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TalkTalk hacker Elliott Gunton: Cryptocurrency auctioned by police

A police force has auctioned off more than £240,000 of cryptocurrency confiscated from a teenage hacker. The Eastern Region Special Operation's Unit sold the stash, which included Bitcoin, Ripple and...

Drones used to track down fugitive in China

Chinese police have arrested a fugitive who'd been on the run for 17 years, after they used drones to spot his cave hideout. The 63-year old, named Song Jiang by...

Facebook to create VR world called Horizon

Facebook is creating an immersive environment called Horizon to tempt people into spending more time in virtual reality. The VR app will be a mix of social places where users...

Facebook will not fact-check politicians

Facebook says it will treat all posts by politicians as "newsworthy content" that should "be seen and heard". The company said politicians would be exempt from its fact-checking scheme which...

WISE reveals eight edtech initiatives to join its 2019-20 Accelerator program

The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), an initiative of Qatar Foundation (QF), has revealed the eight edtech initiatives selected to join its 2019-20 WISE Accelerator program. Botter, an...

Microsoft issues emergency patch for Explorer browser

Microsoft has released an emergency update for its Internet Explorer browser to fix a bug that cyber-thieves are known to be exploiting. The bug could let attackers hijack a web...

Google launches Play Pass apps subscription package

Google has launched a subscription service offering users access to more than 350 "completely unlocked" Android apps and games for a monthly fee. All software provided via the Play Pass...

Kik Messenger app to shut down

Kik Messenger is shutting down despite the service having millions of active users around the world. The company said it was closing down the messaging service so it could concentrate...

Facebook device plugs into your TV

Facebook has updated its "Portal" range of video chat devices, including a new version that plugs directly into a TV. Portal TV, available in the US from November, sits on...

GIFEC educates public on Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) exposure in Lawra

The Director of Regulatory Administration of the National Communication Authority (NCA), Kofi Datsa has advised the public to take two basic precautionary measures when buying a mobile phone in...

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Africa

Morocco pardons journalist Hajar Raissouni jailed on abortion charges

A Moroccan journalist sentenced to a year in jail for premarital sex and having an abortion has been pardoned by King Mohammed VI, officials...

UN official lauds Zambia for efforts to ensure everyone has legal identity

UN Resident Coordinator in Zambia, Dr. Coumba Mar Gadio on Wednesday lauded the southern African nation for how it is seriously dealing with civil registration...

World

Brexit deal agreed but Boris now faces battle back home

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have announced that a Brexit deal has been struck between the...

Largest ever online child porn bust leads to 337 arrests

Three-hundred and thirty-seven suspects were arrested after a massive, international multi-agency operation knocked out a horrific child abuse site. Welcome to Video, a dark web...