Tech Tent: Uber at a crossroads

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Stream or download the latest Tech Tent podcast Listen to previous episodes on the BBC website Listen live every Friday at 15:00 GMT on the BBC World Service On the... Read More

Router hack risk 'not limited to Virgin Media'

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A weakness that left thousands of Virgin Media routers vulnerable to attack also affects devices by other providers, security experts suggest. Virgin Media’s Super Hub 2 was criticised for using... Read More

Snapchat map update raises child safety worries

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An update to Snapchat that shows publicly posted images on a searchable map has raised safety concerns among parents. Snap Map lets people search for places such as schools and... Read More

Facebook launches initiative to fight online hate speech

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Facebook is launching a UK initiative to train and fund local organisations to combat extremism and hate speech. It comes a week after the social network announced steps of its... Read More

UK rail ticket machines hit by IT glitch

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Rail ticket machines across the UK fell out of service this morning preventing commuters from using them to pay fares. On-screen messages said they had “no online connectivity”, making them... Read More

WhatsApp rises as a major force in news media

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WhatsApp is becoming one of the prevailing ways people discover and discuss news, according to a study. But use of the messaging app appears to vary widely between countries. In... Read More

Queen's Speech: Petrol stations must 'go electric'

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Petrol stations and motorway services will be required to install electric charge points, under plans outlined in the Queen’s Speech. The measure forms part of a government push to increase... Read More

Uber chief executive Kalanick resigns

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Uber boss Travis Kalanick has resigned as chief executive after pressure from shareholders. Mr Kalanick will remain on the board of the firm, however. His resignation comes after a review... Read More

South Korean firm's 'record' ransom payment

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South Korean web-hosting firm Nayana has agreed to pay a $ 1m ransom to unlock computers frozen by hackers. It is believed to be a record amount, although it is... Read More

Mexico 'spied on journalists, lawyers and activists'

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Several prominent journalists and activists in Mexico have filed a complaint accusing the government of spying on them by hacking their phones. The accusation follows a report in the New... Read More