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Rush to fix computers in England’s courts

[ad_1] The Ministry of Justice is rushing to fix IT issues affecting courts across England. Lawyers say trials have been delayed, jurors are unable to enrol and witness statements are inaccessible, .Twitter user @SecretBarrister said the "entire digital infrastructure" of courts had been "broken for days".The Common Platform, a system shared between the police, the courts and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), was updated last June at a cost of
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Tesla reverses charging prices hike

[ad_1] Image copyright Tesla Image caption Superchargers are dotted around the US and other countries and offer a way to recharge on long journeys Electric-car maker Tesla has reversed a decision to drastically increase prices for its charging stations, following a backlash from customers.Owners had complained the price rise - estimated to be around 30% - would mean electric cars risked becoming far less competitive than petrol ones.The planned price
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Has Fyre Festival burned influencers?

[ad_1] Image copyright Fyre Image caption Expectations.... "Fyre was basically like Instagram coming to life." Or at least, that was supposed to be how it was, says DJ/producer Jillionaire in the new Netflix documentary Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened.The organisers spent eye-watering sums on an extravagant launch campaign with 10 of the world's top supermodels sharing gorgeous promotional pictures and videos of themselves partying in luxurious style on
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Disability hate crime: MPs back Katie Price over online abuse

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Self-regulation of social media "has failed disabled people", according to MPs who have backed a petition calling for new laws, led by model Katie Price.More than 220,000 people supported her demand to make online abuse a criminal offence after she flagged up trolling about her son Harvey's disabilities. Now MPs on the Petitions Committee want the government to give disabled people protection under hate crime
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Google hit with £44m GDPR fine over ads

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Google has been fined 50 million euros (£44m) by the French data regulator CNIL, for a breach of the EU's data protection rules.CNIL said it had levied the record fine for "lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding ads personalisation".The regulator said it judged that people "not sufficiently informed" about how Google collected data to personalise advertising.In a statement, Google said it
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Amazon, Apple and Google face data complaints

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Entertainment streaming giants including Amazon, Apple, Google, Netflix and Spotify have been accused of breaking the EU's data regulations.General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules say EU customers have the right to access a copy of the personal data companies hold about them.However, privacy group noyb said it found that most of the big streaming companies did not fully comply.It has filed formal complaints, which if
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WhatsApp restricts message-sharing to fight fake news

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images WhatsApp is limiting all its members to forwarding any single message up to five times in an effort to tackle the spread of false information on the platform. The Facebook-owned business had already introduced the policy in India six months ago.The move followed a number of mob lynchings that were blamed on fake reports spread via the service.Until now, users elsewhere could forward messages up
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CES 2019: Smart socket to charge your devices

[ad_1] BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at a new smart socket for charging devices. When the device is fully charged the smart socket automatically cuts out saving electricity.The main use is currently to charge phones and laptops but it is envisaged that in future it could be charging electric bikes and cars too.Read and watch all our CES coverage at bbc.com/ces2019More at BBC.com/Click and @BBCClick. [ad_2] Source link
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Girl Scouts of America offer badge in cybersecurity

[ad_1] Girl Scouts of America are now offering girls as young as five a badge in cybersecurity. It's part of a drive to get more girls involved in science, technology engineering and mathematics from a young age. An event in Silicon Valley gave scouts an opportunity to earn the first patch in the activity, with the help of some eggs.Video Journalist: Cody Melissa Godwin [ad_2] Source link
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Rise in nude photos sent to phones on public transport

[ad_1] Naked photos sent by strangers on public transport are a growing concern for police in the UK. BBC Minute's Ione Wells has been investigating the rising trend of "cyber-flashing".Graphic images are sent to people's phones via features like Bluetooth, and AirDrop on iPhones. Apple advises people to change their security settings and police are asking people to report this form of harassment. [ad_2] Source link