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Benny Gantz: The Israeli ex-military chief challenging Netanyahu

Benny Gantz: The Israeli ex-military chief challenging Netanyahu

Benjamin “Benny” Gantz is a former Israeli military chief who believes he can unseat long-serving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the general election on 9 April. The 59-year-old retired lieutenant-general is a newcomer to politics who formed the centrist Blue and White alliance in February, promising to unite a country […]

Israel PM vows to annex West Bank settlements if re-elected

Israel PM vows to annex West Bank settlements if re-elected

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has said he will annex Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank if he is re-elected. Israelis go to the polls on Tuesday and Mr Netanyahu is competing for votes with right-wing parties who support annexing part of the West Bank. The settlements are illegal under […]

The Pokemon card artist ‘taking the border off the artwork‘

The Pokemon card artist ‘taking the border off the artwork‘

“It‘s become my everything.” Micah Yates is a 25-year-old art graduate living in Berea, Kentucky. She graduated from college in 2016 and set up shop at home. All of her paintings can be found in an online gallery where . And with her paintings sometimes selling for upwards of $300 […]

Newham Council fined £145,000 over gangs list leak

Newham Council fined £145,000 over gangs list leak

A London council has been fined after a Met Police list containing names of suspected gang members ended up in the hands of rival gangs. The unredacted list, which included addresses of 203 alleged gang members, was leaked after being emailed to others by a Newham Council worker. Investigators said […]

Video app TikTok fails to remove online predators

Video app TikTok fails to remove online predators

Video-sharing app TikTok is failing to suspend the accounts of people sending sexual messages to teenagers and children, a investigation has found. Hundreds of sexually explicit comments have been found on videos posted by children as young as nine. While the company deleted the majority of these comments when they […]

Microsoft responds to female harassment claims

Microsoft responds to female harassment claims

Microsoft has vowed to respond after female employees shared dozens of incidents of sexual harassment and discrimination. News site of testimony before Microsoft reacted. The list was begun by women frustrated that many claims of harassment had been dismissed by human resources. The list logged incidents in different divisions including […]

Teens ‘not damaged by screen time‘, study finds

Teens ‘not damaged by screen time‘, study finds

There is little evidence of a link between the amount of time teenagers spend on devices and their general wellbeing, It counters claims that teenagers‘ mental and physical health could be damaged by excessive screen time. Even just before bedtime, being online, gaming or watching TV is not damaging to […]

Cyber-attacks ‘damage‘ national infrastructure

Cyber-attacks ‘damage‘ national infrastructure

A growing number of cyber-attacks on key installations have successfully put systems out of action over the past two years, a study has revealed. A survey of security professionals in six countries, including the UK, by the Ponemon Institute found 90% had been hit by at least one successful attack. […]

Facebook ‘hosts‘ cyber-crime marketplaces

Facebook ‘hosts‘ cyber-crime marketplaces

Facebook has been host to “dozens” of busy marketplaces and exchanges used by cyber-thieves to buy and sell stolen goods, suggests a security firm. Researchers at Cisco found 74 groups on Facebook that openly traded stolen credit card numbers and bank account details. The groups had a regular membership of […]

Google‘s ethics board shut down

Google‘s ethics board shut down

An independent group set up to oversee Google‘s artificial intelligence efforts, has been shut down The Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC) was due to look at the ethics around AI, machine learning and facial recognition. One member resigned and there were calls for another to be removed. The debacle […]