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Banks told to reveal tech meltdown plans

Image copyright Getty Images UK banks have been told to explain how they would cope with a technology failure or cyber-attack. The Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority have given financial firms three months to detail how they would respond if their systems failed. Some TSB customers were …

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Three YouTube vloggers die in waterfall plunge at Canada's Shannon Falls

Image copyright High On Life Image caption Photos of the trio were posted on a GoFundMe page Three members of a YouTube travel blogging collective have died after falling over a waterfall in Canada. Ryker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh and Megan Scraper were part of High On Life, who post videos …

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A new gold rush?

Image copyright UNSW Image caption Professor Veena Sahajwalla’s e-waste factory could be profitable within a couple of years, she says. Many millions of tonnes of televisions, phones and other electronic equipment are discarded each year, despite them being a rich source of metals. But now e-waste mining has the potential …

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MEPs reject controversial copyright law

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption MEPs have been subject to fierce lobbying by both those who favoured and those who opposed the legislation MEPs have voted to reject a controversial copyright law in its current form, deciding to return to the issue in September. The law would have put …

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Kim Dotcom loses latest appeal against US extradition

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Kim Dotcom, born Kim Schmitz, argues he is not responsible for content people shared on his site Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has lost his latest court battle against extradition from New Zealand to the US. New Zealand’s Court of Appeal upheld the decision that Mr …

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Fourth of July: Aspen, Colorado swaps fireworks for drones

Image copyright PA Image caption Aspen officials say 50 drones will be used during the show The US town of Aspen is swapping its annual Fourth of July fireworks display for a drone show – because of a wildfire risk in the drought-hit area. Officials say 50 drones will light …

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Roblox 'gang rape' shocks mother

Image copyright Roblox Image caption Roblox is a multiplayer platform where players can create their own games and join in with others A US mum has written a Facebook post describing her shock at seeing her child’s avatar being “gang raped” by others in the online game Roblox. Amber Petersen …

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Jawbone fitness trackers removed from online shops

Image copyright Jawbone Image caption Jawbone products were on sale on three widely used websites Jawbone fitness trackers are no longer for sale at Amazon, Selfridges and GroupOn after a Which? investigation. The consumer group found that the trackers were no longer supported, so anyone buying the gadget would be …

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NHS data breach affects 150,000 patients in England

Image copyright PA Image caption Until recently, GPs had to record whether patients wanted to prevent use of their health information for research and planning The NHS is blaming a coding error for 150,000 patients in England being involved in a data breach. Those affected had requested that their confidential …

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Adapt or die

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nissan has been testing a Leaf equipped with a self-driving system called Easy Ride developed with IT firm DeNA The motor industry is heading at speed towards a technological revolution. Electrification and automation are the new buzzwords. So can old-fashioned car companies survive? That’s …

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