• 18 January 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Germany is considering ways to block Huawei from its next generation mobile phone network, according to reports. Berlin is exploring stricter security requirements which may prevent Huawei products being used in its 5G network.Many countries have pushed against the involvement of the Chinese technology firm in their 5G networks over security concerns....

  • 18 January 2019 comments Image copyright Saeed Adyani/Netflix Image caption Sandra Bullock's character battles impossible odds throughout Bird Box Shows including Bird Box helped Netflix end 2018 with more than 139 million subscribers, adding 8.8 million members in the last three months of the year.The streaming giant said the growth reflected the success of its original...

  • 18 January 2019 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hundreds of people have been arrested during the crackdown this week Zimbabwe has blocked Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp messaging app amid a crackdown on days of violent protests.A coalition of local human rights groups says at least 12 people have been killed and many more beaten and tortured by security forces this week.The Zimbabwe Human...

  • 18 January 2019 Image copyright Reuters Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has been the focus of intense international scrutiny lately. Several countries have raised security concerns about its products, and this week Germany considered blocking it from its next generation mobile network.The company is also accused of stealing trade secrets in the US, and its chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou is...

  • 18 January 2019 Image copyright Epic Games Image caption Players can form squads to help them survive in Fortnite A 41-year-old man accused of using the hit video game Fortnite to initiate sexual activity with children has been arrested in Florida.Anthony Gene Thomas of Broward County is accused of unlawful sex with a minor and possessing indecent images and videos of at least one...

  • 18 January 2019 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Twitter said it did not know how many people had their private messages exposed Private tweets sent by users of Twitter's Android app could have been exposed publicly for years. Twitter said it had discovered a security flaw which meant "protected" tweets became public when some changes were made to accounts.Anyone who updated the email...

  • By Sean Coughlan BBC News education and family correspondent 17 January 2019 Image copyright Getty Images All-female classes in cyber-skills are being set up by the GCHQ intelligence service, in an attempt to recruit a wider range of online security experts.Almost 90% of the cyber-skills workforce worldwide is male, says GCHQ's cyber-defence arm, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).With...

  • 16 January 2019 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Huawei is one of the world's biggest smartphone-makers The US is reportedly investigating Huawei for "stealing trade secrets" from American business partners in the latest action against the Chinese technology giant.The criminal inquiry was first reported by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). It comes as the Trump administration is pressing China...

  • 17 January 2019 Image copyright MyOnlineSecurity Image caption One sign that the webpage is fake is that it uses the wrong font An investment scheme is using a fake BBC News webpage to convince members of the public to hand over funds.The spoof page references a Bitcoin-themed documentary broadcast by Panorama last year, but links on the page direct visitors to a site promising to make them a...

  • 17 January 2019 Related TopicsUkraine conflict Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook said one campaign it shut down had links to staff at Russia's Sputnik news agency Facebook has removed 500 pages and accounts allegedly involved in peddling fake news in Central Europe, Ukraine and other Eastern European nations.The action ends efforts by two separate groups to "manipulate people",...

  • 17 January 2019 Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Robinson said the ad suspension amounted to censorship YouTube has suspended adverts on the account of former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson.Mr Robinson had broken the site's advertising rules, said YouTube, adding that his channel covered "controversial issues and sensitive events".The decision means the channel, which has...

  • 17 January 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A bag seen through an X-ray scanner Technology that could speed up and enhance security checks at airports is being demonstrated to industry experts at a showcase event in London.Among the innovations is a pad that could detect explosives hidden in shoes while people are queuing at security.The show is part of the government's Future...

  • 16 January 2019 Image copyright PA Image caption Uber decorated a car in greenery to promote the electric power fee Uber fares in London have gone up to help drivers buy electric cars, the company said.A clean air fee of 15p per mile will be added to every trip taken in the capital from Wednesday.The ride-hailing firm expects the scheme to raise more than £200m in the coming years, which...

  • 16 January 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Tourism operators in Australia claim inaccuracies in Google Maps are deterring potential visitors, by making remote attractions appear further away than they actually are.The Queensland government in north-east Australia has complained to Google, which says it will look into the issue.Firms looking to promote their small towns as remote tourist...

  • 16 January 2019 Image copyright AFP Image caption Coppola's first film since 2017's The Beguiled will be co-produced by Apple Sofia Coppola will reunite with Lost in Translation star Bill Murray to make Apple's first original feature film.News of the film, titled On the Rocks, comes ahead of the expected launch of the tech giant's own streaming platform.Rashida Jones will star with Murray in the...

  • 16 January 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Russell Horning (Backpack Kid) and Alfonso Ribeiro demonstrate their dances - the Floss and the Carlton Microsoft has removed two dance moves from its Forza series of racing games, following questions over the legality of such moves in video games.It comes as Epic Games, the creators of Fortnite, faces further legal action, from a mother...

  • 16 January 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Domino's is accused of failing to make its app fully compatible with Apple's accessibility software Domino's Pizza has been told its website and app must be made fully accessible to blind people, after losing a legal case in the US.It follows a complaint from a blind customer who said he first struggled to change toppings and then was...

  • 16 January 2019 Related TopicsSandy Hook Elementary School shooting Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Apple's ban of Alex Jones's InfoWars podcasts last August led to similar moves by several other technology companies Video-streaming service Roku has made a U-turn over its addition of InfoWars - the right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones's channel.Social media activists noticed Roku...

  • 15 January 2019 Image copyright PA Drones in the US may soon fly over populated areas and at night, under proposals from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).The US government is keen to extend the use of such craft for commercial purposes.That is in stark contrast to the UK, which plans to make tougher laws.It follows recent disruption at two major UK airports, where suspected drone...

  • Nike's phone-controlled self-lacing trainers 15 January 2019 Image copyright Nike Image caption The shoe, which has is connected to a smartphone app which will store fit preferences Nike has launched self-lacing trainers, which fit themselves to the shape of the foot and are controlled via a smartphone.It is the latest iteration of the futuristic footwear, first referred to in the film Back to...