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Ikea’s TaskRabbit app back online after data breach

Image copyright TaskRabbitImage caption TaskRabbit is an odd jobs marketplace Ikea’s odd jobs marketplace TaskRabbit is back online, following a “cyber-security incident” on Monday. TaskRabbit lets people find freelance workers to complete household tasks such as cleaning, gardening or assembling flat-pack furniture. The company says an “unauthorised user gained access to our systems” and “certain […]

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TalkTalk and Vodafone top complaints chart again

TalkTalk has again been named the most complained-about broadband company in the UK, in the latest report from the telecoms regulator Ofcom. For every 100,000 TalkTalk customers, about 31 made a complaint to Ofcom about the company’s broadband services between October and December 2017. Technical faults were the main reason for complaints, according to the […]

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The helmet which gives firefighters ‘X-ray vision’

A device which uses augmented reality to help firefighters see through smoke has been developed. When fitted to a helmet Qwake Technologies’ C-Thru lens produces an outline of objects allowing firefighters to see what is in front of them. BBC Click finds out more. See more at Click’s website and @BBCClick. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43811273

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NHS website defaced by hackers

Image caption The message was left on the site for several days, according to a cyber-security researcher An NHS website hosting data from patient surveys that was defaced by hackers has been fixed. The site, insights.london.nhs.uk, was given a black background, eerie music and a message in white text that read: “Hacked by AnoaGhost.” Cyber-security […]

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Are AI fairytales the future?

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption AI programs have been designed to write stories in the style of human authors It was recently reported that the meditation app Calm had published a “new” fairytale by the Brothers Grimm. However, The Princess and the Fox was written not by the brothers, who died over 150 years ago, […]

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Wish.com: Penis advert appeared in video game apps

Image copyright WishImage caption Wish claims to have more than 300 million users worldwide A US online retailer has been reprimanded for promoting an explicit ad for a penis extender strap within video games played by children. UK watchdog the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said that Wish.com had behaved “irresponsibly” and must ensure its adverts […]

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Russia accused of global net hack attacks

Image copyright EPAImage caption Russia has been accused of carrying out cyber-attacks across the globe State-sponsored Russian hackers are actively seeking to hijack essential internet hardware, US and UK intelligence agencies say. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the FBI and the US Department of Homeland Security issued a joint alert warning of a […]

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China’s ZTE ‘poses risk to UK security’

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The warning is set to impact ZTE’s efforts to sell 5G infrastructure and devices The UK’s cyber-defence watchdog has confirmed it has blacklisted one of China’s leading state-owned companies. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has written to UK telecoms providers warning them that the use of ZTE’s equipment and […]