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Schools bomb hoaxes: Teenager jailed for nationwide threats

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGeorge Duke-Cohan's arrest by NCA officers was captured on a bodycamA teenager who sent thousands of hoax bomb threats to schools and triggered an American airline security scare has been jailed for three years.George Duke-Cohan, 19, sparked nationwide panic and a transatlantic investigation from the bedroom of his home in Watford, Hertfordshire.He pleaded guilty at Luton Crown Court in September to
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No end in sight for O2 data outage

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images O2 said it did not know when full service would be restored to millions of customers who cannot access data services on their smartphones.The mobile network said it was working "flat out" with Ericsson to fix the technical problems.The Swedish company, which makes mobile network equipment, confirmed that an issue with its software was to blame.Services such as bus timetable information have also been affected,
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Facebook chief’s emails exposed by MPs

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The UK parliament's fake news inquiry has published a cache of seized Facebook documents.The correspondence includes internal emails sent between Mark Zuckerberg and the social network's staff. The emails were obtained from the chief of a software firm that is suing the tech giant.About 250 pages have been published, some of which are marked "highly confidential".Facebook had objected to their release.Damian Collins MP, the chair
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Giuliani’s Twitter typo used to abuse President Trump

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rudy Giuliani appears not to have noticed Twitter had turned his typo into a link A critic of President Trump has taken advantage of a Twitter typo by his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, to mount an attack.Mr Giuliani left out a space between a full stop and the following word within a tweet, which caused the text to become a link.The prankster subsequently acquired
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Arrested Devon cyber-expert Marcus Hutchins ‘had used drugs’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Hutchins' lawyers said he was "exhausted from partying all week and staying up late the night before until the wee hours" A British cyber-security expert accused of offences in the US is trying to get an interview with the FBI thrown out as evidence.Marcus Hutchins, 24, from Ilfracombe in Devon said that he had been "intoxicated" by drugs.But prosecutors have rejected the
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TEDWomen: Why it’s OK to be average

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Not everyone can be a high achiever The "forgotten middle", people who get average grades at school and who never shine in the office have been given a voice at the TED Women conference in Palm Springs.Social activist Danielle Moss Lee took to the stage to speak up for them, asking teachers and employers to find ways for them to contribute more."Those at
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Brexit: Sam Gyimah resigns over Theresa May’s ‘naive’ deal

[ad_1] Image copyright UK Parliament Image caption Mr Gyimah said he would be voting against Mrs May's Brexit deal A minister has resigned saying a row over involvement in the EU's Galileo satellite-navigation system shows the UK will be "hammered" in negotiations over a Brexit deal.Science and universities minister Sam Gyimah quit after Mrs May said the UK was pulling out of Galileo.The UK wanted to stay part of it
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Health secretary Matt Hancock accused of breaking ethics rules

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Matt Hancock says he was unaware of the sponsorship Matt Hancock has been accused of breaking the ministerial code after appearing to endorse a smartphone app.Labour MP Justin Madders is demanding an investigation after the health secretary backed the use of "GP at Hand" in an Evening Standard interview.Mr Hancock - who has his own smartphone app - has spoken positively about the
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Carphone Warehouse faces Black Friday backlash

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mobiles.co.uk offered Phone XR contracts at cheaper rates than could be attained directly from Vodafone or other operators Carphone Warehouse-owned website Mobiles.co.uk and other online phone retailers are facing a backlash from customers wrongly refused Black Friday smartphone deals.A problem with Vodafone's credit check systems meant that some applications submitted via the contract resellers were incorrectly turned down.The BBC understands that about 5%
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Massage app exposes ‘sex pest’ clients

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A popular massage-booking app left thousands of customer records exposed, including complaints about those who had asked for sexual favours.Urban, previously known as Urban Massage, left its online database containing 309,000 customer profiles unsecured, a security researcher found.Among the records were allegations of sexual assault, linked to identifiable individuals.Urban said it was investigating the problem and took the database offline.The problem was discovered by researcher