TikTok tightens privacy rules to protect under-16s

TikTok accounts of users aged under 16 will now be changed to private, in a bid to improve child safety on the app.

Posted 2021/01/13 10:24:00

Should social distancing be increased from two to three metres?

How often have you stood in a queue and caught the whiff of someone smoking several metres away?

Posted 2021/01/12 19:24:00

Compliance with COVID restrictions at highest point since first lockdown, new data reveals

Compliance with coronavirus rules has risen sharply since December and is now at its highest point since the first lockdown, according to a major new survey seen by Sky News.

Posted 2021/01/12 18:20:00

Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts linked to QAnon

Twitter has suspended 70,000 accounts linked to the far-right conspiracy movement QAnon in light of the violence at the US Capitol last week.

Posted 2021/01/12 03:44:00

Bitcoin suddenly plunges 20% - wiping $10,000 off the value of a single coin

Bitcoin plunged by more than 20% over the weekend - wiping more than $10,000 (£7,395) off the price of a single coin.

Posted 2021/01/11 17:27:00

Banned from Twitter and Facebook, which sites are the pro-Trump movement using now?

The attack on the US Capitol prompted unprecedented action from Twitter and Facebook, amid criticism that the president was using their platforms to foment an insurrection.

Posted 2021/01/11 15:00:00

Tech firms ban Parler from platforms as Trump seeks new online megaphone

He has been kicked off most of the mainstream social media platforms following his supporters' rioting at the US Capitol, but President Donald Trump is still searching for online options to reach his followers.

Posted 2021/01/11 06:37:00

Gene editing of British produce could hamper exports to the EU

The body representing food and drink manufacturing in the UK warns there could be "barriers" to exporting English farmed foods if gene editing is allowed. 

Posted 2021/01/09 23:58:00

Trump uses POTUS account to hit back at Twitter after being barred from the platform

Donald Trump has accused Twitter of "banning free speech" in a tweet from the POTUS account, hours after he was banned from the platform.

Posted 2021/01/08 23:23:00

Is lockdown 3 working? Data suggests people have become used to bending the rules

On 4 January, Boris Johnson told England to stay at home. Again.

Posted 2021/01/08 22:53:00

How were the Capitol rioters in DC organised?

Four people died as police clashed with Donald Trump supporters at the US Capitol on Wednesday, where Congress was confirming the results of the 2020 election - but how were these rioters organised?

Posted 2021/01/07 12:59:00

Hackney council files apparently leaked online

A cyber criminal group has posted what it claims are documents stolen from Hackney Council in a ransomware attack last year.

Posted 2021/01/06 21:12:00

How will plans to give pupils free data work?

The education secretary today announced the government was "significantly stepping up the digital support we are providing to schools and parents" as pupils across the country switch to remote learning.

Posted 2021/01/06 14:43:00

Missing supermassive black hole baffles scientists

Scientists are baffled by a missing supermassive black hole which should by normal expectations sit in the centre of a distant galaxy.

Posted 2021/01/06 11:07:00

Trump bans transactions with eight Chinese payment apps

With just a fortnight remaining before the inauguration of Joe Biden, Donald Trump has signed an executive order banning transactions with eight Chinese apps and their developers.

Posted 2021/01/06 09:48:00

UFO report set to be released in US

A report revealing more details about the US government's taskforce researching Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAPs), more commonly known as UFOs, is set to be released.

Posted 2021/01/05 10:29:00

Julian Assange cannot be extradited to the US, UK judge rules

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange cannot be extradited to the US, a judge at the Old Bailey has said.

Posted 2021/01/04 07:36:00

Bitcoin tops $30,000 for first time

Bitcoin has topped $30,000 for the first time, extending a rally that saw its value climb by 300% in 2020.

Posted 2021/01/02 18:10:00

Internet users say farewell to Adobe Flash Player as it is officially discontinued

An internet plug-in that was responsible for some of the internet's best-loved viral animations has officially been discontinued.

Posted 2021/01/01 08:38:00

TikTok faces potential legal challenge from 12-year-old girl

Social media giant TikTok faces a potential legal challenge on behalf of all children who use the video-sharing platform.

Posted 2020/12/30 17:08:00