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Rise in nude photos sent to phones on public transport

Naked photos sent by strangers on public transport are a growing concern for police in the UK. BBC Minute‘s Ione Wells has been investigating the rising trend of “cyber-flashing”. Graphic images are sent to people’s phones via features like Bluetooth, and AirDrop on iPhones. Apple advises people to change their security settings and police are […]

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Robot dinosaur sacked and other technology news

BBC Click’s Stephen Beckett looks at some of the best tech news stories of the week including; YouTube clips that depict dangerous or emotionally distressing “pranks” have been banned from the platform. Nike has launched self-lacing trainers, which fit themselves to the shape of the foot and are controlled via a smartphone Japan’s robot Henn […]

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YouTube suspends ads on Tommy Robinson channel

Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Robinson said the ad suspension amounted to censorship YouTube has suspended adverts on the account of former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson. Mr Robinson had broken the site’s advertising rules, said YouTube, adding that his channel covered “controversial issues and sensitive events”. The decision means the channel, which […]

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Future of airport security on show in London

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A bag seen through an X-ray scanner Technology that could speed up and enhance security checks at airports is being demonstrated to industry experts at a showcase event in London. Among the innovations is a pad that could detect explosives hidden in shoes while people are queuing at security. […]

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Facebook tackles Russians making fake news stories

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook said one campaign it shut down had links to staff at Russia’s Sputnik news agency Facebook has removed 500 pages and accounts allegedly involved in peddling fake news in Central Europe, Ukraine and other Eastern European nations. The action ends efforts by two separate groups to “manipulate people”, […]

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Laser shoes made for Parkinson's patients

Many people with Parkinson’s disease have freezing episodes when they walk. They suddenly come to a standstill and even though they want to move, they can’t. One London-based entrepreneur has come up with a solution – lasers fitted to their shoes. Filmed by Richard Kenny and edited by Ammar Ebrahim for BBC World Hacks. Like, […]