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School bomb hoax suspect arrested in US

  An American man accused of deluging schools and Los Angeles's airport with hoax bomb threats has been arrested. Timothy Dalton Vaughn is suspected of being part of the Apophis Squad hacker group that was allegedly behind the pranking …

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Researchers create 'malicious' writing AI

  A team of researchers who have built an artificially-intelligent writer say they are withholding the technology as it might be used for "malicious" purposes. OpenAI, based in San Francisco, is a research institute backed by Silicon …

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Tech Tent: Will Apple ban that Saudi app?

  Smartphone apps have transformed many areas of our lives, but in Saudi Arabia they are being used to curtail the rights of women. On the Tech Tent podcast this week, we ask whether it is the responsibility of technology companies to …

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Ad code 'slows down' browsing speeds

  Ads are responsible for making webpages slow to a crawl, suggests analysis of the most popular one million websites. The research by developer Patrick Hulce looked at which chunks of code take longest to load. About 60% of the …

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Mobile networks call for 5G security inspector

  The mobile network industry has called for a new European security testing scheme to check the safety of 5G equipment before it is deployed. Several countries have stopped individual companies supplying equipment for their …

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Apple to investigate Saudi app

  A Saudi Arabian app that can be used to track women and prevent them from travelling will be investigated by Apple, its chief executive has said. In an interview with NPR, Tim Cook said he wasn't aware of the Absher app but would …

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YouTube's copyright claim system abused by extorters

  Google has removed a YouTube channel after it was found to be abusing copyright claims to extort money from users. Kenzo and ObbyRaidz, whose channels predominantly feature them playing Minecraft, reported receiving messages …

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