• 19 Mar 2018

    An undercover investigation by Channel 4 News reveals how Cambridge Analytica secretly campaigns in elections across the world. Bosses were filmed talking about using bribes, ex-spies, fake IDs and sex workers.

  • 3 Mar 2018

    From the snow-bound Jaguar to people live tweeting their nightmare journeys – images of the great freeze have been flooding social media for the last few days. Ed Howker has been looking through some of the best.

  • 19 Feb 2018

    The government has developed new technology which can “automatically detect terrorist content” online.

  • 7 Feb 2018

    There have been calls for new laws to tackle online abuse. But legislation already rules against everything from threats to harassment and grossly offensive messages. So is the problem in policing, rather than the law?

  • 19 Jan 2018

    The foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, has hinted at the prospect of building a road bridge between the UK and France. FactCheck asks whether such a project would be feasible – and what challenges engineers would be up against.

  • 5 Jan 2018

    The technology giant Apple has confirmed that all iPhones, iPads and Mac computers have been affected by two major flaws in computer chips. The Meltdown and Spectre bugs also pose a security risk to billions of PCs, smartphones and tablets around the world by allowing hackers to steal data. Tech companies have been racing to…

  • 4 Jan 2018

    Children in theory are still too young to be allowed on most social media, yet we know that most children that age are regularly using platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Today, the Children’s Commissioner has warned that children leaving primary school are “ill-equipped” for the “emotional risks” of social media as they head into…

  • 4 Jan 2018

    He’s the bad boy every kid wanted to be. Dennis the Menace has been making mischief in Britain’s best known comic the Beano for decades. But in a market where sales are declining, Dennis has been forced to have a digital makeover. A new multi-million pound TV series has been developed and the company is…

  • 29 Dec 2017

    It is perhaps the humbling of a technology titan. Having already admitted slowing down older iPhones, Apple has now taken the rare step of apologising to customers around the world. Not only that, but it has slashed the price of battery replacements. A necessary step to restore customer trust? Or simply bowing to the inevitable…

  • 20 Dec 2017

    Bitcoin: it’s the crypto-currency which has no physical manifestation, but which has spectacularly soared in price over the last year. It’s brought vast wealth to a few individuals, just a thousand people are thought to own 40% of the entire market. It’s got a bad reputation too, described variously as a massive scam, a dangerous…

  • 20 Dec 2017

    The European Court of Justice has ruled that ride-hailing firm Uber is officially a transport company and not a digital service. Uber had previously argued it was a technology service enabling people to contact each other, rather than a cab company. Andre Spicer,  professor of organisational behaviour at Cass Business School, and Benita Matofska, founder of The People…

  • 17 Dec 2017

    In the heart of the Nevada desert, Area 51 has become the holy grail of conspiracy theorists – home, they say, to a top secret US military base for the study of extra-terrestrials. But now it has emerged that the theorists might not have been that far off. It has been reported that the Pentagon…

  • 5 Dec 2017

    A Channel 4 News investigation reveals how adults have used YouTube to message young children and groom them into making inappropriate videos on-demand.

  • 28 Nov 2017

    America’s Federal Communications Commission recently revealed plans to overturn net neutrality rules that were brought in under Obama. But there have been protests from many of the biggest web firms, and outcry from thousands of consumers.

  • 21 Nov 2017

    North Korea has obtained the money, knowledge and materials to build nuclear missiles which – it claims – can reach American soil. But it would be in this position without help from the outside world. FactCheck follows North Korea’s nuclear trail, from the Soviet Union to South London.