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Iran bans Telegram as sanctions deadline looms

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Millions of Iranians rely on their mobile devices for news and business Iran has banned all use of the popular Telegram messaging app.The ban had been introduced to protect "national security", said a statement aired on state television.It is believed the ban is connected to protests expected on 12 May if US President Donald Trump re-imposes sanctions on Iran.Iranian authorities have complained before about
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Autonomy ex-executive guilty of fraud

[ad_1] Image copyright Alamy A former senior executive at the UK software firm Autonomy has been convicted of fraud in the United States.It is the first judgement in a legal battle that has raged since Hewlett Packard bought the firm in 2011.Former chief financial officer Sushovan Hussain was found guilty of artificially inflating the firm's financial position before it was sold. Mr Hussain's lawyers say he will appeal against the
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Robot company Starship Technologies plans 1,000 delivery bots

[ad_1] Image copyright Starship A company which specialises in delivery robots plans to expand its operations from two campuses to twenty by 2019 with a fleet of a thousand.Starship Technologies is partnering with the Co-op in Milton Keynes to deliver groceries there.It follows trials with Just Eat to deliver takeaways in South London.One expert told the BBC he thinks it will be a long time before they become a regular
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Drones deliver blood and medical supplies in Rwanda

[ad_1] Doctors in rural Rwanda are able to order blood and medical supplies by text message and then have them delivered by a drone.Technology company Zipline has developed a system where drones are catapulted by zip wire into the air. The drones then travel at 80mph, releasing their delivery when they reach their destination.BBC Click finds out more.See more at Click's website and @BBCClick. [ad_2] Source link
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Cancer researchers need phones to process data

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A cancer research team hopes to build a network of more than 100,000 UK smartphones to help process data while their owners sleep.Phone owners can get involved by downloading an app and donating some of their wi-fi or data plan.The handsets will need to be switched on and charged for six hours per night.The aim is that they will form a huge network that processes
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WhatsApp boss and co-founder Jan Koum to quit

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jan Koum co-founded WhatsApp in 2009 WhatsApp chief executive Jan Koum is to quit the popular messaging service he co-founded.In a post on Facebook, he said he was "taking some time off to do things I enjoy outside of technology".However, according to a Washington Post report earlier on Monday, Mr Koum had clashed with parent company Facebook over WhatsApp's strategy.He also objected to
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Panasonic hit with $280m corruption fine

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Japanese electronics giant Panasonic has agreed to pay more than $280m (£203m) to resolve charges brought under US anti-corruption law.The US said the firm's in-flight entertainment division hired consultants for "improper" purposes and concealed payments to sales agents in China and elsewhere in Asia.The US said the acts violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.Panasonic did not respond to a request for comment.The payments were made by
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Russia internet freedom: Mass rally in Moscow against Telegram ban

[ad_1] Image caption "I'm for a free internet" says a placard at the rally More than 7,000 people have rallied in Moscow to defend internet freedom and condemn a Russian official block on the encrypted messaging app Telegram.Protesters' placards decried the state telecoms watchdog, Rozkomnadzor. On 16 April it began denying access to Telegram, but its action also hit Google, Amazon and some other net addresses used by Telegram in
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Logan Paul ends daily YouTube vlog series

[ad_1] Image copyright YouTube Image caption Logan Paul's daily vlogs typically attract more than three million views Logan Paul - one of YouTube's most popular and controversial video-makers - has announced he will no longer release material on a "daily" basis.The 23-year-old began his Daily Vlogs series in September 2016, and has since built up an audience of 17 million subscribers.He said that his channel would survive, but that he
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China shuts down Player Unknown cheat code gang

[ad_1] Image copyright PUBG Corporation Image caption The game is won by the player who survives the longest Chinese police have arrested 15 people suspected of creating cheat programs for the popular Player Unknown Battleground (PUBG) game.The cheats helped people survive longer, aim more accurately and spot foes in the competitive shooting game.The 15 suspects have also been fined about 30m yuan (£3.45m) for profiting from the cheats.Chinese police are