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Privacy shake-up looms

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption New data protection rules have left many small businesses scratching their heads Are you fed up of emails from businesses imploring you to stay on their mailing list?Spare a thought for the small firms navigating the biggest shake-up in data protection rules in 20 years.The General Data Protection Regulation...

Grace mission launches to weigh Earth’s water

Image copyright NASA Image caption SpaceX rocket: Climbing above California before heading south towards Antarctica A joint US-German mission has gone into orbit to weigh the water on Earth. The Grace satellites are replacing a pair of highly successful spacecraft that stopped working last year. Like their predecessors, the new duo will circle the globe...

I wish mum’s phone was never invented

Image copyright Jen Adams Beason Mobile phones are bad for us. We know because every day there is a news story telling us so, or at least it can feel like that.But no-one ever actually puts their phone down after hearing these reports, right? What if children told you exactly how your WhatsApping, Instagramming, emailing and news-reading...

Uber gives drivers sick pay and parental leave

Image copyright Casey Gutteridge / Uber Ride-hailing firm Uber will give its European drivers access to medical cover and compensation for work-related injuries.The new protections include sick pay, parental leave and bereavement payments. Uber said it previously "focused too much on growth and not enough on the people who made that growth possible"."We called drivers 'partners', but...

Uber to open Paris lab for flying taxis

Image copyright Uber Image caption The aircraft is a cross between a plane and a helicopter Uber's plan to create flying taxis moved a step closer as the ride-hailing firm announced that it will open a laboratory in Paris to develop them.It will invest €20m (£17.5m) over five years to create AI algorithms and air...

FBI seeks to thwart cyber-attack on Ukraine

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid takes place in Kiev on Saturday Preparations for a cyber-attack on Ukraine have been thwarted by the FBI.It seized a website that was helping communicate with home routers infected with malware that would carry out the digital bombardment.More than 500,000 routers...

GDPR quiz: How will data privacy law affect you?

Tougher data privacy rules come into effect on Friday, impacting any organisation handling personal information linked to EU residents.The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is pretty complex and it looks like many firms are still struggling to understand what it means for them, even at this late stage. Many members of the public are none the wiser. So, how...

Google ‘stole my videos’, says film-maker Philip Bloom

Image copyright Philip Bloom Image caption Footage filmed of tourists caught up in a snowstorm was among that used by Google Google has enraged a leading film-maker by using his footage in a corporate video that later leaked online.The technology company used material from more than half a dozen of Philip Bloom's films to make...

This magical cosplay gun fights off evil with an LED fan – CNET

The gun appears to be channeling the powers of the mystic plane in real life. How the heck?https://www.cnet.com/news/this-magical-cosplay-gun-fights-off-evil-with-led-fan/#ftag=CAD590a51e

GTA Online Offering Double Cash And Discounts To Celebrate Memorial Day

Grand Theft Auto V is celebrating Memorial Day weekend with features and discounts made to fill your coffers faster in GTA Online. Through May 28, the game is offering double GTA$ and Reputation in special events, and discounts on some popular vehicles. The Double Cash and Rep bonuses apply to Motor Wars, Bikers, Executives and Other Criminals, and the newly...