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Fetish forum traceable data ‘stolen’

Fetish forum traceable data ‘stolen’

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Users to the site may not want to be exposed publicly A hardcore fetish web forum has been hacked, with more than 100,000 accounts exposed, according to a prominent security researcher. Troy Hunt runs Have I Been Pwned?, a database of stolen user accounts dedicated to informing victims. The data […]

US Congress ‘bans members’ Yahoo Mail’

US Congress ‘bans members’ Yahoo Mail’

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Both Yahoo and Google said they were working with Congress to resolve the issue. A series of ransomware attacks on the House of Representatives has led US Congress to ban members from using Yahoo Mail, according to a leaked email. Both Yahoo Mail and Gmail are named in the 30 […]

YouTube defended in row over royalties

YouTube defended in row over royalties

Image copyright Neilson Barnard/Getty Images A prominent online video star has defended YouTube in a row over the way the site treats musicians. The company said it had faced a “chorus of music label representatives and artists” accusing it of “mistreating” songwriters and performers. Hank Green, a prominent video producer and entrepreneur, said YouTube gave […]

Early test shows off Hyperloop system

Media captionThe test accelerated a sled to 116 mph (187km/h) in 1.1 seconds An early test of Hyperloop – a proposed high-speed transport system – has accelerated a sled to 116 mph (187km/h) in 1.1 seconds in the Nevada desert. Wednesday’s demonstration was the first public glimpse of Hyperloop, a system that could send people […]

Cyber attack halves TalkTalk profits

Cyber attack halves TalkTalk profits

Image copyright Getty Images Telephone and broadband provider Talktalk saw profits more than halve following a hack attack on its systems last October. Profits fell to £14m compared with £32m a year earlier. That fall is partly due to the costs of last year’s serious cyber attack, which cost the company £42m. Dido Harding, TalkTalk […]

Touchpad on your skin: Skintrack technology turns your arm into a smartwatch touchscreen – TomoNews

Touchpad on your skin: Skintrack technology turns your arm into a smartwatch touchscreen – TomoNews

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA — A team of scientists have developed a new technology that can make the skin on your arm and hand act like a touchpad for a smartwatch. The technology, known as the Skintrack, was developed by the Futures Interfaces Group, a research lab at Carnegie Mellon University. It requires the user to wear […]

Woman ‘filmed suicide on Periscope’

Woman ‘filmed suicide on Periscope’

Image copyright Periscope Image caption Periscope attracted more than 10 million users within a year of being launched An investigation into the death of a 19-year-old French woman who reportedly live-streamed herself taking her own life has opened in France. The woman, who had been using the smartphone app Periscope, reportedly jumped under a train […]

Kickstarter cash ‘used to build home’

Kickstarter cash ‘used to build home’

Image copyright Peachy Printer Image caption Mr Grayston said he took this photo of the house his co-founder had built Crowdfunding website Kickstarter is investigating claims that money given to a tech project was instead used to build a home. One co-founder of the Peachy Printer scheme accused the other of stealing more than 324,000 […]

Nokia wins one against HTC in German patent case – CNET

Nokia wins one against HTC in German patent case – CNET

Nokia has won a patent infringement suit in a German court, but the companies can’t quite agree whether it’s a major victory or not. According to Foss Patents’ Florian Mueller, the Mannheim Regional Court today ruled that HTC is infringing a Nokia patent related to saving battery life by identifying packets of data that can […]

Does Microsoft’s end-of-life date for Windows Phone 8 mean 9 is near? – ZDNet

Could the end of Microsoft’s the mainstream support for Windows Phone 8 on July 2014 suggest a release date for Windows Phone 9? Read this Don’t be blue: About that Windows Phone 8’s July 2014 end-of-life date Read more In an update to its support page published this week, Microsoft […]