Category Archives: TECHNOLOGY

Facebook wants to crack down against hate speech on migrants

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg says the social network needs to get better at cracking down on hate speech against migrants. He identified them as a group that needed protection during a…

Apple rejects order to unlock gunman’s phone

Apple will contest a court order to help FBI investigators access data on the phone belonging to San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook. The company had been ordered to help…

The dating apps taking on Tinder

Valentine’s Day is not just a big day for couples – millions of singles are expected to fire up dating apps today in search of romance. Tinder leads the market…

Women write better code, study suggests

Computer code written by women has a higher approval rating than that written by men – but only if their gender is not identifiable, new research suggests. The US researchers…

Facebook hit by French privacy order

Facebook has been given three months to stop tracking non-members of its social network without their consent in France. Last year, it made changes to the way the site is…

Facebook and Instagram ban private gun adverts

Private individuals will no longer be allowed to advertise guns on Facebook and Instagram, the photo-sharing service owned by Facebook. Facebook had already banned the sale of guns without identity…

Minecraft to launch education edition

An “education edition” of Minecraft is to be launched by Microsoft. The product will offer teachers new ways to use the world-building video game in a range of subjects. Microsoft…

Google purpose-built robot cars tested on public roads

Google’s purpose-built robots cars are getting the green light to drive on public roads. This summer some of the self-driving cars will be tested on the roads around Mountain View,…

Apple posts biggest profit in history

US technology giant Apple has reported the biggest quarterly profit ever made by a public company. Apple reported a net profit¬†of $18bn (¬£11.8bn) in its fiscal first quarter, which tops…

The Interview makes $15m in online release

Controversial Sony film The Interview has become the number one online movie ever released by the studio just four days after its release on 24 December. The film raked in…

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