• 22 March 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Ride-hailing firm Uber will list on the New York Stock Exchange, according to reports, in one of the most anticipated stock debuts of the year.The decision to opt for the Wall Street exchange over the tech-heavy Nasdaq was first reported by Bloomberg, citing sources. It comes as smaller, ride-sharing rival Lyft prepares to list on the Nasdaq. Uber is...

  • 22 March 2019 Image copyright Optimus Ride Image caption The service will at first only be available on a private site in Brooklyn A self-driving shuttle service is to be deployed in New York City by the middle of the year. Boston start-up Optimus Ride will run vehicles on private roads at the Brooklyn Navy Yard site located on New York's East River. The shuttle will help workers get around the...

  • 22 March 2019 Related TopicsFacebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook's chief executive has repeatedly declined to answer questions from UK MPs about the scandal Facebook employees raised concerns about Cambridge Analytica's data-scraping practices three months earlier than thought, according to US court documents.A US-based employee warned...

  • By Joe Tidy BBC Cyber-security reporter 22 March 2019 Image copyright Eyewire Image caption The software was created to spot and stop malicious cyber-attacks Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) customers have been put at risk of cyber-attack after being recommended flawed security software.Since January, the banking group has begun to offer its business banking customers a product called Thor Foresight...

  • By Zoe Kleinman Technology reporter, BBC News 22 March 2019 Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright Getty Images Questions have been asked about whether a government petition calling for Brexit to be cancelled has been swamped by bots. Bots are automated programmes which can carry out a command thousands of times.The BBC spoke to three cyber-security experts about how likely it is that a number of...

  • 21 March 2019 comments Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright UK Parliament A petition calling for Theresa May to cancel Brexit by revoking Article 50 has passed a million signatures. Parliament's petitions committee tweeted that the rate of signatures was "the highest the site has ever had to deal with", after the website crashed.The prime minister is in Brussels to ask the EU for a delay to next...

  • 21 March 2019 Image copyright Insomniac Games Image caption Games such as Stormland have been designed to work with the Rift S Oculus has released an updated version of its flagship VR headset that works with a PC to let people play in virtual worlds.Called the Oculus Rift S, the virtual reality headset does away with the cameras needed on the original and which tracked users' movements.The...

  • 21 March 2019 Image copyright Spanish national police Image caption Spanish police led the operation that resulted in the IPTV services being shut down Police raids across Europe have broken up a sophisticated operation that pirated and resold net-based TV (IPTV) channels.Five people have been arrested and dozens of servers shut down as a result of raids in Spain, Denmark and the UK.The IPTV...

  • 21 March 2019 Related TopicsChristchurch mosque shootings Image copyright AFP Image caption No reports about the video were made to Facebook while it was being broadcast Facebook has shared more details of the efforts it made to remove videos of the Christchurch attacks.Fifty people died and dozens more were injured by the twin shootings at two mosques on 15 March.No reports about the graphic...

  • 21 March 2019 Image copyright Getty Images The rollout of 5G networks will be delayed if the UK government bans the use of Huawei equipment, the boss of mobile operator Three has warned.A UK government telecoms infrastructure review is nearing completion amid pressure from the US for the UK to ban the Chinese telecoms giant from involvement in 5G networks.David Dyson from Three said a ban could...

  • 21 March 2019 Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption DeepMind will gather data from pathology tests to see who is at risk Using popular health apps could mean private information about medical conditions is not kept confidential, researchers warn.Of 24 health apps in the BMJ study, 19 shared user data with companies, including Facebook, Google and Amazon.It warns this could then be passed on...

  • 21 March 2019 Image copyright Reuters The passwords of millions of Facebook users were accessible by up to 20,000 employees of the social network, it has been reported.Security researcher Brian Krebs broke the news about data protection failures, which saw up to 600 million passwords stored in plain text.The passwords that were exposed could date back to 2012, he said.In a statement, Facebook...

  • By Sean Coughlan BBC News education and family correspondent 20 March 2019 Image copyright Getty Images The education secretary is calling on payments firms such as PayPal to block transactions for essay writing firms, in a bid to beat university cheats.Damian Hinds says it is "unethical for these companies to profit from this dishonest business".He also suggests UK universities should consider...

  • 20 March 2019 Image copyright Google Image caption Google previously argued that its shopping services were fairer than they had been before Google has said it will make changes to how search results are displayed within the EU, in response to scrutiny it has faced over competition practices.EU officials had criticised the firm for favouring its own price comparison results when answering search...

  • 20 March 2019 Image copyright Dixons Carphone Image caption Mobiles.co.uk charges callers a premium phone rate for its helpline An online advertisement, offering a monthly contract for an iPhone XR for £36, has been criticised by the Advertising Standards Authority.It follows complaints from some who placed orders but were told they could not be processed.Carphone Warehouse said that...

  • 20 March 2019 Image copyright Facebook Image caption These ads were among those directed only at men on Facebook, according to the complaint Facebook is to change its rules - to prevent companies targeting adverts for jobs, accommodation or credit on the basis of gender, age or postcode. The company has settled a legal action with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) over the issue. It had...

  • 20 March 2019 Image copyright Pinal County Sheriff Image caption Machelle Hackney A US mother whose seven adopted children regularly performed as superheroes on her family's YouTube channel has been charged with child abuse.Machelle Hackney, from Arizona, and her two adult sons were arrested on Friday by local police.Ms Hackney has denied abusing her children.The adoptees regularly appeared on...

  • 20 March 2019 Image copyright Apple Image caption A wireless AirPods charging case, sold separately, was also unveiled Apple has launched a new version of its wireless earphones that allows users to activate the virtual assistant Siri by voice alone.It means that the assistant can now be reached without any buttons having to be pressed - users just utter the familiar command, "Hey Siri".Apple...

  • 20 March 2019 Image copyright Getty Images More than 1,500 hotel guests were secretly filmed with footage of them live-streamed to the internet, according to police in South Korea.The illicit activity was discovered in 42 rooms across 31 hotels around the country, reports CNN.It said cameras were hidden in digital TV boxes, wall sockets and hairdryer holders, and the footage streamed to a site...

  • 20 March 2019 Image copyright Getty Images More research into computer algorithms is needed as they could have gender or race biases, the government has warned.It announced independent watchdog the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) will investigate algorithms used in the justice and financial systems.But services using the artificial intelligence already, such as predictive policing,...