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Why bots probably aren't gaming the 'Cancel Brexit' petition

Why bots probably aren't gaming the 'Cancel Brexit' petition

Image copyright Getty Images Questions have been asked about whether a government petition calling for Brexit to be cancelled has been swamped by bots. Bots are automated programmes which can carry out a command thousands of times. The BBC spoke to three cyber-security experts about how likely it is that a number of the 3m […]

Autonomous shuttle to be tested in New York City

Autonomous shuttle to be tested in New York City

Image copyright Optimus Ride Image caption The service will at first only be available on a private site in Brooklyn A self-driving shuttle service is to be deployed in New York City by the middle of the year. Boston start-up Optimus Ride will run vehicles on private roads at the Brooklyn Navy Yard site located […]

Security flaw put RBS customers at risk of cyber-attack

Security flaw put RBS customers at risk of cyber-attack

Image copyright Eyewire Image caption The software was created to spot and stop malicious cyber-attacks Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) customers have been put at risk of cyber-attack after being recommended flawed security software. Since January, the banking group has begun to offer its business banking customers a product called Thor Foresight Enterprise free of […]

How do you know where your olive oil really comes from?

How do you know where your olive oil really comes from?

Image copyright oracle Image caption How do you know your extra virgin hasn’t been mixed with inferior oils? When you pick up a bottle of extra virgin olive oil from the supermarket shelf, how confident are you that it’s all that it seems? The olives have had a long journey: from the tree to the […]

Hotel guests 'secretly filmed and live-streamed'

Hotel guests 'secretly filmed and live-streamed'

Image copyright Getty Images More than 1,500 hotel guests were secretly filmed with footage of them live-streamed to the internet, according to police in South Korea. The illicit activity was discovered in in 30 separate hotels across 10 South Korean cities. Cameras were hidden in digital TV boxes, wall sockets and hairdryer holders, and the […]

The SEC calls for new contempt sanctions for Elon Musk

The SEC calls for new contempt sanctions for Elon Musk

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US financial regulator claims that Elon Musk’s tweets violate their settlement agreement The US financial regulator is insisting that Elon Musk be found in contempt of court for his tweets. The Tesla CEO has defended a tweet that he posted in February, revealing the carmaker’s production goals for […]

Why are Venezuelans seeking refuge in crypto-currencies?

Why are Venezuelans seeking refuge in crypto-currencies?

Image copyright Megan Janetsky Image caption Eli Meregote uses crypto-currencies to send money home to Venezuela Crypto-currencies have faced a lot of criticism since Bitcoin first came on the scene 10 years ago. But for one group of people, they’re proving very useful. Venezuela has seen its currency rendered practically valueless after suffering one of […]

UK cyber-security efforts criticised by audit office

UK cyber-security efforts criticised by audit office

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The report finds fault with the government’s plans to protect national infrastructure, which includes energy and transport The government has been told there are “failings” in the way it is planning to protect the UK’s critical infrastructure from cyber-attacks. The warning came in a National Audit Office (NAO) assessment […]

Apple responds to Spotify complaints over App store

Apple responds to Spotify complaints over App store

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Spotify wants the European Commission to investigate Apple’s app store Apple has replied to claims by Spotify that App store policies gave it an “unfair advantage”. Spotify made its comments as it filed an official anti-trust complaint against Apple in Europe saying it “limited” consumer choice. Apple took the […]

Christchurch shootings: Social media races to stop attack footage

Christchurch shootings: Social media races to stop attack footage

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionChristchurch was put into lockdown as events unfolded A gunman opened fire in a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 49 people and injuring 20 more. As he did so, he filmed the entire crime and live-streamed it directly to Facebook. What ensued was an exhausting race […]

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