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Greenwich University fined £120,000 for data breach

Image copyright University of Greenwich The University of Greenwich has been fined £120,000 ($160,000) by the Information Commissioner. The fine was for a security breach in which the personal data of 19,500 students was placed online. The data included names, addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers, signatures and – in some cases – physical and […]

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Children's phone data exposed on cloud server

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Teensafe app monitors calls, texts and web browsing The Apple and Android IDs of more than 10,000 children were left unprotected on Amazon cloud servers for months, reports ZDNet. The data was found on one server run by Teensafe, which makes an app parents can use to monitor […]

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U-turn over Facebook chief's EU meeting

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Zuckerberg previously answered two days of questions from US lawmakers In a change of plan, the public will be able to watch Mark Zuckerberg’s response to European Parliament leaders’ privacy concerns. The body’s president, Antonio Tajani, has tweeted that tomorrow’s 75-minute meeting would be livestreamed. Earlier, news that […]

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Tomorrow's cities: Park with four seasons under one roof

Image copyright Carlo Ratti Associati Image caption Winter, spring, summer or autumn? Take your pick in Milan’s Four Seasons garden Everyone has a favourite season but if you visited Milan last month, you could have experienced all four in one place. The brainchild of Italian architect Carlo Ratti, the garden used climate-control technology to allow […]

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US mugshot website owners face criminal charges

Image copyright wademcmillan Image caption Photos are typically taken soon after people are arrested The four alleged owners of a website which publishes photos of people taken soon after they have been arrested, have been arrested themselves. The alleged owners of the mugshots.com website have been accused of extortion and a variety of other crimes. […]

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Cambridge Analytica starts bankruptcy proceedings in US

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cambridge Analytica’s name has been taken down from the wall of the London office it occupied Cambridge Analytica has filed for bankruptcy in the US. The consultancy was at the centre of the Facebook data-sharing scandal in which it was accused of improperly obtaining information on users. The bankruptcy proceedings […]

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Robot helps patients put on hospital gown and other news

BBC Click’s Emily Bates looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week including: Microsoft announces an Xbox Adaptive Controller designed specifically for disabled gamers Boston Dynamics shows off its humanoid Atlas robot running Georgia Institute of Technology reveals a robot designed to help patients put on hospital gowns See more at […]

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Expensive remittances

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Migrants send more than $600bn to their families back home each year Technology has made it easier and cheaper to send money home to relatives round the world. But what if you don’t trust your Dad not to squander it? No problem – now you can pay his electricity […]