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Russian Fancy Bear hackers' UK link revealed

Image caption Russian hackers spent well over $6,000 at Crookservers When Russia’s most notorious hackers hired servers from a UK-registered company, they left a trove of clues behind, the BBC has discovered. The hackers used the computers to attack the German parliament, hijack traffic meant for a Nigerian government website …

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Broadband firms must ditch 'misleading' speed ads

Image copyright BT Image caption ISPs will no longer be able to use the term ‘up to’ about speeds of service Broadband firms will no longer be able to advertise their fast net services based on the speeds just a few customers get, from May next year. Currently ISPs are …

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Android phones 'betray' user location to Google

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mobile phone masts transmit a unique address A majority of Android smartphones collect location data and send it back to Google, even when location services are switched off. News website Quartz reported Android phones gathered information about nearby mobile phone masts and shared those …

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Iranian charged with Game of Thrones hack

Image copyright HBO Image caption The leaks were released prior to the broadcast of Game of Thrones series seven US prosecutors have charged an Iranian man with hacking into HBO, leaking Game of Thrones scripts and demanding a $6m (£4.5m) ransom. Behzad Mesri is accused of computer fraud, wire fraud, …

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Power ranger

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Our electric cars could give power back to the grid when necessary If electric cars really are the future, where is all the electricity to power them going to come from? There are currently more than a billion vehicles on the road worldwide, 38 …

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Uber and Volvo strike deal for 24,000 self-drive cars

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Volvo hopes to sell tens of thousands of vehicles to Uber under the deal Uber has struck a deal to buy up to 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo. The agreement envisages that the pick-up service will purchase the vehicles over the course of three …

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Visibility poor

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘There’s no weather station measuring what’s going on’ A shortage of weather data is putting many African countries at an economic disadvantage, experts believe. The BBC’s Click team went to Tanzania to meet some tech start-ups trying to change the outlook. Tanzania …

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Hammond: Driverless cars will be on UK roads by 2021

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Critics say the tech behind driverless cars still needs a lot of work Driverless cars could be on UK roads within four years under government plans to invest in the sector. Chancellor Philip Hammond told the BBC the objective was to have “fully driverless …

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Tech to cut young drivers' insurance bills

Image copyright Getty Images The cost of insuring a car has never been higher. For young people it is not uncommon to be quoted amounts in excess of £4000 a year – sometimes more than the car is actually worth. Not long ago, the only option for young drivers was …

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UK seeks future cyber-security stars

Image copyright Matt Crypto Image caption Bletchley Park is host to a centre developing cyber-based lessons for school pupils A £20m initiative to get schoolchildren interested in cyber-security has been launched by the UK government. The Cyber Discovery programme is aimed at 15 to 18-year-olds and involves online and offline …

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