Ad code ‘slows down’ browsing speeds

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage 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 the […]

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Mobile networks call for 5G security inspector

Image copyright Getty Images The mobile network industry has called for a new European security testing scheme to check the safety of 5G equipment before it is deployed. Several countries have stopped individual companies supplying equipment for their next-generation networks, citing security concerns. Chinese giants Huawei and ZTE have both faced intense scrutiny. The GSMA, […]

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Amazon cancels New York City campus plan

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Incentives promised to Amazon angered opponents Amazon has said it will not build a new headquarters in New York, citing fierce opposition from state and local politicians. The dramatic turnabout comes just months after the firm named New York City one of two sites selected for major expansion over the […]

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School bomb hoax suspect arrested in US

Image copyright ReutersImage caption LA’s airport was one target for the Apophis hacker group An American man accused of deluging schools and Los Angeles’s airport with hoax bomb threats has been arrested. Timothy Dalton Vaughn is suspected of being part of the Apophis Squad hacker group that was allegedly behind the pranking spree. One member […]

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YouTube’s copyright claim system abused by extorters

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Google bought YouTube for $1.65bn (£1.28bn) in 2006 Google has removed a YouTube channel after it was found to be abusing copyright claims to extort money from users. Kenzo and ObbyRaidz, whose channels predominantly feature them playing Minecraft, reported receiving messages demanding money in exchange for dropping two claims against […]

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Former Apple lawyer charged with insider trading

Image copyright Getty Images US prosecutors have charged a former top Apple lawyer with insider trading. Gene Levoff is accused of using confidential information to trade the firm’s securities for personal gain. Mr Levoff, who was responsible for ensuring compliance with Apple’s insider trading policies, is accused of breaching those policies on several occasions. Apple […]

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Apple to investigate Saudi app

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The app makes it easier for men to prevent women from travelling, human rights group claim A Saudi Arabian app that can be used to track women and prevent them from travelling will be investigated by Apple, its chief executive has said. In an interview with NPR, Tim Cook said […]

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Elon Musk named as Twitter boss favourite

Image copyright Getty/ReutersImage 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. One […]

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