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Online retailer eBay has promised to get items to US shoppers in three days or less with a new programme called “Guaranteed Delivery”. From the summer, the site will guarantee the speedy delivery of 20 million products from certain sellers who currently meet delivery promises. If items don’t arrive on time, eBay will refund shipping or give shoppers a...

Apple has launched a red version of its iPhone 7 and 7 Plus as well as a new video app for iOS. The red iPhone celebrates Apple’s 10-year partnership with Red, an organisation that aims to combat Aids. A video app for iOS, called Clips, has also been revealed and will be released with iOS 10.3, which is expected to launch soon. One tech analyst suggested Apple was...

Executives from Google, Facebook and Twitter (L-R) were questioned by the Home Affairs select committee Social media giants should “do a better job” to protect users from online hate speech, MPs have said. Executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google were asked by the Home Affairs select committee why they did not police their content more effectively, given...

A US man has lost an appeal over his refusal to decrypt hard drives seized during an investigation regarding child sexual abuse images. The man, who has not been named in court documents, has been held in custody for nearly 18 months. No criminal charges have been filed against him. The man’s lawyer has argued that his client is protected by the Fifth Amendment,...

Uber’s relationship with its drivers has become increasingly strained, the company admitted on Tuesday, as it vowed to improve its service. The ride-sharing firm told the media some of its policies were “unintentionally stacked against drivers”. In particular, drivers for the company will now have more ability to defend themselves against rider complaints...

Social media firms in Germany could face fines of up to 50 million euros if they take too long to remove illegal content including fake news. Germany’s justice minister has drafted a law that seeks to impose the fines as part of efforts to police toxic chat. Heiko Maas said the voluntary efforts of social networks to tackle the problem had not gone far enough. The...

Many gamers are keen to play PlayStation exclusives such as Horizon: Zero Dawn Sony has announced plans to let PC owners play PlayStation4 (PS4) games on their home computer. It announced the extension to its PlayStation Now streaming service in a blog but gave no date for when the games would be available. It said it would start small-scale trials with some games over...

Uber says it will ban a secret software tool from being used to evade undercover regulators. The software, called Greyball, seeks to identify officials around the world trying to catch Uber drivers operating illegally. It then denies them service. The ride-hailing firm has been using the tool to secure early access to cities where its operations had not yet been authorized. But...

Nintendo is facing more complaints about its new console, Switch, this time about the controllers failing to connect. The company said it was looking into the matter, which could be caused by wireless interference, and suggested gamers sat closer to the console. It comes after some players complained about their screens containing dead pixels that created black squares. The...

Security holes known as zero-day vulnerabilities can lie dormant for up to 10 years, a study has suggested. And this means that hackers have plenty of time to develop sophisticated exploits for a range of software. The study, from research organisation Rand, looked at 200 security flaws, 40% of which are not yet publicly known. It comes as documents from Wikileaks suggest...