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Quadriga: The cryptocurrency exchange that lost $135m

Quadriga: The cryptocurrency exchange that lost $135m

Image copyright Facebook/Quadriga Image caption Gerald Cotten When the 30-year-old founder of a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange died suddenly, he took the whereabouts of some C$180m ($135m; £105m) in cryptocurrency to his grave. Now, tens of thousands of Quadriga CX users are wondering if they will ever see their funds again. In 2014, one of the […]

PewDiePie: Roblox lifts ban after social media backlash

PewDiePie: Roblox lifts ban after social media backlash

Image copyright PewDiePie/YouTube Image caption Roblox says it has more than 70 million monthly active users Online social game Roblox has reinstated PewDiePie’s account after banning the popular YouTuber over an “inappropriate username”. PewDiePie revealed the ban in a video on his YouTube channel to his more than 85 million subscribers. Other users then reported […]

Ad code 'slows down' browsing speeds

Ad code 'slows down' browsing speeds

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Poorly written code can make some pages very slow to load Ads are responsible for making webpages slow to a crawl, suggests analysis of the most popular one million websites. The research by developer Patrick Hulce looked at which chunks of code take longest to load. About 60% of […]

JP Morgan creates first US bank-backed crypto-currency

JP Morgan creates first US bank-backed crypto-currency

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption JP Morgan chief Jamie Dimon has publicly criticised Bitcoin in the past US investment bank JP Morgan has created a crypto-currency to help settle payments between clients in its wholesale payments business. JPM Coin is the first digital currency to be backed by a major US bank. The crypto-currency, […]

Elon Musk named as Twitter boss favourite

Elon Musk named as Twitter boss favourite

Image copyright Getty/Reuters Image caption Mr Musk (left) is Mr Dorsey’s favourite, despite some rather controversial tweets Elon Musk has been named as Twitter boss Jack Dorsey’s favourite tweeter in an interview about how to tackle abuse. The singling out of the Tesla boss has raised eyebrows because Mr Musk’s tweets have often proved controversial. […]

DJI makes drone safety improvements

DJI makes drone safety improvements

Image copyright DJI Image caption Geo-fencing provides a virtual perimeter for real-world geographic areas, preventing drones from flying there Drone-maker DJI is improving the technology that prevents them being flown near airports. The changes come after drones disrupted flights from the UK’s Gatwick airport in December. A more sophisticated geo-fencing system will create a 3D […]

Tinder-style app for cows tries to help the meat market

Tinder-style app for cows tries to help the meat market

So you think the dating scene is like a meat market? Well, wait till you hear about the latest matchmaking app. Following the example of Tinder, UK farming start-up Hectare has launched its own equivalent for livestock and called it Tudder. The app features data profiles of animals from 42,000 UK farms in an effort […]

Grindr and Tinder 'must not risk children's safety'

Grindr and Tinder 'must not risk children's safety'

Image copyright Getty Images The digital secretary has said he will question Grindr and Tinder about how they protect children after an investigation claimed they are put at risk of sexual exploitation. More than 30 cases of child rape have been investigated by police since 2015 after victims evaded age checks on such apps, the […]

Revolut admits making up stats in adverts

Revolut admits making up stats in adverts

Image copyright Iona Bain A financial technology company whose “single-shaming” advertising campaign drew protests is facing scrutiny from the City watchdog over the issue. Revolut, which offers app-based current accounts, sparked complaints with a “spoof” ad addressed to people who ordered a takeaway meal for one on Valentine’s Day last year. It admits that the […]

Parenting site Mumsnet hit by data breach

Parenting site Mumsnet hit by data breach

Image copyright Mumsnet Image caption Mumsnet founder Justine Roberts posted a lengthy explanation about the breach Parenting site Mumsnet has reported itself to the UK’s data protection watchdog after an upgrade let some people see details of other accounts. In a message placed on the site, it said the problem occurred between 5 and 7 […]

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