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A spyware company faces legal action after a US court ruled that its software was used unlawfully to intercept an unwitting man's messages. Javier Luis started an online friendship with Catherine Zang in 2009. Her husband used WebWatcher spyware to track the pair's private emails and online chats over several months, as evidence for divorce proceedings. The US appeal...

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Huge leaks of data from US organisations have been attributed by some to Russia, so has the former Soviet state launched cyberwar on the US elections? Hacking tools allegedly developed by the US National Security Agency (NSA) were dumped online by a group calling itself Shadow Brokers. It follows a string of recent leaks of data from the Democratic...

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Twitter has suspended 235,000 accounts for violating its policies on the promotion of terrorism, the social network has said in a blog. In February, Twitter announced that 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 had been banned for the same reasons. "Daily suspensions are up over 80% since last year, with spikes in suspensions immediately following terrorist attacks," said the firm. It...

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Currys PC World has been reprimanded for a second time about broadcasting misleading adverts for 4K televisions. The UK's advertising watchdog has upheld a complaint that the electronics chain had encouraged viewers to believe they could watch ultra-high definition broadcasts of the Euro 2016 football championship. It follows an earlier rebuke about an advert shown in 2014. Content in...

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A black hole created in a laboratory has shown evidence that one of Stephen Hawking's most important predictions about the cosmic phenomena may hold true. The cosmologist first proposed four decades ago that electromagnetic radiation can escape, contributing to the shrinking of black holes. The idea upended the belief that nothing could escape from a black...

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A health tech gadget McDonald's was giving away to children with meals has been withdrawn over safety concerns. The fast food chain was giving away the Step-It activity tracker, which is worn on the wrist, with Happy Meals. But there were fears that the devices caused skin irritation, so they will be replaced with a different toy, the company...

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Naming your baby Simone won't guarantee she'll win a gold medal at the Olympics, but plenty of expecting parents seem to be drawing inspiration from the standout Simones of the Rio games. Searches for "Simone baby name" have spiked 230 percent in August, according to Google Trends. The Simone surge comes as Simone Biles...

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The US has confirmed it is finally ready to cede power of the internet’s naming system, ending the almost 20-year process to hand over a crucial part of the internet's governance. The Domain Naming System, DNS, is one of the internet’s most important components. It pairs the easy-to-remember web addresses - like bbc.com - with their relevant...

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Most of us are comfortable with the idea of getting into a cab or limousine and letting the driver do the work of getting us to our destination. But if Ford Motor Co. has its way, there may soon be no driver up front. Most major automakers — and a number of automotive start-ups — are...

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Uber has launched legal action against new rules in London such as written English tests for its drivers, in the latest battle between regulators and the car ride app which has faced bans and protests worldwide. Following months of demonstrations from drivers of the capital's famous black cabs, public body Transport for London launched a consultation...

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