The ethical hackers taking the bugs to the bank

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Yahoo had millions wiped off its value because it fell victim to several hack attacks These days, when an unexpected email turns up offering lots of cash, most people…

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Why Huawei’s Google woes worry Africa

Image copyright AFP Image caption Most Africans are online today thanks to cheap Chinese smartphones Google’s decision to withhold its Android software from Huawei is being seen as the beginning of a technology cold war…

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Four times more data breaches logged in UK

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat is GDPR? More than 14,000 data breaches have been logged since the introduction of tough new data laws last May, the UK’s information commissioner’s office has…

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Huawei’s Android loss: How it affects you

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Huawei’s smartphone division’s success has been tied to the popularity of Google’s Android The restrictions being placed on Huawei’s access to the Android operating system will cast a long shadow…

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Is Facebook undermining democracy in Africa?

Image copyright Getty Images Facebook is under fire in Africa for undermining democracy, with critics saying the social media giant has allowed its platform to be weaponised for co-ordinated misinformation campaigns. The role of false…

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Mona Lisa ‘brought to life’ with deepfake AI

Image copyright Samsung Image caption A YouTube video explains how the researchers brought Mona Lisa to life The subject of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Mona Lisa painting has been brought to life by AI researchers….

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Google thwarts Baltimore ransomware fightback

Image copyright Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images Image caption Baltimore’s government servers were hit on 7 May by ransomware Google has inadvertently thwarted attempts by Baltimore’s city government to fight off crippling ransomware. The cyber-attack struck civil…

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The pun-loving computer programs that write adverts

Image copyright Dentsu Aegis Image caption Audrey Kuah says her firm is trying to teach ad copy programs to be more creative Machines are now writing advertising copy as well as basic news reports, but…

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How computing’s first ‘killer app’ changed everything

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dan Bricklin, inventor of the first computer spreadsheet In 1978, a Harvard Business School student named Dan Bricklin was sitting in a classroom, watching his accounting lecturer filling in…

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EE to launch UK’s first 5G service in May

Image copyright EE Image caption London will be one of the first cities to benefit from faster services EE will switch on its 5G service in six UK cities on 30 May, the first mobile…

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