Missing YouTuber Etika’s belongings found

Image copyright Etika/YouTube The belongings of a gaming YouTuber who has been missing for five days have been found on Manhattan Bridge in New York. Desmond Amofah, known as Etika, had uploaded an eight-minute video in which he talked about suicidal thoughts. Etika was known for playing and discussing Nintendo games on YouTube and streaming […]

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Presidential warnings ‘easy’ to spoof

Image copyright Fema Image caption The presidential alert system was first tested in 2018 America’s messaging system that sends presidential warnings about impending emergencies is “easy” to spoof, warn researchers. Cyber-security experts from the University of Colorado have shown how to exploit the system to send fake alerts. In one test, a spoof message was […]

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EE fined £100,000 for unlawful texts

Image copyright Getty Images The Information Commissioner (ICO) has fined mobile network EE £100,000 for sending text messages to customers without their consent. The ICO says more than 2.5 million messages were sent in 2018. The purpose of the texts was to encourage EE customers to use the firm’s app and also to upgrade their […]

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X-Prize winner: Children are not a product

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Andrew Ashe won the global learning X-Prize The winner of Elon Musk’s global learning X-Prize award says children should not become the “product” of large data-gathering companies. Andrew Ashe is a former teacher and the chief executive of UK-based learning software company onebillion.org. In May, the […]

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Florida town pays $600,000 virus ransom

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The attackers demanded a payment of 65 bitcoins to unlock computers A Florida town has decided to pay malicious hackers $600,000 (£475,000) to get its computers working again. Municipal computers for Riviera Beach, a suburb of Palm Beach, were rendered unusable by the ransomware attack. The virus disabled email, hit […]

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Walmart uses AI cameras to spot thieves

Image copyright Reuters US supermarket giant Walmart has confirmed it uses image recognition cameras at checkouts to detect theft. The cameras identify when items are put in a shopping bag without first being scanned by a cashier, or at the self-service checkout. Walmart told the news site Business Insider than it used the technology in […]

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