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Stillbirth documentary firm fined for maternity unit filming

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCambridge maternity patients criticised filming at the unitA television company has been fined £120,000 for unlawfully filming expectant mothers in a maternity unit.True Vision Productions (TVP) set up CCTV-style cameras in the Rosie Birth Centre at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, for a Channel 4 documentary on stillbirths in 2017.Although notices were posted in the unit, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) concluded TVP
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Flickr adds photo theft detection tools

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Photo-sharing website Flickr is to offer subscribers copy-protection tools that can detect if their images have been used without permission.Flickr Pro subscribers will be able to monitor up to 1,000 images and send automated copyright claims to people or companies that use their photos."We want our photographers to feel comfortable sharing their work online," said Flickr's Andrew Stadlen.Flickr deleted thousands of photos in February after
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Should cyber-security be more chameleon, less rhino?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Do we need to rethink our approach to cybersecurity? Billions are being lost to cyber-crime each year, and the problem seems to be getting worse. So could we ever create unhackable computers beyond the reach of criminals and spies? Israeli researchers are coming up with some interesting solutions.The key to stopping the hackers, explains Neatsun Ziv, vice president of cyber-security products at Tel
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Huawei’s ‘shoddy’ work prompts talk of a Westminster ban

[ad_1] A top cyber-security official has said Huawei's "shoddy" engineering practices mean its mobile network equipment could be banned from Westminster and other sensitive parts of the UK.GCHQ's Dr Ian Levy told BBC Panorama the Chinese telecom giant also faced being barred from what he described as the "brains" of the 5G networks.The UK government is expected to reveal in May whether it will restrict or even ban the company's
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The Pokemon card artist ‘taking the border off the artwork’

[ad_1] Image copyright @Lunumbra/The Pokemon Company Image caption Pikachu has been synonymous with Pokemon since the TV show began in 1997 "It's become my everything."Micah Yates is a 25-year-old art graduate living in Berea, Kentucky. She graduated from college in 2016 and set up shop at home.All of her paintings can be found in an online gallery where she is known as Instagram artist Lunumbra.And with her paintings sometimes selling
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Google’s ethics board shut down

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Google's ethics board proved controversial from the start An independent group set up to oversee Google's artificial intelligence efforts, has been shut down less than a fortnight after it was launched.The Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC) was due to look at the ethics around AI, machine learning and facial recognition.One member resigned and there were calls for another to be removed.The debacle
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5G: World’s first commercial services promise ‘great leap’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A woman trials 5G services on a virtual reality device in Seoul South Korea and the US have this week launched the world's first commercial 5G services, promising a new wave of capabilities for smartphone users. Samsung said its Galaxy S10 5G device will offer speeds up to 20 times faster than current phones as it began selling the handsets on Friday. Countries
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Huawei laptop ‘backdoor’ flaw raises concerns

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A flaw in Huawei Matebook laptops, found by Microsoft researchers, could have been used to take control of machines, the Times has reported.The "sophisticated flaw" had probably been introduced at the manufacturing stage, one expert told BBC News.Huawei is under increasing scrutiny around the world over how closely it is tied to the Chinese government. The company, which denies any collusion with Beijing, corrected the
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YouTube restricts Tommy Robinson channel

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Social media platforms have steadily restricted how Mr Robinson can use them YouTube has placed more restrictions around the video channel of English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson.Clips uploaded by Mr Robinson have been removed from search results and he is blocked from streaming live events via the site.Messages warning that his videos may not be appropriate for all viewers will also play
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What’s the new weapon against money laundering gangsters?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gangster Al Capone was eventually convicted of tax evasion in 1931 Money laundering accounts for up to 5% of global GDP - or $2tn (£1.5tn) - every year, says the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. So banks and law enforcement agencies are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to help combat the growing problem. But will it work?Money laundering, so-called after gangster