Ringing Bells returns money to buyers

The Freedom 251 smartphone-maker is returning customer payments following controversy around the phone and its economic feasibility. Feb 29, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg: No place for migrant hate speech on Facebook

Facebooks Mark Zuckerberg said that he understood the need to stamp out hate speech against migrants on the worlds biggest social network, and that the networks privacy policies would be changed. The move follows a charm offensive in Germany, where the company he co-founded has faced criticism for months from politicians and regulators over its privacy practices and a slow response to anti-immigrant postings by neo-Nazi sympathisers. Feb 26, 2016

Zika virus: Bill Gates says response better than for Ebola

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has turned its attention to the Zika virus outbreak, and its founders said the response to the crisis, which appears to be linked to devastating birth defects in South America, has been better than for the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Africa. Feb 23, 2016

Zika virus: FDA recommends ban on blood collections from affected areas

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended that blood no longer be collected from regions where the Zika virus is circulating, and that blood needed for transfusions be obtained from areas of the United States without active transmission. The agency said blood banks can continue collecting and preparing platelets and plasma if an FDA-approved pathogen-reduction technology is used. Current pathogen-reduction technology is not approved to treat whole red blood. Feb 17, 2016