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'Merry Christmas': 30 years of the text message
Sat, 03 Dec 2022 01:36:51 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
In December 1992, the first SMS text message was sent to a mobile phone by an engineer in Berkshire.
No more airplane mode? EU to allow calls on flights
Fri, 02 Dec 2022 13:25:40 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
EU airlines will be able to install equipment that lets them provide 5G on board planes by June 2023.
'5G makes my phone pretty worthless'
Fri, 02 Dec 2022 06:04:17 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Some users are finding the next generation of mobile internet slow and patchy, three years after it launched.
Elon Musk suspends Kanye West from Twitter for inciting violence
Fri, 02 Dec 2022 10:41:48 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Elon Musk confirmed the rapper had violated Twitter's rules around inciting violence.
Elon Musk's Starlink to help strengthen internet in remote UK places
Thu, 01 Dec 2022 10:21:53 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
World’s richest man’s company is involved in a trial to get isolated areas of the UK connected to the internet.
Ex-FTX boss Bankman-Fried: 'I didn't try to commit fraud'
Thu, 01 Dec 2022 06:54:23 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Sam Bankman-Fried says he has almost no money left after the collapse of the crypto exchange.
Musk says Twitter feud with Apple boss 'resolved'
Thu, 01 Dec 2022 00:08:06 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The Twitter boss says he met Apple's chief Tim Cook after he criticised the company.
San Francisco to allow police 'killer robots'
Wed, 30 Nov 2022 21:29:02 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The measure permits police to deploy robots equipped with explosives in extreme circumstances.
Russian mercenary videos 'top 1bn views' on TikTok
Thu, 01 Dec 2022 13:10:39 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The platform is said to be hosting hundreds of videos that celebrate the Russian Wagner group.
UK strikes digital trade deal with Ukraine
Wed, 30 Nov 2022 20:09:40 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The agreement is expected to improve cooperation on cyber security, AI and new technologies.
Can age verification stop children seeing pornography?
Tue, 29 Nov 2022 17:13:09 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
As part of the Online Safety Bill, all sites that publish pornography will have to age-check their users.
Foxconn: iPhone maker offers payments for finding new workers
Thu, 01 Dec 2022 05:09:15 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Apple has warned shipments of the iPhone 14 would be delayed due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Twitter ends Covid misinformation policy under Musk
Wed, 30 Nov 2022 02:59:28 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The Twitter website says it stopped enforcing its misleading information policy on 23 November.
Online Safety Bill: Plan to make big tech remove harmful content axed
Tue, 29 Nov 2022 15:55:01 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Minister denies weakening the Online Safety Bill after dropping the "legal but harmful" material measures.
Crypto firm BlockFi files for bankruptcy after FTX collapse
Mon, 28 Nov 2022 17:20:25 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The collapse of FTX had already forced BlockFi to suspend most activity on its platform.
Musk feuds with Apple over Twitter advertising
Mon, 28 Nov 2022 20:41:41 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Elon Musk says Apple has cut Twitter advertising and has threatened to remove it from the app store.
Facebook: Meta fined €265m by Irish Data Protection Commission
Mon, 28 Nov 2022 17:25:37 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Phone numbers and email addresses of up to 533m users appeared on an online hacking forum.
Twitter: Romance, business and campaigns born on the platform
Sat, 26 Nov 2022 00:10:16 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Three women share their stories of how being on Twitter has changed their lives for the better.
The birth pangs of the Grand Theft Auto franchise
Mon, 28 Nov 2022 06:21:10 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
On its 25th anniversary, an early GTA producer reveals the trials faced by its original developers.
Elon Musk says Twitter will offer 'amnesty' to suspended accounts
Fri, 25 Nov 2022 03:15:29 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Several accounts - including Donald Trump's - have already been reinstated by the multi-billionaire.
Why Donald Trump isn't returning to Twitter (for now)
Fri, 25 Nov 2022 01:00:57 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
How the former US president might lose money if he starts tweeting.
Mercedes-Benz to introduce acceleration subscription fee
Thu, 24 Nov 2022 16:26:53 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Owners of some Mercedes electric cars in the US can soon pay a $1,200 annual fee to speed up faster.
Foxconn: iPhone maker apologises after huge protests at China plant
Thu, 24 Nov 2022 05:33:41 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
It comes after protests broke out at the world's largest iPhone factory over pay and work conditions.
China claims youth gaming addiction resolved
Wed, 23 Nov 2022 16:53:10 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Children's access to video games has been strictly rationed in China because of addiction concerns,
Meta claims US military link to online propaganda campaign
Wed, 23 Nov 2022 18:34:04 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The campaign impersonated media outlets and activists but had "little or no engagement", Meta says.
Instagram 'wrong' to take down drill music video
Tue, 22 Nov 2022 17:46:46 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Meta's independent appeals body criticises the decision to remove the video and says it must be reinstated.
Apple and Google face gaming and mobile browser probe
Tue, 22 Nov 2022 17:15:29 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The UK competition watchdog launches a market investigation into cloud gaming and mobile browsers.
'I wouldn't leave South Africa, I have a kid here'
Wed, 23 Nov 2022 00:12:14 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
South African software developers discuss what it means to them to do business in the country.
China Covid: Angry protests at giant iPhone factory in Zhengzhou
Wed, 23 Nov 2022 10:31:13 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Videos showed workers marching, with some confronted by people in hazmat suits and riot police.
Twitter charity partners condemn Musk's 'dangerous' changes
Mon, 21 Nov 2022 21:10:46 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Two of Twitter's most important civil rights partners criticise reinstatement of Trump and West accounts
Twitter boss Elon Musk keeps conspiracy theorist Alex Jones off platform
Mon, 21 Nov 2022 11:21:19 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Chief executive Elon Musk said he "had no mercy" for anyone using children's deaths for political gain.
Are flying taxis getting closer to lift-off?
Mon, 21 Nov 2022 23:21:33 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
US air regulators said they would add flying taxis to the list of regulated aircraft.
US tech layoffs: India workers face painful exit from the US
Tue, 22 Nov 2022 00:09:44 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Indians are among thousands of educated and skilled immigrant workers laid off by US tech giants.
FTX crypto exchange owes biggest creditors $3.1bn
Sun, 20 Nov 2022 19:49:45 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
FTX owes about $1.45bn to its top 10 creditors, according to its US bankruptcy court filings.
Musk lifts Donald Trump's Twitter ban
Sun, 20 Nov 2022 04:17:17 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The former US president's account is reinstated - but he says he sees no reason to return.
Is this really the end of Twitter?
Fri, 18 Nov 2022 12:52:06 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The BBC's technology editor looks at claims that Twitter may be heading for calamity.
Twitter locks staff out of offices until next week
Fri, 18 Nov 2022 16:02:31 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
It comes amid reports that large numbers of workers have resigned from the social media platform.
Lab-grown chicken safe to eat, say US regulators
Thu, 17 Nov 2022 13:33:03 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
It is the first time a meat product grown in a lab has been cleared for human consumption in the US.
New FTX boss condemns crypto exchange's failure
Thu, 17 Nov 2022 18:28:56 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
John Ray says there was a "complete absence of trustworthy financial information" at the company.
China urges military veterans to work at iPhone factory
Thu, 17 Nov 2022 14:24:37 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The country wants retired military personnel to help boost production at the plant in Zhengzhou.
World of Warcraft to go offline in China
Thu, 17 Nov 2022 12:22:45 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
A number of Activision Blizzard titles will disappear, following the end of an arrangement with publisher NetEase.
Astronomer in Twitter limbo over 'intimate' meteor
Thu, 17 Nov 2022 00:54:52 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
An animated video of a meteor shower shared by Mary McIntyre was banned by Twitter's automated tools.
What is behind the big tech companies' job cuts?
Wed, 16 Nov 2022 18:15:41 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Thousands of redundancies have been announced by some of the largest firms in the industry.
MrBeast overtakes PewDiePie as most-subscribed YouTuber
Wed, 16 Nov 2022 12:14:31 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
PewDiePie's almost 10 years of dominance have come to an end, as MrBeast reaches 112 million subscribers.
Nvidia investigates melting graphics card cable reports
Wed, 16 Nov 2022 09:23:24 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Social-media users share photos appearing to show damage to the cable supplied with the Nvidia RTX 4090.
Elon Musk tells Twitter staff to work long hours or leave
Thu, 17 Nov 2022 00:55:06 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Elon Musk says workers at the social media firm must be "hardcore" if they want to stay, reports say.
People still booking Ubers in UK despite downturn
Wed, 16 Nov 2022 02:47:28 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The boss of Uber UK says just as many people are using the app, despite the cost-of-living crisis.
Deliveroo: UK-based food delivery firm quits Australia
Wed, 16 Nov 2022 07:55:40 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The firm struggled to compete with rivals as well as facing pressure to improve workers' conditions.
Amazon staff laid off as tech giants cut costs, according to LinkedIn posts
Wed, 16 Nov 2022 03:57:02 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
This week it was reported that the firm is planning to cut 10,000 jobs, around 3% of its office staff.
Over a million are owed money by failed crypto exchange
Wed, 16 Nov 2022 19:56:40 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Experts and watchdogs warn UK investors that when crypto firms fail, getting money back is unlikely.
Byjus, Meta, Twitter: India tech workers fight back amid mass layoffs
Wed, 16 Nov 2022 00:18:21 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Many young Indians who've lost their jobs are looking for ways to air their frustration and build support.
Google to pay record $391m privacy settlement
Tue, 15 Nov 2022 14:06:21 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The technology company tracked users' locations despite them opting out, a US investigation found.
Biggest crypto exchange Binance urges new industry rules
Mon, 14 Nov 2022 18:54:08 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The boss of Binance tells the G20 the collapse of a rival exchange shows crypto needs regulations.
Suffolk Police apology over sex abuse victims' data on website
Tue, 15 Nov 2022 13:01:00 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
A police investigation is launched after the personal details of sexual abuse victims appear online.
The fall of the FTX ‘King of Crypto’ Sam Bankman-Fried
Sun, 13 Nov 2022 11:25:59 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
How a crypto empire built on video game battles and beanbags came crashing down.
Amazon layoffs 'being prepared' as sales slow - reports
Mon, 14 Nov 2022 21:56:51 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The reductions could affect about 10,000 people at the e-commerce giant, reports suggested.
Twitter chaos after wave of blue tick impersonations
Sat, 12 Nov 2022 00:42:52 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Blue tick accounts impersonating major brands, politicians and celebrities have appeared on the platform.
Ros Atkins On… Elon Musk and Twitter
Fri, 11 Nov 2022 00:29:56 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Ros Atkins looks at the twists and turns of Elon Musk’s early days in charge of the social media platform.
AI reunites Holocaust survivor with childhood photos
Sat, 12 Nov 2022 00:54:01 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Google engineer develops technology to help identify Holocaust victims in archive photos.
Australian police to Medibank hackers: 'We know who you are'
Fri, 11 Nov 2022 10:42:50 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Authorities say they know the names of cyber-criminals behind "morally reprehensible" hack.
Chris Rock to host Netflix's first live show
Fri, 11 Nov 2022 11:20:41 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The comic will front a stand-up special as Netflix begins to experiment with screening live events.
Ukraine war: Russians kept in the dark by internet search
Fri, 11 Nov 2022 02:07:12 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Why users of Russia's top search engine are unlikely to get to the truth about the war in Ukraine.
FTX woes: 'I'm waiting to get 2,000 back from crypto giant'
Thu, 10 Nov 2022 19:36:24 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
One user told the BBC he was able to lodge a withdrawal request on the beleaguered exchange.
Twitter boss Elon Musk 'not above the law', warns US regulator
Fri, 11 Nov 2022 12:11:49 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The warning from a US regulator came as Mr Musk reportedly warned bankruptcy is not out of the question for Twitter.
Musk tells Twitter staff remote working will end
Thu, 10 Nov 2022 17:35:53 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The boss of the social media firm also warns workers to prepare for "difficult times", reports say.
God of War: Ragnarok 'accessibility needed to be better'
Thu, 10 Nov 2022 01:49:44 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The studio behind God of War: Ragnarok on its hopes for more accessible blockbuster games in future.
Elon Musk foreign ties worth looking at, Joe Biden says
Thu, 10 Nov 2022 05:01:09 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The US president was asked whether Saudi Arabia helping the Tesla boss to buy Twitter should be probed.
Facebook-owner Meta to cut 11,000 staff
Wed, 09 Nov 2022 18:57:49 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said it was one of the most difficult changes in Meta's history.
3D printed guns: Warnings over growing threat of 3D firearms
Wed, 09 Nov 2022 01:07:50 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Police say they are seizing 3D printed weapons in greater numbers in the UK.
Twitter lays off staff at its only Africa office in Ghana
Wed, 09 Nov 2022 17:37:42 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The staff tell the BBC they are insulted after receiving an email about the need for cost cutting.
Elon Musk: Twitter asks NI secretary what 'tosh' looks like
Thu, 10 Nov 2022 13:20:43 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Twitter's owner responds to Chris Heaton-Harris after fake resignation rumours about the Tory MP.
FTX: Cryptocurrency market rocked by near-collapse of exchange
Wed, 09 Nov 2022 12:15:08 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
FTX struck a bailout deal with larger rival Binance as it faced a "significant liquidity crunch".
Stalking fears over PimEyes facial search engine
Tue, 08 Nov 2022 00:33:04 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch has asked the UK privacy watchdog to investigate PimEyes.
Elon Musk sells almost $4bn of Tesla shares
Wed, 09 Nov 2022 02:22:22 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
It comes less than two weeks after the world's richest man completed his $44bn takeover of Twitter.
Stolen $3bn Bitcoin mystery ends with popcorn tin discovery
Mon, 07 Nov 2022 17:07:35 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
James Zhong pleads guilty to the 2012 hack as police find stash of 50,000 Bitcoin.
Foxconn: iPhone maker bets on electric truck firm Lordstown Motors
Tue, 08 Nov 2022 05:01:37 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The Taiwanese technology giant says it will invest up to $170m in Ohio-based Lordstown Motors.
Hushpuppi: Notorious Nigerian fraudster jailed for 11 years in US
Tue, 08 Nov 2022 10:01:57 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The FBI says ex-social media star Hushpuppi is one of the world's most high-profile money launderers.
Facebook owner Meta expected to announce major job losses
Mon, 07 Nov 2022 12:36:36 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The company faces difficult economic conditions and is investing heavily in its metaverse push.
Tesla recalls 40,000 cars over power-steering fault
Tue, 08 Nov 2022 14:27:47 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The recall affects the 2017-21 Model S and Model X vehicles.
Instagram debuts new age-verification tools in UK and EU
Mon, 07 Nov 2022 16:33:37 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Users changing their date of birth to that of an adult can upload a video of themselves to prove their age.
Ten days of Twitter chaos
Mon, 07 Nov 2022 13:22:12 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Elon Musk's first week-and-a-half at Twitter has been a rollercoaster of big changes.
Twitter users jump to Mastodon - but what is it?
Sun, 06 Nov 2022 13:40:43 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The little-known social network's user base has swelled after Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter.
Twitter will ban unlabelled parody accounts, says Elon Musk
Mon, 07 Nov 2022 13:11:36 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The site's new owner says accounts failing to specify they are parodies will be permanently suspended.
Billions being spent in metaverse land grab
Fri, 04 Nov 2022 00:11:18 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Corporations, speculators and individuals have spent nearly $2bn (1.75bn) on virtual plots.
Twitter UK staff get deadline over cuts consultation
Sat, 05 Nov 2022 15:35:31 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Hundreds affected by Twitter's worldwide job cuts have three days to elect a representative.
TikTok says staff in China can access UK and EU user data
Thu, 03 Nov 2022 05:05:36 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The Chinese-owned platform said the policy is "based on a demonstrated need to do their job".
Apple store Glasgow workers unionise in UK first
Wed, 02 Nov 2022 17:44:52 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The UK's first Apple retail workers union has been formed, following US action.
Tinder: More pay for dating app despite cost-of-living crisis
Wed, 02 Nov 2022 12:24:25 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The number of paid subscriptions to the dating app rose sharply in July to September.
Manchester Arena's weapon scanning tech questioned
Wed, 02 Nov 2022 14:58:26 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Technology used in the Manchester Arena to find weapons has limitations, according to a report.
Haaland or Halland? Fans asked to spellcheck tweets
Wed, 02 Nov 2022 11:30:26 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The director of Visit Halland says the region's hashtag is now filled with photos of the footballer.
China Covid: Area around world's biggest iPhone plant locked down
Wed, 02 Nov 2022 06:20:55 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The move may have an impact on production of the new iPhone 14, which is made at Foxconn's factory.
Twitter to lose magic with blue tick fee, says ex exec
Thu, 03 Nov 2022 12:15:29 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Twitter's former global communications head tells BBC News he is worried about Elon Musk's plans.
Is it goodbye - finally - to the fax machine?
Tue, 01 Nov 2022 15:10:55 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Ofcom is consulting on changes to telecoms rules that could see fax machines become obsolete.
Elon Musk says $8 monthly fee for Twitter blue tick
Wed, 02 Nov 2022 09:52:06 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Critics say the change could make it harder for people to find reliable sources on the social media site.
New EU law could open up messaging and app buying
Tue, 01 Nov 2022 04:15:15 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The Digital Markets Act designed to curb the market power of big-tech is starting to come into force.
Elon Musk dissolves Twitter's board of directors
Tue, 01 Nov 2022 06:46:47 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
The multi-billionaire has cemented his control over the company by becoming its chief executive.
Instagram bug tells some users accounts are suspended
Mon, 31 Oct 2022 15:20:42 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Some have received a message saying their account has been stopped for 30 days.
UK watchdog warns of emotion-analysis tech risks
Mon, 31 Oct 2022 14:33:49 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Immature biometric technologies are as unscientific as the magic sorting hat in Harry Potter., the ICO warns.
Apple: Chinese workers flee Covid lockdown at iPhone factory
Sun, 30 Oct 2022 16:35:09 GMT
Source: BBC News - Technology
Video shared online shows people jumping a fence to escape the plant, owned by Foxconn, in Zhengzhou.
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