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Huawei challenges US over security threat designation

Huawei has filed a legal challenge against the US Federal Communications Commission which designated the company as a threat to US national security.
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Posted 2021/02/10 10:12:00

Twitter defies Indian govt and refuses to remove more than 1,100 accounts over farmer protests

Twitter is locked in a battle with the Indian government after it was ordered to take down accounts supporting the ongoing farmers' protests.
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Posted 2021/02/10 07:21:00

Eight Britons arrested over hacking phones of US celebrities

Eight British men have been arrested for allegedly hacking the phones of US celebrities.
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Posted 2021/02/10 04:10:00

Half of UK kids saw more fake news online in 2020, survey finds

More than half of the UK's children (51%) say they have been exposed to more misleading online content in the last year than before 2020, a survey has found.
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Posted 2021/02/09 20:13:00

United Arab Emirates successfully inserts probe into Mars orbit

The United Arab Emirates has become the fifth nation to ever reach Mars, with its space probe successfully inserting into Martian orbit at 3.57pm UK time on Tuesday.
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Posted 2021/02/09 13:41:00

An invisible killer is lurking in our consumer products

Our food, cosmetics and clothes may be filled with an invisible killer that doesn't show up in ingredients lists but may be more dangerous than COVID-19, according to new research.
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Posted 2021/02/09 11:59:00

Govt denies setting up unit to profile journalists and block FOI requests

The government has denied setting up a "Clearing House" unit to profile journalists and undermine Freedom of Information requests, following a letter from newspaper editors demanding action.
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Posted 2021/02/09 10:36:00

North Korea using cyber heists to fund nuclear programme, says UN

A confidential UN report circulated among its Security Council members reportedly claims that North Korea has continued to maintain and develop its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes through cyberattacks.
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Posted 2021/02/09 09:50:00

Hackers try to poison Florida town by changing chemical levels at water treatment plant

A water treatment plant in Florida was targeted by hackers who tried to poison a town's water supply, according to the local sheriff.
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Posted 2021/02/08 22:01:00

Elon Musk and Snoop Dogg send Dogecoin surging

Following weeks of frenzied stock market memes and investments - spurred by social media site Reddit and billionaire Elon Musk - a new token is surging: the joke cryptocurrency Dogecoin.
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Posted 2021/02/08 15:05:00

Bitcoin hits new high as Tesla reveals $1.5bn investment

Bitcoin has jumped more than 10% to a record high after Tesla said it had invested $1.5bn (£1.09bn) in the cryptocurrency and would soon start accepting it as a form of payment for its cars and other products.
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Posted 2021/02/08 14:36:00

Shape-shifting coronavirus is knocking the confidence of scientists

Another half a million or so people will today bare their shoulder and have a vaccine against COVID-19.
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Posted 2021/02/08 12:10:00

COVID mRNA vaccine tech could be used to target HIV, sickle cell and cancer

The coronavirus pandemic has spurred on the development of a range of new medical technologies, some of which could have a lasting impact on humanity's ability to treat difficult diseases.
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Posted 2021/02/08 09:31:00

Jenson Button test driving electric SUV for new rally series highlighting climate change

Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button has spent two days in the Welsh Valleys test driving a 100% electric SUV, ahead of a new rally series aimed at highlighting climate change.
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Posted 2021/02/06 03:57:00

Shortage of PS5 and Xbox consoles drives calls for scalping to be criminalised

A shortage of the new PS5 and Xbox consoles is driving calls to criminalise scalping - the practice of using bots to buy multiple units and then sell them on for a marked-up price.
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Posted 2021/02/05 15:14:00

Pixel phone cameras can measure heart rate

Google is adding heart and respiratory rate monitors to its new Pixel phones, using only the rear camera to contribute to measurements of users' health.
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Posted 2021/02/05 10:00:00

Serco asked for assurances by space agency and Belgian military after cyber attack

The Belgian military and the European Space Agency (ESA) are among organisations that have sought assurances from Serco, the company behind NHS Test and Trace, following a cyber attack.
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Posted 2021/02/04 12:12:00

Sniffer dogs detect coronavirus with 94% accuracy

A German veterinary clinic has trained sniffer dogs to detect coronavirus in human saliva samples - with 94% accuracy.
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Posted 2021/02/03 19:42:00

Volunteers wanted for trial that will mix and match COVID vaccines

Volunteers are to be recruited from today for a world-first study that will mix and match COVID-19 vaccines.
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Posted 2021/02/03 17:29:00

Mix and match COVID-19 vaccine trial results to be available in the summer

Results of a world-first study that will mix and match COVID-19 vaccines are expected by the summer, according to a senior member of the research team.
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Posted 2021/02/03 17:29:00