‘Arrests expected’ over anti-Catholic singing by group of Rangers fans

Police say they expect to make arrests after footage emerged appearing to show Rangers supporters singing a sectarian song before Sunday’s Old Firm game. A video on social media showed a group being escorted by police through Glasgow city centre while chanting an anti-Irish song referencing the famine. Assistant Chief Constable Bernard Higgins defended the […]

Afghanistan: UK pressure over Taliban safe passage pledge

The UK is seeking international agreement to ensure the Taliban sticks to its commitment to allow safe passage for Afghans and foreign nationals who want to leave Afghanistan. A series of diplomatic meetings will be held this week with Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab set to hold talks with Turkish and Qatari officials. It comes as […]

OnlyFans suspends policy change after backlash

OnlyFans has announced that it will delay making changes to policy on content creation, following a widespread backlash by its users. The content subscription service announced plans last week to block sexually explicit photos and videos from October. On Wednesday, it tweeted that it has “suspended the planned 1 October policy change”. It is currently […]

The real victims of mass crypto-hacks that keep happening

Taxi driver Chris is obsessively checking his phone for updates. “I’m set to lose almost 2,500 euros (£2,100) worth of cryptocurrency coins,” he says. Chris describes himself as “a small crypto-holder from Austria” and is one of many victims of a hack attack on cryptocurrency exchange Liquid Global last week. The company has insisted it […]

Covid: Most popular Facebook link in US spread vaccine doubt

A news article about a doctor who died after receiving a Covid-19 vaccination was Facebook’s most viewed link in the US in the first quarter of 2021, a previously shelved report shows. The piece – updated after a report said there was no proven link to the vaccine – was popular with vaccine sceptics. The […]

Hackers steal nearly $100m in Japan crypto heist

Leading Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Liquid has been hit by hackers, with almost $100m (£73m) estimated to have been stolen. The company announced that some of its digital currency wallets have been “compromised.” It is the second major theft of cryptocurrencies to take place in recent days. Last week, digital token platform Poly Network was at […]

Former Netflix staffers charged for making $3m from insider trading

The Wall Street watchdog has charged three former Netflix software engineers over an alleged insider trading ring that made $3m (£2.2m). The ex-staff members and two close associates were named in court papers. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said confidential Netflix subscriber growth data was used in the scheme. The information was allegedly […]

The little-known human stories behind emoji designs

You may not think much about the emoji you use to text every day but there are compelling human stories behind them. “My father’s music is message music, to uplift the world from its slumbering mentality,” says reggae musician Andrew Tosh, speaking from his home in Kingston, Jamaica. His father, Peter Tosh, was one of […]