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Newcastle University students targeted by cyber-scam

Image copyright Newcastle University Image caption Newcastle University has issued a warning about the fake site Newcastle University is warning prospective students not to give out personal details on a fraudulent website taking payments for courses. The fake site uses pictures of Newcastle University buildings and takes payments for a …

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MoneySuperMarket fined for sending seven million unwanted emails

Image copyright MoneySuperMarket Image caption The website compares prices on many services Price comparison website MoneySuperMarket has been fined £80,000 ($103,000) by the Information Commissioner’s Office for sending more than seven million emails to people who had opted out of receiving its communications. The firm said it apologised “unreservedly”. The …

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UK to bring in drone registration

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Under an existing code, drones must be kept within sight of their pilot The UK government has announced plans to introduce drone registration and safety awareness courses for owners of the small unmanned aircraft. It will affect anyone who owns a drone which weighs …

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Who is the laziest?

Image copyright NRL Image caption Australian rugby league fans could see how fast and active each player was during the game Sports teams have used wearable sensors in training for several years as a way of tracking player development and fitness. But now live streaming of such data during matches …

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AlphaBay and Hansa dark web markets shut down

Image copyright US Department of Justice Image caption AlphaBay went offline earlier this month Two of the largest dark web marketplaces have been shut down following a “landmark” international law enforcement investigation. The AlphaBay and Hansa sites had been associated with the trade in illicit items such as drugs, weapons, …

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Virgin complaint bans Sky broadband ad

Image copyright Sky Sky has had another TV broadband advert banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) following a complaint from rival Virgin Media. The advert featured the cast of The Secret Life of Pets, with one dog becoming frustrated with its broadband connectivity. Virgin Media challenged a claim in …

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Google to add 'news feed' to website and app

Image copyright Google Image caption A continuous feed of news articles, videos and websites will appear on the Google homepage Google is adding a personalised Facebook-style news feed to its homepage – Google.com -to show users content they may be interested in before they search. It will display news stories, …

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Social networks 'lead to anxiety and fear in young'

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption A life led online can cause young people to feel anxious, inadequate and afraid suggests new report Research from anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label suggests social media is making youngsters more anxious. Forty per cent said they felt bad if nobody liked their selfie and …

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Openreach mulls full fibre rollout for 10 million in UK

Image copyright Reuters Image caption At present, many UK properties offered fibre connections still rely on copper cables for the “last leg” of the journey Openreach, the body that runs the UK’s fibre network, has opened discussions about rolling out super-fast fibre broadband to 10 million homes by 2025. It …

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Facebook refuses Pakistan's ID demands

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pakistan previously blocked Twitter because of religious concerns Facebook has rejected Pakistan’s demand to link new accounts on its main service to users’ mobile phone numbers. Officials had requested the feature to tackle fake accounts, which they say had been used to spread hate …

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