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Ransomware cyber attacks are targeting large companies and demanding huge payments.

[ad_1] A Norwegian aluminium producer is recovering after hackers took 22,000 computers offline at 170 different sites around the world. Norsk Hydro refused to cave in to the cyber criminal's demands for money and have spent £45m trying to restore their business to full strength.The attack comes as evidence grows that hackers are getting paid off in secret by large organisations who want an easy way out. Cyber-security reporter Joe
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Tech Tent: Facebook’s deepfake dilemma

[ad_1] Image copyright Bill Posters Image caption Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg - or is it? In a video on Instagram this week, Mark Zuckerberg confessed to controlling the stolen data of billions of people and said he owed it all to an organisation called Spectre. The video was of course faked, and on this week's Tech Tent we examine the dilemma it posed for Instagram's owner Facebook. Stream the latest
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Huawei delays launch of folding smartphone

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: First look at Huawei's folding phone Huawei has delayed the launch of the Mate X folding handset until September, having originally planned to launch it this summer.The firm said it wanted to conduct extra tests following screen problems reported by early reviewers of Samsung's Galaxy Fold.Both firms had unveiled the devices in February but Huawei said it now wanted to
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Google’s AR animals entertain Android users

[ad_1] Image copyright Kate Bevan Google is rolling out a tool that lets Android users view moving animals which make sounds in augmented reality through their device's camera.It currently only works with some animals but could be expanded to include objects and brands in future.It was unveiled last month at the firm's annual event for developers who create apps for Android devices.Devices which currently support it include specific models by
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Twitter removes Iranian-backed accounts – BBC News

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Iran has made wide use of Twitter to support its political and diplomatic goals Twitter has removed almost 4,800 accounts it claimed were being used by Iran to spread misinformation.The accounts were deleted alongside others from several different groups as Twitter tries to tackle interference.It revealed the deletions in an update to its transparency report that aims to expose the "spread of misinformation by
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Keanu Reeves and Cyberpunk 2077: Gaming doesn’t need legitimising

[ad_1] Keanu Reeves - one of the latest Hollywood superstars to lend his voice, face and performance to a video game character - says gaming doesn’t need legitimising.The star plays Johnny Silverhand in Cyberpunk 2077, a futuristic action-adventure game which comes out in 2020.He’s already delighted fans by making a surprise appearance on stage at the E3 gaming conference in LA.Keanu sat down with Radio 1 Newsbeat's gaming reporter Steffan
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The super-tough drones and robots going where we can’t

[ad_1] Image copyright National Oceanography Centre Image caption The Boaty McBoatface autonomous underwater vehicle is designed to run on low power From arctic wastes to fiery volcanoes, ocean depths to distant planets, a new generation of rugged drones is going to places humans can't. But how do you make a super-tough drone?When it sets off on its arctic explorations, the Royal Research Ship (RSS) David Attenborough will be carrying within
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Children use AI to try to survive Mars

[ad_1] Dozens of 11-to-18 year olds have come up with new ways to use artificial intelligence to solve some of the Earth's greatest problems - as well as other planets'.One team involved in the Teens in AI competition suggested how to tackle Mars' hostile environment. Tallulah Berry reports from London's CogX festival. [ad_2] Source link