Apple rips Facebook for phone app it says is ‘clear breach’ of agreement

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Facebook has been paying people to install an app that allows it to hoover up data on exactly how they use their smartphones.According to TechCrunch, the Menlo Park, Calif. company — which has taken heat for a range of privacy-related scandals, breaches and snafus...

Outrage over Facebook’s use of teens to spy on rivals as Sandberg says they...

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Facebook is being hit with growing backlash over the revelation that it paid teenagers in order to monitor their online activity to gain valuable insights into its rivals.The Facebook Research program, which began in 2016, has drawn the ire...

Policing smartphones, big money from Google and more: Tech Q&A

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Law Enforcement and Your PhoneQ: Is it true that the cops can force you to unlock your iPhone? This act seems like a violation of my rights.A: Tech changes fast, and the judicial branch is struggling...

Samsung is going to sell 1TB smartphones, but what does that mean for you?

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Samsung has announced the first one terabyte chip for smartphones, heralding a future wave of phones that offer laptop-like data storage.The 1TB storage chip is a whopping 16 times greater in size than the standard 64GB offered...

Apple says FaceTime spying bug won’t be fixed until next week

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Apple has finally apologized for a creepy video chat flaw that allowed users to eavesdrop on their friends, saying a fix will be released next week.The Cupertino, Calif., company also vowed to quicken its response time to...

Delete your account: leaving Facebook can make you happier, study finds

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New study from Stanford and NYU finds logging off causes ‘small but significant improvements in wellbeing’Despite all the scandals of the past year, here we are, still on Facebook, a couple of billion of...

Why I created a robot to write news stories

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Guardian Australia has just published its first automated article but reporters fear not – you’re still needed for a while yetOn Friday morning Guardian Australia published its first news story written by an automated system called ReporterMate....

The best moisturiser boosters

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In Clinique ID we see effective innovation, as well as the answer to a problem that needed fixingBeauty icon Clinique, having got things frustratingly wrong for about five years on the trot, has,...

Can’t deal with the cold? It’s time to rediscover your busy bathing schedule

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It’s far too freezing to go out, so instead stay in and indulge yourself with a daily regime this winterI cannot deal with the cold weather. Please, save me.Me, my deskI don’t know if...

Birmingham brought to standstill by YouTuber James Charles

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Teenage makeup vlogger’s appearance at shopping centre causes gridlock in cityBirmingham was brought to a standstill on Saturday, with motorists abandoning cars and the city gridlocked for hours after thousands of teenagers flooded the city...