Trump takes break from COVID-19 crisis to sign order to mine the moon

Donald Trump paused his efforts around the growing coronavirus crisis to sign an executive order clearing the path for US to mine the moon for resources.

Posted 2020/04/08 16:31:00

Facebook launches Tuned app for couples

Facebook has launched an app for couples called Tuned that will allow them to build a digital scrapbook.

Posted 2020/04/08 12:25:00

University to make up to 5,000 face shields per day for NHS

Engineers from a university have designed a new face shield that can be mass produced to meet the surge in demand from the NHS amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted 2020/04/08 08:06:00

Twitter boss Jack Dorsey pledges $1bn to fight coronavirus pandemic

Twitter founder and boss Jack Dorsey has set aside $1bn (£812m) in stock to help fund relief efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted 2020/04/08 07:00:00

Pink supermoon offers much-needed respite from COVID-19 lockdown

People across the UK have briefly emerged from quarantine to gaze at the spectacle of a pink supermoon looming over the country.

Posted 2020/04/07 21:50:00

Pink supermoon offers much-needed respite from COVID-19 lockdown

People across the UK have briefly emerged from quarantine to gaze at the spectacle of a pink supermoon.

Posted 2020/04/07 21:50:00

Taiwan government bans Zoom due to security issues

Taiwan has banned government officials from using Zoom just days after the company admitted to mistakenly routing its users traffic through servers in China.

Posted 2020/04/07 10:14:00

WhatsApp to limit message forwarding to tackle misinformation

WhatsApp is introducing a new limit on message forwarding to tackle the spread of misinformation, its parent company Facebook has announced.

Posted 2020/04/07 07:55:00

Warwick University hiding data security risks from students

Students and staff at the University of Warwick have been left in the dark about critical cyber security issues which could have allowed hackers to steal their data, Sky News has learnt.

Posted 2020/04/04 17:52:00

Cyber criminals threaten to hold hospitals to ransom - Interpol

As hospitals around the world struggle to handle the influx of COVID-19 patients, cyber criminals are threatening to exploit the crisis and hold them to ransom, according to an Interpol warning.

Posted 2020/04/04 15:18:00

Chinese investor plots coup at UK chip designer Imagination

A state-controlled Chinese investor is trying to seize control of Imagination Technologies Group, the British chip designer – sparking fears that its prized intellectual property assets could disappear from the UK.

Posted 2020/04/04 10:23:00

Doctors hail students making COVID-19 face-visors in makeshift factory

An A-level student and two former pupils have turned their school into a factory to produce protective equipment to help the NHS during the COVID-19 crisis.

Posted 2020/04/03 00:28:00

Paedophiles preying on children online during coronavirus lockdown

Schoolchildren are at extra risk from online paedophiles while they are stuck at home during the coronavirus crisis, investigators have warned.

Posted 2020/04/03 00:06:00

Small labs get £1m to ramp up key worker testing

A British entrepreneur has given £1 million to help small laboratories across the UK provide COVID-19 tests for frontline workers.

Posted 2020/04/02 00:38:00

Controversial tech group heads west to offer COVID-19 tracking

The controversial Israeli technology company NSO Group is attempting to woo Western governments with software it says can analyse the spread of COVID-19 using mobile phone data.

Posted 2020/04/01 14:13:00

Amazon investigated after firing worker who went on strike over coronavirus

New York City is investigating online retail giant Amazon after it fired a warehouse worker on the same day he participated in a strike protesting against the company's coronavirus response.

Posted 2020/04/01 08:42:00

Zoom investigated after trolls bomb video chats with porn

The FBI has issued a warning about so-called "Zoombombing" following incidents in which video conferences were hijacked by trolls playing pornographic videos and shouting profanities.

Posted 2020/04/01 07:19:00

Thailand trials 15-minute COVID-19 test

A new 15-minute COVID-19 test has been launched in Thailand aimed at increasing the number of people being screened for the deadly virus and easing the burden on the health system.

Posted 2020/03/31 22:25:00

App offers $1m reward to anyone who can prove it was part of smear campaign

Popular video messaging app Houseparty is offering a $1m (£811,000) bounty to anyone who can prove it has been targeted by a commercial "smear campaign".

Posted 2020/03/31 12:38:00

Govt set to release app which detects nearby coronavirus carriers

The government is preparing to release an app which alerts people if they come too close to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, Sky News can reveal.

Posted 2020/03/31 11:18:00