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Stamp out sickening distribution of images, says Durham police chief

Internet companies need to do more to "stamp out sickening distribution of images and live streaming of abuse online" says the chief constable of Durham.Mike Barton said internet firms were clever enough to invent platforms so they should therefore be clever enough to clamp-down on child sex images, admitting police forces "do not have the resources to tackle this...

Krack wi-fi security flaw explained

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Facebook funds anti-bullying training in schools

Image copyright Getty Images Facebook has said it will fund existing training for one young person in every UK secondary school so they can support children who experience cyber-bullying.There are 4,500 secondary schools in the UK, of which around half have a digital ambassador trained by anti-bullying campaigns The Diana Award and Childnet International.The "digital safety ambassador"...

China congress: How authorities censor your thoughts

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat can and can't you say in China?If you control public communication you can control the way people think and how they behave. That's what Xi Jinping's government is counting on.And it is never more true than at the time of major political gatherings.The Communist Party Congress, held every...

Microsoft Windows 10 breaches Dutch privacy law

Image copyright Getty Images Microsoft breaches data protection law in the Netherlands because of the way its Windows 10 operating system processes personal information, according to a report. The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) also said users were not clearly informed about what data the technology giant was using.There were four million active devices in Holland using...

Drone collides with commercial aeroplane in Canada

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption As drones become more popular, countries will need to consider regulations to restrict usage A drone has collided with a commercial aircraft in Canada, the first such incident in the country, according to the Transport Ministry.The drone struck one of the plane's wings, while six passengers and two crew...

Huawei Mate 10 uses AI to distinguish cats from dogs

Image caption The phone takes account of the fact cats' eyes are more reflective than dogs' Huawei says it has given its latest smartphones advanced object-recognition capabilities to help them take better photos than the competition.The Chinese company says the artificial intelligence-based technology can even distinguish between cats and dogs in a split-second, allowing it...

Wi-fi security flaw ‘puts devices at risk of hacks’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Wi-fi security flaw explainedThe wi-fi connections of businesses and homes around the world are at risk, according to researchers who have revealed a major flaw dubbed Krack.It concerns an authentication system which is widely used to secure wireless connections.Experts said it could leave "the majority" of connections at...

UK TV drama about North Korea hit by cyber-attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kim Jong-Un's officials described Opposite Number as being "slanderous" North Korean hackers targeted a British television company making a drama about the country, it has emerged. The series - due to be written by an Oscar-nominated screenwriter - has been shelved.In August 2014, Channel 4 announced what it said...

Under-17 World Cup: England’s Jadon Sancho called back by Borussia Dortmund

Sancho was player of the tournament at this summer's European Under-17 ChampionshipEngland Under-17 midfielder Jadon Sancho has returned to Borussia Dortmund after the German club called him back from the Under-17 World Cup.After protracted negotiation, Dortmund allowed the ex-Manchester City forward to play in the group phase in India.The 17-year-old scored three times as Steve Cooper's side advanced...