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BA aims to resume most UK flights

Image copyright Reuters British Airways says it is aiming to run a “near normal schedule” at Gatwick and the “majority of services” from Heathrow on Sunday after IT failure led to all flights being cancelled. Serious problems with BA’s systems led to thousands of passengers having their plans disrupted on Saturday. Passengers described “chaotic” scenes at the airports, with some criticising BA for a lack of information. The airline apologised

British Airways: Computer problems cause flight delays

Image copyright @TimReidCE Image caption Some passengers said they missed flights after BA’s mobile app system went down Computer problems are causing delays for British Airways passengers worldwide, the airline has said. The carrier apologised for the “global system outage” and said it was “working to resolve the the problem as quickly as possible”. Heathrow Airport said it was “working closely” with BA to solve the issue. It is not

Glitch hits Pension Regulator website

Image copyright DWP Image caption Adverts featuring a giant hairy monster were used to raise employer awareness Thousands of small businesses ordered to register for auto-enrolment pensions face fines after part of the regulator’s website crashed. An online server at the Pensions Regulator has been faulty since Wednesday at least, the BBC understands. Some of the businesses concerned could face fines as a result of missing registration deadlines. The regulator

The Nokia 3310 is back so here’s a celebration of all things 2000

The Nokia 3310 first appeared in shops in September 2000 offering calls, texts and a battery that lasted days. The phone is back 17 years later offering the same features but goes on sale in a very different world. Back then Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston had just got married and everyone was downloading questionable MP3s from Napster. Here’s what else was going on in the first year of the

Net neutrality: ‘Dead people’ signing FCC consultation

Image copyright Getty Images A campaign group has complained to the US Federal Communications Commission over its refusal to erase fake comments from a consultation on net neutrality. Fight for the Future’s complaint is signed by 14 people who say their details were used without permission to file anti-net neutrality views. The campaign group says that some of the comments were posted using the names and details of dead people.

General election 2017: Workers’ rights v robo jobs – a quandary for all campaigns

Image copyright Lee Hayhow Image caption Lee Hayhow has worked as a lorry driver for five years Clever computers that learn on the job could recast Britain’s job market – for better or worse. What are the parties vying for power in the general election saying on the subject? Twenty-nine-year-old Lee Hayhow is the third generation of his family to work as a lorry driver, following his father and grandfather.

Subtitling systems contain ‘widespread’ security threat

Image copyright 123foto Image caption Media players treat subtitle files as trusted sources potentially letting attackers exploit them Film fans could be vulnerable to attack by hackers who hide malicious code inside files that provide subtitles, a security firm has warned. Checkpoint Software found loopholes in the way four popular media players handle subtitles. Poor checking of subtitle files, the different formats they use and problems with the websites that

IPads ‘help improve young pupils’ skills’

Image caption The study was carried out over two years and involved about 650 pupils Young children’s maths, English and communication skills improve if they use iPads in school on a regular basis. That is one of the key findings of the most in-depth research of its kind ever carried out in Northern Ireland. The study – Mobile Devices in Early Learning – was carried out over two years and

Disney’s Bob Iger says the film hack threat was a hoax

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Bob Iger and Johnny Depp attended the premiere of the latest Pirates of the Caribbean film earlier this month You may remember Disney’s boss revealing that hackers had threatened to leak one of the studio’s new films unless it paid a ransom. Bob Iger didn’t name the film, but it was thought to be Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. But now

Theresa May: Online extremism ‘must be tackled’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Theresa May will urge world leaders to do more to combat online extremism, saying the fight against so-called Islamic State is “moving from the battlefield to the internet”. Speaking about counter-terrorism at the G7 summit in Sicily, the PM will say more pressure should be put on tech companies to remove extreme material. They should report such content to the authorities, she believes. Labour leader