UK Samsung TVs bricked after firmware update

Remember the days when you could unbox your new TV, turn it on, and just watch it? Clearly that time is long in the rearview, thanks to everything needing to be "smart" and requiring loads of updates right out of the box these days. In the UK, custom…

China’s online court heard its first case today

The Hangzhou Internet Court, a new online court in China that will hear internet-related civil cases, had its first trial today. Today's copyright infringement case was between a novelist and a web company that offered her novel to online subscribers…

UK to criminalize re-identifying anonymized personal data

 A major update to the UK’s data protection rules will place new requirements and responsibilities on companies that process users’ personal data, including by making it easier for consumers to withdraw consent their data to be processed; view what data is held on them for free; ask for their data to be deleted; and move their data between service providers. Read More

France and Germany want Apple and Google to pay their taxes

France and Germany are looking to make major tech companies like Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon begin paying their fair share of taxes. The move comes as many European leaders have expressed frustration at how these companies focus their profits…

UK issues stricter security guidelines for connected cars

Nervous about the thought of your connected car falling victim to hacks, especially when self-driving cars hit the streets in earnest? So is the British government — it just issued tougher guidelines for the security of networked vehicles. It want…

Crunch Report | Instagram Stories Turns One

MKBHD get first look at the RED Hydrogen, CRISPR Cas9 gene editing technology is used to wipe out a genetically inherited heart mutation in embryos, Instagram Stories turns one year old, UK IKEA is now selling solar and more. All this on Crunch Report! Read More

BT offers broadband to every rural home in the UK, for a price

The UK was confident when it unveiled plans to make broadband available to every home by 2020, but how's it going to get there? BT thinks it can help. The telecom giant has made an offer to spend up to £600 million (about $788 million) giving…

UK drone rules will require you to take safety tests

US officials might be easing up on drone regulations, but their UK counterparts are pushing forward. The British government has instituted rules that require you to not only register any robotic aircraft weighing over 250g (0.55lbs), but to take a "s…