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Magazine ‘includes online piracy guide’

By BBC A British magazine is directing readers to copyright-infringing software, the Federation Against Copyright Theft (Fact) has said. Kodi is a free, legal media player for computers but software add-ons that in some cases make...

Huge dark web drug sites shut down

By BBC 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,...

Elon Musk and the hyperbolic hyperloop ‘announcement’

By BBC A vacuum-sealed tunnel that can whizz passengers from New York to Philadelphia to Baltimore to Washington DC has been given “verbal" approval by the US government, says Elon Musk. Hm. Elon Musk is a man...

BMW favors UK plant for electric Mini despite Brexit

BMW's Oxford factory in England is currently the favored location for building an electric version of the Mini despite Britain's planned departure from the European Union, two sources familiar with the company's thinking told...

UK bank to roll out iris scanning tech

By BBC Imagine logging onto your bank account just by glancing at your phone. That's what some TSB customers will be able to do from September when the bank introduces iris recognition to its mobile banking...

Google to add Facebook-style news feed

By BBC 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, features, videos and music...

OnePlus admits emergency 911 call glitch

By BBC Phonemaker OnePlus has admitted a glitch in some of its devices prevented people making calls to the emergency services. The issue was highlighted on Reddit, where a customer showed their OnePlus 5 phone restarting...

Petya still disrupting firms weeks later

By BBC Some businesses hit by malware in a cyber-attack that began on 27 June are still struggling to return operations to normal, the BBC has learned. Nuance Communications, which provides transcription software for medical professionals,...

WhatsApp app icon Is WhatsApp being censored in China?

By BBC Users of the encrypted messaging service WhatsApp have reported disruptions in China, prompting censorship claims. Many reported that voice messaging and pictures wouldn't send without a virtual private network (VPN) to circumvent China's censorship...

Instagram tops cyber-bullying study

By BBC 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 selfies and 35% said their confidence was directly linked to...
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