Technology

The SEC calls for new contempt sanctions for Elon Musk

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US financial regulator claims that Elon Musk’s tweets violate their settlement agreement The US financial regulator is insisting that Elon Musk be found in contempt of court for his tweets. The Tesla CEO has defended a tweet that he posted in February, revealing the carmaker’s production goals for […]

Technology

Tracking tools found on EU government and health websites

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Almost all EU government websites have trackers Online tools which track user behaviour for advertisers have been found on a swathe of EU public health websites, including NHS and Gov.uk pages. These trackers could compromise sensitive data about people, according to researchers at data protection compliance service Cookiebot. The […]

Technology

Vote Leave fined over thousands of unsolicited texts

Image caption One of the ways in which Vote Leave said it acquired the phone numbers was through its football competition. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Brexit Campaign group Vote Leave £40,000 ($53,000) for sending out nearly 200,000 unsolicited text messages. The text messages contained a link to the campaign website alongside information […]

Technology

US politician sues Twitter over insults

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Republican congressman Devin Nunes says Twitter isn’t enforcing its Terms of Service A US politician has accused Twitter and three of its users of running an “orchestrated defamation campaign” against him. Republican congressman Devin Nunes of California has said that tweets from the parody accounts @DevinNunesMom and @DevinCow violate […]

Technology

Why are Venezuelans seeking refuge in crypto-currencies?

Image copyright Megan Janetsky Image caption Eli Meregote uses crypto-currencies to send money home to Venezuela Crypto-currencies have faced a lot of criticism since Bitcoin first came on the scene 10 years ago. But for one group of people, they’re proving very useful. Venezuela has seen its currency rendered practically valueless after suffering one of […]

Technology

Can you murder a robot?

Image copyright Ryserson University Image caption The road can be a lonely place when you are a little robot Back in 2015, a hitchhiker was murdered on the streets of Philadelphia. It was no ordinary crime. The hitchhiker in question was a little robot called Hitchbot. The “death” raised an interesting question about human-robot relationship […]

Technology

Gum shield helps spot signs of concussion

Players of contact sports such as rugby can be at risk of a brain injury (concussion) and in some cases this can be fatal. But now a gum shield fitted with sensors has been developed which monitors impacts to the head and feeds data in real-time to medical staff on the sidelines. While the device […]