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Job application tool PageUp suspects data breach

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The breach could be the first major incident since tough new EU data laws came into force A firm that manages millions of job applications around the world suspects it has suffered a data breach.PageUp's software is used for recruitment, but also salary information, bank details, tax numbers and other sensitive personal data.Its clients include supermarket Aldi, Clydesdale Bank and chocolate-maker Lindt.The firm
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100 Women: The modern face of the ‘DIY abortion’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Global online searches for abortion pills have more than doubled over the last decade, BBC analysis of Google searches shows.The findings also suggest that in countries where abortion laws are more restrictive, there is greater search interest in abortion pills.By buying pills online and sharing medical advice through WhatsApp groups, women are increasingly turning to technology to sidestep legal barriers to abortion.This is the modern
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ZX Vega+: Indiegogo calls game over on Sinclair console

[ad_1] Image copyright Indiegogo Image caption The handheld games machine was first announced in early 2016 Crowdfunding site Indiegogo has called time on a high-profile British project to create a retro handheld console.The US firm has told backers of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ that it is appointing a debt collection agency to recoup funds from the London-based company behind the campaign.It said Retro Computers Ltd (RCL) had failed to
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Asus ‘phone with a fan’ among weird gadgets at Computex

[ad_1] Image copyright Asus Image caption The ROG gaming phone has a clip-on fan A gaming phone with a removable fan, and a dual-screen laptop are among the new gadgets on show at the Computex conference in Taiwan.Computer giant Asus revealed a powerful handset designed for gamers that comes with a clip-on fan to keep it cool during "strenuous gaming sessions".It also showed off new laptops with dual screens, which
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Facebook and Twitter replacement sought by Kim Dotcom

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has announced that he would like to build a new social network.He described Facebook and Twitter as "deep state conspirators" and said it was "time for something better". Writing on Twitter, he also invited CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and the German hacker association Chaos Computer Club (CCC) to join him.Mr Dotcom is currently fighting extradition to the
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The robots taking on your housework

[ad_1] Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT CSAIL) have developed VirtualHome where artificial intelligence (AI) can learn how to do household chores.A simulator teaches robots how to perform tasks by breaking them down into small steps and watching videos.BBC Click finds out more.See more at Click's website and @BBCClick. [ad_2] Source link
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Apple lets Siri chat to other apps

[ad_1] Image copyright Apple Image caption Tim Cook said 20 million developers are now working on software for Apple products Apple has overhauled its virtual assistant Siri to control third-party apps without users having to open them.A new Shortcuts function allows device owners to assign their own phrases to different commands.In addition, a single command, such as "I'm heading home" can be set to trigger multiple actions.Although Apple was one
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Apple Watch use at lights leads to fine for student

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Apple watch is a distraction just like a phone, said a Canadian judge A Canadian student has been fined Canadian $400 (£230, $310) for looking at her Apple smartwatch while waiting at traffic lights.Victoria Ambrose was found guilty of breaking Ontario's distracted driving law.In court, Ms Ambrose said she looked at the watch to find out the time.This claim was rejected by