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Google investigates mysterious vanishing files

Image copyright Google  Image caption Google Docs appears to be locking users out of files by flagging documents as violating its terms of services Numerous Google Docs users have reported that they are being mysteriously locked out of certain files in their accounts. The error causes files to be flagged …

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Malaysian data breach sees 46 million phone numbers leaked

Image copyright Getty Images  Image caption Malaysia’s communication watchdog is investigating a huge data breach affecting 46 million mobile subscribers A massive data breach has seen the customer data of more than 46 million mobile subscribers in Malaysia leaked on to the dark web. The leaked information includes mobile numbers, …

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YouTuber slams Hello World Live

YouTuber Calum McSwiggan has slammed the organisers of the Hello World Live vlogger convention – after it was called a rip-off and “completely flat and dull” by some ticket-holders. The two-day event was billed as a “live event like nothing on Earth”. But Calum McSwiggan blames event organisers, who he …

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Big net firms invest in trans-Pacific cable project

Image copyright Science Photo Library  Image caption It can take years to lay the lengthy cables that connect up the continents Facebook and Amazon are putting cash into a project to lay a new submarine cable that will link Asia and the US. Once completed in 2020, the Jupiter cable …

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‘We just outlived LoveFilm’

Image copyright 20th Century Flicks   For some, this Halloween will be a darker day than those past because LoveFilm by Post, the DVD rental service, bites the dust. For Tara Judah, a co-director of a movie rental shop in Bristol, it is a day of triumph. “We just outlived …

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Game studio CCP scales back virtual reality development

Image copyright CCP Games  Image caption CCP also made the Sparc ball-tossing game for the PlayStation VR headset Developer CCP Games has significantly cut the time and money it is investing in virtual-reality based games. The Iceland-based studio is best known for sci-fi title Eve Online but has also created …

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North Korea calls UK WannaCry accusations ‘wicked’

Image copyright WEBROOT  Image caption WannaCry spread to more than 150 countries in a worldwide attack North Korea has hit back at the UK government for accusing it of being behind a massive ransomware attack that badly affected the National Health Service (NHS). A UK government minister last week told …

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Samsung Electronics unveils new leadership line-up

Image copyright Getty Images   Samsung Electronics has named its new leadership team following the resignation of CEO Kwon Oh-hyun. Three executives have been promoted to joint chief executives of the firm as part of the management overhaul. The shake-up came hours after the firm reported quarterly profits had nearly …

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Touch and feel

Image copyright Innovate Ventures  Image caption Muraadso co-founders Abdiqani Ibrahim, Hamse Musa and Saed Mohamed When Saed Mohamed, a young entrepreneur from Somalia, pitched his online shopping business Muraadso as part of an East African start-up competition in 2015, he was prepared for rejection. And rejection is what he got. …

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