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Call to delay use of Police Scotland data devices
MSPs want more safeguards before the encryption-breaking technology is rolled out by Police Scotland.
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Websites to be fined over ‘online harms’ under new proposals
Apps and websites that do not protect their users may be fined or blocked under new proposals.
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5G: World’s first commercial services promise ‘great leap’
South Korea and the US turned on 5G networks that promise ultra-fast speeds and new applications.
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Cyber-attacks ‘damage’ national infrastructure
Power plants, hospitals and other key installations are regularly being hit by hackers, finds a report.
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Zodiac Ascending: Astrology Startups Reach for the Stars
Startups like Sanctuary aim to do for astrology what Headspace did for meditation: reinvent it for an anxious, wide-eyed, phone-clutching
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Facebook settles job discrimination case
The social media giant bans targeting ads for jobs, accommodation or credit on the basis of gender, age or postcode.
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The Best Kindle Readers You Can Buy (2019)
Amazon just debuted a new ebook reader, and it's already the best Kindle you can buy.
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£36 iPhone XR ad criticised
Advertising body criticises a Black Friday promotion for iPhones, following complaints from the public.
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PayPal urged to block essay firm cheats
Ministers call for payments companies to block essay writing firms, in a bid to beat university cheats.
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Huge aluminium plants hit by ‘severe’ ransomware attack
The Norwegian firm, which employs 35,000 people worldwide, has switched to manual controls at some plants.
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Snapchat under scrutiny from MPs over ‘addictive’ streaks
Executives promise to examine a Snapchat feature which has been criticised as potentially addictive.
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Google tweaks search after EU competition scrutiny
Rival companies' price comparison results will be displayed more prominently thanks to the changes.
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