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Teenager hacks crypto-currency wallet

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ledger Nano devices are meant to keep people’s crypto-currency safe A hardware wallet designed to store crypto-currencies, and touted by its manufacturer as tamper-proof, has been hacked by a British 15-year-old. Writing on his blog, Saleem Rashid said he had written code that gave him a back door […]

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Surgeon David Nott: Hack led to Syria air strike

[ad_1] Image caption David Nott has advised surgeons remotely using technology such as Skype and WhatsApp A British surgeon who helped Syrian doctors online has told the Telegraph he fears his computer was hacked, leading to an air strike on a hospital. David Nott, who has performed surgery in various war zones, helped his Syrian […]

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India takes down local website of Cambridge Analytica

[ad_1] Image caption Message on Ovleno’s India website India has taken down the local website of Cambridge Analytica following allegations the company used personal data of 50 million Facebook members to influence the US presidential election. SCL India, a venture between the SCL group in London and Ovleno Business Intelligence, says both India’s major political […]

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'Child porn links could make Bitcoin blockchain illegal'

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Researchers in Germany have found hundreds of links to child sexual abuse imagery on Bitcoin’s blockchain. This could make using the blockchain, a digital ledger of crypto-currency transactions, illegal. The study, from RWTH Aachen University, also said other files on the blockchain may violate copyright and privacy laws. Researchers said they […]

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Cambridge Analytica: What we know so far

[ad_1] Cambridge Analytica, the firm involved in a row over its use of Facebook data, has suspended its boss Alexander Nix. In undercover footage, Mr Nix appeared to suggest tactics his company could use to discredit politicians online. However, Cambridge Analytica said the report had “grossly misrepresented” the conversations caught on camera. Here’s what we […]

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What does the future hold for humanoid robots?

[ad_1] Humanoid robots will be used as entertainers and in commercial spaces but will not undertake major tasks, according to the director of a company that makes robotic performers. Most artificial intelligence (AI) does not need a body to work, explains Engineered Arts director Will Jackson, adding that the human body is very hard to […]

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Test tube meat

[ad_1] With the world’s population likely to reach 11 billion by the end of this century, there will be increasing pressure on farmers to maximise their use of agricultural land, and also on scientists to contribute to ensuring we all get enough nutrition. The sci-fi food of the future could change the way we eat […]