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Wimbledon tennis to be screened in 4K HDR by BBC

Image copyright PA Image caption Garbine Muguruza will defend her Wimbledon ladies’ singles title at this year’s event The Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament is to be streamed in 4K resolution and high dynamic range colour (HDR) to UK viewers by the BBC. It will follow a current trial in which World Cup football matches are […]

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O2 changes post policy after racist hate mail sent out

Image caption The leaflets were addressed to “Mr Isis Terroriste” and “Mr Getout Ofengland” O2 will no longer use names on some of its mailouts, after the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme found it had sent racist hate mail to a British-Iraqi family’s home in north London. Two items were addressed to “Mr Isis Terroriste” and […]

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Tesla sues former worker for hacking

Image copyright Getty Images Tesla has filed a lawsuit accusing a disgruntled former employee of hacking into the electric car-maker’s systems and passing confidential information to third parties. The information included photographs and video of the firm’s manufacturing systems, according to the lawsuit. Tesla said it has suffered “significant and continuing damages” as a result […]

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Council demanded payment card details via email

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Residents were told they had to email in the payment form to apply for a parking bay suspension A London council’s data protection efforts are under review after it told residents to email in their payment card details for parking bay suspensions via a Word document. Islington Council had […]

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BT fined for five million spam emails

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The ICO acknowledged that BT did not deliberately break the rules BT has been fined £77,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office, after it sent nearly five million nuisance emails to customers. The investigation found that the telecoms company did not have customers’ consent for such direct marketing. The 4.9 […]

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'Disastrous' copyright bill vote approved

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The changes could put an end to user-generated content, warn critics A committee of MEPs has voted to accept major changes to European copyright law, which experts say could change the nature of the internet. They voted to approve the controversial Article 13, which critics warn could put an […]

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Bithumb: Hackers 'rob crypto-exchange of $32m'

Image copyright EPA Image caption Local reports describe Bithumb as South Korea’s biggest crypto-currency exchange A leading crypto-coin exchange has halted trade after declaring that hackers had stolen some of the digital currencies it stored. Seoul-based Bithumb said that 35bn won (£24m; $31.6m) worth of cyber-cash had been “seized” overnight, adding that it would fully […]

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The $300 system in the fight against illegal images

Image copyright Christian Haschek A security researcher has built a system for detecting illegal images that costs less than $300 (£227) and uses less power than a lightbulb. Christian Haschek, who lives in Austria, came up with the solution after he discovered an image showing child sex abuse had been uploaded on his image hosting […]