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‘WhatsApp child sex images’ led to arrests

‘WhatsApp child sex images’ led to arrests

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, has not yet commented on the police investigation A network apparently using WhatsApp to distribute images of child sexual exploitation has been disrupted by dozens of arrests, according to police. A total of 39 suspects were apprehended in Europe and South America, following […]

‘WhatsApp child sex images’ led to arrests

‘WhatsApp child sex images’ led to arrests

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, has not yet commented on the police investigation A network apparently using WhatsApp to distribute images of child sexual exploitation has been disrupted by dozens of arrests, according to police. A total of 39 suspects were apprehended in Europe and South America, following […]

‘Facebook killer’ Steve Stephens found dead after car chase

‘Facebook killer’ Steve Stephens found dead after car chase

Media captionThe suspect said he was looking for victims in a video posted on Facebook Police say a man suspected of randomly shooting a grandfather on an Ohio street and posting video of the killing to Facebook has taken his own life. Pennsylvania State Police tweeted that Steve Stephens was spotted on Tuesday morning in […]

Google Earth adds Attenborough world tours

Google has refreshed its Earth app and website, adding detailed 3D imagery and new “tours” that give people a guided look at exotic locations. The search giant said it had spent two years developing the new version of the app, which features video content from the BBC and other partners. Google Earth adds Attenborough world […]

Find My iPhone crowd catches Coachella festival ‘thief’

Find My iPhone crowd catches Coachella festival ‘thief’

Image copyright Indio Police Image caption More than 100 iPhones were discovered after the search More than 100 iPhones have been found in a single backpack after people at the Coachella music festival in California tracked their missing handsets, local police have said. Revellers had used the Find My iPhone app, which shows the location […]

Find My iPhone crowd catches Coachella festival ‘thief’

Find My iPhone crowd catches Coachella festival ‘thief’

Image copyright Indio Police Image caption More than 100 iPhones were discovered after the search More than 100 iPhones have been found in a single backpack after people at the Coachella music festival in California tracked their missing handsets, local police have said. Revellers had used the Find My iPhone app, which shows the location […]

iRobot sues Hoover and Black & Decker over robo-vacuums

iRobot sues Hoover and Black & Decker over robo-vacuums

Image copyright iRobot Image caption iRobot says several of the patented technologies used in its Roomba range have been copied without permission Robotic vacuums specialist iRobot is suing Hoover and Black & Decker among others over claims they used its technologies without permission. The Massachusetts-based company cites a variety of patents in its legal filings, […]

Microsoft patched ‘NSA hack’ Windows flaws before leak

Microsoft patched ‘NSA hack’ Windows flaws before leak

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The leaks indicate the Swift bank transfer messaging system was compromised via third-party services Microsoft says it had already fixed software flaws linked to an alleged breach of the global banking system before they were exposed last week. On Friday, a group called the Shadow Brokers published details of […]

Internet pioneer Robert Taylor dies

Internet pioneer Robert Taylor dies

Image copyright Gardner Campbell/Wikipedia Image caption Robert Taylor helped bring about the creation of the internet One of the founding fathers of the internet, Robert Taylor, has died. While working at the Pentagon in the 1960s, he instigated the creation of Arpanet – a computer network that initially linked together four US research centres, and […]

Google takes Android search blow in Russia

Google takes Android search blow in Russia

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Google has struck a deal in Russia but is still fighting its case in the EU Google has promised to allow rivals’ search engines and apps to be pre-installed on phones running its versions of Android in Russia. The concession follows an out-of-court deal with the country’s competition watchdog. […]