Fake news, misinformation, clickbait - whatever you choose to call it, it is one of the scourges of our times. If we are to make it less of a threat to democracy, that effort is going to need to start
A controversial health app developed by artificial intelligence firm DeepMind will be taken over by Google, it has been revealed. Streams was first used to send alerts in a London hospital but hit headlines
A location-tracking smartwatch worn by thousands of children has proven relatively easy to hack. A security researcher found the devices neither encrypted the data they used nor secured each child's account.
Autos Driving while using your cellphone is about to take on a whole new meaning, as Tesla starts to roll out an enhanced "Summon" feature that essentially allows drivers to operate their car via a phone
When Artificial Intelligence works as intended, Silicon Valley types often say it's "like magic". But it isn't magic. It's Brenda, a 26-year-old single mother who lives Kibera, Africa's largest slum, perhaps
Lloyds Banking Group has confirmed it is reissuing debit cards to customers affected by cyber-attacks on Ticketmaster and British Airways. The bank has reissued debit cards to all customers that have purchases
For children, the fear and pain of medical treatments can be traumatic. So a number of tech companies have come up with ways to help. Vaccinations save lives, but many children fear the needle. So one
Moxi is a "socially intelligent" hospital robot that can autonomously pick up and deliver medical supplies. The robot, developed by Diligent Robotics has gone into service at three hospitals in Texas part
Decades of ethnic and religious tensions, a sudden explosion of internet access, and a company that had trouble identifying and removing the most hateful posts. It all added up to a perfect storm in Myanmar,
Something unusual is happening on farms in the small Central American nation of El Salvador. Many fields, mainly of sugar cane, are now being tended by drones. Large unmanned hexacopters fitted with 20-litre
The demo was impressive, I’ll give them that. A machine - Google’s voice assistant - booked an appointment at a hair salon. And then a table at a restaurant. Not online, or through some automated system.
New data protection rules will come into force in the UK in May. The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will change how companies and individuals collect, store and share data. With the biggest
For two months in early 2018, technology journalist Kashmir Hill let innocent household items spy on her. She had turned her one-bedroom apartment into a "smart home" and was measuring how much data was
Chinese police have used facial recognition technology to locate and arrest a man who was among a crowd of 60,000 concert goers. The suspect, who has been identified only as Mr Ao, was attending a concert
A researcher who created a fake video of President Obama has defended his invention at the latest TED talks. The clip shows a computer-generated version of the former US leader mapped to fit an audio Experts
Facebook's chief executive has revealed that his data was among that harvested in a privacy scandal. Mark Zuckerberg made the disclosure during his second day of being questioned in Washington. In a related
Facebook has said it believes that up to 87 million users' data was improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica. Cambridge Analytica claims its data and research helped Donald Trump win the US presidency.