Intel chief Brian Krzanich resigns over relationship

Image copyright Getty Images Chipmaker Intel has announced that its chief executive, Brian Krzanich, is stepping down with immediate effect because of “a violation of Intel’s non-fraternisation policy”. He had been in the post since May 2013. Intel said an inquiry had revealed that Mr Krzanich had had a consensual relationship with an Intel employee, […]

Instagram star Daryl Aiden Yow used stock image photos

Image copyright Instagram Image caption Mr Yow has posted an apology to his Instagram account A popular Instagram photographer has apologised after being caught posting stock image library content and indicating it was his own work. Singapore-based Daryl Aiden Yow has more than 104,000 followers on the Facebook-owned service. His fame on the platform had […]

Fifa’s hi-tech World Cup ‘performance tracker’

Match statistics aren’t hard to come by at this year’s World Cup in Russia. Each team has been given access to information from Fifa’s optical tracking cameras. The system provides performance data on players, such as how far they run and their positioning on the pitch. See more at Click’s website and @BBCClick. Source link

BT fined for five million spam emails

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The ICO acknowledged that BT did not deliberately break the rules BT has been fined £77,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office, after it sent nearly five million nuisance emails to customers. The investigation found that the telecoms company did not have customers’ consent for such direct marketing. The 4.9 […]

O2 changes post policy after racist hate mail sent out

Image caption The leaflets were addressed to “Mr Isis Terroriste” and “Mr Getout Ofengland” O2 will no longer use names on some of its mailouts, after the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme found it had sent racist hate mail to a British-Iraqi family’s home in north London. Two items were addressed to “Mr Isis Terroriste” and […]

Instagram longer videos: How new IGTV feature will work

Image copyright Instagram Instagram has released a long-form video feature which allows users to post hour-long clips. IGTV lets users create content exceeding the current maximum 60-second clip limit for the first time. It’s not clear if the longer videos would include adverts or if users would be paid for their content as they are […]

Tesla sues former worker for hacking

Image copyright Getty Images Tesla has filed a lawsuit accusing a disgruntled former employee of hacking into the electric car-maker’s systems and passing confidential information to third parties. The information included photographs and video of the firm’s manufacturing systems, according to the lawsuit. Tesla said it has suffered “significant and continuing damages” as a result […]

Council demanded payment card details via email

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Residents were told they had to email in the payment form to apply for a parking bay suspension A London council’s data protection efforts are under review after it told residents to email in their payment card details for parking bay suspensions via a Word document. Islington Council had […]

Rural residents hang up on mobile banking, regulator finds

Image copyright Getty Images Consumers in rural areas of the UK are far less likely to use their smartphones for banking than their urban counterparts, a survey says. The findings, from the UK’s financial regulator, are set to reignite the debate over bank branch closures – particularly in rural locations. However, its report also suggests […]

Tesla chief Elon Musk accuses worker of sabotage

Image copyright AFP Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has accused an employee of carrying out “extensive and damaging sabotage” at the electric carmaker. In an email to staff, Mr Musk said an unnamed employee made unspecified coding changes to its manufacturing operating system and sent sensitive data to unnamed third parties. The company did not […]

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