Snapchat flagged in nearly half of child abuse imagery crimes, Elon Musk sues OpenAI

Snapchat was flagged in nearly half of the crimes involving child abuse imagery over the past year, new figures reveal. Freedom of information requests submitted by the NSPCC children's charity to 35 police forces showed Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were named in around a quarter of cases of child abuse imagery crimes when police linked…

Tesla rival unveils Electric Supercar, more Universal Music leaving TikTok

BYD has launched an all-electric supercar that can hit 60 miles per hour (mph) in under three seconds, as the Chinese start-up seeks to challenge luxury brands such as Ferrari and Lamborghini. The Tesla rival’s Yangwang U9, which will initially go on sale in China with a price tag of 1.68 million yuan (£184,000), has…

Apple overtakes Samsung as top smartphone seller, Motorola unveils £149 5G smartphone

For the first time ever, Apple has unseated Samsung—and all other smartphone manufacturers—to lead in worldwide smartphone shipments. In 2023, Apple shipped 234.6 million iPhones, capturing 20.1% market share and growing 3.7% year over year, according to IDC data. Samsung had led global smartphone unit sales for 13 years, since 2010. Every other top smartphone…

Half of teens addicted to social media, clamp down on ‘tax-free’ side hustles

Almost half of British teenagers say they feel addicted to social media, according to findings that come amid mounting pressure for big tech companies to be held accountable for the impact of their platforms on users. The finding, from the Millennium Cohort study, adds to evidence that many people feel they have lost control over…

IKEA launches home sensors, Amazon opens ‘second chance’ shop

IKEA wants to make your smart home even smarter with the addition of a trio of new sensors. Called the Parasoll, Vallhorn and Badring (which Ring is surely smarting about), the sensors are designed to detect motion and pick up on issues like water leaks... Parasoll (€9.99, around $11 / £9 / AU$17) is a…

Tesla sues Swedish transport agency, Virgin in ‘green flight’ first

  Tesla is suing the Swedish transport agency, accusing it of a “discriminatory attack” on the US electric carmaker, after strike action prevented its new vehicles from getting licence plates in Sweden. The lawsuit is an escalation in a row that started between the car company and the union representing Swedish Telsa workers, who are calling…