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Heath Robinson: WW2 codebreaking machine reconstructed

Heath Robinson: WW2 codebreaking machine reconstructed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Due to secrecy surrounding the work of codebreaking at Bletchley Park, illustrator W Heath Robinson never knew the machine was named after him A World War Two codebreaking machine has been reconstructed after a seven-year project so it can […]

Google’s ethics board shut down

Google’s ethics board shut down

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Google’s ethics board proved controversial from the start An independent group set up to oversee Google’s artificial intelligence efforts, has been shut down less than a fortnight after it was launched. The Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC) was […]

Teens ‘not damaged by screen time’, study finds

Teens ‘not damaged by screen time’, study finds

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There have been mounting worries among professionals, government and parents that excessive screen time is harmful to adolescents There is little evidence of a link between the amount of time teenagers spend on devices and their general wellbeing, a […]

Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo quizzed over subscriptions

Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo quizzed over subscriptions

Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo are being investigated in the UK for the way subscriptions to their online gaming services are renewed. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it was “concerned” about whether the firms are acting legally. The CMA will also look at the […]

Computer virus alters cancer scan images

Computer virus alters cancer scan images

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The experimental malware could add fake tumours and other signs of disease to scans A computer virus that can add fake tumours to medical scan images has been created by cyber-security researchers. In laboratory tests, the malware altered […]

Fortnite: Is Prince Harry right to want game banned?

Fortnite: Is Prince Harry right to want game banned?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Duke of Sussex has spoken at length about the issue of mental health Prince Harry has called for a ban on Fortnite, saying the survival game beloved by teenagers around the world, was “created to addict”. His words […]

Bafta gaming awards: The nominees

Bafta gaming awards: The nominees

God of War, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Florence lead the Bafta gaming award nominations. What does that say about the gaming industry? And where are Fortnite and Apex Legends? Follow Newsbeat on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Listen to Newsbeat live at 12:45 and 17:45 […]

Facebook no-deal Brexit ads ‘from same source’

Facebook no-deal Brexit ads ‘from same source’

Image copyright Britain’s Future/Facebook Image caption Facebook adverts called on the public to write to their local MPs A series of seemingly unconnected Brexit adverts on Facebook were overseen by the same lobbying firm, the Guardian has claimed. The ads encourage members of the public […]

Data on 540 million Facebook users exposed

Data on 540 million Facebook users exposed

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The exposed data was gathered from visitors to Facebook pages for a Mexican digital publisher Detailed information about more than 540 million Facebook users was left publicly viewable for months, a security firm has found. UpGuard found the massive cache […]

Huawei laptop ‘backdoor’ flaw raises concerns

Huawei laptop ‘backdoor’ flaw raises concerns

Image copyright Getty Images A flaw in Huawei Matebook laptops, found by Microsoft researchers, could have been used to take control of machines, the Times has reported. The “sophisticated flaw” had probably been introduced at the manufacturing stage, one expert told BBC News. Huawei is […]