YouTube failed to remove sexualised comments

YouTube failed to remove sexualised comments

Media captionThe Children’s Commissioner for England says the comments are ‘very worrying’ Part of YouTube’s system for reporting sexualised comments left on children’s videos has not been functioning correctly for more than a year, say volunteer moderators. They say there could be up to 100,000 predatory accounts leaving indecent comments on videos. A BBC Trending […]






Predatory accounts still on YouTube

Predatory accounts still on YouTube

Media captionThe Children’s Commissioner for England says the comments are ‘very worrying’ Part of YouTube’s system for reporting sexualised comments left on children’s videos has not been functioning correctly for more than a year, say volunteer moderators. They say there could be up to 100,000 predatory accounts leaving indecent comments on videos. A BBC Trending […]






YouTube child abuse reporting system ‘flawed’

YouTube child abuse reporting system ‘flawed’

Media captionThe Children’s Commissioner for England says the comments are ‘very worrying’ Part of YouTube’s system for reporting sexualised comments left on children’s videos has not been functioning correctly for more than a year, say volunteer moderators. They say there could be up to 100,000 predatory accounts leaving indecent comments on videos. A BBC Trending […]






Russian Fancy Bear hackers’ UK link revealed

Russian Fancy Bear hackers’ UK link revealed

Image caption Russian hackers spent well over $6,000 at Crookservers When Russia’s most notorious hackers hired servers from a UK-registered company, they left a trove of clues behind, the BBC has discovered. The hackers used the computers to attack the German parliament, hijack traffic meant for a Nigerian government website and target Apple devices. The […]






Broadband firms must ditch ‘misleading’ speed ads

Broadband firms must ditch ‘misleading’ speed ads

Image copyright BT Image caption ISPs will no longer be able to use the term ‘up to’ about speeds of service Broadband firms will no longer be able to advertise their fast net services based on the speeds just a few customers get, from May next year. Currently ISPs are allowed to use headline speeds […]






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 […]






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