Chris Fox


About Chris

Chris Fox is a technology reporter for BBC News, covering apps, cyber-security, gadgets, social media, video games and everything in-between.

You will see him on BBC News reporting live from the red carpet at the Bafta video games awards, answering viewers' cyber-security questions, and going hands-on with the latest gadgets for the BBC's flagship tech show Click.

He produces reports for television, radio and online.

Before focusing on technology, Chris was a self-shooting and editing video journalist on Newsround - the BBC's news programme for children.

He likes ramen, playing guitar, swimming and video games.

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Chris Fox reporting from LA
Chris Fox in the BBC newsroom
Chris Fox with camera equipment in Barcelona


Fake bakes

Investigating the viral online 'cooking hacks' that don't actually work


Putting two noise-cancelling AI systems through their paces

Night mode

Testing smartphone low-light photography in some very dark places

Chris Fox presenting Tech Tent for BBC Sounds

TikTok ban

Presenting the BBC's technology podcast Tech Tent, exploring the TikTok ban

Chris Fox in a light-up coronavirus mask

Light-up mask

Interviewing the creator of a light-up coronavirus face mask

Chris Fox photographed by a UV camera

Electric sun cream

Revealing how static charges can help apply sun cream via a UV camera

Chris Fox in VR shoes

Virtual shoes

Stepping into the virtual reality shoes that trick your feet

Contact tracing

Explaining contact tracing and how it works


Trying the electric virtual reality suit that shocks gamers

Articles & Investigations

Why can't Google get a grip on rip-off ads?

A 12-month investigation revealed Google has failed to stop ads for rip-off services topping search results.

Exclusive, May 2021

Tea at the Ritz soured by scammers

Diners at the luxury Ritz hotel in London were targeted by "extremely convincing" scammers who posed as hotel staff.

Exclusive, August 2020

Google Play accused of anti-gay bias

A popular gay social network accused Google of discrimination after its app was removed from the Play Store several times without warning.

Exclusive, August 2019

Airbnb account hijackers burgle homes

Airbnb improved its security after Chris found homes were burgled by scammers using stolen accounts.

Exclusive, April 2017

Gay dating apps leak location data

Some of the most popular gay dating apps, including Grindr, Romeo and Recon, were exposing the exact location of users.

Exclusive, August 2019

Why do dating apps struggle to stop catfish?

In a bid to tackle fake profiles and fraudsters, a popular gay dating app added a sort of "verified" badge to identify authentic members.

Exclusive, October 2019

Gender clinic exposes patient data

A London gender identity clinic exposed details of close to 2,000 people on its mailing list.

Exclusive, September 2019

Huddle work tools exposed BBC, KPMG files

A security flaw in the office collaboration tool led to private documents being exposed to unauthorised parties.

Exclusive, November 2017

Google Face Unlock works with eyes shut

One security expert said it was a significant problem that could allow unauthorised access to the device.

Exclusive, October 2019




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