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Facebook moderators 'keep child abuse online'

Image copyright Reuters Graphic videos showing children being abused remain on Facebook despite numerous requests to have them removed, an undercover film has suggested. Moderators also do not remove posts that violate hate speech and routinely ignore posts from children who may be under-age. The allegations are made in a Channel 4 Dispatches documentary. Facebook […]

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Kodak Bitcoin mining 'scam' evaporates

Image caption The Kodak KashMiner appeared at CES in January The company behind a Kodak-branded crypto-currency mining scheme has confirmed the plan has collapsed. In January, a Bitcoin mining computer labelled Kodak KashMiner was on display on Kodak’s official stand at the CES technology show in Las Vegas. But critics labelled it a “scam” and […]

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Twelve Russians charged with US 2016 election hack

Image copyright EPA The US Department of Justice has charged 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking Democratic officials in the 2016 US elections. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said the dozen accused used spear phishing emails and malicious software. He said the hackers also stole data on half a million voters from a state election […]

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Stolen sensitive drone files sold on dark web

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tank tactics manuals were offered for sale from a separate source Sensitive documents about US military drones and manuals describing how to handle insurgents have been offered for sale on the dark web. Cyber-security company Recorded Future said some of the data had been stolen from a US Air Force […]

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Mobile phone warning road signs 'a UK first'

Image copyright Norfolk County Council Image caption Phones that are being used via a vehicle’s Bluetooth system or hands-free will not trigger the warning system A roadside system that detects if a mobile phone is in use in a passing vehicle is being piloted in a UK first. Despite being unable to pick up whether […]

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Banks told to reveal tech meltdown plans

Image copyright Getty Images UK banks have been told to explain how they would cope with a technology failure or cyber-attack. The Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority have given financial firms three months to detail how they would respond if their systems failed. Some TSB customers were left unable to access online […]

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Coder charged over stolen surveillance tools

Image copyright Reuters Image caption NSO software is believed to have helped get past security measures on Apple iPhones A programmer who allegedly tried to sell stolen surveillance tools worth $50m (£38m) on the dark web has been caught and charged in Israel. The software was reportedly stolen from a security firm called NSO Group, […]