Judge declines to dismiss Amazon’s Trump allegation

A US judge has refused to dismiss Amazon’s allegations that political interference cost the company a $10bn (£7bn) Pentagon contract. The 10-year JEDI contract is aimed at making the US defence department more technologically agile. Amazon had been considered the favourite to win. However, the contract was eventually awarded to Microsoft. The tech giant alleges […]

Cyber-attack hackers threaten to share US police informant data

Washington DC’s Metropolitan Police Department has said its computer network has been breached in a targeted cyber-attack, US media report. A ransomware group called Babuk is reportedly threatening to release sensitive data on police informants if it is not contacted within three days. The FBI is investigating the extent of the breach, US media reported, […]

Social media boycott: Premier League clubs join four-day move to tackle abuse

Premier League, English Football League and Women’s Super League clubs will join in a four-day boycott of social media platforms in an effort to combat abuse and discrimination. The boycott will start on 30 April. The Football Association, as well as league bodies and other organisations, including anti-discrimination charity Kick it Out, will also be […]

Jack Dorsey and Elon Musk agree on bitcoin’s green credentials

Tesla chief Elon Musk has agreed with Twitter boss Jack Dorsey, who has said that bitcoin “incentivises” renewable energy, despite experts warning otherwise. The cyrptocurrency’s carbon footprint is as large of some of the world’s biggest cities, studies suggest. But Mr Dorsey claims that could change if bitcoin miners worked hand-in-hand with renewable energy firms. […]

TikTok loophole sees users post pornographic and violent videos

TikTok is banning users who are posting pornographic and violent videos as their profile pictures to circumvent moderation, in a unique viral trend. BBC News alerted the app to the “Don’t search this up,” craze, which has accumulated nearly 50 million views. TikTok has also banned the hashtags used to promote the offending profiles and […]

Apple event: AirTag, iPad and iMac lead line-up

Apple has shown off its latest product line-up in its first big event of 2021. The firm is increasing the number of products which will contain its own in-house developed M1 chip, as the sector struggles with a global semiconductor shortage. It finally unveiled its much-anticipated tracker tile, the AirTag, which will launch at the […]

5G: Rural areas to be allowed taller and wider masts

The government is to allow taller and wider mobile phone masts to be built across the English countryside to speed up the 5G network rollout. Parliament will vote on the plans, which the government says would improve rural coverage, while “minimising any visual impact” on the landscape. Masts on public land have been limited to […]

Peloton safety: US regulators warn against using treadmill near children

Safety regulators in the US have urged owners of a Peloton treadmill to stop using the product “immediately” if they have children or pets in the home. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says it is aware of 39 incidents including one death, involving the Peloton Tread+. Peloton had already confirmed the death last month […]