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Lessons of the ‘Facebook murder’

Lessons of the ‘Facebook murder’

The Facebook Live video of the murder of 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr by Steve Stephens has been watched at least 1,6m times. It took Facebook three hours to take the video down, and by that

Leak shows staggering breadth of CIA ‘hacking’

Leak shows staggering breadth of CIA ‘hacking’

WikiLeaks has released what it claims is the largest leak of intelligence documents in history. It contains 8 761 documents from the CIA detailing some of its hacking arsenal. The release, code-named “Vault 7” by WikiLeaks, covers documents

Fitbit’s fall signals end of wearables hype

Fitbit’s fall signals end of wearables hype

As the market leader, Fitbit has always been regarded as being synonymous with wearables in general. Its launch as a public company was at a point when the hype of wearables was at a peak with claims of the technology bring about a revolution in

Snapchat IPO: buyer beware!

Snapchat IPO: buyer beware!

Snapchat’s parent company Snap has filed for its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. Hoping to raise US$3bn, the IPO would value Snap at between $20bn and $25bn, putting it at almost twice the expected valuation

WhatsApp ‘backdoor’ story was fake news

WhatsApp ‘backdoor’ story was fake news

The Guardian has drawn the ire of a large number of cryptography and security experts by publishing a story claiming that WhatsApp has a security backdoor that would allow it, or governments, to snoop

Why Snap won’t crackle and pop

Why Snap won’t crackle and pop

Snap, the parent company of Snapchat is looking to go public with an initial public offering in March 2017. Snap has filed its intentions secretly with the US Securities and Exchange Commission

The Internet is under sustained attack

The Internet is under sustained attack

A prolonged Internet outage prevented access to major sites like Twitter, Netflix, Spotify and The New York Times on Friday. The attack has commentators concerned that this is was a practice run for

Samsung’s setback is temporary

Samsung’s setback is temporary

Samsung Electronics has finally called a halt to its production of the Galaxy Note7. Following on from its earlier problems with the devices spontaneously setting alight, it seems that the replacement also suffered from

No, fitness trackers don’t make you fat

No, fitness trackers don’t make you fat

The headlines say it all. From “Fitness trackers ‘don’t help weight loss’” through to claims that fitness trackers can “make users fatter” and “That fitness tracker might actually make losing weight harder”. These conclusions by the

World has reached ‘peak mobile’

World has reached ‘peak mobile’

Apple announced its new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and Watch Series 2 today at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. What the event confirmed was that the leaks about the phone and the watch

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