Connected toys have ‘worrying’ security issues

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Consumer watchdog Which? has called on retailers to stop selling some popular toys it says have “proven” security issues. Those toys include Furby Connect, the i-Que robot, Cloudpets and Toy-fi... Read More

Huddle's 'highly secure' work tool exposed KPMG and BBC files

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The BBC has discovered a security flaw in the office collaboration tool Huddle that led to private documents being exposed to unauthorised parties. A BBC journalist was inadvertently signed in... Read More

Apple fixes iPhone letter 'i' bug

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Apple has addressed a glitch that caused some iPhones to unexpectedly start auto-correcting the letter “i” to a capital “A” and a question mark. The issue emerged when people updated... Read More

Can a chatbot help you find love?

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I’ve been nervously chatting to Lara on the dating platform Match.com for two minutes. She’s flattered me about my age (“so young!”) and she says she’s going to take care... Read More

YouTube to restrict 'disturbing' children's videos, if flagged

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YouTube is to restrict the availability of videos showing children’s characters in violent or sexual scenes if they are reported by viewers. Last week, a blog post by writer James... Read More

Universities to be warned over misleading adverts

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Universities are going to face a crackdown on how they advertise and market courses to attract students. With hundreds of thousands of young people in the process of applying, universities... Read More

Twitter halts 'broken' verified-profile system

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Twitter has suspended its verified-profile scheme and described it as “broken”, following complaints over the type of accounts being verified. Typically, prominent people, including musicians, journalists and company executives, get... Read More

'Iron man' flight sets first world record

'Iron man' flight sets first world record

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Richard Browning crossed a lake in Reading at more than 30mph. BBC News – Technology... Read More

Facebook 'remembers' nude images to combat revenge porn

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Facebook is testing a system that allows users to message themselves their nude photos in an effort to combat so-called revenge porn. It will store a “fingerprint” of images to... Read More

Facebook's fake news experiment backfires

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A Facebook test that promoted comments containing the word fake to the top of news feeds has been criticised by users. The trial, which Facebook says has now concluded, aimed... Read More