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GDPR quiz: How will data privacy law affect you?

Tougher data privacy rules come into effect on Friday, impacting any organisation handling personal information linked to EU residents. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is pretty complex and it looks like many firms are still struggling to understand what it means for them, even at this late stage. Many members of the public are […]

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Trump barred from blocking Twitter users by judge

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump – seen through a phone – speaks from the Oval Office at the White House US President Donald Trump may not “block” Twitter users from viewing his online profile due to their political beliefs, a judge in New York has ruled. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in […]

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Tesla Autopilot: Name deceptive, claim groups

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tesla cars come with assisted driving technology Two US consumer rights groups have urged the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Tesla over its marketing of “Autopilot” assisted-driving software. In a letter sent on Wednesday, the groups called the Autopilot name “deceptive and misleading”. A small number of drivers using […]

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Steam store school-shooting game 'appalling'

Image copyright Steam A “school-shooting simulator” video game has been described as “appalling” by an anti-gun violence charity. According to its listing on the Steam video game store, the software lets players “slaughter as many civilians as possible” in a school environment. Charity Infer Trust called on Valve – the company behind the Steam games […]

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BMW cars found to contain more than a dozen flaws

Image copyright Keen Lab Image caption The hack attack tests were all carried out in controlled environments BMW’s car computer systems have been found to contain 14 separate flaws, according to a study by a Chinese cyber-security lab. They could, in theory, let hackers take at least partial control of affected vehicles while in use. […]

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I wish mum's phone was never invented

Image copyright Jen Adams Beason Mobile phones are bad for us. We know because every day there is a news story telling us so, or at least it can feel like that. But no-one ever actually puts their phone down after hearing these reports, right? What if children told you exactly how your WhatsApping, Instagramming, […]

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How drones could help save lives at sea

Drones which can identify humans in distress and help rescue teams survey the surrounding location are being trialled by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. BBC Click finds out more. See more at Click’s website and @BBCClick. Source link

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The gamers you can pay to help you win at Fortnite

A growing number of successful Fortnite gamers are creating a micro-industry by offering their services as in-game bodyguards and coaches to new players. Charging up to £20 an hour they deliver coaching remotely and accompany their clients in the game, keeping them safe from attack and teaching them how to play. The 12A rated game […]