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Catching the hackers in the act

Recent research suggest that cyber-criminals attack servers newly set up online hours after they are switched on. The servers were part of an experiment the BBC asked a security company to carry out to judge the scale and calibre of cyber-attacks that firms face every day. About 71 minutes after the servers were set up online they were visited by ...

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EU slaps Google with record $2.7 billion fine

European Union regulators slapped Google with a record €2.4 billion ($2.7 billion) antitrust fine on Tuesday, the latest broadside fired at big American tech companies doing business in the region. The European Commission found that the U.S. tech giant denied “consumers a genuine choice” by using its search engine to unfairly steer them to its own shopping platform. Regulators said ...

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What you must know about your phone

Your phone has been keeping a comprehensive list of everywhere you’ve been – and you might not even know. Whether you use iOS or Android, handsets have ways of watching where their owners are going and keeping a record of all of that information. The data can be a very useful way of reminding yourself where you’ve been or when ...

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Google wants policies to enhance internet access in Nigeria

Google, an online search tool company, on Tuesday called on the Federal Government to formulate policies to deepen internet access by Nigerians.Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, the Communication and Public Affairs Manager, Anglophone West Africa of the company, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Kola-Ogunlade said that the government always played a role in ...

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Google pulls Beauty and the Beast ‘ad’ from Home

Google has removed audio about the movie Beauty and the Beast which played out unprompted on Google Home. “By the way, Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast opens today,” the smart speaker said after listing the time, weather and travel update. In a video posted on Twitter, it then talked about the plot and suggested asking it about main ...

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Samsung Galaxy S8 rumors and news leaks

  Samsung was riding high when the Galaxy S7 officially outsold the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, and even more so when the Galaxy Note 7 came along and impressed everyone — until it went out with a bang. The firm is therefore likely to be thrilled to leave 2016 behind and turn its attention to this year’s flagship, which ...

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