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Warnings over net-connected Christmas gadgets

Image copyright NCC Image caption Germany’s telecoms regulator urged parents to destroy some sorts of children’s smartwatches Net-connected toys and gadgets bought as Christmas gifts could put the privacy and safety of children at risk, warns the UK’s data regulator. Many toys have poor security, easy to guess passwords and ...

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Virtual reality used during cystic fibrosis treatment

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVirtual reality used during cystic fibrosis treatment Virtual reality headsets are being used to help people going through treatment for cystic fibrosis. The first trial of its kind in the UK is being carried out at Llandough Hospital in Vale of Glamorgan. ...

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Russian Fancy Bear hackers’ UK link revealed

Image caption Russian hackers spent well over $6,000 at Crookservers When Russia’s most notorious hackers hired servers from a UK-registered company, they left a trove of clues behind, the BBC has discovered. The hackers used the computers to attack the German parliament, hijack traffic meant for a Nigerian government website ...

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Budget 2017: Funding for AI, 5G and digital skills

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More funding for research into 5G technology was promised Chancellor Philip Hammond said he wanted to secure Britain’s position as a world leader in technology and innovation as he delivered his Budget. It included more money for artificial intelligence and the development of 5G ...

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Iranian charged with Game of Thrones hack

Image copyright HBO Image caption The leaks were released prior to the broadcast of Game of Thrones series seven US prosecutors have charged an Iranian man with hacking into HBO, leaking Game of Thrones scripts and demanding a $6m (£4.5m) ransom. Behzad Mesri is accused of computer fraud, wire fraud, ...

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