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Lancaster University students’ data stolen by cyber-thieves

By BBC Tech | July 23, 2019

Students’ personal data has been stolen in a “sophisticated and malicious” phishing attack at Lancaster University. Officials said the information had been used to send bogus invoices to applicants. “A very small number” of student records, phone numbers and ID

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AI solves Rubik’s Cube in under one second

By BBC Tech | July 16, 2019

An artificial intelligence system created by researchers at the University of California has solved the Rubik’s Cube in a fraction of a second. DeepCubeA, as the algorithm was called, completed the 3D logic puzzle which has been taxing humans since

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Facebook quizzed in court on EU-US data transfers

By BBC Tech | July 9, 2019

Facebook’s method of transferring data from the EU to the US for business purposes is being challenged again in court. The Irish data protection commissioner is arguing that the legal mechanism for these transfers does not sufficiently protect EU citizens’

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British Airways faces record £183m fine for data breach

By BBC Tech | July 8, 2019

British Airways is facing a record fine of £183m for last year’s breach of its security systems. The airline, owned by IAG, says it is “surprised and disappointed” by the penalty from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). At the time,

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Amazon at 25: The story of a giant

By BBC Tech | July 7, 2019

Amazon at 25 There’s no guarantee that can be a successful company. What we’re trying to do is very complicated,” said Jeff Bezos in 1999, just five years after launching the online firm. That the firm’s founder was so

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Electric cars: New vehicles to emit noise to aid safety

By BBC Tech | July 1, 2019

New electric vehicles will have to feature a noise-emitting device, under an EU rule coming into force on Monday. It follows concerns that low-emission cars and vans are too quiet, putting pedestrians at risk because they cannot be heard as

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Trump lets US firms sell tech to Huawei

By BBC Tech | June 29, 2019

The US and China have agreed to resume trade talks, easing a long row that has contributed to a global economic slowdown. US President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping reached agreement at the G20 summit in Japan. Mr


Slack: Why is this loss-making tech firm worth $20bn?

By BBC Tech | June 23, 2019

Another tech start-up made a blockbuster debut on the US stock market last week, with shares in Slack ending the week more than 40% higher. That values the Silicon Valley-based business at $20bn, not bad for a messaging app that