Lloyds’ online banking problems enter second day

Lloyds’ online banking problems enter second day

Customers of Lloyds Banking Group have expressed frustration at a second day of problems with online and app banking. The group. which includes Lloyds Bank, the Halifax and Bank of Scotland, said it had suffered problems across all its brands on Wednesday. At one point the bank assured customers that the glitch had been resolved. […]

MEPs vote on robots’ legal status – and if a kill switch is required

MEPs vote on robots’ legal status – and if a kill switch is required

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The robot revolution is set to touch every aspect of society, says the EU report MEPs are to vote on the first comprehensive set of rules for how humans will interact with artificial intelligence and robots. The report makes it clear that it believes the world is on the cusp […]

GCHQ backs cybersecurity start-ups in new Cheltenham hub

GCHQ backs cybersecurity start-ups in new Cheltenham hub

Image copyright GCHQ Image caption The start-up hub is in Cheltenham, where GCHQ is based The UK’s intelligence agency GCHQ is backing a new hub for tech start-ups in a rare glimpse into its approach to cybersecurity. Among the companies is a firm using artificial intelligence to monitor workplace behaviour and another running decoy computers […]

Net providers to begin sending ‘pirate’ emails

Net providers to begin sending ‘pirate’ emails

Image copyright Kodi Image caption The letters do not include illegal streaming services such as Kodi UK ISPs are to start sending “educational letters” to customers identified as downloading copyright material without paying for it. It is part of the UK government’s attempt to crack down on piracy. BT, Virgin Media, TalkTalk and Sky have […]

FBI row over Geek Squad child abuse find

FBI row over Geek Squad child abuse find

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The case centres on whether a Geek Squad worker searched for images of child abuse Court documents suggest the FBI paid a Geek Squad technician who located images of child abuse on a customer’s computer $500 (£412). Companies that carry out computer repairs are legally required to report such images, […]

Cookie banner frustration to be tackled by EU

Cookie banner frustration to be tackled by EU

Image caption Web users in Europe face pop-ups asking for cookie consent on most websites Plans to cut down on the “annoying” cookie banners that web users face have been released by the European Union. Instead of giving consent to cookies on every website they visit, users would be able to set general preferences. The […]

Ukraine power cut ‘was cyber-attack’

Ukraine power cut ‘was cyber-attack’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ukraine’s energy grid has been attacked twice by hackers A power cut that hit part of the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, in December has been judged a cyber-attack by researchers investigating the incident. The blackout lasted just over an hour and started just before midnight on 17 December. The cyber-security company […]

Jetpack to work

Jetpack to work

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Cities are at their calmest as dawn breaks, but it won’t last for long Over the next four weeks, BBC News will be offering a snapshot of the day in the life of a city – looking at how technology is transforming our urban landscapes, now and in the future. […]

CES 2017: Nokia Android phone spurns the West

CES 2017: Nokia Android phone spurns the West

Image copyright Nokia Image caption The Nokia 6 is the first Android smartphone to bear the brand The first Nokia-branded smartphone is to be released exclusively in China. The device will be marketed in partnership with the local internet retail giant JD.com. The team behind the Nokia 6 phone said it believed the handset’s “premium […]

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