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Robo-nurses.

[ad_1] Image copyright NTU Singapore Image caption Nadine started life as a robotic receptionist but Professor Nadia Thalmann believes she can be developed into a carer The receptionist at the Institute of Media Innovation, at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, is a smiling brunette called Nadine. From a distance, nothing about her appearance seems unusual. It’s […]

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McDonald's deletes tweet attacking Donald Trump

[ad_1] Image caption The tweet to Donald Trump’s personal account was soon deleted McDonald’s has said its Twitter account was “compromised” after it sent an insulting message to President Donald Trump. “You are a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back,” the tweet said. It also asserted that the […]

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Russia denies Yahoo hack involvement

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has denied the charges The Kremlin has denied allegations by US authorities that the FSB intelligence agency was involved in a huge data breach affecting Yahoo. Two FSB officers were accused of conspiring with two alleged criminal hackers in a Department of Justice indictment announced […]

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Abta website: Holidaymakers hit by cyber attack

[ad_1] Image copyright AP The travel trade organisation, Abta, says a cyber attack on its website may have affected about 43,000 people. About 1,000 files accessed may include personal identity information of individuals who have made a complaint about an Abta-registered travel agent. It says it is contacting those affected by the hack which happened […]

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Elderly 'hit by line rental charges'

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Of the 2.9 million households with a landline only, 43% are occupied by people aged 75 and over Recent increases in line rental charges have hit elderly people the hardest, according to an Ofcom report. Between December 2009 and December 2016, line rental prices had increased by as […]

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US charges Russian spies over Yahoo breach

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption 500 million user accounts were affected by the data breach Two Russian spies are among four individuals indicted by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) over a huge theft of Yahoo user accounts. The members of the FSB, the Russian intelligence agency, conspired with criminal hackers, according to DOJ […]

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Millions of US employee records 'leaked'

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Data on 100,000 US Department of Defense employees is reported to be contained in the leak Details of more than 33 million US employees – including military staff – have been released online, according to a security researcher. The database is reported to contain information on 100,000 US Department […]

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Driverless cars 'could lead to complacency'

[ad_1] Media captionHow the public reacted to a driverless pod in Milton Keynes Certain types of driverless vehicles may not be safe, peers have warned. Over-reliance on technology could mean drivers react slowly to taking back control of a semi-autonomous vehicle in an emergency, they said. However, the Lords Science and Technology Committee noted that […]

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Apple found guilty of Russian price-fixing

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption iPhones, including the 6s Plus, had prices set by Apple’s Russian subsidiary, said the regulator Russia’s competition watchdog has found that Apple fixed the prices of certain iPhone models sold in the country. The Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (Fas) said that Apple’s local subsidiary told 16 retailers to maintain […]

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'Turkey backers' target Amnesty, BBC and other major Twitter accounts

[ad_1] Image copyright Twitter Image caption A message posted on Amnesty International’s Twitter account Twitter accounts, including Amnesty International, Unicef USA and BBC North America, have been hacked by attackers claiming to back Turkey’s government. The hackers tweeted in Turkish including the words “Nazi Germany, Nazi Holland”, and posted the Turkish flag. It echoes comments […]

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Small drone 'shot with Patriot missile'

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Patriot missiles are normally used to shoot down enemy aircraft or other missiles A Patriot missile – usually priced at about $3m (£2.5m) – was used to shoot down a small quadcopter drone, according to a US general. The strike was made by a US ally, Gen David Perkins […]