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Tesla sues former worker for hacking

Tesla sues former worker for hacking

Image copyright Getty Images Tesla has filed a lawsuit accusing a disgruntled former employee of hacking into the electric car-maker’s systems and passing confidential information to third parties. The information included photographs and video of the firm’s manufacturing systems, according to the lawsuit. Tesla said it has suffered “significant and continuing damages” as a result […]

Facebook ordered to explain deleted profile

Facebook ordered to explain deleted profile

Image copyright Azra Sabados Facebook has been ordered by a UK high court judge to reveal who told it to delete the profile of a jazz musician and his band, six months after he died. The Times reports that the firm said it had acted on a request but had declined to reveal to the […]

YouTube's paid music and video services come to UK

YouTube's paid music and video services come to UK

Image copyright YouTube Image caption YouTube announced the expansion of its subscription services at a London press conference YouTube is expanding its subscription-based music and video services to the UK and a further 11 countries. The “premium” facilities strip ads from the platform’s content and allow it to be downloaded rather than just streamed. The […]

Protests greet Brussels copyright reform plan

Protests greet Brussels copyright reform plan

Image copyright Peter Macdiarmid Image caption Web pioneer Sir Tim Berners-Lee has warned about the possible consequences of copyright reform Opponents of proposed European copyright reforms are stepping up efforts to convince politicians to vote against the measures. The vote on the Copyright Directive comes before the European Parliament on 20 June. It aims to […]

Google diversity figures show little change

Google diversity figures show little change

Image copyright Getty Images A new report from Google has revealed that little has changed despite a commitment to increasing diversity among staff employed by the tech giant. Overall nearly 70% of Google staff were men, as has been the case since 2014. In the US almost 90% were white or Asian, 2.5% were black […]

Kaspersky Lab halts European cybercrime work

Kaspersky Lab halts European cybercrime work

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Eugene Kaspersky founded Kaspersky Lab in 1997 Computer security firm Kaspersky Lab has halted all cyber-crime collaboration with European agencies and organisations. The decision is in protest against a European Parliament motion which called its software “malicious”. Kaspersky Lab said the accusation was “untrue” and demonstrated a “distinct lack of […]

Sony faces growing Fortnite backlash at E3

Sony faces growing Fortnite backlash at E3

Image copyright Epic Games Image caption Fortnite’s maker says the game has attracted 125 million players since it launched last year Sony chiefs are under pressure to respond to complaints about “cross-play” restrictions imposed on Fortnite. Gamers have discovered that if they had first played the title on a PlayStation console, they are unable to […]

Iceland expands food delivery by drone in Reykjavik

Iceland expands food delivery by drone in Reykjavik

Image copyright Skytrex Image caption The delivery service will be used to deliver food and other goods Iceland’s largest online marketplace is to expand the number of drones it flies across the country’s capital, Reykjavik. The company Aha, which launched a limited trial with Israeli company Flytrex last year, will phase in further drones over […]

E3: Nintendo Switch gets Fortnite and Super Smash Bros Ultimate

E3: Nintendo Switch gets Fortnite and Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Image copyright Nintendo Image caption Fortnite is being released as a free download from the Nintendo eShop Nintendo has announced that Fortnite is being released for its Switch games console to coincide with the opening of the E3 games show in Los Angeles. However, the release is limited to the title’s last-gamer-standing Battle Royale mode […]

US officially repeals net neutrality rules

US officially repeals net neutrality rules

Image copyright EPA Image caption FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said net neutrality rules held back innovation in telecom companies The US has officially repealed rules that governed the way net providers treated the data that travelled across their networks. The net neutrality rules said companies had to treat all data equally. Enacted in 2015, the […]

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