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Four times more data breaches logged in UK

Media playback is unsupported on your device More than 14,000 data breaches have been logged since the introduction of tough new data laws last May, the UK's information commissioner's office has said.Complaints from the public have also doubled, from around 21,000 to...

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Mona Lisa 'brought to life' with deepfake AI

The subject of Leonardo da Vinci's famous Mona Lisa painting has been brought to life by AI researchers.The video, achieved from a single photo, shows the model in the portrait moving her head, eyes and mouth.The latest iteration of so-called deepfake technology came...

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Google thwarts Baltimore ransomware fightback

Google has inadvertently thwarted attempts by Baltimore's city government to fight off crippling ransomware.The cyber-attack struck civil computers in Baltimore on 7 May, blocking email accounts and online payment systems.City officials set up GMail accounts to...

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SpaceX launches satellites for global web service

Elon Musk's private rocket company, SpaceX, has sent 60 small satellites into low orbit as he prepares to launch a new internet service. The tech entrepreneur hopes Starlink will generate cash for his other ambitions in space, which include flying paying customers to...

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Lift off for SpaceX rocket carrying 60 satellites

The SpaceX company has begun the roll-out of its orbiting broadband system.A Falcon-9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida late on Thursday, packed with 60 satellites capable of giving users on the ground high-speed connections to the internet.Entrepreneur...

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SpaceX puts up 60 internet satellites

The SpaceX company has begun the roll-out of its orbiting broadband system.A Falcon-9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida late on Thursday, packed with 60 satellites capable of giving users on the ground high-speed connections to the internet.Entrepreneur...

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Trump says Huawei could be part of trade deal

US President Donald Trump has said Huawei could be part of a trade deal between the US and China, despite branding the telecoms firm "very dangerous". The US-China trade war has escalated in recent weeks with tariff hikes and threats of more action. Washington has...

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Is Facebook undermining democracy in Africa?

Facebook is under fire in Africa for undermining democracy, with critics saying the social media giant has allowed its platform to be weaponised for co-ordinated misinformation campaigns. The role of false news has taken centre stage in every single one of the...

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Five tech trends shaping the beauty industry

Beauty brands are using everything from artificial intelligence (AI) to augmented reality (AR) to keep their customers engaged in a fiercely competitive market. But do such innovations actually work or are they simply marketing hype?When L'Oreal said last year it no...

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Russia 'targeted 2014 European Parliament election'

By Deborah Haynes, foreign affairs editor Evidence of Kremlin efforts to use social media to target the 2014 European Parliament elections have been uncovered by researchers at Cardiff University. They tracked the activities of Twitter accounts identified by the...

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