• Published on 5 Jan 2018 Sections

    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…

  • Published on 4 Jan 2018 Sections UK

    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…

  • Published on 4 Jan 2018 Sections Business

    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…

  • Published on 29 Dec 2017 Sections Business

    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…

  • Published on 20 Dec 2017 Sections Business

    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…

  • Published on 20 Dec 2017 Sections Europe

    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…

  • Published on 17 Dec 2017 Sections Science, United States

    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…

  • Published on 5 Dec 2017 Sections

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

  • Published on 28 Nov 2017 Sections FactCheck

    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.

  • Published on 21 Nov 2017 Sections FactCheck, North Korea, World

    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.

  • Published on 12 Nov 2017 Sections

    When you talk of the digital revolution and the brave new world of virtual reality Jaron Lanier wouldn’t necessarily be the first name you’d think of. But the scientist is helping shape the technology which could change our lives for good or bad.

  • Published on 20 Sep 2017 Sections

    Theresa May has held a meeting with the Iranian president, one of many at the UN General Assembly. Later she’ll sit down with some of the biggest of the internet giants to demand they do more to tackle extremist material online. Along with the French President and Italian Prime Minister, Mrs May will meet executives…

  • Published on 18 Sep 2017 Sections UK

    A Channel 4 News investigation can reveal how Amazon’s algorithm can guide users to the chemical combinations for producing explosives.

  • Published on 18 Sep 2017 Sections UK

    Yvette Cooper, chair of the home affairs committee, responds to our report on Amazon.

  • Published on 25 Aug 2017 Sections World

    The heir to South Korea’s massive Samsung business empire has been sentenced to five years in jail for his role in a bribery scandal that’s already toppled the country’s former president. Billionaire Lee Jae-Yong, who’s the firm’s acting chair, was found guilty of crimes including offering bribes and perjury. Lee’s lawyers said they’d appeal, meaning…