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TECH 22 Jul 2019 | 3:00 AM

The Week That Was: The struggle to stay secure online

It was a week to remember the man responsible for the password – Fernando Corbato – who is credited with inventing it in the 1960s.

TECH 05 Jul 2019 | 1:30 AM

Facing fury over ‘fake websites’, Grubhub says restaurants have it wrong

It looked like yet another example of Big Tech’s overreach, a David-and-Goliath story pitting a massive internet platform against powerless individuals.

TECH 13 Jun 2019 | 2:00 AM

How do you teach kids about texting? Bring in the teenagers

How do you teach tech-savvy kids to safely navigate the digital world? In Germany, you bring in the teenagers.

TECH 08 May 2019 | 8:36 AM

US regulators under scrutiny as they look to punish Facebook

Federal privacy regulators are under scrutiny in Congress as they negotiate a record fine with Facebook to punish the company for alleged violations of its users’ privacy.

TECH 15 Mar 2019 | 3:00 AM

‘Snitch-tagging’ destroys any subtlety that was left on Twitter

First came Twitter. Then came Twitter fights. Then came Twitter passive aggression: Insults that don't explicitly identify the person being criticised are so pervasive they have a name, the subtweet.

TECH 18 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

Finally – iOS update spreads cream cheese on the bagel emoji

It's about time that Apple's bagel emoji got a filling: after a series of complaints the latest iOS 12.1 beta update brings cream cheese to the baked good.

TECH 24 Jul 2018 | 8:18 AM

Politicised trolling is worse than fake news: opinion

Online disinformation and the spread of deceptive political messages are pernicious, but they aren’t necessarily the worst abuse of social networks by governments and political actors.

TECH 19 Jul 2018 | 11:30 PM

Amazon gets flak from Little People over ‘dwarf-tossing’ robot patent

To this country's people of unusually small stature, dwarf tossing is an insult and, according to Little People of America, “objectifies the entire dwarf community”.

TECH 05 Jul 2018 | 8:49 AM

Tennis tours eye outside help for players harassed online

Madison Keys was the US Open runner-up last year and a French Open semifinalist last month, is considered a contender at Wimbledon right now and, still, total strangers insult her, sometimes with menacing or obscene language, on a regular basis via social media.