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vivoboard April 28, 2018

Californian prosecutors say genealogy websites played a key role in tracking down a man accused of being a notorious serial killer. Joseph DeAngelo, 72, is suspected of being the so-called Golden State Killer, blamed for a spate of murders and rapes in the 1970s and 1980s. DNA linked the crimes but police had struggled to […]

vivoboard April 27, 2018

Rick Dickinson, the designer of Sinclair computers, has died in the US while receiving treatment for cancer. The British designer, thought to be in his 60s, worked in-house for Sinclair Research and oversaw the creation of its home computers in the 1980s. He was responsible for the boxy look of the ZX80 and ZX81 and […]

vivoboard April 27, 2018

The UK’s Information Commissioner is considering legal action against Canadian data firm AggregateIQ (AIQ). It follows testimony from co-founder Jeff Silvester to Canadian MPs in which he claimed to be co-operating with the watchdog’s inquiry into Cambridge Analytica. In a statement, commissioner Elizabeth Denham said this was not the case. AIQ is implicated in a […]

vivoboard April 27, 2018

Almost a year-and-a-half after the first version’s launch, Snapchat has unveiled Spectacles 2.0. The camera-enabled eyewear have new features, new colours, and a new price. The BBC’s North American technology reporter Dave Lee visited the tech firm’s Los Angeles headquarters for a look. Credit: Snapchat releases new Spectacles 2.0 Powered by WPeMatico

vivoboard April 27, 2018

MPs have urged Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to speak to them after evidence given by his chief technology officer was deemed unsatisfactory. A parliamentary committee said Mr Schroepfer had failed to fully answer 40 points put to him as part of an inquiry into fake news. The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee’s chairman said […]

vivoboard April 27, 2018

A notorious hub for the sharing of revenge porn called Anon-IB has been shut down by Dutch police. Three Dutch nationals have been arrested for stealing intimate images that they then shared on the site. Servers containing stolen data were seized by police as it investigated who had stolen the images. The police said any […]

vivoboard April 27, 2018

Video game loot boxes are “in violation of gambling legislation”, according to the Belgium Gaming Commission. Loot boxes give random rewards and can be acquired either through gameplay or by spending real cash. Those that can be bought for real money must now be removed from video games in Belgium. Companies like EA, who publish […]

vivoboard April 27, 2018

Microsoft has become the last of the leading emoji providers to replace its image of a handgun with a toy. The firm has tweeted that it was “evolving” its designs to better reflect its values, and intended to substitute a graphic of a revolver with that of a water pistol. The announcement came shortly after […]

vivoboard April 27, 2018

Japanese games giant Nintendo reported annual profits of $1.28bn, a 36% rise, due to the continuing popularity of its Switch gaming console. The profits are ahead of Nintendo’s own guidance, which has been repeatedly revised higher on better trading news. The company has appointed a new president, 46-year old Shuntaro Furukawa. He is currently in […]

vivoboard April 27, 2018

Iran has started to disrupt the way that people can use the popular Telegram messaging app. In an official statement, Iran’s net regulator said swapping images and videos via the service was no longer permitted. It said the move was likely to affect the “quality” of the app in the country. Iran’s move follows continuing […]