Technology

Facebook: is this its Big Tobacco moment?
Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen testifies in front of Congress
In Focus

Facebook: is this its Big Tobacco moment?

Facebook knows its products are destructive, but it does not appear to be doing everything it can to fix them
15 Oct 2021
Welcome to the metaverse 
Horizon Workrooms: the office of the future?
In Depth

Welcome to the metaverse 

The metaverse is Silicon Valley’s new obsession. Could it change the world?
15 Oct 2021
An0m: the surveillance sting of the century
An0m shown on a phone
In Depth

An0m: the surveillance sting of the century

Simon Parkin reports on the encrypted messaging service used by criminals around the world
8 Oct 2021
The whistle-blower allegations against Facebook explained
Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen testifies in front of Congress
In Depth

The whistle-blower allegations against Facebook explained

Former product manager Frances Haugen claims social media giant is ‘putting profit over safety’
6 Oct 2021
Facebook down: a ‘very, very bad day’ at the office
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Behind the scenes

Facebook down: a ‘very, very bad day’ at the office

Share price is hit by global service outage and whistleblower allegations
5 Oct 2021
Beethoven’s unfinished symphony finished by AI
Beethoven statue in Germany
Stranger than fiction

Beethoven’s unfinished symphony finished by AI

Musicians, historians and scientists join forces to ‘create something that Beethoven himself might have written’
1 Oct 2021
Gene editing, joke theft and manifesting
Wheat farming
Podcast

Gene editing, joke theft and manifesting

Are we on the verge of a new agricultural revolution? Why are comedians going to court? And what on earth is manifesting?
1 Oct 2021

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Is social media bad for your mental health?
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In Depth

Is social media bad for your mental health?

Facebook faces damaging claims that it was aware of harm Instagram caused to children
28 Sep 2021
The arguments for and against universal chargers
Phone charger cables
Pros and cons

The arguments for and against universal chargers

European Commission pushing to establish USB-C as standard for all phones
27 Sep 2021
Clinical injustice, wireless power and pandas
A nurse with a vaccine
Podcast

Clinical injustice, wireless power and pandas

Why do so many clinical trials exclude women? Will we soon be free of power cables? And is panda fertility finally on the rise?
24 Sep 2021
Facebook: is it ‘monetising misery’?
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Why we’re talking about . . .

Facebook: is it ‘monetising misery’?

Leaked documents revealed the social network’s ‘corporate hypocrisy’ 
24 Sep 2021
Peloton checks in to hotels and health clubs for future growth 
Peloton exercise bikes
In Focus

Peloton checks in to hotels and health clubs for future growth 

Exercise equipment company going ‘beyond the home’ following Precor acquisition
22 Sep 2021
Apple event product launches: iPhone 13, Watch Series 7 and more
iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini come in five aluminium colours
In Focus

Apple event product launches: iPhone 13, Watch Series 7 and more

What the tech experts said about the new devices
16 Sep 2021
Specs appeal: will privacy concerns hit Facebook smart glasses sales?
Ray-Ban Stories
In Focus

Specs appeal: will privacy concerns hit Facebook smart glasses sales?

Tech giant has partnered with Ray-Ban to launch internet-connected eyewear 
13 Sep 2021
Alien soil, cookies and long dogs
Mars
Podcast

Alien soil, cookies and long dogs

Why does Nasa want to bring Martian soil samples back to Earth? Will cookie warnings soon be a thing of the past? And are dachshunds getting too cute …
10 Sep 2021
Galaxy Watch4: the new Samsung smartwatch that’s challenging Apple
Galaxy Watch4
In Review

Galaxy Watch4: the new Samsung smartwatch that’s challenging Apple

The watch has some ‘new health capabilities’, such as snoring detection, but it’s a bit of a work in progress
10 Sep 2021
What you can and can’t share on OnlyFans
Man takes photo of woman posing
The latest on . . .

What you can and can’t share on OnlyFans

Social platform’s U-turn on porn ban followed backlash from users and financial partners
7 Sep 2021
Why doctors are issuing warnings over viral Milk Crate Challenge
Person participating in the milk crate challenge
Why we’re talking about . . .

Why doctors are issuing warnings over viral Milk Crate Challenge

Hospitals reporting fractured ribs and broken bones as result of dangerous TikTok dare
26 Aug 2021
Tim Cook: the supply chain guy who became ‘Christ 2.0’
Apple CEO Tim Cook
Profile

Tim Cook: the supply chain guy who became ‘Christ 2.0’

The 60-year-old is celebrating a decade as boss of the tech giant
23 Aug 2021
Pegasus: behind the hacking spyware that can access ‘our most intimate secrets’
People in New Delhi demonstrating with placards
Getting to grips with . . .

Pegasus: behind the hacking spyware that can access ‘our most intimate secrets’

Ingenious software covertly allows access to target’s mobile phone - with ‘devastating’ implications for democracy
22 Jul 2021
What is cyberflashing?
Woman on phone
Why we’re talking about . . .

What is cyberflashing?

New report recommends that harmful online behaviour be criminalised under Sexual Offences Act
21 Jul 2021
‘There is no end in sight’: everything to know about the great microchip shortage
Employees of Japan’s microprocessor maker Renesas Electronics in June 2021
In Depth

‘There is no end in sight’: everything to know about the great microchip shortage

Since late last year, there has been a severe shortage of microchips, which is now affecting industries across the world
9 Jul 2021
Top billionaires: who are the world’s richest people?
Jeff Bezos
In Focus

Top billionaires: who are the world’s richest people?

Jeff Bezos is No.1 on the rich list ahead of Bernard Arnault and Elon Musk
6 Jul 2021
Ransomware attacks: the new top threat to national security?
US President Joe Biden
Getting to grips with . . .

Ransomware attacks: the new top threat to national security?

Joe Biden orders probe into latest hack of hundreds of US businesses
5 Jul 2021
The chip shortage
The chip shortage
Why we’re talking about . . .

The chip shortage

The global chip crunch is hurting industry and consumers. How can it be fixed?
2 Jul 2021
The e-scooter invasion: can we cope? 
An e-scooter pilot program launched in London on 7 June
Why we’re talking about . . .

The e-scooter invasion: can we cope? 

London has become the latest UK city to launch a trial of e-scooters on public roads
18 Jun 2021
G7’s ‘seismic’ tax deal: what will it mean for companies?
G7 finance ministers met at Lancaster House in London
Why we’re talking about . . .

G7’s ‘seismic’ tax deal: what will it mean for companies?

Proposed minimum global level of corporate tax will target multinationals and tech giants
8 Jun 2021
Are Facebook privacy settings handing a ‘free pass’ to terrorists?
Mark Zuckerberg
Getting to grips with . . .

Are Facebook privacy settings handing a ‘free pass’ to terrorists?

MI5 chief attacks plans to provide end-to-end encryption on social media platform
21 May 2021
Tesla and bitcoin: a reckoning for Elon Musk?
Image of Elon Musk
In Depth

Tesla and bitcoin: a reckoning for Elon Musk?

The mercurial entrepreneur has abandoned the cryptocurrency. What are the likely consequences?
21 May 2021
How cybercriminals are hacking into the heart of the US economy
Fears the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline because of a cyberattack would cause a gasoline shortage led to some panic buying
In Brief

How cybercriminals are hacking into the heart of the US economy

Ransomware attacks have become a global epidemic, with more than $18.6bn paid in ransoms in 2020
20 May 2021
The rise of the social media influencer
US model Bella Hadid poses for a selfie while getting ready backstage for the Victoria's Secret fashion show
In Depth

The rise of the social media influencer

Who exactly are they? And why are they always going to Dubai?
20 May 2021
What happens when a country comes under ransomware attack?
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Fact file

What happens when a country comes under ransomware attack?

Irish healthcare system shuts down IT services after huge cybersecurity breach
14 May 2021
France in revolt, junior networks and digital emotions
Emmanuel Macron
Podcast

France in revolt, junior networks and digital emotions

Why are French soldiers up in arms? Is Instagram the right place for children? And can computers recognise emotions?
14 May 2021
‘Hey Siri, what products will Apple announce at its next event?’
Apple’s ‘Spring loaded’ event will be held on 20 April
Business Briefing

‘Hey Siri, what products will Apple announce at its next event?’

Egypt files $900m claim against Ever Given owners, and other breaking business news
14 Apr 2021
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