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Mobiles banned in French schools: Will UK be next?

4th September 2018 | Comments Off on Mobiles banned in French schools: Will UK be next?

This post was originally published on this siteMobile phones have been banned for primary and middle school pupils in France amid a government drive to improve focus and prevent online bullying. The government passed a law banning their use during the school day, with exceptions for disabled children and in case of an emergency. French […]

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Facebook urged to give police suspect's password

4th September 2018 | Comments Off on Facebook urged to give police suspect's password

This post was originally published on this siteTech companies like Facebook should hand over account passwords within minutes of approval being granted, the head of the Met Police has said. Cressida Dick told LBC that police forces currently have a “very protracted procedure” to obtain information from social media giants. She was being questioned after […]

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Google told to do ‘a lot, lot more’ on child abuse

3rd September 2018 | Comments Off on Google told to do ‘a lot, lot more’ on child abuse

This post was originally published on this siteThe home secretary has told Google to “do a lot lot more” in tackling online child abuse in a speech at the NSPCC. Sajid Javid declared “I’m not just asking for change, I’m demanding it,” as he accused “some companies out there” of refusing “to take this [issue] […]

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UK arrests 131 suspected paedophiles in single week

2nd September 2018 | Comments Off on UK arrests 131 suspected paedophiles in single week

This post was originally published on this siteBritish police arrested 131 suspects tied to online child sex offences last week, and are calling for the technology industry to increase its help in stopping the abuse. According to the National Crime Agency (NCA) on average around 400 people are arrested in the UK every month for […]

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Drone flown 'deliberately' towards light aircraft

2nd September 2018 | Comments Off on Drone flown 'deliberately' towards light aircraft

This post was originally published on this siteA drone was flown deliberately within 20 feet of a light aircraft, its pilot has claimed. It happened as the PA-31 twin-engined plane was coming in to land at RAF Northolt in west London on 11 June. The pilot “lost sight of” the drone under his plane’s nose, […]

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Egypt finds village that 'predated pharaohs'

2nd September 2018 | Comments Off on Egypt finds village that 'predated pharaohs'

This post was originally published on this siteThe Egyptian government has found one of the oldest villages ever in the Nile Delta, dating back to before the time of the pharaohs. According to the antiquities ministry, the neolithic site was found in Tell el Samara, a site 140km (87 miles) north of the capital Cairo. […]

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Gen-X or Millennials? Social media's biggest addicts

1st September 2018 | Comments Off on Gen-X or Millennials? Social media's biggest addicts

This post was originally published on this sitePsychologists and charities are calling for more research into how social media addiction could be affecting older generations. The call comes as thousands of people start the first-ever major social media detox initiative – ‘Scroll Free September’. The Royal Society For Public Health (RSPH), which is leading the […]

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Apple expected to unveil three new iPhones

30th August 2018 | Comments Off on Apple expected to unveil three new iPhones

This post was originally published on this site Apple is expected to unveil its new iPhone models as it hosts an event on 12 September in California. Analysts believe the tech giant will unveil three new smartphones – one with a larger display, one with a cheaper edge-to-edge screen, and a possible gold-coloured successor to […]

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Space station air leak 'caused by small meteorite'

30th August 2018 | Comments Off on Space station air leak 'caused by small meteorite'

This post was originally published on this siteA small air leak has been detected on the Russian side of the International Space Station, thought to have been caused by a small meteorite. Astronauts are continuing to try and plug the leak but NASA and Russian officials have stressed the six astronauts are not in any […]

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Snapchat map renames New York 'Jewtropolis'

30th August 2018 | Comments Off on Snapchat map renames New York 'Jewtropolis'

This post was originally published on this site New York City was renamed “Jewtropolis” on maps used by hundreds of apps, including Snapchat and the Financial Times. For about four hours on Thursday, users of apps using Mapbox could see the anti-Semitic slur over where the word New York would usually be. The tech company […]

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