YouTube singer Chrissy Chambers wins revenge porn case

YouTube singer Chrissy Chambers wins revenge porn case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chrissy Chambers, seen on the left, makes YouTube music and comedy videos with her fiancee Bria Kam A US YouTube personality has been awarded damages from a British ex-boyfriend who posted videos of them having sex onto the internet. Chrissy Chambers became a leading “revenge porn” campaigner after she […]

Bitcoin dips below $10,000 for first time since December

Bitcoin dips below $10,000 for first time since December

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bitcoin came close to crossing $20,000 in December Bitcoin has traded below $10,000 for the first time since early December. The value of one bitcoin fell to $9,958 (£7,222) before making a slight recovery, according to a price index run by the news site Coindesk. However, it later fell […]

YouTube toughens advert payment rules

YouTube toughens advert payment rules

Image copyright Reuters Image caption YouTube creators will need to have more than 1,000 subscribers to earn money YouTube is introducing tougher requirements for video publishers who want to make money from its platform. In addition, it has said staff will manually review all clips before they are added to a premium service that pairs […]

BT guarantees broadband speeds for two new services

BT guarantees broadband speeds for two new services

Image copyright Reuters Image caption BT will pay some customers £20 if their internet speeds drop below 100Mbps Consumers are being guaranteed minimum speeds of 100Mbps in two new ultrafast broadband services from BT. Those who signed up to either package would get £20 compensation if their internet download speed fell below 100Mbps, up to […]

Kitty Perry and the copyright lessons for seven-year-olds

Kitty Perry and the copyright lessons for seven-year-olds

Image copyright Intellectual Property Office Image caption Nancy and the Meerkats face up to some harsh commercial realities, before battling Kitty and co A campaign to teach children about copyright infringement on the internet, is employing cartoons and puns on pop stars’ names, to get the message across. Even its makers admit it is a […]

Flaw in VR porn app leaves 20,000 names exposed

Flaw in VR porn app leaves 20,000 names exposed

Image copyright SinVR Image caption SinVR is a virtual reality porn game A flaw that left the personal data of thousands of users of a virtual reality porn app exposed has been fixed. British cybersecurity firm Digital Interruption uncovered a loophole in the SinVR app that gave it access to 20,000 user names and email […]

Twitch spamming suspect charged in Canada

Twitch spamming suspect charged in Canada

Image caption Twitch lets people watch others play popular video games A Canadian man has been accused of spamming streaming site Twitch with racist and homophobic messages. In court papers, Brandan Lukus Apple was alleged to be the spammer behind attacks on Twitch early last year. During each attack, more than 1,000 broadcasts were disrupted […]

CES 2018: Floating ads created by Kino-mo’s spinning tech

A British start-up is promoting a futuristic advertising system that creates images that appear to float in mid-air. The effect is similar to the holograms that featured in the recent film Blade Runner 2049. Kino-mo invited BBC Click’s Spencer Kelly to try out its tech at the recent CES trade fair in Las Vegas. Read […]

OnePlus phone company investigates card fraud claims

OnePlus phone company investigates card fraud claims

Image caption OnePlus manufactures its phones at a factory in Shenzhen, China Android phone company OnePlus is investigating claims that customers’ credit card numbers have been stolen after they used its online shop. The company has stopped taking credit card payments while it investigates. It was alerted to the issue by a customer message on […]

Ford to boost investment in electric cars by 2022

Ford to boost investment in electric cars by 2022

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ford used the show to unveil its new Ranger 2019 pick-up truck Ford says it will boost its investment in electric vehicles to $11bn (£8bn) in the next five years, more than doubling a previous commitment. Chairman Bill Ford said the car maker would have 40 hybrid and fully […]

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