Rehab camp aims to put young cyber-crooks on right track

Rehab camp aims to put young cyber-crooks on right track

Media captionWATCH: The National Crime Agency has started the UK’s first ‘rehab’ course for hackers Teenagers caught carrying out hacking and cyber-attacks could soon be attending a rehab camp that aims to divert them away from a life of crime. The first weekend camp for offenders was held in Bristol this month as part of […]

Cash machine hacked in five minutes

After cash machines were hacked in Thailand and Taiwan in 2016, Click asks if the same thing could happen again. Leigh-Anne Galloway, a security expert with Positive Technologies, says most cash machines are effectively a Windows XP computer attached to a safe. BBC Click’s Spencer Kelly joins her with a cash machine to find out […]

Microsoft signals end of Paint program

Microsoft signals end of Paint program

Microsoft’s graphics program Paint has been included in a list of Windows 10 features that will be either removed or no longer developed. Paint has been part of the Windows operating system since its release in 1985 and is known for its simplicity and basic artistic results. Paint’s successor, Paint 3D, will still be available. […]

Staging security at the National Theatre

Staging security at the National Theatre

Image copyright Brinkhoff Mogenberg Image caption More than 700,000 people watch the National Theatre’s live stage productions every year Step through the stage door of the National Theatre on London’s South Bank and you will find yourself in a corridor with a bright yellow floor. “We call it the ‘yellow brick road’,” said George Tunnicliffe, […]

Alphabet profits rocked by EU fine

Alphabet profits rocked by EU fine

Image copyright AFP/Getty Profits at Alphabet, the parent company of search giant Google, have been hit by the record fine imposed by the European Commission last month. The firm said it saw strong growth in the second quarter, with revenues of about $26bn (£19bn), up 21% compared to the same period in 2016. But profits […]

YouTube to redirect searches for IS videos

YouTube to redirect searches for IS videos

Image copyright YouTube Image caption YouTube will offer curated playlists denouncing terrorism YouTube says it will redirect people searching for “violent extremist propaganda” and offer them videos that denounce terrorism. People searching for certain terms relating to the so-called Islamic State group will be offered playlists of videos “debunking its mythology”. YouTube said it wanted […]

UK to bring in drone registration

UK to bring in drone registration

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Under an existing code, drones must be kept within sight of their pilot The UK government has announced plans to introduce drone registration and safety awareness courses for owners of the small unmanned aircraft. It will affect anyone who owns a drone which weighs more than 250 grams (8oz). […]

MoneySuperMarket fined for sending seven million unwanted emails

MoneySuperMarket fined for sending seven million unwanted emails

Image copyright MoneySuperMarket Image caption The website compares prices on many services Price comparison website MoneySuperMarket has been fined £80,000 ($103,000) by the Information Commissioner’s Office for sending more than seven million emails to people who had opted out of receiving its communications. The firm said it apologised “unreservedly”. The emails regarded changes to the […]

AI demo picks out recipes from food photos

AI demo picks out recipes from food photos

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption One suggestion for spaghetti bolognese was “gunk on noodles”. An algorithm created to identify recipes for food just from a photograph has been demonstrated by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The neural network was trained on a dataset of one million photos and one million recipes. […]

AlphaBay and Hansa dark web markets shut down

AlphaBay and Hansa dark web markets shut down

Image copyright US Department of Justice Image caption AlphaBay went offline earlier this month Two of the largest dark web marketplaces have been shut down following a “landmark” international law enforcement investigation. The AlphaBay and Hansa sites had been associated with the trade in illicit items such as drugs, weapons, malware and stolen data. According […]

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