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Calls for downblousing to be made a criminal offence in England and Wales

The Law Commission wants to strengthen the law to protect victims of intimate image abuse.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 7 Jul 2022 | 12:41 pm

Apple launches Lockdown Mode to block spyware attacks on at-risk users

The new feature will be available in the autumn and comes after its devices were successfully targeted.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 7 Jul 2022 | 5:17 am

Nasa regains contact with moon-bound Capstone, launched by Rocket Lab from Mahia

Nasa says contact has been re-established with the moon-bound Capstone satellite.The announcement came at 3.30am this morning NZT - ending a day and a half of the Rocket Lab-launched craft being lost in space.The astronomy community...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 7 Jul 2022 | 4:52 am

Alleged Chinese police database hack leaks data of 1 billion citizens

Hackers claim to have obtained a trove of data on 1 billion Chinese from a Shanghai police database in a leak that, if confirmed, could be one of the largest data breaches in history.In a post on the online hacking forum Breach...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 6 Jul 2022 | 4:16 pm

Twitter challenges India order to take down tweets

Twitter has petitioned a court challenging "several" orders to take down content on its platform.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 6 Jul 2022 | 3:26 pm

Rocket Lab aims for fast-turnaround record with launches for US spy agency

Rocket Lab is looking to set a new fast-turnaround record for launches of its Electron rocket for a US agency that supplies intelligence for military and civilian clients.It has its "Wise One Looks Ahead" launch scheduled from Pad...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 6 Jul 2022 | 12:53 pm

Tech firms told to do better on child abuse images

The government is giving Ofcom extra powers to tackle child sexual abuse and exploitation content.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 6 Jul 2022 | 11:47 am

Snapchat: Users warned of new development that allows users to track exact location

Users of popular social media app Snapchat have been warned of a "creepy" update.It allows people on Snapchat to locate users down to their street address, and even reveals how long it would take to get there.The "Snap Map" update...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 6 Jul 2022 | 9:30 am

The Conversation: Concerns over TikTok feeding user data to Beijing are back – and there's good evidence to support them

When English statesman Sir Francis Bacon famously said "knowledge is power", he could hardly have foreseen the rise of ubiquitous social media about 500 years later.Yet social media platforms are some of the world's most powerful...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 6 Jul 2022 | 9:03 am

Sky TV blames Covid, war as new box delayed

Sky TV's new box won't appear this month, as originally scheduled, with the firm blaming Covid supply chain issues and the war in Ukraine.It says staff trials will begin next week, but it now can't give any date for even the initial...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 6 Jul 2022 | 6:45 am

NHS trials using drones to deliver chemotherapy drugs

A pilot scheme will courier chemotherapy drugs from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight, NHS England says.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 5 Jul 2022 | 1:24 pm

Australia's devastating floods spur new warning systems

Better data and real-time software is allowing companies to improve the precision of flood warnings.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 5 Jul 2022 | 11:06 am

Chinese researchers claim they have built and tested artificial intelligence capable of reading minds

A new report has claimed the Chinese government is now implementing cutting-edge artificial intelligence to monitor the minds of dozens of Communist party officials.Researchers in China claimed to have developed software that can...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 5 Jul 2022 | 10:12 am

'Success' - In second leg of mission, Rocket Lab puts Capstone on path to moon

Rocket Lab says its first deep-space mission is a success and is now looking ahead to its next interplanetary flights.A Rocket Lab spokeswoman told the Herald this morning that missions to Venus next year and Mars in 2024 are on...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 5 Jul 2022 | 6:46 am

Army's YouTube and Twitter accounts hacked

The British Army says it is investigating after videos and posts for cryptocurrency appeared on its accounts.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 4 Jul 2022 | 2:26 pm

MPs call for UK ban on two Chinese CCTV firms

Sixty-seven MPs and Lords have said Hikvision and Dahua surveillance equipment should be banned.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 4 Jul 2022 | 11:19 am

Elon Musk meets Pope Francis, uses Twitter to announce the audience

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, whose $71 billion bid to buy Twitter remains in limbo, used the social media platform to announce he had met with Pope Francis."Honoured to meet @Pontifex yesterday," Musk tweeted of the Friday afternoon audience,...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 3 Jul 2022 | 10:01 am

Roe v Wade decision: Google to erase more location info as abortion bans expand

Google will automatically purge information about users who visit abortion clinics or other places that could trigger legal problems now that the US Supreme Court has opened the door for states to ban the termination of pregnancies.The...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 3 Jul 2022 | 8:58 am

Missing Cryptoqueen: Is Dr Ruja Ignatova the biggest Bitcoin holder?

As the FBI adds Ruja Ignatova to its most wanted list, new findings suggest she amassed billions in Bitcoin.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 2 Jul 2022 | 11:54 am

Ukraine war: President Zelensky's 3D projection asks tech sector for help

The Ukrainian president has been outlining his vision for the technology sector in his country.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 1 Jul 2022 | 11:18 pm

Amazon, Valentino file joint lawsuit over shoes counterfeiting

Italian luxury brand Valentino and Internet giant Amazon have filed a joint lawsuit against New York-based Kaitlyn Pan Group for allegedly counterfeiting Valentino's shoes and offering them for sale online.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 2:48 am

DC superheroes coming to your headphones as Spotify signs podcast deal

Podcasts featuring Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman will soon stream on Spotify as the Swedish music streaming company has signed a deal with AT&T Inc's Warner Bros and DC Entertainment.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 2:44 am

UK ditches COVID-19 app model to use Google-Apple system

Britain on Thursday said it would switch to Apple and Google technology for its test-and-trace app, ditching its current system in a U-turn for the troubled programme.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 2:42 am

Russia lifts ban on Telegram messaging app after failing to block it

Russia on Thursday lifted a ban on the Telegram messaging app that had failed to stop the widely-used programme operating despite being in force for more than two years.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 1:54 am

Europe threatens digital taxes without global deal, after U.S. quits talks

The European Union said on Thursday it could impose taxes on digital giants such as Google , Amazon and Facebook even without a global agreement by the year-end, after Washington quit talks and stoked fears of a new trade war.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 1:37 am

Germany wants to rescue talks with U.S. on digital services tax

Germany wants to rescue talks with the United States on how to tax big digital firms such as Google , Amazon and Facebook , the finance ministry said on Thursday after Washington pulled out of the negotiations.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 1:35 am

Shunning international tax talks could trigger trade war: OECD

Failure to work towards an international deal on taxing big digital companies could trigger a dangerous trade war, the OECD said on Thursday, urging countries to remain engaged in talks after Washington announced it was pulling out of them for now.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 1:30 am

Reliance says Saudi's PIF to invest $1.49 billion in Jio

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) will buy a 2.32% stake in Reliance Industries' digital unit Jio Platforms for 113.67 billion rupees ($1.49 billion), the Indian conglomerate said on Thursday.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 12:58 am

Kenya video-conference platform elbows its way into crowded field

Tiny Kenyan start-up Gumzo is a minnow on the booming teleconferencing scene but its creators hope the platform will help companies spend more of their cash in Africa rather than on foreign technology companies.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2020 | 12:12 am

Thai central bank to develop payment system prototype for business using digital currency

Thailand's central bank unveiled on Thursday plans to build a prototype of a payment system for businesses using central bank digital currency (CBDC), or traditional money but in digital form being developed by monetary authorities around the world.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 18 Jun 2020 | 11:46 pm















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