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Australia ‘records fastest internet speed ever’

Researchers in Australia claim they have recorded the fastest ever internet data speed. A team from Monash, Swinburne and RMIT universities logged a data speed of 44.2 terabits per ...

Son ‘kills father’ during Zoom video chat in New York state

A 72-year-old man has been stabbed to death by his son in New York state during a Zoom video chat with 20 other participants, police say. Dwight Powers was attacked by his 32-year-old ...

Robot dog tries to herd sheep

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The Spot robot was designed for search and rescue – but may find work in the farming industry.

Grandmother ordered to delete Facebook photos under GDPR

A woman must delete photographs of her grandchildren that she posted on Facebook and Pinterest without their parents’ permission, a court in the Netherlands has ruled. It ended ...

Coronavirus: MPs demand answers on misinformation

Twitter has begun labelling tweets that spread misinformation about Covid-19, including some from Mark Steele, who posts about links between 5G and coronavirus. But tweets from other ...

Facebook’s Zuckerberg defends actions on virus misinformation

Media playback is unsupported on your device Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has told the BBC that it had and would remove any content likely to result in “immediate ...

Coronavirus: Apple and Google release API to make contact-tracing apps

Apple and Google have released a software tool that will make it possible for nations to release coronavirus contact-tracing apps that adopt the firms’ privacy-centric model. It ...

Man sentenced to death in Singapore via Zoom

A man has been sentenced to death via a Zoom video call in Singapore, as the country remains on lockdown following a spike in Covid-19 cases. Punithan Genasan, 37, received the sentence ...

Man makes money buying his own pizza on DoorDash app

The owner of a pizza restaurant in the US has discovered the DoorDash delivery app has been selling his food cheaper than he does – while still paying him full price for orders. A ...

Coronavirus: Security flaws found in NHS contact-tracing app

Wide-ranging security flaws have been flagged in the Covid-19 contact-tracing app being piloted in the Isle of Wight. The security researchers involved have warned the problems pose ...