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5G networks: Trump says US shouldn't block technology

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump has said he wants the US to become a technology leader through competition rather than by blocking others. Mr Trump said American firms must “step up their efforts, or get left behind”. He did not specifically mention China’s Huawei, though many interpreted …

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Anthem video game set for tough debut

Image copyright EA Image caption In Anthem, players are freelancers who use flying exosuits to take on alien enemies Highly-anticipated video game Anthem launches on Friday. The squad-based shooter challenges players to complete a variety of missions to defeat a series of enemy aliens or “exos”. The online game is …

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Samsung Galaxy Fold: The internet reacts

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Samsung shows off its ‘luxury’ foldable phone “How much!?!” It wasn’t so long ago that the tech press got in a tizz over the first $1,000 (£766) smartphones. Now we’re being expected to stump up roughlys double that for the entry-level …

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Cyber-thieves set sights on hijacking payment data

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption BA customers were caught out by an attack that sought to steal payment card information Thousands of websites are being hit by cyber-thieves who implant code to scoop up payment card numbers, research suggests. Security giant Symantec found more than 4,800 websites were being …

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Thank you note for VHS player makes thousands cry

Image copyright . Image caption Old school letter for an old school machine When a happy customer’s letter of appreciation to the seller of a VHS machine was shared on social media, it prompted a stream of stories about acts of kindness. “It caught my eye because most mail I …

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Child abuse images being traded via secure apps

Image copyright PA Image caption Public links can lead people to encrypted groups where illegal material is traded Images of child sexual abuse and stolen credit card numbers are being openly traded on encrypted apps, a BBC investigation has found. Security experts told Radio 4’s File on 4 programme that …

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Facebook needs regulation as Zuckerberg 'fails' – UK MPs

Image copyright Getty Images/Facebook Facebook needs far stricter regulation, with tough and urgent action necessary to end the spread of disinformation on its platform, MPs have said. A Commons committee has concluded that the firm’s founder Mark Zuckerberg failed to show “leadership or personal responsibility” over fake news. Untrue stories …

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Quadriga: The cryptocurrency exchange that lost $135m

Image copyright Facebook/Quadriga Image caption Gerald Cotten When the 30-year-old founder of a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange died suddenly, he took the whereabouts of some C$180m ($135m; £105m) in cryptocurrency to his grave. Now, tens of thousands of Quadriga CX users are wondering if they will ever see their funds again. …

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