Cable-chomping cockatoos give internet firm a big bill

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Cockatoos are causing trouble for Australia’s national broadband network (NBN) by chewing through cables. The birds have been gnawing through steel-braided cables on communication towers to wear down their constantly... Read More

Equifax data breach: Credit rating firm replaces key staff

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US credit report giant Equifax has replaced two senior staff after revealing last week it had suffered a massive data breach. Data on up to 143 million Americans, about 400,000... Read More

Web firm fights DoJ on Trump protesters

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A US service provider is fighting government demands for it to hand over details of millions of activists. The Department of Justice (DoJ) wants all visitors’ IP addresses – some... Read More

Netflix buys Scottish comic book firm behind Kingsman

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A Scottish comic book company has been bought by streaming giant Netflix. Millarworld, founded by Mark Millar from Coatbridge, includes his portfolio of characters and stories such as Kick-Ass, Kingsman,... Read More

Nuisance call firm Keurboom hit with record fine

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A cold-calling firm has been fined a record £400,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for making almost 100 million nuisance calls. Keurboom Communications called people, sometimes at night, to... Read More

Apple Mac Pro design was a bad bet, admits firm

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Apple has acknowledged that the design of its standalone desktop computer, the Mac Pro, restricted its ability to update the model. The firm has announced a limited refresh of the... Read More

Star Wars card firm Topps hit by 'unforgiveable' hack

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The maker of iconic collectable trading cards has said hackers could have stolen customers’ credit and debit card numbers along with their associated security codes in a recent breach. Topps’... Read More