Archive for December, 2018

Severn Bridge shuts as drone flown from tower

Andrew Robinson
A man was arrested on suspicion of causing a public nuisance after a 30-minute closure.

Net’s founding father Dr Larry Roberts dies aged 81

Andrew Robinson
Dr Roberts was chief scientist in charge of designing and building the tech that became the internet.

‘It’s a presentation of people’s lives – not reality’

Andrew Robinson
Cardiff film-maker Paul Allen said “addictive” Facebook made his anxiety and panic attacks worse.

‘You can’t be what you can’t see’

Andrew Robinson
Women in STEM careers share top tips on how to get ahead in the field.

Cyber-attack disrupts distribution of multiple US newspapers

Andrew Robinson
The malware, which affected papers owned by Tribune Publishing, is believed to be from outside the US.

2018: BBC Tech’s biggest stories and what happened next

Andrew Robinson
From fake porn to Facebook scandals, security alerts to Google protests – 2018 was a busy year.

Bitcoin Babushkas: Cryptocurrency mining in Siberia

Andrew Robinson
Cryptocurrency mining is a growing industry in eastern Russia, the BBC’s Sarah Rainsford discovers.

Google and Facebook put ads in child sex abuse discovery apps

Andrew Robinson
Google and Facebook’s ad networks placed promotions for major brands before apps were banned.

Bandersnatch: The critics’ verdicts on Black Mirror’s interactive adventure

Andrew Robinson
Some say the Netflix show’s interactive episode is a masterpiece, some say it’s a mis-step.

Tesla adds Larry Ellison to its board

Andrew Robinson
Tesla beefs up its board with executives from Oracle and Walgreens to reassure investors.