Inside the TalkTalk ‘Indian scam call centre’

TalkTalk customers are being targeted by an industrial-scale fraud network in India, according to whistleblowers who say they were among hundreds of staff hired to scam customers of the British telecoms giant.   The scale of the criminal operation has been detailed by...

IBM to build quantum computers

The first practical machines will be available soon enough that developers should start working on software for them, according to executives   IBM has taken its first step towards selling computers that are millions of times faster than the one you’re reading...

YouTube ditches unskippable 30-second ads

YouTube is to scrap “unskippable” 30-second advertisements on the video-streaming service, from 2018.   Google confirmed the plan to the BBC’s Newsround programme, saying it wanted to focus on “formats that work well for both users and...

Is Nokia bringing back the 3310 and who would want a retro phone?

Mobile users of a certain age have been getting very excited on social media about the return of this sturdy, reliable handset. If you were in the market for a new phone in the year 2000, then the 3310 may have been on your wish-list. It may seem unlikely in the world...

Twitter u-turn on new abuse tool

Twitter has reversed one of the changes it made to tackle bullying on the platform, just two hours after rolling it out. The social network said it would no longer notify members who had been added to lists by other users. But it was hit with a number of complaints...