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Amazon has banned more than one million products which claim to protect against the coronavirus - or even cure it.

The online retailer told Reuters it had also removed "tens of thousands" of overpriced health products from unscrupulous sellers.

Thursday, 27 February 2020 15:36

Clearview AI: Face-collecting company database hacked

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Clearview AI, a start-up with a database of more than three billion photographs from Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, has been hacked.

The attack allowed hackers to gain access to its client list but it said its servers had not been breached.

Wednesday, 26 February 2020 16:16

Tesla Autopilot crash driver 'was playing video game'

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An Apple employee who died after his Tesla car hit a concrete barrier was playing a video game at the time of the crash, investigators believe.

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said the car had been driving semi-autonomously

Tuesday, 25 February 2020 16:06

Pets 'go hungry' after smart feeder goes offline

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Owners of a device designed to release food for pets say their animals were left hungry during a week-long system failure.

Petnet allows owners to schedule and control feeding via a smartphone app.

Google has warned people not to circumvent the ban on Google apps that affects newer Huawei phones.

Recent Huawei devices cannot download the Google Play app store or hugely popular apps such as Gmail, YouTube, or Google Maps.

Thursday, 20 February 2020 16:22

Samsung explains mystery alert sent overnight

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Samsung has apologised after it accidentally sent an alert to thousands of devices overnight.

Affected devices received a notification from Find My Mobile in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Wednesday, 19 February 2020 15:17

Ring doorbell makes two-factor verification mandatory

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Ring, Amazon's video doorbell system, has introduced additional steps to the way users log in to their accounts.

Users will need to enter a password and unique six-digit code when they first log in to view their

Tuesday, 18 February 2020 16:15

Apple warns coronavirus will hurt iPhone supplies

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Apple has warned that disruption in China from the coronavirus will mean revenues falling short of forecasts.

The tech giant said production and sales were affected, and that "worldwide iPhone supply would be

Monday, 17 February 2020 15:30

Police force denies creating 'child hacker' poster

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Two law-enforcement agencies have distanced themselves from a poster about children and cyber-crime widely mocked online.

It suggested the police should be alerted if a child was found using programs popular with cyber-security

Samsung is making all three models in its new flagship smartphone range 5G-compatible. The top-end Galaxy S20 also introduces a 100x zoom camera.

The firm also confirmed a new foldable, the Galaxy Z Flip. It uses "folding glass" in its display and small

Intel and Vivo have become the latest big tech companies to announce they are withdrawing from MWC in Barcelona, citing concerns about coronavirus.

Spanish media is reporting that trade body the GSMA, which organises MWC, will meet to decide whether

Monday, 10 February 2020 16:11

Bill Gates 'not buying our hydrogen yacht'

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Billionaire Bill Gates has not commissioned a hydrogen-powered superyacht from designer Sinot, the firm has told the BBC.

It has been widely reported that Mr Gates ordered a £500m ($644m) luxury vessel,

Wednesday, 05 February 2020 15:51

Windows 10 users hit by Search bar fault

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Windows 10 users are reporting that one of the operating system's core features has stopped working.

Dozens posted on social media that Windows Search stopped working for them, as of Wednesday morning.

Tuesday, 04 February 2020 15:49

Half of UK 10-year-olds own a smartphone

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Fifty per cent of the UK's 10-year-olds owned a smartphone in 2019, according to a report by media regulator Ofcom.

The amount of young phone owners doubled between the ages of nine and 10,

Monday, 03 February 2020 15:40

Nintendo Switch leaker admits child sex abuse

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A 21-year-old man has admitted hacking into Nintendo's servers, leaking details about unreleased products and possessing child sexual abuse images.

Ryan Hernandez, known online as Ryan West and RyanRocks, stole and leaked information about the Nintendo Switch before it was released.

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 15:33

Microsoft issues second 'final' Windows 7 update

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Microsoft has issued a fresh update for Windows 7, just days after it said it would provide no more patches for the ageing operating system.

It made the U-turn after it emerged there was a bug in its "final" patch.

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 16:15

Huawei set for limited role in UK 5G networks

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The UK has decided to let Huawei continue to be used in its 5G networks but with restrictions, despite pressure from the US to block the firm.

The Chinese firm will be banned from supplying kit to "sensitive parts" of the network, known as the core.

Monday, 27 January 2020 16:23

UK to decide on Huawei 5G ban

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The UK government is expected to decide on Tuesday whether to ban equipment made by Chinese technology giant Huawei from its 5G networks.

The US is lobbying the UK to exclude it on the grounds of national security.

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