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Hate crimes: Online abuse ‘as serious as face-to-face’

Hate crimes: Online abuse ‘as serious as face-to-face’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The impact of shouting or tweeting abuse is “equally devastating”, the director of public prosecutions says Online hate crimes should be treated as seriously as abuse committed face-to-face, prosecutors in England and Wales have been told. Revising its guidance for prosecutors, the Crown Prosecution Service said the impact of […]

Killer robots: Experts warn of ‘third revolution in warfare’

Killer robots: Experts warn of ‘third revolution in warfare’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Experts have warned that “lethal autonomous” technology could be hacked More than 100 leading robotics experts are urging the United Nations to take action in order to prevent the development of “killer robots”. In a letter to the organisation, artificial intelligence (AI) leaders, including billionaire Elon Musk, warn of […]

Company bosses ‘lack cyber-attack training’

Company bosses ‘lack cyber-attack training’

Image copyright EPA Image caption The ransomware that attacked NHS computers is among the threats businesses face More than two thirds of companies say their directors have no training in responding to cyber-attacks, according to a government survey. Of 105 businesses in the FTSE 350 questioned, one in 10 revealed they have no plan to […]

Google and UC Berkeley to create movie from eclipse images

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Australia blocks another 59 popular pirate sites

Australia blocks another 59 popular pirate sites

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption 340 domains relating to pirate sites will soon be blocked in Australia Australia’s federal court has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block dozens of popular pirate sites. The crackdown prevents users from accessing 59 illegal torrent and streaming sites including Demonoid, EZTV, YTS, RARBG, 1337x and Putlocker. A […]

How hackers are targeting the shipping industry

How hackers are targeting the shipping industry

Image copyright Fidra Cyber Security Image caption Breaking into a shipping firm’s computer systems could allow attackers to access all kinds of sensitive information When staff at CyberKeel investigated email activity at a medium-sized shipping firm, they made a shocking discovery. “Someone had hacked into the systems of the company and planted a small virus,” […]

Daily Stormer: Cloudflare drops neo-Nazi site

Daily Stormer: Cloudflare drops neo-Nazi site

Media caption The Daily Stormer has been a source of significant controversy in recent days A neo-Nazi site that disparaged a woman who died during protests in Charlottesville has faced another wave of rejection by web companies. The Daily Stormer’s account with Cloudflare – which protects websites from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks – […]

China cracks down on VPN vendors

China cracks down on VPN vendors

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Much web content is denied to Chinese users China’s latest crackdown on those attempting to skirt state censorship controls has seen it warn e-commerce platforms over the sale of illegal virtual private networks (VPNs). Five websites, including shopping giant Alibaba, have been asked to remove vendors that sell VPNs. […]

Chatbot helps students choose courses

Chatbot helps students choose courses

Image copyright Leeds Beckett University Image caption Students can chat to the AI about the options available to them Leeds Beckett University has launched a chatbot to help prospective students find the right course. It follows the publication of A-level results in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Using Facebook Messenger’s chatbot technology, students would be […]

HBO social media hacked in latest cyber security breach

HBO social media hacked in latest cyber security breach

Image copyright HBO Image caption The hack is the latest to hit HBO and its titles, which include the popular fantasy drama Game of Thrones HBO’s Facebook and Twitter accounts have been compromised in the latest cyber security breach to hit the firm. A group called OurMine appeared to take control of the main HBO […]