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Snapchat petition attracts one million signatures

Image copyright Snapchat One million people have signed a petition calling on Snapchat to roll back its latest redesign. The changes were intended to separate interactions with friends from branded content – including that of celebrities and influencers. Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel wrote in a blog post that he believed blurring the two had contributed […]

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Search tool accesses firms' documents in the cloud

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Amazon storage servers are known as “buckets” A website created by anonymous hackers has been launched that allows anyone to search for sensitive data stored in the cloud. Buckhacker is a tool that trawls servers at Amazon Web Services (AWS), a popular cloud computing platform. AWS provides data storage […]

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YouTube and Instagram face Russian bans

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Oleg Deripaska has warned the media not to repeat the allegations made against him YouTube and Instagram face being blocked by Russian internet service providers as a result of a standoff between one of the country’s richest businessmen and an opposition leader. Russia’s internet censor blacklisted material on both […]

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Computer reconstructs St Valentine's face

Saint Valentine is the patron saint of people in love. In many countries 14 February (the date he is supposed to have been killed in the year 269 AD) is the day of romance. Brazilian designer Cicero Moraes has used human remains, thought to be that of the saint, to reconstruct Valentine’s face with the […]

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Crypto-currency craze 'hinders search for alien life'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption If there is intelligent life out there, it might be broadcasting signals across the universe Scientists listening out for broadcasts by extra-terrestrials are struggling to get the computer hardware they need, thanks to the crypto-currency mining craze, a radio-astronomer has said. Seti (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) wants to expand […]

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The 3D projections that float in the air

A colour laser and dust particles are being used to create images that float in the air. Researchers at Brigham Young University nicknamed it the Princess Leia project – inspired by the projection in the original Star Wars film, although currently the images are much smaller than in the film. BBC Click finds out more. […]

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Ten gigabit home broadband tested in UK

Image copyright Cathy Brennan Broadband speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second (Gbps) have been tested in a home in the former Olympic village in east London. Broadband operator Hyperoptic conducted the test, claiming it is the first time such speeds have been brought to a UK home using an existing ISP network rather […]

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YouTube couples

Image copyright Instagram/Ourswirllife Two years ago, my boyfriend Jack and I started a YouTube channel uncovering what it’s like to be in a gay interracial relationship. I remember the moment that we first sat down in front of a camera and tried to make a video together. It took hours for us to record something […]