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British Airways: Flights cancelled amid IT crash

Image copyright @TimReidCE Image caption Some passengers said they missed flights after BA’s mobile app system went down British Airways has cancelled all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick until 18:00 BST because of computer problems. A “major IT system failure that is causing very severe disruption to our flight operations …

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Net neutrality: 'Dead people' signing FCC consultation

Image copyright Getty Images A campaign group has complained to the US Federal Communications Commission over its refusal to erase fake comments from a consultation on net neutrality. Fight for the Future’s complaint is signed by 14 people who say their details were used without permission to file anti-net neutrality …

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Theresa May: Online extremism 'must be tackled'

Image copyright Science Photo Library Theresa May will urge world leaders to do more to combat online extremism, saying the fight against so-called Islamic State is “moving from the battlefield to the internet”. Speaking about counter-terrorism at the G7 summit in Sicily, the PM will say more pressure should be …

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Russian postal service 'hit by WannaCry'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ransomware cyber-attacks have risen 50% globally over the last 12 months Three employees of the Russian postal service claim that it was hit by this month’s Wannacry global ransomware attack and is still experiencing problems, according to Reuters. The trio claim some of the …

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Robot police officer goes on duty in Dubai

Image copyright Dubai Media Office Dubai Police have revealed their first robot officer, giving it the task of patrolling the city’s malls and tourist attractions. People will be able to use it to report crimes, pay fines and get information by tapping a touchscreen on its chest. Data collected by …

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Wales flag emoji finally arrives on Twitter

Image copyright Ceri Coleman-Phillips New emoji flags for Wales, Scotland and England have finally arrived on tablets and smart phones. It follows a campaign for the national flags by Jeremy Burge of Emojipedia and BBC Wales’ social media lead Owen Williams in March 2016. Unicode, the authority on computer text …

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Samsung S8 'eye security' fooled by photo

Image copyright ccc Samsung’s eye-scanning security technology, used on the new Galaxy S8 smartphone, has been fooled with a photograph and a contact lens. The iris-scanner can be used to unlock the phone simply by looking at it, which Samsung says provides “airtight security”. But researchers at Chaos Computer Club …

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WannaCry attack 'linked' to North Korea hacking group

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sony was attacked for releasing The Interview, which involves a plot to kill the North Korean leader A hacking group closely tied to North Korea was behind the massive WannaCry attack earlier this month, security company Symantec says. The way the attack was set …

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Bitcoin hits $2,000 trading high point

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bitcoin’s value has fluctuated sharply over the last four years The value of Bitcoin has hit a new high with each individual coin now worth more than $2,100 (£1,615). The valuation caps a strong month for the virtual currency, with its value growing by …

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WannaCry lessons

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ransomware cyber-attacks have risen 50% globally over the last 12 months The WannaCry cyber-attack infected more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries, affecting government, healthcare and private company systems. But how easily could it have been avoided and how can firms protect themselves against …

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