Facebook under fire for targeting Palestinians with Israeli settlement ads

American social network Facebook is facing a new backlash after Palestinian Facebook users complained of seeing “promoted” posts that advertised homes in Israeli settlements. The Washington Post was sent screenshots of the sponsored advertisements, which were in Hebrew and appeared to show relatively luxurious homes. When asked how the advertisements ended up reaching Palestinians, a […]

FBI steps in following ISIS takeover of Newsweek

The FBI is investigating the hijacking of Newsweek’s Twitter feed Tuesday by pro-Islamic hackers in which a threat was made to President Barack Obama’s family, the White House said. White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters that “this particular intrusion is one that is already being investigated by the FBI,” without elaborating. Newsweek said the […]

UK moves toward 3 parent babies

Britain moved Tuesday toward allowing scientists to create humans from the DNA of three people. The technology aims to liberate future generations from inherited diseases, but critics say it crosses a fundamental scientific boundary and could lead to “designer babies.” The U.K.’s House of Commons voted 382-178 in favor of legislation to license these experiments. […]

Hackers in Lebanon at the front lines of cyberattack on Free Syrian Army

Hackers in Lebanon with alleged ties to Hezbollah and the pro-Assad regime have stolen military information, political information, refugee personal information, and information on humanitarian activities and financing, according to FireEye, a US cyber security company. Data stolen includes over 7 gigabytes of sensitive data, over 31,000 conversations, over 12,000 contacts and nearly a quarter […]

Snowden thinks iPhone has a feature that allows government to spy on you

Edward Snowden, the infamous former contractor for the National Security Agency who leaked thousands of pages of previously classified NSA intelligence documents, reportedly thinks that Apple’s iPhone has “special software” that authorities can activate remotely to be able to gather information about the user. “Edward never uses an iPhone; he’s got a simple phone,” said […]

Google’s Chairman Eric Schmidt: The Internet Will Disappear

Google’s Chairman, Eric Schmidt, rather caused a few heads to explode at the World Economic Forum at Davos when he said that the internet will disappear. No, don’t worry, he’s not arguing that our vital supply of cat pictures is about to disappear. Rather, he’s making a useful point about the economics of technologies as […]

Apple approves ‘Je Suis Charlie’ app in record time

Apple has been feeling the #jesuischarlie solidarity lately. After publicly supporting the movement protesting the terrorist attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices last, week, Apple has since approved a ‘Je Suis Charlie’ app for sale on the App Store, just one hour after the developers emailed CEO Tim Cook. The “Je Suis Charlie” app allows […]

Ford stole the Detroit Motor Show limelight with an all-new Ford GT supercar.

Ford has stolen the Detroit Motor Show limelight with an all-new Ford GT supercar. Confirmed to start production in late 2016, and cost around £250,000 ( $380 ,000), it features an advanced carbon-fibre tub with aluminium sub frames, carbon-fibre body panels and has ditched its predecessor’s V8 for a EcoBoost 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged V6 with ‘in […]

Scientists and investors warn on Artificial Intelligence

The letter and an accompanying paper from the Future of Life Institute, which suggests research priorities for “robust and beneficial” artificial intelligence, come amid growing nervousness about the impact on jobs or even humanity’s long-term survival from machines whose intelligence and capabilities could exceed those of the people who created them. “Because of the great […]

BMW and Range Rover cars next target for Cyberattacks?

New luxury cars are often celebrated for their integration of new technology, with modern features giving way to improved control systems, having huge effects on braking, acceleration and security. Hackers might be able to manipulate the digital systems, which includes navigation, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth phone access. In addition, the brakes, engine and steering systems could […]