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GCHQ sets up all-female cyber-training classes

Image copyright Getty Images All-female classes in cyber-skills are being set up by the GCHQ intelligence service, in an attempt to recruit a wider range of online security experts. Almost 90% of the cyber-skills workforce worldwide is male, says GCHQ’s cyber-defence arm, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). With warnings …

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Domino's Pizza app must be accessible to blind people

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Domino’s is accused of failing to make its app fully compatible with Apple’s accessibility software Domino’s Pizza has been told its website and app must be made fully accessible to blind people, after losing a legal case in the US. It follows a complaint …

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Nike's phone-controlled self-lacing trainers

Image copyright Nike Image caption The shoe, which has is connected to a smartphone app which will store fit preferences Nike has launched self-lacing trainers, which fit themselves to the shape of the foot and are controlled via a smartphone. It is the latest iteration of the futuristic footwear, first …

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Driverless car laser ruined camera

Image copyright Jit Ray Chowdhury Image caption The purple dots and lines on this photo of the Stratosphere hotel in Las Vegas show the damage… A man who took a photograph of a driverless car on display at the CES tech fair says his camera was damaged as a result. …

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The former homeless man bringing web access to the Bronx

Image copyright Neture Image caption Marlin Jenkins is trying to bring broadband internet to poorer households The digital divide – the economic gap between those with internet access and those without – is a growing problem throughout the world, and not just in developing economies. Many people are trying the …

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The drone pilot whose maps are saving lives in Zanzibar

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAfrica’s drone mapping experts A lack of accurate maps is a big problem in parts of Africa: for disaster relief agencies, local authorities and people looking for safe places to build homes. Could cheap survey drones and local volunteers help plug the …

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Facebook employs UK fact-checkers to combat fake news

Image copyright Reuters Facebook has employed a UK fact-checking service to help it deal with the spread of fake news. Full Fact, a charity founded in 2010, will review stories, images and videos and rate them based on accuracy. It said that it will focus on misinformation that could damage …

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Amazon and eBay evict sellers amid VAT crackdown

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of overseas sellers have been evicted from online marketplaces in the UK such as Amazon and eBay owing to a tax crackdown. Businesses, mostly from China, sold items including British flags, phones and fake eyelashes but evaded VAT. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) sends notices …

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Google's parent company Alphabet sued over sexual misconduct policy

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Google staff walked out in protest over the way it handled sexual misconduct allegations Google’s parent company Alphabet is facing legal action over the way it allegedly handled sexual misconduct claims against two senior managers. Separately two lawsuits have been filed by long-term shareholders which …

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