Samsung fingerprint check 'flawed'

17 April 2014 3.02pm.

A researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print.

Mumsnet hacked by Heartbleed bug

14 April 2014 8.00pm.

UK-based parenting tips website Mumsnet has been hacked as a result of the Heartbleed computer bug, the site's founder has announced.

New phone and watches from Samsung

11 April 2014 3.01pm.

Technology giant Samsung has stepped up the consumer war with Apple by launching four new products in a single day.

  • 'Don't panic over Heartbleed bug'

    10 April 2014 2.01pm.

    Security experts have urged internet users not to panic and instantly change their passwords in wake of the Heartbleed bug security flaw, despite suggestions to do so from prominent sites like Tumblr.

  • Facebook changes messaging app

    10 April 2014 11.03am.

    Facebook is changing the way its users send instant messages, as the social network confirmed it was removing the feature from its main mobile app.

  • Heartbleed bug hits web security

    9 April 2014 6.02pm.

    Several major technology firms have urged users to change all their passwords in the wake of the Heartbleed bug security breach.

  • Hollywood studios sue Megaupload

    8 April 2014 6.02pm.

    Hollywood studios are suing the defunct file-sharing website Megaupload and its founder, Kim Dotcom, claiming the website facilitated massive copyright infringement.

  • GoPro and Google up for Webbys

    8 April 2014 5.02pm.

    This year's list of nominees for Webby awards celebrating internet achievement range from celebrities such as Beyonce and Ellen DeGeneres to Google and GoPro, the maker of popular mountable video cameras.

  • 'One in four' owns tablet computer

    8 April 2014 4.00pm.

    More than one in four British consumers now owns a tablet computer, with advertisers spending a record £6.3 billion last year to reach people online, according to latest figures.

  • EU court axes data retention law

    8 April 2014 11.01am.

    The European Union's top court has dealt a blow to law enforcement agencies' spying on phone and internet records, saying the lives of citizens should not be "the subject of constant surveillance".

  • Microsoft backs teachers programme

    8 April 2014 1.00am.

    Technology giant Microsoft is helping to train teachers in computer science ahead of the arrival of the subject on the school curriculum.

  • UK 'leading child abuse fight'

    7 April 2014 1.02am.

    Computer hackers are hiding child sexual abuse images in the websites of unknowing UK businesses, an internet watchdog has warned.

  • Boy, five, beats Xbox Live security

    5 April 2014 5.02pm.

    A five-year-old San Diego boy has outwitted the sharpest minds at Microsoft - he has found a backdoor to the Xbox.

  • ‘I never win anything!’ — Jacqui celebrates success in Courier Facebook competition

    4 April 2014 5.42pm.

    A Dundee woman who checks in with the Courier Facebook page every morning before work has won a pair of Bose Bluetooth headphones.

  • Erdogan slams Twitter ban ruling

    4 April 2014 12.01pm.

    Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has that he had to comply with the Turkish high court ruling this week to unblock Twitter, but added that he does not respect it.

  • Singers perform a hologram duet

    4 April 2014 11.01am.

    Singers MIA and Janelle Monae have shared the stage during separate concerts on opposite coasts of America through the magic of holograms.

  • Contactless payments 'on the rise'

    3 April 2014 7.01pm.

    Britain is going contactless when it comes to making payments, according to new research published today.

  • EU adopts 'net neutrality' law

    3 April 2014 1.01pm.

    The European Parliament has adopted a "net neutrality" law, barring internet service providers from giving preferential treatment to some kinds of traffic, such as video streaming, when it profits them.

  • US secretly created 'Cuban Twitter'

    3 April 2014 1.01pm.

    The US government secretly financed a social network in Cuba to stir political unrest and undermine the country's communist government, investigations reveal.

  • Firms have technology 'blind spot'

    3 April 2014 1.00am.

    UK businesses are putting their growth at risk because of a technology "blind spot", according to a new report.

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