10 years of Grindr: A rocky relationship

10 years of Grindr: A rocky relationship

It was 10 years ago, on the bus on my way to work, that I first I saw a man using Grindr. I had heard friends describe a free iPhone app that could show you where the nearest gay guy was. And sat in front of me was an early adopter, tapping his way through a grid of...
How Pope Francis could shape the future of robotics

How Pope Francis could shape the future of robotics

It might not be the first place you imagine when you think about robots. But in the Renaissance splendour of the Vatican, thousands of miles from Silicon Valley, scientists, ethicists and theologians gather to discuss the future of robotics.The ideas go to the heart...
Security flaw put RBS customers at risk of cyber-attack

Security flaw put RBS customers at risk of cyber-attack

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Natwest and Ulster Bank customers have been put at risk of cyber-attack after being recommended flawed security software.Since January, the banks’ business clients have been offered a product called Thor Foresight Enterprise free of...
Autonomous shuttle to be tested in New York City

Autonomous shuttle to be tested in New York City

A self-driving shuttle service is to be deployed in New York City by the middle of the year. Boston start-up Optimus Ride will run vehicles on private roads at the Brooklyn Navy Yard site located on New York’s East River. The shuttle will help workers get around...
Are bots gaming the 'Cancel Brexit' petition?

Are bots gaming the 'Cancel Brexit' petition?

Questions have been asked about whether a government petition calling for Brexit to be cancelled has been swamped by bots. Bots are automated programmes which can carry out a command thousands of times.The BBC spoke to three cyber-security experts about how likely it...
Uber 'picks New York Stock Exchange' for stock listing

Uber 'picks New York Stock Exchange' for stock listing

Ride-hailing firm Uber will list on the New York Stock Exchange, according to reports, in one of the most anticipated stock debuts of the year.The decision to opt for the Wall Street exchange over the tech-heavy Nasdaq was first reported by Bloomberg, citing sources....

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