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Google DeepMind's NHS deal under scrutiny

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The records collected by DeepMind went back over the past five years A deal between Google’s artificial intelligence firm DeepMind and the UK’s NHS had serious “inadequacies”, an academic paper has suggested. More than a million patient records were shared with DeepMind to build an app to alert doctors […]

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YouTube: UK government suspends ads amid extremism concerns

Image copyright Other Image caption Navy recruitment ads are among those believed to be affected The government has removed its adverts from YouTube amid concerns they are appearing next to “inappropriate” material on the video-sharing site. The Cabinet Office said it was seeking assurances from YouTube’s owner Google that its messages would be displayed in […]

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Pakistan asks Facebook to help fight blasphemy

Image copyright EPA Image caption Protests urging authorities to block social media sites spreading blasphemy have been held in Pakistan Pakistan says it has asked Facebook to help investigate “blasphemous content” posted on the social network by Pakistanis. Facebook has agreed to send a team to Pakistan to address reservations about content on the social […]

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Robo-nurses.

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 only […]

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McDonald's deletes tweet attacking Donald Trump

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 president […]

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Russia denies Yahoo hack involvement

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 on […]

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Abta website: Holidaymakers hit by cyber attack

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 on […]

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Elderly 'hit by line rental charges'

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 much […]

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US charges Russian spies over Yahoo breach

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 officials […]

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Millions of US employee records 'leaked'

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 of […]