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Fortnite predator ‘groomed children on voice chat’

[ad_1] Image copyright Epic Games Image caption Players can form squads to help them survive in Fortnite A 41-year-old man accused of using the hit video game Fortnite to initiate sexual activity with children has been arrested in Florida.Anthony Gene Thomas of Broward County is accused of unlawful sex with a minor and possessing indecent images and videos of at least one victim.According to police, an accomplice used Fortnite's voice
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Twitter warns that private tweets were public for years

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Twitter said it did not know how many people had their private messages exposed Private tweets sent by users of Twitter's Android app could have been exposed publicly for years. Twitter said it had discovered a security flaw which meant "protected" tweets became public when some changes were made to accounts.Anyone who updated the email address linked to their account between November 2014 and
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Robot dinosaur sacked and other technology news

[ad_1] BBC Click’s Stephen Beckett looks at some of the best tech news stories of the week including; YouTube clips that depict dangerous or emotionally distressing "pranks" have been banned from the platform. Nike has launched self-lacing trainers, which fit themselves to the shape of the foot and are controlled via a smartphone Japan’s robot Henn na Hotel - which in English means weird hotel - has laid off half
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Virtual cities: Designing the metropolises of the future

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The cities of the future will be informed by data as much as by design Simulation software that can create accurate "digital twins" of entire cities is enabling planners, designers and engineers to improve their designs and measure the effect changes will have on the lives of citizens.Cities are hugely complex and dynamic creations. They live and breathe.Think about all the parts: millions
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YouTube suspends ads on Tommy Robinson channel

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Robinson said the ad suspension amounted to censorship YouTube has suspended adverts on the account of former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson.Mr Robinson had broken the site's advertising rules, said YouTube, adding that his channel covered "controversial issues and sensitive events".The decision means the channel, which has 270,000 subscribers, will not earn revenue when people watch the videos.Mr Robinson denied they contained
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Future of airport security on show in London

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A bag seen through an X-ray scanner Technology that could speed up and enhance security checks at airports is being demonstrated to industry experts at a showcase event in London.Among the innovations is a pad that could detect explosives hidden in shoes while people are queuing at security.The show is part of the government's Future Aviation Security Solutions (Fass) scheme, which is investing
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Fake BBC News page used to promote Bitcoin-themed scheme

[ad_1] Image copyright MyOnlineSecurity Image caption One sign that the webpage is fake is that it uses the wrong font An investment scheme is using a fake BBC News webpage to convince members of the public to hand over funds.The spoof page references a Bitcoin-themed documentary broadcast by Panorama last year, but links on the page direct visitors to a site promising to make them a millionaire.Reports indicate that the
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Facebook tackles Russians making fake news stories

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook said one campaign it shut down had links to staff at Russia's Sputnik news agency Facebook has removed 500 pages and accounts allegedly involved in peddling fake news in Central Europe, Ukraine and other Eastern European nations.The action ends efforts by two separate groups to "manipulate people", said Facebook in a blog.The accounts had more than 900,000 followers and between them spent
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Ace Combat 7: Can it match flying in real-life?

[ad_1] The latest version of long-running video game franchise Ace Combat has a new virtual reality (VR) mode allowing players a more immersive experience of the game.But does it really make players feel as though they are flying for real?BBC Click's Marc Cieslak and Kate Russell take to the skies in two acrobatic biplanes before playing Ace Combat 7 to assess how the VR version of the game compares.More at