Technology

Facebook restricts violent video clips and photos

By Leo Kelion Technology desk editor BBC News Facebook has begun placing warnings over videos posted to its site, stating their contents might “shock, offend and upset” if viewed. The alerts prevent the videos from automatically playing in feeds unless they are clicked, unlike other clips. The site is also preventing graphic videos and photos from being shown to any user ...

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Sony boss: ‘No playbook’ for dealing with hack attack

By Kevin Rawlinson BBC News There was no precedent for how to deal with a hacking attack on the scale of that which hit Sony Pictures, its chief executive has said. Michael Lynton said his firm had “no playbook” on how to respond. In a wide-ranging interview with the Associated Press, he also described the scale of the attack, which the ...

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Ukraine blames Russia for German hack

BBC News : Ukraine’s prime minister has blamed the Russian secret service for a hack attack against German government websites. A pro-Russian group has already claimed responsibility but this is the first suggestion that it was backed by the Russian government. Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk made his remarks ahead of a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. But one expert ...

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CES 2015: Toyota opens up hydrogen patents

BBC News : Car maker Toyota has announced that it will freely share almost 6,000 patents it owns covering hydrogen fuel cell technology. It said it took the step in a bid to drive development of cars that use the alternative fuel source. The announcement was made soon after it showed off its Mirai hydrogen-driven car in Las Vegas. Toyota ...

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Tor’s most visited hidden sites host child abuse images

By Mark Ward Technology correspondent, BBC News Most traffic to sites hidden on the Tor network go to those dealing in images of child sexual abuse a study suggests. The six-month study sought to catalogue hidden services on the so-called “dark net” and work out which were the most popular. It found lots of sites peddling illegal drugs but the most ...

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