• 15 July 2018 Related TopicsFarnborough Airshow Image copyright Rolls-Royce Image caption The EVTOL could carry four to five passengers for 500 miles, Rolls-Royce says Engine maker Rolls-Royce has designed a propulsion system for a flying taxi which it says could take to the skies as soon as early next decade.The British firm said it had drawn up plans for an "electric vertical take-off and...

  • 12 July 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Twitter has defended its decision, saying it will 'build trust' Some of the world's biggest celebrities have lost millions of Twitter followers after the company cracked down on "locked" accounts.US singer Katy Perry, the most-followed user on Twitter, and Lady Gaga lost about 2.5 million followers. Barack Obama went down 2.1...

  • 13 July 2018 Related TopicsUS Election 2016 Image copyright EPA The US Department of Justice has charged 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking Democratic officials in the 2016 US elections.Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said the dozen accused used spear phishing emails and malicious software.He said the hackers also stole data on half a million voters from a state election board...

  • 13 July 2018 Image copyright Reuters Facebook says it will not remove fake news from its platform because it does not violate its community standards.The social network is currently running an advertising campaign in the UK that declares "fake news is not our friend".But it said publishers often had "very different points of view" and removing fabricated posts would be "contrary to the basic...

  • 12 July 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Net neutrality ensures that users can access all websites at the same speed and cost India has adopted recommendations strongly backing net neutrality that experts say could be the "strongest" in the world.Net neutrality means service providers must treat all traffic equally, and not charge differently based on content. The recommendations...

  • 12 July 2018 Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The parents were initially denied access to their daughter's account after her death Germany's highest court has ruled that the parents of a dead daughter have the rights to her Facebook account under inheritance law.The Federal Court of Justice (BGH) said online data should be treated the same as private diaries or letters, and pass to...

  • By Laurel Ives BBC Health 12 July 2018 comments Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Doctors are using old-fashioned fax machines to communicate Hospitals are still reliant on "archaic" fax machines with thousands still in use, a survey shows.Senior doctors said the continued use of the outdated technology was "ludicrous", and modern forms of communication were urgently needed. The poll,...

  • 12 July 2018 Related TopicsFacebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal Image copyright Auspex Image caption Ex CA employees promise Auspex will be an ethical consultancy Former staff from scandal-hit Cambridge Analytica (CA) have set up another data analysis company.Auspex International will be "ethically based" and offer "boutique geopolitical consultancy" services, according to its website.CA...

  • 12 July 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tank tactics manuals were offered for sale from a separate source Sensitive documents about US military drones and manuals describing how to handle insurgents have been offered for sale on the dark web.Cyber-security company Recorded Future said some of the data had been stolen from a US Air Force captain's computer.The cache includes...

  • 12 July 2018 Image copyright YouTube Image caption The service launched last year in the US US viewers watching the England v Croatia football World Cup semi-final on YouTube TV were left frustrated when the service went down in the middle of the match.The outage also disrupted viewing of a men's quarter-final match at Wimbledon.YouTube apologised, acknowledging "the timing is horrible". Service...

  • 11 July 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Electric carmaker Tesla has signed an agreement with Chinese authorities to build a factory in Shanghai.The "Gigafactory" would be Tesla's first outside of the US.It intends to be producing 500,000 vehicles within five years of construction, which is due to start in the "near future", the company said in a statement.The move will not have any impact on...

  • 11 July 2018 Image copyright Getty Images A senior executive at the ride-hailing firm Uber has resigned, following an investigation into how she handled allegations of racial discrimination at the firm.Liane Hornsey was head of Uber's human resources department, with the title of chief people officer.She had been in the role for 18 months.Her departure comes just a year after the firm's founder,...

  • 10 July 2018 Image copyright Daimler AG Image caption Daimler is racing to keep up with competitors in the driverless car industry Mercedes Benz owner Daimler and car supplier Bosch plan to launch a small fleet of driverless taxis in California in the second half of 2019.The move comes as the two firms race to catch up with competitors in the driverless technology industry.Daimler and Bosch have...

  • 11 July 2018 Related TopicsFacebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionInformation commissioner Elizabeth Denham says Facebook's fines will damage its reputationThe UK's data protection watchdog intends to fine Facebook £500,000 for data breaches - the maximum allowed.The Information Commissioner's Office said Facebook had failed to...

  • 11 July 2018 Image copyright Reuters A former Apple employee has been accused of stealing the company's self-driving car secrets and trying to flee to China with them.Xiaolang Zhang worked on Apple's driverless car project but allegedly planned to move to Chinese autonomous vehicle start-up Xiaopeng Motors, the company says in court documents.He was arrested at San Jose airport, California, on 7...

  • By Jane Wakefield Technology reporter 11 July 2018 Related TopicsFacebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Facebook data scandal has led to close scrutiny of data brokers Offering handy parenting tips and £200 worth of vouchers, Emma's Diary may have seemed like the perfect website for new parents to sign up to.But in exchange for free nappies,...

  • Emma's Diary faces fine for selling new mums' data to Labour By Leo Kelion Technology desk editor 11 July 2018 Image copyright Lifecycle Marketing Image caption Many families sign up to Emma's Diary because of the free products and discount coupons it offers A company that offers pregnant women and new parents health advice and gifts, faces a fine for illegally sharing more than a million...

  • 9 July 2018 Image copyright Norfolk Police Image caption Glenn Burrows was jailed at Norwich Crown Court on Friday A man whose streaming device allowed several thousands to watch premium Sky TV content illegally has been jailed.Glenn Burrows, 33, operated under the names "Ooberstick" and "Oober media" and his device allowed customers to view Sky without a valid subscription.Burrows, of Princes...

  • 10 July 2018 Image copyright Norfolk County Council Image caption Phones that are being used via a vehicle's Bluetooth system or hands-free will not trigger the warning system A roadside system that detects if a mobile phone is in use in a passing vehicle is being piloted in a UK first.Despite being unable to pick up whether the driver is using the phone, it is hoped it will act as a deterrent...

  • By Jane Wakefield Technology reporter 10 July 2018 comments Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Openreach is hiring 3,500 engineers to roll out ultra-fast fibre to 3 million more premises in the UK The UK has slipped from 31st to 35th place in the global broadband league tables, behind 25 other European countries, research suggests.Analysis of 163 million broadband speed tests across 200...