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The Fortnite coach who helped create teenage millionaires

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Fortnite World Cup took place in New York Gamers around the world are preparing for the Fortnite Champions Series, which starts on Saturday. It is the first competitive event since last month’s inaugural World Cup in New York, which had a record-breaking $30m …

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Uganda and Zambia rejects Huawei spying allegations

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOn the road with Uganda’s ‘ghetto president’ Uganda has denied allegations it hacked into the encrypted communications of musician-turned-MP Bobi Wine. The Wall Street Journal alleges Ugandan officials worked with technicians from telecoms company Huawei to infiltrate the politician’s WhatsApp chat group, …

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YouTube: LGBT video-makers sue claiming discrimination

Image copyright YouTube Image caption YouTubers Amp Somers, Chrissy Chambers and Chase Ross are suing YouTube A group of YouTube video-makers is suing it and parent company Google, claiming both discriminate against LGBT-themed videos and their creators. The group claims YouTube restricts advertising on LGBT videos and limits their reach …

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Tweeting from your fridge: The smart tech getting smarter

Image copyright Getty Images Fridges, ovens, and washing machines – these are just some of the devices that you can now use to access the internet. One teenager in the US is claiming to have used her smart fridge to send a tweet after her mum took her devices away. …

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Online shopping anti-fraud scheme delayed

Image copyright Getty Images A new system designed to tackle fraud in online shopping has been delayed for 18 months. Banks and retailers had been expected to introduce a new layer of security from mid-September. This would normally see a passcode sent to a customer’s mobile phone at the point …

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Facial recognition in King's Cross prompts call for new laws

Image copyright Getty Images There is growing pressure for more details about the use of facial recognition in London’s King’s Cross to be disclosed after a watchdog described the deployment as “alarming”. Developer Argent has confirmed it uses the technology to “ensure public safety” but did not reveal any details. …

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Hands-free phone ban for drivers 'should be considered'

Image copyright pierrephoto Image caption Hands-free mobile phones create ‘the same risks of collision’ as held devices Drivers could be banned from using hands-free mobile phones in England and Wales, a group of MPs has suggested. Current laws give the “misleading impression” that hands-free options are safe, they warned. While …

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King's Cross developer defends use of facial recognition

Image copyright Getty Images The developer behind a 67-acre site in the King’s Cross area of central London has defended its use of facial recognition technology. Under data protection laws, firms must provide clear evidence that there is a need to record and use people’s images. A spokeswoman said the …

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MoD drone crashed into tree near Aberporth, report reveals

Image copyright Crown Copyright Image caption WK050 lay wrecked at the bottom of a tree after the crash A £6m military drone crashed after it landed beyond its planned touchdown point and hit a tree, a Ministry of Defence (MoD) report has revealed. The Watchkeeper WK050 came down on 13 …

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Gadgets can be hacked to produce 'dangerous' sounds, says researcher

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sustained loud sounds can annoy and disorientate people Many modern gadgets can be hacked to produce deafening and disorienting sounds, research has revealed. Security researcher Matt Wixey found a range of devices had little protection to stop themselves being turned into “offensive” low-grade, cyber-weapons. …

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