World High Tech News

Data collection fears after Cambridge Analytica claims

Political data-mining found its feet with the Obama campaign in 2008 and kept growing with Clinton, Trump and Brexit campaigns says Jamie Bartlett,

How DNA can be used to store computer data

British scientists think DNA could be used to solve a global problem - where to store all our data.

Human-eye VR

VR has suffered from an image problem, so could very high resolution headsets be the answer?

Facebook data - do we get what we deserve?

Who is at fault over the Facebook data row - did people hand over too much information too easily?

Cambridge Analytica taken to court over data storage

A US professor wants the company to hand over all the data it has on him and explain exactly how it got it.

Facebook data: What the social media giant knows about you

Downloading your Facebook data is dead easy - and very revealing, as Newsbeat's De'Graft Mensah found out.

YouTube gun ban drives bloggers to PornHub

The video-sharing site has banned videos that show people how to manufacture or modify guns.

Uber self-driving crash: Footage shows moment before impact

Police release footage of the moments leading up to a crash involving a self-driving car in Arizona.

Meet SoFi - the soft robot fish developed by MIT

Scientists hope a robotic fish will guide aquatic life and help clean up pollution in the ocean.

Robot wrangler

As we build more robots, more people will be needed to manage them, and they may not all be advanced engineers.