Ali Mahmood

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Child abuse: the net is closing

Corporate promises to block child abuse images will not affect the 'deep web’, where most transactions take place. However, in this murky realm old-fashioned police work is starting to win against the criminals<p><b>Google</b> and <b>Microsoft</b> have pledged to block images of child abuse. That announcement has …

Turkey's female lawmakers wear headscarves in parliament for the first time

Today is Guantánamo's 12th anniversary, and there's no end in sight

Twelve years ago, on 13 November 2001, President George W Bush signed an order authorizing the detention of suspected al-Qaida members and supporters, and the creation of military commissions. To borrow a line from the Grateful Dead: "What a long, strange trip it's been."<p>The order was modeled on …

Apple invests whopping $10.5B in manufacturing robots - for new devices? - Pocket-lint

Apple has a lot of cash, and it is apparently spending $10.5 billion (£6.5 billion) of it on robots for manufacturing.<p>Bloomberg has reported - citing …

If I had a dollar: Look like a better photographer with these apps

<i>“If I Had a Dollar” is an occasional series that highlights one useful or entertaining app per week that costs less than $1. Skip your vending</i> …

Facebook's revamped Messenger app rolls out to more iPhone, Android users

Facebook announced a few weeks that it would start testing a new Messenger mobile experience, and now more users of the social network should be seeing it. The new version arrived on some of our Android devices within the last 24 hours, and an update to the company's blog post says that now it's …

What Are The Revenue Targets Snapchat Must Meet To Be Worth $3 Billion?

Today the Wall Street Journal reported that Snapchat turned down a $3 billion or more all cash acquisition offer from Facebook. The news has taken many by surprise, as Snapchat has no revenue, and is an exceptionally young company.<p>The leaked offer could be a trial balloon of sorts to help Snapchat …

Terrorists blocked by British innovation

The maker of anti-terrorist bollards that protect buildings from vehicles and explosions has been named Britain’s most innovative company.<p>The anti-terrorism business is booming. In the wake of 9/11 and the blazing car at Glasgow airport, organisations across the world are investing in smart …

Dual-screen YotaPhone is shipping in time to impress nerds at your holiday party

If you wrote Santa asking for a dual-display phone this year, the fat man from the North Pole may be gliding down your chimney with a YotaPhone on Christmas Eve. It's been nearly a year since we first spied the LCD <i>and</i> E Ink-packing handset, and now <i>TechCrunch</i> says the Russian-based company is …