Saturday, August 18, 2018
Google allows employees at software companies to read millions of Gmail users' private messages, it has emerged. The popular email service, which has more than one billion users around the world, gave developers outside the company access to inboxes. They were then...
Google is facing a potential payout of up to £3.2bn over claims it collected data on millions of iPhone users, the search giant has revealed. The group representing iPhone users, known as Google You Owe Us, represents 4.4 million people in...
Antonio Tajani, the parliament's president, said in a statement that the Facebook FB CEO would travel to Brussels to meet representatives of the parliament "hopefully" as soon as next week. "I welcome Mark Zuckerberg's decision to appear in person...
Apple's latest  iOS update could make it a lot harder for law enforcement to access files on a suspect's phone, a security researcher has claimed. The new security feature was spotted in an early beta preview of iOS 11.4, which is expected...
Apple this evening brushed off suggestions that the iPhone party was coming to an end as it reported increasing sales and announced a $100 bn (pounds 73 bn) share buyback. The world’s biggest listed company said revenues in the three...
he Government is aiming to make the UK an artificial intelligence (AI) research "hotspot" under a new investment drive. Around 1,000 government-funded AI PhDs will be created and private firms will invest £300 million in the sector. Under a deal announced by Business...
Facebook exposed private friend lists to app developers without their knowledge until two weeks ago, despite claiming to have blocked the service three years ago. The loophole allowed apps to collect the friend lists of anybody who had installed the...

Monzo launches overdrafts

Mobile-only bank Monzo is offering overdrafts to its current account customers for the first time. A limited number of users had previously been offered overdrafts on a trial basis, but a full rollout across its customer base has started this week. Monzo customers will...
For years, Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, has been treated like a giant. In fact he is 5’7” and, as he appeared before Congress in Washington this week, he used a booster cushion to appear tall on...

Record-breaking profits

Booming demand for Samsung’s memory chips and the success of its latest smartphone have led the Korean electronics giant to forecast record quarterly profits. However, the company’s buoyant financials were cancelled out by warnings that the chip boom of the...

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