Israeli man’s photos in holy Muslim site cause social media rage

Israeli man’s photos in holy Muslim site cause social media rage

Image copyright Facebook/Ben Tzion Image caption Mr Tzion said the people he met in Muslim countries were “friendly” to him Images of an Israeli citizen inside a mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia, have caused anger among Arab users on social media. Russian-born Ben Tzion, 31, has been posting photos of himself visiting Iran, Lebanon, Saudi […]






UK regulator has ‘huge concerns’ over Uber breach

UK regulator has ‘huge concerns’ over Uber breach

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It is unclear whether UK citizens’ data was breached as Uber has not said. The UK’s information commissioner has “huge concerns about Uber’s data policies and ethics” following a breach that exposed the details of 57 million customers and drivers. Uber did not tell anyone about the breach and […]






Android phones ‘betray’ user location to Google

Android phones ‘betray’ user location to Google

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mobile phone masts transmit a unique address A majority of Android smartphones collect location data and send it back to Google, even when location services are switched off. News website Quartz reported Android phones gathered information about nearby mobile phone masts and shared those details with Google. One privacy […]






Budget 2017: Funding for AI, 5G and digital skills

Budget 2017: Funding for AI, 5G and digital skills

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More funding for research into 5G technology was promised Chancellor Philip Hammond said he wanted to secure Britain’s position as a world leader in technology and innovation as he delivered his Budget. It included more money for artificial intelligence and the development of 5G networks. There will also be […]






Drones scatter mosquitoes to fight diseases

Drones scatter mosquitoes to fight diseases

Image copyright WeRobotics Image caption The drones can carry hundreds of thousands of mosquitoes Drones that scatter swarms of sterile mosquitoes over wide areas are being developed to help stop the spread of diseases such as malaria. Sterile male mosquitoes cannot produce offspring when they mate with females. By crowding out other males, they reduce […]






Iranian charged with Game of Thrones hack

Iranian charged with Game of Thrones hack

Image copyright HBO Image caption The leaks were released prior to the broadcast of Game of Thrones series seven US prosecutors have charged an Iranian man with hacking into HBO, leaking Game of Thrones scripts and demanding a $6m (£4.5m) ransom. Behzad Mesri is accused of computer fraud, wire fraud, extortion and identity theft. Acting […]






North Korea defection: Footage of moment soldier flees

Remarkable footage has been released showing the defection of a North Korea soldier across the border at the Panmunjom truce village on 13 November. He is almost caught by North Korean troops, who shoot at him several times, before he is rescued by South Korean soldiers. A spokesman for the UN command, said the North […]






India student refuses to be ‘anti-Pakistan’ poster girl

India student refuses to be ‘anti-Pakistan’ poster girl

Image copyright Kawalpreet Kaur Image caption The original photo, posted by Kawalpreet Kaur in June The Twitter account of an unofficial Pakistani defence blog is suspended after it doctored an image of an Indian student to portray her as someone who hated her country. Indian media swiftly hailed it as a “victory” against Pakistani propaganda, […]






Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa promises jobs in ‘new democracy’

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa promises jobs in ‘new democracy’

Media captionEmmerson Mnangagwa addresses supporters in Harare Zimbabwe’s incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has promised to create jobs after returning from exile to take over from Robert Mugabe. “We want to grow our economy, we want peace, we want jobs, jobs, jobs,” he told a cheering crowd in Harare. Some estimates say 90% of Zimbabweans are […]






Ratko Mladic jailed for life over Bosnia war genocide

Ratko Mladic jailed for life over Bosnia war genocide

Media captionRatko Mladic’s trial in numbers Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic has been jailed for life for genocide and other atrocities in the 1990s Bosnian war. Known as the “Butcher of Bosnia”, Mladic led forces during the massacre of Bosnian Muslims (Bosniaks) in Srebrenica and the siege of Sarajevo. The UN tribunal in The […]