Cloudflare bug data leak exposed

Cloudflare bug data leak exposed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cloudflare founders Matthew Prince and Michelle Zatlyn Private messages exchanged on dating sites, hotel bookings and frames from adult videos were among the data inadvertently exposed by a bug discovered in the Cloudflare network. The firm protects websites by routing their traffic through its own network, filtering out hack […]

Oculus facing legal ban on VR code used in its products

Oculus facing legal ban on VR code used in its products

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook has big ambitions for its Oculus technology and what it calls social VR The video game publisher that won a case against Facebook-owned Oculus has asked a judge to block the firm from using its code in virtual reality products. Earlier this month a US court ruled that […]

Ad blocker Shine rebrands as ad platform

Ad blocker Shine rebrands as ad platform

Image copyright AdFender Image caption Ad blockers like AdFender strip out ads from web content, but that reduces publisher income A firm that previously offered ad blocking software to web users is due to launch a service with adverts. Israeli firm Shine, newly rebranded as Rainbow, aims to offer “a better ad experience for consumers”. […]

Genghis Khan: Could satellites help find his tomb?

Genghis Khan: Could satellites help find his tomb?

Image caption Genghis Khan was a great warrior, but where was he buried? For Shay Har-Noy it was an 800-year-old puzzle about the burial place of Mongolian ruler Genghis Khan that sparked a very 21st Century business. Mr Har-Noy was on an expedition to locate the lost tomb of the Mongol Empire founder, when satellite […]

India police arrest ‘world’s cheapest smartphone’ firm boss

India police arrest ‘world’s cheapest smartphone’ firm boss

Image caption Mohit Goel was held after one of the phone’s distributors claimed it had not received handsets The director of Ringing Bells, the Indian firm which claimed to be selling the world’s cheapest smartphone, has been arrested on allegations of fraud. Mohit Goel was held after one of the phone’s distributors claimed it had […]

Amazon resists Echo murder evidence call

Amazon resists Echo murder evidence call

Image copyright Amazon Image caption Amazon refused to share data captured by one of its Echo speakers Amazon is continuing to resist efforts by prosecutors in a US murder case to obtain recordings from one of its Echo smart speakers. In its first formal legal response to the request for audio recordings to be handed […]

Router hacker suspect arrested at Luton Airport

Router hacker suspect arrested at Luton Airport

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The attack knocked almost one million German Deutsche Telekom customers offline A British man suspected of being behind an attack on Deutsche Telekom routers has been arrested at Luton Airport. The November attack hijacked about 900,000 routers and briefly stopped their owners getting online. The UK’s National Crime Agency […]

Ad blocking usage ‘not growing’, says report

Ad blocking usage ‘not growing’, says report

Image copyright AdBlock Image caption AdBlock claims its program can block all ads, including those on YouTube and Facebook Less than a quarter of UK online adults use ad blocking software, according to a report from the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB). The figures have remained at around 22% for the last year, it suggested. The […]

A guided tour of the cybercrime underground

A guided tour of the cybercrime underground

Image caption The Petya ransomware makes a computer unusable until a ransom is paid One of the strange features of cybercrime is how much of it is public. A quick search will turn up forums and sites where stolen goods, credit cards and data are openly traded. But a glance into those places may not […]

Mouse trap triggers internet alerts

Pest control firm Rentokil has developed a mouse trap that connects to the internet, to alert the company when it has been activated. The BBC’s Chris Foxx asked the company’s Berwyn Evans what benefits the £1,300 kit offered over a traditional mouse trap. Mouse trap triggers internet alerts

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