Technology

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UK plan to scrap cookie consent boxes will make it ‘easier to spy’ on web users
Privacy campaign group warns against government’s proposals to move to an ‘opt-out’ model

Dan Milmo

17, Jun, 2022 @3:50 PM

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Hologram Zelenskiy promises Ukraine will defeat ‘the empire’
Ukrainian president attends trade shows as electronic apparition, urging tech companies to aid ‘digital revolution’ on lend-lease terms

Staff and agencies

16, Jun, 2022 @11:53 PM

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In rare move, Elon Musk meets Twitter employees to give ‘freedom of speech’ address
Workers were able to submit questions to the Tesla CEO who has been critical of the company he proposed to buy in a $44bn deal

Kari Paul and agencies

16, Jun, 2022 @8:22 PM

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Australian border force searched more than 40,000 mobile devices in five years, data shows
Experts concerned authorities are coercing travellers to hand over passwords to phones and other devices or copying data unlawfully

Josh Taylor

16, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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‘Want to review this?’: Twitter’s niceness prompts do alter behaviour, study finds
Social network uses algorithm to spot posts that appear aggressive, and asks users to be more considerate

Alex Hern Technology editor

16, Jun, 2022 @1:55 PM

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Meta banned firearms sales. Why are they still available on Facebook and Instagram?
A tech watchdog group reveals users can buy materials to build high-powered, automatic weapons in a few clicks

Kari Paul

15, Jun, 2022 @6:08 PM

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Roger Bugler obituary
Other lives: Engineer with a lifelong interest in railways, in particular signal boxes

Mollie Arbuthnot

15, Jun, 2022 @3:46 PM

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Cryptocurrency ‘bloodbath’ threatens multibillion-dollar hedge fund
Three Arrows Capital founder takes to Twitter to assuage fears after 25% drop in price of bitcoin in a single day

Alex Hern, UK technology editor, and Dan Milmo

15, Jun, 2022 @1:40 PM

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TechScape: why you shouldn’t worry about sentient AI … yet
A researcher says Google has created an AI being with smarts and soul, but my own attempt reveals the truth behind those claims. Plus, the latest crypto crash

Alex Hern

15, Jun, 2022 @10:45 AM

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Microsoft to retire Internet Explorer browser and redirect users to Edge
Company says decision to disable desktop app comes as web developers less likely to make sites compatible with browser, which first graced computers in 1995

Josh Taylor

15, Jun, 2022 @2:56 AM

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Bunnings, Kmart and The Good Guys using facial recognition technology to crack down on theft, Choice says
Consumer group says use of technology at major retailers is ‘completely inappropriate and unnecessary’

Josh Taylor

14, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Crypto exchanges Coinbase and BlockFi lay off hundreds of staff
Employees hit by cryptocurrency crash as bitcoin price has plummeted in recent weeks

Alex Hern

14, Jun, 2022 @2:06 PM

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