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Fortnite: 13-year-old is game’s youngest professional player

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKyle Jackson says playing games professionally is a "dream for all kids"A 13-year-old boy from Kent says he is living every child's "dream" after becoming Fortnite's youngest professional player.Kyle Jackson is part of Team Secret Fortnite, which has four members, playing under the name "Mongraal".Since launching in July 2017, the survival shooting game, which is free, has been downloaded more than
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Deadline to amend UK surveillance laws

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Human rights groups have claimed the UK's surveillance powers went too far High Court judges have given the UK government six months to revise parts of its Investigatory Powers Act.Rules governing the British surveillance system must be changed quickly because they are "incompatible" with European laws, said judges.The government has been given a deadline of 1 November this year to make the changes.The
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Tech Tent: the technology of pleasure

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images When it comes to sex tech, the gadgets that grab the headlines tend to be the sex robots, with their exaggeratedly feminine shapes and artificially intelligent responses to desire.But the market extends beyond these devices, and one British firm is seeking to challenge the stereotype.Stephanie Alys, co-founder of Mystery Vibe, describes her firm's product, the Crescendo vibrator, as a luxury sex toy. With a $180
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IS web media targeted in EU-led attack

[ad_1] Image copyright Screen grab Image caption IS has broadcast slick propaganda videos globally The EU police agency Europol says an international operation has struck a major blow against the internet propaganda of the Islamic State group.Cyber specialists in various European countries, Canada and the US targeted online sites including the Amaq News Agency, seen as the main IS mouthpiece.Europol co-ordinated a "simultaneous multinational takedown" of IS media, seizing digital
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How to handle the flood of GDPR privacy updates

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the flood of new privacy policies Many app users' inboxes are bulging with requests to review new terms of service and privacy conditions.And it is no coincidence that so many developers have revamped their small print at the same time.In just under a month, the EU will introduce a new privacy law that gives Europeans new
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‘We are at the beginning of a revolution in healthcare’

[ad_1] Image copyright Oxford Nanopore Image caption Oxford Nanopore's portable DNA sequencer has been used around the world Fifteen years ago this month, the full human genome sequence was published for the first time, heralding a new era of medicine. Since then technology has markedly speeded up genomic sequencing and reduced the cost. But have those hoped-for medical breakthroughs materialised?"We have embarked on one of the most exciting chapters of