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Facebook to exclude billions from European privacy laws

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A total of 1.5 billion users who had previously been under the jurisdiction of Facebook Ireland will have that moved to US headquarters Facebook has changed its terms of service, meaning 1.5 billion members will not be protected under tough new privacy protections coming …

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NHS website defaced by hackers

Image caption The message was left on the site for several days, according to a cyber-security researcher An NHS website hosting data from patient surveys that was defaced by hackers has been fixed. The site, insights.london.nhs.uk, was given a black background, eerie music and a message in white text that …

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Are AI fairytales the future?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption AI programs have been designed to write stories in the style of human authors It was recently reported that the meditation app Calm had published a “new” fairytale by the Brothers Grimm. However, The Princess and the Fox was written not by the brothers, …

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Wish.com: Penis advert appeared in video game apps

Image copyright Wish Image caption Wish claims to have more than 300 million users worldwide A US online retailer has been reprimanded for promoting an explicit ad for a penis extender strap within video games played by children. UK watchdog the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said that Wish.com had behaved …

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Ikea app TaskRabbit reveals security breach

Image copyright Reuters Ikea is investigating a “cyber-security incident” involving its odd jobs marketplace TaskRabbit. The app and website let people find freelance workers to complete household tasks such as cleaning, gardening or assembling flat-pack furniture. TaskRabbit has not revealed the nature of the incident, but said it was working …

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Russia accused of global net hack attacks

Image copyright EPA Image caption Russia has been accused of carrying out cyber-attacks across the globe State-sponsored Russian hackers are actively seeking to hijack essential internet hardware, US and UK intelligence agencies say. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the FBI and the US Department of Homeland Security issued …

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Google loses 'right to be forgotten' case

A businessman fighting for the “right to be forgotten” has won a UK High Court action against Google. The man, who has not been named due to reporting restrictions surrounding the case, wanted search results about a past crime he had committed removed from the search engine. The judge, Mr …

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Donkey Kong champion loses title for 'using emulator'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Billy Mitchell was Donkey Kong world champion The Donkey Kong world champion has been stripped of a record he set for the 1981 arcade classic following claims he did not use an original machine. Twin Galaxies, which tracks video games records, believes that Billy …

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Coffee trends

Image copyright Getty Images How do you like your coffee in the morning? From an Italian espresso to the Vietnamese ca phe trung, made with egg yolks and condensed milk, a lot depends on where you wake up. More people are drinking more coffee than ever before, according to the …

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TED 2018: The smart home that spied on its owner

Image copyright Gizmodo For two months in early 2018, technology journalist Kashmir Hill let innocent household items spy on her. She had turned her one-bedroom apartment into a “smart home” and was measuring how much data was being collected by the firms that made the devices. Her smart toothbrush betrayed …

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