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Moneysupermarket fined for sending seven million unwanted emails

6 hours 22 min ago
Moneysupermarket has been fined £80,000 for emailing people who had opted out of receiving messages.
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YouTube to redirect searches for IS videos

8 hours 37 min ago
People looking for extremist Islamist propaganda will be shown clips denouncing terrorism instead.
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AI demo picks out recipes from food photos

8 hours 46 min ago
Researchers in the US develop an algorithm that appears to have a penchant for desserts
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Newcastle University students targeted by cyber-scam

9 hours 1 min ago
Fraudulent site takes personal details and course payments for fake university.
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3D-printed drone's space station pictures and other news

11 hours 3 min ago
BBC Click’s Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.
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Tracking the stars

21 hours 38 min ago
How live streaming of player data is giving sports fans unprecedented levels of analysis.
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BMW 'favouring Oxford' to build new electric Mini

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 19:56
Sources have said the car giant is leaning towards the UK, despite concerns over Brexit.
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Kodi magazine 'directs readers to pirate content'

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 19:49
The guide is being investigated by the Federation Against Copyright Theft.
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AlphaBay and Hansa dark web markets shut down

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 16:06
The AlphaBay and Hansa marketplaces were known for trade in drugs, weapons and malware.
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Google Maps adds the International Space Station

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:11
The International Space Station becomes the first "off planet" addition to the interactive tool.
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Dark net guns shipped in old printers

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:55
A study into the sale of firearms on the dark net finds "cause for concern" for police and government.
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Bitcoin swings as civil war looms

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:38
The Bitcoin community must agree how to tackle a slowdown in transaction times to avoid a schism.
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Laptop ban: US lifts restrictions on Saudi Arabian flights

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:32
Saudi Arabian Airlines says US authorities have lifted restrictions on laptops in cabins at two airports.
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OnePlus admits 911 emergency call glitch

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 09:29
Its flagship OnePlus 5 phone would restart if people tried to call the emergency services.
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Would using an eye scanner make mobile banking secure?

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 05:39
TSB customers will be able to try out iris scanning technology to access their bank account.
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WhatsApp video messages 'blocked' in China

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 01:25
Chinese authorities also appear to have stopped users sending photos and voice messages.
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Meet Rob Spence, the film-maker with the camera eye

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 01:13
Film-maker Rob Spence used his bionic eye to record a mini documentary about cyborgs.
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Google to add 'news feed' to website and app

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 15:22
A Facebook-style feed of news stories and videos will be rolled out across Google's services.
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Virgin complaint bans Sky broadband ad

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 14:00
The advert claimed Sky broadband was "super reliable", which the Advertising Standards Authority disputed.
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Robot rower built for Cambridge University project

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 09:52
Research students from Peterhouse College in Cambridge build a 'row-bot' to mimic the actions of a college rower.
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Is WhatsApp being censored in China?

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 07:23
The messaging service has faced service disruptions, but it censorship, or is there another explanation?
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Despacito breaks global streaming record

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 07:09
Luis Fonsi's single becomes the most-streamed song of all time, overtaking Justin Bieber's Sorry.
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Hands-on with the sci-fi shooter Destiny 2 Beta

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 01:14
A pre-release online beta where fans can experience how the new game plays has been released.
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Social networks 'lead to anxiety and fear in young'

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 01:11
Research suggests that cyber-bullying is affecting young people's perceptions of themselves.
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Petya cyber-attack still disrupting firms weeks later

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 18:30
Some businesses hit by the Petya cyber-attack have not yet returned to normal operations.
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Google Glass smart eyewear returns

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 17:41
A revamped version of the technology company's augmented-reality eyewear is to be sold by software partners.
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Openreach mulls full fibre rollout for 10 million in UK

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 14:27
Openreach, newly split from BT, is considering faster fibre services but wants help from industry.
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Robot 'drowns' in fountain mishap

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 14:21
The wheeled security robot in Washington DC tumbled into a fountain in an office building.
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Hacks 'probably compromised' UK industry

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 13:03
The analysis was made by GCHQ, according to a document seen by technology website Motherboard.
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Ori's robotic furniture zooms across apartment

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 12:23
A robotics start-up creates voice-controlled furniture that moves to maximise space in small flats.
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Bermuda shipwreck digitally recreated by divers

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 09:31
The seas around Bermuda have more shipwrecks per mile than any other place on Earth.
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Japan's zero-gravity space drone sends first pictures from ISS

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 06:25
Japan's zero-gravity drone no doubt serves a proper purpose - but it's also a little ball of cuteness.
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Afghan female robotics team land in US

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 02:43
An Afghan all-girl robotics team who were initially denied visas arrive in the US for a competition.
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Telescopes to reach nine billion light years away

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 02:10
New radio telescopes far more powerful than any used before aim to shed light on extra terrestrial activity.
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Chatbot docs

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 01:28
Could health apps and AI-powered chatbots replace your traditional local doctor?
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Netflix says it now has 104 million subscribers worldwide

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 01:14
The firm's shares surged in after-hours trading as investors reacted to its quarterly earnings.
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Newcastle City Council admits adoption data leak

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 19:02
The leaked information includes names of current and former adoptees, parents and social workers
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Facebook refuses Pakistan's ID demands

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 18:19
The government wanted changes to help it track the creators of blasphemous posts.
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Drone 'threat' to planes over Israel

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 17:22
A man is arrested on suspicion of flying a consumer drone close to planes preparing to land in Tel Aviv.
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Taiwan woman divorces husband who ignored her messages

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 15:41
A woman in Taiwan is granted a divorce after her husband read her messages - but never replied.
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Porn ID checks set to start in April 2018

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 14:21
The government sets a nine-month countdown to porn ID checks, but is told this seems "unrealistic".
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HTC to stop ads appearing on keyboards

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 13:51
The phone maker says the pop-ups have been seen because of an "error" to the annoyance of users.
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'Cyber-insurance cost to double'

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 12:34
Inga Beale says the threat of cyber-attacks is 'really alive for businesses'
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Ashley Madison offers $11m settlement

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 11:19
The company behind the hacked infidelity website is hoping to settle a number of class actions.
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UK plans age verification for porn websites from 2018

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 10:13
Users face checks before accessing content, with new a regulator overseeing the rules by next April.
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Fake Obama created using AI tool to make phoney speeches

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 09:56
The tool that can edit videos of people speaking and make them say something they have not.
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Telegram to block terror channels after Indonesian ban

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 08:48
Telegram promises to move quicker on radical content after Indonesia briefly shuts it down.
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Pleasurewood Hills rollercoaster rescue

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 08:36
A man stuck on the Wipeout ride had to be rescued by firefighters.
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Emojis honoured in world celebration

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 05:16
New York's Empire State Building will be lit up in yellow for World Emoji Day.
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'It was always going to happen': Inside the cyber-attack on parliament

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 02:59
The inside story of the day hackers attacked parliament - and how the security team fought back.
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China mall introduces 'husband storage' pods for shopping wives

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 14:10
A Chinese mall creates "husband storage” pods for wives to leave their partners.
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Australian PM seeks access to encrypted messages

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 12:39
The country's leader says the internet cannot be a "dark place" for criminals to communicate.
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DeepMind AI is learning to walk and other tech news

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 11:59
BBC Click’s Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.
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Liar! Liar!

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 01:22
False news stories have plagued the internet, but are apps and algorithms the best way to spot them?
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‘Smart’ vending machine could sell alcohol and ammunition

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 01:18
The machine uses biometric security to verify users have the right to buy its products.
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DraftKings and FanDuel abandon fantasy sports merger

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 22:59
US government officials said in June the deal raised concerns about competition and they would try to block it.
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Man trapped in Texas cash machine sends 'help me' notes

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 16:58
Corpus Christi police took it for a joke, before kicking in a door to withdraw the stuck workman.
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Bupa data breach affects 108,000 medical insurance plans

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 16:28
An employee copied and removed customer information on international insurance plans, Bupa says.
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Judge rules pacemaker data admissible in court

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 16:06
A man charged with aggravated arson is set to have his pacemaker data used in evidence against him.
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Formula 1 signs Snapchat deal ahead of British Grand Prix

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 14:45
The motor sport wants to use social media to reach a new younger fan base.
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Trump hotels hit by third data breach

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 14:28
The president's hotel chain says card payment data held by a third party was accessed at 14 properties.
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Facebook Messenger gets adverts added to app

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 14:20
The chat app will feature sponsored content in its inbox to help offset slower advertising growth elsewhere.
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Luxury phone-maker Vertu collapses

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 13:47
The maker of leather-cladded gemstone-studded phones will be liquidated, the BBC understands.
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Google accused of 'bias' in research funds

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 13:25
The Campaign for Accountability finds more than 300 research papers on public policy funded by Google.
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EU clamps down on social media job snoops

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 13:04
Employers should have legal grounds to conduct social media searches on job applicants, says EU group.
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Google announces London cloud computing data centre

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 13:03
The technology giant seeks to deliver a faster cloud computing service to European businesses,
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Luxury phone-maker Vertu collapses

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 12:51
The British-based company will be liquidated, resulting in the loss of nearly 200 jobs.
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Girls school Fitbit ban 'not related to calorie counting'

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 12:39
A girls' high school bans social media compatible devices over concerns about pupils' wellbeing.
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Far Cry 5: Game causes online outcry

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 09:50
Set in rural Montana, Far Cry 5 has been causing an outcry online before it has been released.
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Afghan girl roboticists granted US visas

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 08:37
US media say President Donald Trump urged authorities to rethink the decision to ban the girls.
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Far from crude

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 01:25
How oil firms are using ever more ingenious ways to find and extract crude oil.
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Google not liable for back taxes in France

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 19:48
A court rules Google's Irish subsidiary was not liable for back taxes after a challenge from the French authorities.
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Facebook shuts down 'legal pot shops'

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 15:34
Cannabis businesses want clearer guidelines on what Facebooks bans and why.
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Can app for blind people guess Rory’s mood?

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 14:31
BBC Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones tries out Microsoft's new 'Seeing AI' app for the visually impaired.
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Russian security firm Kaspersky denies spy agency work

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 14:06
Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab was accused of providing tools for the Russian intelligence agency FSB.
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Overwatch: Bigger than the Premier League?

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 14:00
Activision Blizzard reveals who has spent about $20m to buy the first Overwatch League teams.
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Microsoft to plug rural broadband gap with TV white space

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 13:56
The software giant wants to help the 23 million rural-living Americans get broadband services by 2022.
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Pakistani corruption case hinges on a font

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 13:14
Doubt has been cast on a document at the centre of a corruption inquiry in Pakistan - and Twitter is going crazy over a typeface.
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Tech firms protest at threat to 'net neutrality'

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 07:54
Dave Lee explains why the internet may be running slowly for some people on Wednesday.
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President Trump sued for blocking people on Twitter

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 06:50
Seven Twitter users are suing the US president, saying their right to free speech has been violated.
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Cyber-bullying relatively rare, says study

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 00:31
Bullies are far more likely to target their victims face-to-face than online, a large survey finds.
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TripAdvisor teams up with Deliveroo

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 18:43
Travellers will be able to order restaurant deliveries in cities across 12 countries thanks to the deal.
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'Nordic noir' is coming to gaming

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 17:14
Dark Scandinavian crime drama has already conquered TV, now it's coming to gaming.
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Sharing firm loses most of its 300,000 umbrellas

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 16:46
Most of the Chinese company's 300,000 rentable brollies have gone missing.
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Former MtGox Bitcoin exchange boss pleads not guilty

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 14:19
Mark Karpeles was head of the world's largest Bitcoin exchange MtGox when it filed for bankruptcy in 2014.
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Thousands of children sexting, police say

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 13:07
A 5-year-old boy is among those investigated by police over explicit photos.
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The drone inspired by spiders

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 12:11
Imperial College London Aerial Robotics Lab has taken inspiration from nature to develop a new drone.
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Faraday Future shelves electric car factory

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:27
The electric car start-up has put plans for the the $1bn (£775m) facility in Nevada on hold indefinitely.
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Labour's Rebecca Long-Bailey 'won't use morally wrong Uber'

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:20
Shadow business secretary says drivers are "exploited" but Uber says they like being their own boss.
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Ofcom sets out limits for mobile auction

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 10:44
The watchdog has proposed a 37% cap on mobile spectrum ownership but Three has criticised the plan.
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Gangnam Style is no longer the most-played video on YouTube

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 10:13
Psy's megahit was the most-played video for five years, but it's been overtaken by another song.
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Guiding lights

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 01:14
Can girlguiding encourage more girls to take up science, technology, economics and maths?
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Tech boss attacks 'whiners' in angry email

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 01:06
The co-founder of a Silicon Valley investment firm says it is "not my job to make you all feel good".
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Watchdog probes £4.50 premium rate texts

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 01:02
Pro Money Holdings denies its competition texts are designed to look like spam.
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Dating app tech finds celebrity lookalikes

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 21:00
Popular dating app Badoo adds facial recognition technology to let members hunt for star lookalikes.
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Spotify denies promoting 'fake artists'

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 20:08
The music streaming platform has responded angrily to claims some of the artists it streams don't exist.
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Mansfield radio station hit by 'winker' song hijacker

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 20:01
The station says people are complaining their children are humming the double entendre-filled song.
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Russia causing 'cyber-space mayhem', says ex-GCHQ boss

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 14:32
The former head of GCHQ says cyber-retaliation "may be necessary" in future.
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Nokia 'regrets' health app backlash

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 13:09
Nokia's replacement for the Withings Health Mate app has not gone down well with customers.
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Somalia internet outage is 'major disaster'

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 12:20
The fibre-optic cable was reportedly cut by a cargo ship last month.
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