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  • Theresa May to launch 'fake news' rapid response team

    January 22, 2018 7:00 AM 37

    The unit will be based in the Cabinet Office and will reportedly monitor social media to "identify and challenge disinformation". The team will be based in the Cabinet Office, according to Alex Aiken, the executive director of the Government Communication Service (GCS), the PR wing of the civil service. In an interview with PR Week, Mr Aiken said the civil

  • App compares selfies to classical art portraits

    January 16, 2018 9:10 AM 35

    Which famous portrait from classical art history does your selfie look like? Web users are posting hilarious wins and fails. Users have posted the comparisons on social media, displaying their delight at the app both getting it horrendously wrong and getting it wonderfully right. Google's Arts and Culture app is available for both iOS and Android phones

  • Sky TV: MAJOR new feature could be coming to customers THIS YEAR

    January 7, 2018 11:00 AM 44

    Sky has announced a new feature could be coming to its customers this year. The satellite broadcaster announced plans that will mean customers will be able to access its TV and streaming services without installing a dish on their properties. This means subscribers to Sky's various services will be able to enjoy a massive amount of TV and film content

  • KFC emulates Trump's nuclear war threat, takes strong stance on Ronald McDonald's 'red nosed regime'

    January 3, 2018 5:20 PM 52

    Don't mess with Colonel Sanders on Twitter... Donald Trump's Twitter tirades have become something of a regular occurrence, but his recent nuclear threats aimed at Kim Jong-un were met by many with unease and a resigned shrug. Anyone who has payed attention will know this isn't the first time Donald Trump has singled the North Korean leader for abuse

  • What's going on with Coinbase? Users threaten legal action as complaints met with silence

    January 2, 2018 12:33 PM 56

    Users of Coinbase, a popular website used to buy and sell cryptocurrencies, claim to be mulling over legal action after trades and customer service have allegedly stalled to a halt. "In the first instance I would like to gather information on the scale of the problem and enough for me to pass on details to a lawyer for them to handle the case. "I am proposing

  • WhatsApp goes down on New Year’s Eve angering MILLIONS of users across globe

    December 31, 2017 7:10 PM 49

    Users have flagged the issue on Twitter with the hashtag #WhatsAppDown. shows the problem has spread across the globe, with users in the UK and Europe worst off. Users in other countries including Barbados, India, Panama, South Africa, Spain and Qatar are also unable to access the app on New Year's Eve. One wrote: “Messages won’t deliver

  • WhatsApp to STOP working on THESE mobile phones THIS WEEK

    December 28, 2017 9:25 PM 46

    WhatsApp will be pulled from a range of mobile operating systems on January 1, 2018, the company has confirmed. The app will drop support for iPhone 3GS/iOS 6, BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone 8 and older. It will also pull out of Nokia S40 on December 31, 2018, then Android versions 2.3.7 and older on February 1, 2020. The move is happening

  • 'F**k off': Twitter roasts Vanity Fair for 'sexist' video suggesting Hillary Clinton take up knitting

    December 28, 2017 11:06 AM 46

    Twitter was not amused with Vanity Fair's video and immediately slammed it as tone-deaf and "extremely sexist". Vanity Fair has triggered fierce outrage over a video suggesting Hillary Clinton take up knitting in 2018 as one of her resolutions for the new year. The video is part of a series published by Vanity Fair's The Hive that offered six New Year's

  • Julian Assange's Twitter account goes mysteriously offline on Christmas and no one knows why

    December 25, 2017 8:01 AM 41

    The WikiLeaks Twitter account is yet to comment on the matter. In a mysterious turn of events, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's Twitter account has suddenly gone offline. Although it appears to have been just a couple of hours since the account went down, speculation about the account's mysterious disappearance are already doing the rounds on Twitter

  • Amazon Prime streams Japanese porn films featuring women being groped without consent

    December 18, 2017 1:50 PM 45

    There are four different movies in the series. Amazon Prime subscribers have stumbled across a Japanese movie series that features women on public transport being groped against their will. IB Times UK has reached out to Amazon UK and asked if the program had slipped through censoring cracks, or if it has been cleared to be there. User reviews described