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Health records ‘put at risk by security bugs’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The OpenEMR system is used in many countries around the world Health records of almost 100 million patients worldwide were put at risk by security issues with a popular patient management system, researchers say.Almost 30 bugs were found in the OpenEMR system, by a cyber-security group called Project Insecurity.OpenEMR is one of the world's most widely used patient and practice management systems. It
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German couple jailed for selling son to paedophiles on dark net

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The couple's sexual exploitation case shocked Germany (faces blurred for legal reasons) A woman who sold her son to paedophiles on the dark net has been jailed for 12 years and six months by a court in southern Germany.The Freiburg court also jailed her partner, the boy's stepfather, for 12 years. The boy was nine when the trial began in June.The German nationals,
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Facebook denies seeking users’ bank data

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook does access some financial data - but says this is only done with users' consent Facebook has denied reports that it is actively asking banks for details of users' financial transactions.The statement follows a story in the Wall Street Journal that said the social media giant had asked US banks for such data.Facebook said some users opted in to accessing some financial
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YouTuber Ethan Dolan recovering after motorbike accident

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images YouTuber Ethan Dolan is recovering in hospital after being involved in a motorbike accident.The American - famous for his vlogs with his twin brother Grayson - posted on Twitter that he's "doing good" but he won't be riding again.Writing to his 6.4m followers he said: "I realise no matter your ability, anything can happen."He thanked fans for their messages of support, while his brother posted
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Drunken Facebook message aids Llandudno man’s battle

[ad_1] Image caption David Evans said he was left in debt after his dad died A drunken message on social media very rarely solves your biggest problems.David Evans' family was in debt and facing a "bureaucratic nightmare" after the death of his 56-year-old father in Germany, with no will in place.One night Mr Evans, from Llandudno, Conwy county, posted a message to his MP Guto Bebb on Facebook after a
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Cyber-attack! Would your firm handle it better than this?

[ad_1] Image copyright TOM HUMBERSTONE Image caption The day starts badly for IT administrator Tony Lewis when he reads an email from a hacker What's it like being the victim of a live cyber-attack? What should you do to protect your company from further damage? And should you pay that ransom demand? Technology of Business eavesdropped on a "war games" exercise hosted by cyber security firm Forcepoint that was based
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Android Pie: Slicing up Google’s new features

[ad_1] Android Pie - the ninth version of Google's mobile operating system - has launched.It introduces several features designed to encourage owners to moderate their use of their smartphones, including a new greyscale mode that kicks in at night.The chief of the firm's London engineering team, Andrei Popescu, showed off this and other innovations to the BBC's Leo Kelion.Read more [ad_2] Source link
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Apple chipmaker recovers after malware attack

[ad_1] Image copyright TSMC A Taiwanese company that makes chips for Apple's iPhone is back in full production after being infected with malware at the weekend.The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) had to shut down parts of its factories. It said the attack had featured a "mutation" of the Wannacry ransomware.The manufacturing giant denied that it had been hacked and blamed an error during the installation of a new tool
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Android Pie: Google adds Digital Wellbeing controls

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Android's Andrei Popescu shows off greyscale mode and other new featuresAndroid Pie - Google's latest version of its mobile operating system - has been released.The software introduces a new way to track usage of apps on a smartphone or tablet and lets limits be set, including the removal of colour from the screen at a chosen time of the day.The
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Homes lost after mortgage computer bug

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A flaw in a US bank's computer software led to 625 customers not receiving government loan assistance to which they were entitled - and 400 of those went on to lose their homes.The government scheme was designed to help people struggling to pay their mortgages.Wells Fargo told CNN Money there was no "clear direct cause and effect relationship" between the error and the loss of
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Facebook, iTunes and Spotify drop InfoWars

[ad_1] Image copyright YouTube/The Alex Jones Channel Image caption Alex Jones created InfoWars Apple has removed hundreds of podcasts by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his InfoWars brand from its iTunes and Podcasts apps.It said in a statement that it "does not tolerate hate speech".Facebook has also "unpublished" the InfoWars page on its platform for "using hate speech".On Monday, Spotify told the BBC that it too had removed The Alex
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What’s life as a YouTube child star really like?

[ad_1] Jaadin and Arabella Daho are YouTube stars with millions of subscribers and views. They make £75,000 a year, but they've been also been bullied and at one point had to move home. So is the price of fame worth it?Video Journalist: Gem O'ReillyYou can follow BBC Trending on Twitter @BBCtrending, and find us on Facebook. And you can listen to Trending on the BBC World Service.All our stories are
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Fortnite to skip Google Play on Android

[ad_1] Image copyright EPic Games Image caption Players can pay for character costumes The developer of Fortnite has confirmed it will bypass the Google Play app store when the game is released for Android smartphones.The Google Play store lets Android users buy and download apps using a simple interface, although Google takes a 30% cut of sales made.Epic Games' chief executive Tim Sweeney said 30% was "disproportionate" to the contribution
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Amazon removes Nazi-themed goods from its store

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Amazon was quizzed about why it allowed the right-wing groups to sell on its store Amazon has removed products bearing Nazi and white supremacist symbols from its online store.The retailer faced criticism for letting sellers offer a variety of far right-wing paraphernalia including clothing and jewellery.Politicians and organisations that track hate groups identified several sellers offering the goods via Amazon.Amazon said it had
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Dating apps: Tinder, Chappy and Bumble ‘least preferred’ way to meet people

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionReady for some first date horror stories?Dating apps are the least preferred way to meet someone new - despite around half of 16-34-year-olds using them, a Radio 1 Newsbeat survey suggests.Almost a third of those who use apps like Tinder, Chappy and Bumble do so because they're "too shy" to approach people they meet in person.It also suggests that almost half
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Surveillance camera drones and other news

[ad_1] BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at some of the week's best technology stories including:A US federal judge in Seattle has blocked the release of software that allows consumers to 3D-print firearmsDixons Carphone has said a huge data breach that took place last year involved 10 million customers, up from its original estimate of 1.2 millionTwo European tech companies have partnered to create the first ever indoor autonomous surveillance droneSee
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The crop-spraying drones that go where tractors can’t

[ad_1] Image copyright Hylio Image caption Drones can apply pesticides and fertilisers more accurately, proponents say Something unusual is happening on farms in the small Central American nation of El Salvador. Many fields, mainly of sugar cane, are now being tended by drones.Large unmanned hexacopters fitted with 20-litre tanks for carrying fertiliser or pesticides follow pre-mapped routes and spray crops accordingly. This isn't a case of new tech replacing old
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Deepmind co-founder Shane Legg gives London teen top AI tips

[ad_1] Image copyright Aron Chase Image caption Aron Chase was given five tips on how to succeed in the world of AI science A teenager from London has been given some extra homework for the school holidays by the co-founder of Artificial Intelligence firm DeepMind.Aron Chase, 17, tweeted Shane Legg looking for five top tips on how to succeed in the burgeoning field of AI.Dr Legg replied with some very