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Hijacked software used to target tech giants

Image copyright die-phalanx Image caption It’s still not clear what the attack code does on compromised machines Hackers who booby-trapped widely used security software also used their malware to infiltrate machines at tech firms, suggests analysis. Evidence that other companies had been compromised came to light as Cisco researchers probed …

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Uber London loses licence to operate

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDrivers and passengers react to news that Uber’s licence in London will be revoked Uber will not be issued a new private hire licence, Transport for London (TfL) has said. TfL concluded the ride-hailing app firm was not fit and proper to …

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The long wait for a Persian iPhone keyboard

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Apple introduced new iOS on Tuesday Android devices as well as Apple computers have Persian keyboards, but until this week the option wasn’t available on Apple phones or iPads. For years Persian speakers used the Arabic keyboard on the iPhone, which was not really ideal …

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Gym app Pact pays $1m over broken promises

Image copyright Pact Fitness app Pact, which promised members financial rewards for meeting their health goals, has settled accusations that it broke its promises. The app let people set exercise and dietary goals, and charged them a penalty between $5 (£3.70) and $50 if they failed to meet their target. …

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Invisible threat

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption If a hacker managed to switch off a life-support machine, the results could be fatal Imagine a hacker remotely turning off a life support machine in a hospital, or shutting down a power station. These are the nightmare scenarios we face because many organisations …

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Google signs $1.1bn HTC smartphone deal

Image copyright Getty Images Alphabet’s Google has struck a $1.1bn (£822m) deal with Taiwan’s HTC to expand its smartphone business. Google will not take a stake in the firm, but some HTC staff will join the Silicon Valley giant. The Taiwanese company was once a major player in the smartphone …

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Nest reveals alarm system and smart doorbell

Image copyright Nest Image caption Nest’s home security system is more expensive than several rivals Nest is expanding its range of smart home products, ending a lull in which it improved existing kit, but did not expand into fresh categories. The items include an internet-connected intruder alarm, a video-streaming doorbell …

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Theresa May to warn tech firms over terror content

Image copyright Reuters Technology companies must go “further and faster” in removing extremist content, Prime Minister Theresa May is to tell the United Nations. She will urge social networks and search engines to act when she addresses the general assembly. Mrs May will also host a meeting with other world …

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Neo-Nazi site finds home in Iceland

Neo-Nazi site finds home in Iceland By BBC Trending Going in-depth on social media Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Daily Stormer mocked the death of protester Heather Heyer in Charlottesville in August Neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer has reappeared on the publicly available internet after registering a domain …

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