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US voices frustration with ‘warrant-proof’ encryption

US voices frustration with ‘warrant-proof’ encryption

Image copyright Reuters The US deputy attorney general says the use of “warrant-proof encryption” in popular apps and operating systems, is hampering law enforcement. Several apps encrypt communications end-to-end, which stop messages being legible if intercepted by criminals or law enforcement. In a speech, Rod Rosenstein said law enforcers were increasingly thwarted by such encryption. […]

WeChat translates ‘black foreigner’ into racial slur

WeChat translates ‘black foreigner’ into racial slur

Image copyright Reuters Image caption WeChat is one of China’s most popular apps Chinese messaging app WeChat has apologised after its software used the N-word as an English translation for the Chinese for “black foreigner”. The company blamed its algorithms for producing the error. It was spotted by Ann James, a black American living in […]

UK mobile coverage ‘deplorable’, says Lord Adonis

UK mobile coverage ‘deplorable’, says Lord Adonis

Image copyright Getty Images Mobile phone coverage in the UK is “deplorable”, according to the chairman of the national infrastructure commission, Lord Adonis. The comments come on the day that Lord Adonis launches a public consultation into the UK’s infrastructure. Speaking to the BBC, he also highlighted traffic congestion. Lord Adonis said traffic speeds in […]

Branson’s Virgin Group invests in Hyperloop One

Branson’s Virgin Group invests in Hyperloop One

Image copyright Virgin Image caption Hyperloop One claims its pod-based system is more “sustainable” than current transport options The Virgin investment group has taken an undisclosed stake in Hyperloop One, one of several companies trying to create a pod-based transport system. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Virgin’s founder, Sir Richard Branson, […]

US voices frustration with ‘warrant-proof’ encryption

US voices frustration with ‘warrant-proof’ encryption

Image copyright Reuters The US deputy attorney general says the use of “warrant-proof encryption” in popular apps and operating systems, is hampering law enforcement. Several apps encrypt communications end-to-end, which stop messages being legible if intercepted by criminals or law enforcement. In a speech, Rod Rosenstein said law enforcers were increasingly thwarted by such encryption. […]

UK mobile coverage ‘deplorable’, says Lord Adonis

UK mobile coverage ‘deplorable’, says Lord Adonis

Image copyright Getty Images Mobile phone coverage in the UK is “deplorable”, according to the chairman of the national infrastructure commission, Lord Adonis. The comments come on the day that Lord Adonis launches a public consultation into the UK’s infrastructure. Speaking to the BBC, he also highlighted traffic congestion. Lord Adonis said traffic speeds in […]

WeChat translates ‘black foreigner’ into racial slur

WeChat translates ‘black foreigner’ into racial slur

Image copyright Reuters Image caption WeChat is one of China’s most popular apps Chinese messaging app WeChat has apologised after its software used the N-word as an English translation for the Chinese for “black foreigner”. The company blamed its algorithms for producing the error. It was spotted by Ann James, a black American living in […]

Microwave breakthrough helps boost hard drive sizes

Microwave breakthrough helps boost hard drive sizes

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Web giants and large firms rely on cheap hard drives to store information in data centres The data-storing abilities of hard drives could soon swell to 40 terabytes (TB) and beyond, says Western Digital. Currently the largest hard disk drive (HDD) that stores data on spinning disks can hold about […]

Branson’s Virgin Group invests in Hyperloop One

Branson’s Virgin Group invests in Hyperloop One

Image copyright Virgin Image caption Hyperloop One claims its pod-based system is more “sustainable” than current transport options The Virgin investment group has taken an undisclosed stake in Hyperloop One, one of several companies trying to create a pod-based transport system. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Virgin’s founder, Sir Richard Branson, […]

Branson’s Virgin Group invests in Hyperloop One

Branson’s Virgin Group invests in Hyperloop One

Image copyright Virgin Image caption Hyperloop One claims its pod-based system is more “sustainable” than current transport options The Virgin investment group has taken an undisclosed stake in Hyperloop One, one of several companies trying to create a pod-based transport system. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Virgin’s founder, Sir Richard Branson, […]