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I wish mum's phone was never invented

Image copyright Jen Adams Beason Mobile phones are bad for us. We know because every day there is a news story telling us so, or at least it can feel like that. But no-one ever actually puts their phone down after hearing these reports, right? What if children told you exactly how your WhatsApping, Instagramming, […]

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How drones could help save lives at sea

Drones which can identify humans in distress and help rescue teams survey the surrounding location are being trialled by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. BBC Click finds out more. See more at Click’s website and @BBCClick. Source link

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The gamers you can pay to help you win at Fortnite

A growing number of successful Fortnite gamers are creating a micro-industry by offering their services as in-game bodyguards and coaches to new players. Charging up to £20 an hour they deliver coaching remotely and accompany their clients in the game, keeping them safe from attack and teaching them how to play. The 12A rated game […]

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Privacy shake-up looms

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption New data protection rules have left many small businesses scratching their heads Are you fed up of emails from businesses imploring you to stay on their mailing list? Spare a thought for the small firms navigating the biggest shake-up in data protection rules in 20 years. The General Data […]

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Google search reveals names of rape victims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Google removes predictions which are sexually explicit, hateful, violent or dangerous Google’s auto-complete and related search functions are revealing the identity of rape victims who have been granted anonymity. The issue was discovered in a Times newspaper investigation of several prominent sexual assault cases. Searches for attackers or alleged […]

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$100m prize fund offered for Fortnite game play

Image copyright Epic Image caption Epic Games is offering $100m prize fund for Fortnite players Publisher Epic Games has announced that it will be offering a prize pot of $100m (£74m) for Fortnite competitions. The prize fund has been set aside for the first year of competitive play of the popular game due to start […]

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Fatal confusion?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Walter Huang, 38, was killed in a crash while using Tesla’s Autopilot function The confusion between fully autonomous self-driving cars and those that simply offer driver assistance technologies is leading to deaths on the road. Who is to blame and what should be done about it? Self-driving cars already exist […]

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Greenwich University fined £120,000 for data breach

Image copyright University of Greenwich The University of Greenwich has been fined £120,000 ($160,000) by the Information Commissioner. The fine was for a security breach in which the personal data of 19,500 students was placed online. The data included names, addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers, signatures and – in some cases – physical and […]

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Children's phone data exposed on cloud server

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Teensafe app monitors calls, texts and web browsing The Apple and Android IDs of more than 10,000 children were left unprotected on Amazon cloud servers for months, reports ZDNet. The data was found on one server run by Teensafe, which makes an app parents can use to monitor […]