Wikipedia founder calls for social media strike

People are being urged to stop using social media for up to 48 hours later this week in an effort to pressure the networks into restoring control of personal data to users. The call to strike has been issued by Dr Larry Sanger – a co-founder of the Wikipedia online encyclopaedia. In his call to […]

How apps power Hong Kong’s ‘leaderless’ protests

In a tiny room on the edge of a nondescript building complex sits an unlikely participant in Hong Kong’s protest movement. Behind his laptop computer, Tony (not his real name) monitors scores of groups on private messaging app Telegram and online forums. Organisers say volunteers like Tony are running hundreds of Telegram groups that are […]

Trump lets US firms sell tech to Huawei

Media playback is unsupported on your device The US and China have agreed to resume trade talks, easing a long row that has contributed to a global economic slowdown. US President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping reached agreement at the G20 summit in Japan. Mr Trump also said he would allow US companies […]

Jack’d gay dating app in payout over leaked nude photos

Gay dating app Jack’d will pay $240,000 (£189,000) after exposing members’ private intimate photos publicly on the internet. Anyone with a web browser who knew where to look could access millions of private photos, even if they did not have a Jack’d account. New York Attorney General Letitia James said the app invaded users’ privacy. […]

Five Jony Ive designs you probably don’t know

British designer Sir Jony Ive has said he is leaving tech giant Apple after more than two decades at the firm. While at Apple, Sir Jonathan designed hugely successful products including the iPhone, iPod and iMac. As he prepares to launch his own venture, it’s worth remembering that Ive’s design career has so far included […]

Iran seizes 1,000 Bitcoin mining machines after power spike

Authorities in Iran have seized roughly 1,000 Bitcoin mining machines from two former factories, according to state TV reports. The action was taken following a spike in electricity consumption. Demand for power rose by 7% in June and cryptocurrency mining was thought to be the main cause, an energy ministry spokesman told local state-run media. […]

iPhone designer Jony Ive to leave Apple

Sir Jony Ive, the Briton who over two decades helped turn Apple into the world’s most valuable company, is leaving to set up his own venture. Sir Jonathan, designer of the iMac, iPod and iPhone, leaves later this year to start a creative firm, LoveFrom, with Apple as its first client. “This just seems like […]

Russia denies role in Israeli airport GPS jamming

Russia has denied Israeli suggestions that it is behind disruption of GPS signals at Israel’s Ben Gurion airport. Since early June, GPS signals at the airport have been unreliable for pilots and planes using the location. The missing navigational data has had a “significant impact” on airport operations, said Israel’s Airports Authority. Russia’s ambassador to […]