying to find new uses for LEDs “The tech we are working on could transform water sanitisation techniques and offer access to clean drinking water to even remote developing regions via portable systems,” says Christian Zollner from the University of California in Santa Barbara. Mr

Coronavirus: ‘I built a memorial to my grandfather on Animal Crossing’

Isabella Ong, 24, is American-Chinese living in New York. Because of coronavirus restrictions she couldn’t visit her grandfather’s grave for her annual family tradition called Bai San. So she found a way to honour him in the popular game Animal Crossing. Video by Derek Cai and Joshua Ong. Source link

Trump signs executive order targeting Twitter after fact-checking row

Image copyright AFP US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order aimed at removing some of the legal protections given to social media platforms. It gives regulators the power to pursue legal actions against firms such as Facebook and Twitter for the way they police content on their platforms. President Trump accused social media

Trump to redefine social-media legal protections

Image copyright AFP US President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order redefining the legal protections given to social-media platforms. It means platforms such as Facebook and Twitter could be sued if they are judged to “deceptively” block posts. The draft of the executive order says social networks are engaged in “selective censorship”.

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