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Web creator works to liberate personal data

[ad_1] Image copyright PHILIPPE DESMAZES Image caption People should have more control over their data, says Sir Tim Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has created a technology he says will give people more control over their data.Called Solid, the technology puts personal information in one place so people can decide what is shared with which service or site.Sir Tim said Solid was needed because the current model of handing over
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Will Facebook be fined after hack attack?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Following the revelation that up to 50 million Facebook accounts may have been accessed in an attack due to a weakness in the platform's code, many questions remain about the breach.In theory Facebook could be fined if it is found to be in breach of GDPR, Europe's data protection rules.It has not revealed whether other services which people use their Facebook log-ins for - such
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Apple silent amid iPhone ‘chargegate’ complaints

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Customers have reported problems charging the iPhone XS and XS Max Apple has remained silent amid complaints that its new iPhone XS and XS Max smartphones fail to charge consistently when plugged in.Several users have reported that their device refuses to charge if it has been idle for a while. Some charge only if the display is "woken up".Video blogger Lewis Hilsenteger dubbed the
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Honour of Kings uses facial recognition to check ages

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Honour of Kings has more than 200 million registered users One of China's most popular video games is testing the use of facial recognition to check users' ages.Honour of King's publisher Tencent announced the move at the weekend.It said the trial would initially be limited to "thousands" of new players based in Beijing and Shenzhen.The title has been criticised in local media over
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‘Switch-off sunglasses’ block out screens

[ad_1] A pair of sunglasses that can block out TV screens has been designed by a company in the US.The IRL - or In Real Life - glasses use polarised lenses to make television displays appear black.But technology companies have struggled to convince the public to wear gadgets on their faces - with Google Glass and Snapchat Spectacles being notable flops.The BBC's Cody Melissa Godwin asked IRL founder Ivan Cash
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Facebook slated over phone ad push

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many people use their phone as a second guarantee of their identity Facebook has been labelled "deceptive" by a campaign group, for sending adverts to the phone numbers people use to make their account more secure.Many people use their phone as a second identity check when logging into their account. In the past, Facebook has said any adverts reaching people were caused by
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Google to be sued by Belgium for not blurring military sites

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Belgium has reportedly asked Google to obscure sensitive military sites. Google is facing legal action from Belgium for not blurring images of military sites.The Belgian defence ministry had requested that the company obscure air bases in its satellite imagery.A spokesman for Google said it has been working closely with the Belgian government for two years."The Ministry of Defence will sue Google," a spokeswoman
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US mid-terms: Hackers expose ‘staggering’ voter machine flaws

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Organisers of the Def Con hacking conference say the machines' vulnerability is a threat to US national security Voting machines pose "serious risks" to US security, hackers are warning.A report outlines major flaws in voting hardware, weeks before US mid-term elections. One ballot machine, used in 23 US states, carries a cybersecurity flaw that was reported over a decade ago, the hackers claim.An
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San Diego port hit by ransomware attack

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Port of San Diego oversees 34 miles of coastline along the bay San Diego's port operator has been caught out by ransomware.The Port released a statement saying the malware had infiltrated its computer network and was disrupting administration systems.It said the attack had not stopped ships or boats using the port, or put members of the public in danger.The FBI and Department of