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Reindeer hunted by wolverines get safety app

Image copyright Actility Image caption Reindeer herding is big business in Lapland Reindeer, who fall prey to wolverines, wolves and lynx, are being fitted with sensors to protect them. It makes it easier for herders to track the animals across the remote Lapland forests where they roam. Sensors around the …

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Bitcoin slump sees trades suspended on certain exchanges

Image copyright Getty Images Bitcoin plunged on Friday, extending a fall that saw the crypto-currency lose almost a third of its value from a record of nearly $20,000 (£15,000). The crypto-currency’s price dipped below $11,000 on Friday, according to the Coindesk exchange website, before recovering to above $13,000. Amid the …

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UK 'ready to retaliate' against Russian cyber attacks

Image copyright PA Image caption Boris Johnson is the first UK foreign secretary to visit Russia in five years Boris Johnson will warn Russia to stop cyber attacks which threaten Britain’s national security or face retaliation of a similar kind from the UK. He will say the UK has no …

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Facebook strikes music deal with Universal

Image copyright Getty Images Facebook has reached a licensing agreement with a major music label that will allow users to post and share music on the social media network. The global, multi-year deal with Universal Music Group (UMG) addresses copyright issues raised by unauthorised use of its artists’ material. The …

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Artificial intelligence school inspections face resistance

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The data could be used to determine which schools were most likely to fail Plans to use algorithms to identify failing schools have been criticised by the National Association of Head Teachers. A data science unit, part-owned by the UK government, has been training …

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UK homes to get faster broadband by 2020

Image copyright Getty Images Homes and businesses will have a legal right to demand faster broadband speed by 2020, the government has said, after rejecting a voluntary offer from BT. It has promised that the whole of the UK will have access to speeds of at least 10 Mbps by …

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Video games: How big is industry's racial diversity problem?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is one game to feature a black woman protagonist When Uncharted: The Lost Legacy was released this year, it gained a lot of attention – not because it is the latest instalment for a popular franchise, it …

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HMS Queen Elizabeth: Leak found on new aircraft carrier

Image copyright PA Image caption HMS Queen Elizabeth sailed into Portsmouth in August following preparations at the naval base The UK’s new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, is leaking because of a faulty seal. The Royal Navy’s future flagship, which was commissioned by the Queen earlier this month in Portsmouth, …

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Kaspersky files lawsuit over anti-virus software ban

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Eugene Kaspersky founded Kaspersky Lab in 1997 Russian software security firm Kaspersky Lab has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over a ban on its anti-virus products. It is the latest move by the company to refute allegations that it is vulnerable to …

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Locked out

Image copyright Seehotel Jagerwirt Image caption Christoph Brandstatter (third from right) had his Austrian hotel hacked four times The internet of things (IoT) promises many advantages – smart cities with integrated transport systems, for instance – but it comes with a significantly increased cybersecurity risk. So how should we be …

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