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IS web media targeted in EU-led attack

[ad_1] Image copyright Screen grab Image caption IS has broadcast slick propaganda videos globally The EU police agency Europol says an international operation has struck a major blow against the internet propaganda of the Islamic State group.Cyber specialists in various European countries, Canada and the US targeted online sites including the Amaq News Agency, seen as the main IS mouthpiece.Europol co-ordinated a "simultaneous multinational takedown" of IS media, seizing digital
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How to handle the flood of GDPR privacy updates

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the flood of new privacy policies Many app users' inboxes are bulging with requests to review new terms of service and privacy conditions.And it is no coincidence that so many developers have revamped their small print at the same time.In just under a month, the EU will introduce a new privacy law that gives Europeans new
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AI could increase nuclear war risk and other news

[ad_1] BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week including:Samsung releases six new television shows filmed exclusively in virtual reality Pepper the humanoid robot begins working at the Smithsonian in Washington DC Artificial intelligence (AI) could increase the risk of a nuclear war warns the Rand Corporation think tank See more at Click's website and @BBCClick. [ad_2] Source link
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Real-life Transformer: The Japanese robot that becomes a car

[ad_1] Inspired by the children's TV show Transformers, engineers have developed a robot that becomes a car.Japanese firm Brave Robotics and amusement park ride manufacturer Sansei Technologies worked together on the development.The designers say it's the first time a machine of this kind has been able to carry people in a functioning vehicle.Video produced by Simon Atkinson [ad_2] Source link
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Golden State Killer suspect traced using genealogy websites

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Former police officer Joseph DeAngelo was arrested on Tuesday and charged with murder Californian prosecutors say genealogy websites played a key role in tracking down a man accused of being a notorious serial killer.Joseph DeAngelo, 72, is suspected of being the so-called Golden State Killer, blamed for a spate of murders and rapes in the 1970s and 1980s.DNA linked the crimes but police had
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Porn: All you need to know about the UK’s porn block for under 18s

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images You're soon going to have to prove you're 18 or over if you want to watch porn online.It could mean handing over your email address or even credit card details to verify your age.This is because the government is going to make it a legal requirement for all porn sites to introduce age-verification software.It claims the change in the law is to protect children.But there's
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‘We are at the beginning of a revolution in healthcare’

[ad_1] Image copyright Oxford Nanopore Image caption Oxford Nanopore's portable DNA sequencer has been used around the world Fifteen years ago this month, the full human genome sequence was published for the first time, heralding a new era of medicine. Since then technology has markedly speeded up genomic sequencing and reduced the cost. But have those hoped-for medical breakthroughs materialised?"We have embarked on one of the most exciting chapters of
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Canada data firm AIQ may face legal action in UK

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook claims AIQ spent $2m (£1.43m) during the Brexit referendum The UK's Information Commissioner is considering legal action against Canadian data firm AggregateIQ (AIQ).It follows testimony from co-founder Jeff Silvester to Canadian MPs in which he claimed to be co-operating with the watchdog's inquiry into Cambridge Analytica.In a statement, commissioner Elizabeth Denham said this was not the case.AIQ is implicated in a data
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Revenge porn hub taken down by Dutch police raid

[ad_1] Image copyright Dutch police Image caption Visitors to the Anon-IB forum were greeted by a page announcing it had been seized A notorious hub for the sharing of revenge porn called Anon-IB has been shut down by Dutch police.Three Dutch nationals have been arrested for stealing intimate images that they then shared on the site.Servers containing stolen data were seized by police as it investigated who had stolen the