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Computer science GCSE in disarray after tasks leaked online

Image copyright Getty Images The new computer science GCSE has been thrown into disarray after programming tasks worth a fifth of the total marks were leaked repeatedly online. Exams regulator Ofqual plans to pull this chunk of the qualification from the overall marks as it has been seen by thousands …

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Mercedes 'relay' box thieves caught on CCTV in Solihull

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRelay car theft caught on camera CCTV footage has been released showing thieves using a “relay” device, which receives a signal from the victim’s key inside their home, to steal a car. West Midlands Police believe it is the first time the …

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Sophia the robot wants a baby and says family is 'really important'

She’s the first robot in the world to become a citizen of a country and now Sophia says she wants a baby. A month after she made history in Saudi Arabia the humanoid robot has said family is “a really important thing.” Sophia isn’t pre-programmed with answers, instead she uses …

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UK drone users to sit safety tests under new law

Image copyright PA Drone users in the UK will be required to do safety awareness tests as part of planned new legislation on their usage. Police will also be given new powers to crack down on illegal use of the unmanned aerial vehicles. The government hopes to harness new drone …

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Predatory comments prompt YouTube ad suspension

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Videos uploaded by young children were targeted by predators found news organisations Mars, Lidl, Adidas and others have pulled all advertisements from YouTube after some were found next to clips used by predators to target children. Investigations by the BBC and the Times found tens …

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Warnings over net-connected Christmas gadgets

Image copyright NCC Image caption Germany’s telecoms regulator urged parents to destroy some sorts of children’s smartwatches Net-connected toys and gadgets bought as Christmas gifts could put the privacy and safety of children at risk, warns the UK’s data regulator. Many toys have poor security, easy to guess passwords and …

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Predatory accounts still on YouTube

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Children’s Commissioner for England says the comments are ‘very worrying’ Part of YouTube’s system for reporting sexualised comments left on children’s videos has not been functioning correctly for more than a year, say volunteer moderators. They say there could be up …

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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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