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Google's giant penalty: the internet reacts

The EU’s Competition Commissioner said her team analysed a gigantic 5.2 terabytes of search results before determining that Google had indeed abused its position by running its Shopping service price comparison ads at the top of search results. That’s the equivalent of nearly two billion search queries. As news that ...

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Ukraine hit by major cyber-attack

Kiev’s main airport appears to have been among the victims of a major cyber-attack in Ukraine. Operator Boryspil said that it could cause flights to be delayed. Shipping company AP Moller-Maersk, oil producer Rosneft and a number of Ukraine’s commercial banks also said they had been hit. The unknown virus ...

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Volvo's driverless cars 'confused' by kangaroos

Volvo’s self-driving technology is struggling to identify kangaroos in the road. The Swedish car-maker’s 2017 S90 and XC90 models use its Large Animal Detection system to monitor the road for deer, elk and caribou. But the way kangaroos move confuses it. “We’ve noticed with the kangaroo being in mid-flight when ...

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HMS Queen Elizabeth sets sail from Rosyth for sea trials

The Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier has left its home port for the first time. HMS Queen Elizabeth – one of two new carriers being built at Rosyth dockyard in Fife at a cost of more than £6bn – is to begin sea trials. The ship passed under the Forth ...

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Russia targets Telegram app after St Petersburg bombing

Russia’s FSB security agency has said the Telegram mobile messaging app was used by a suicide bomber who killed 15 people in St Petersburg in April. Authorities have already threatened to block the app, founded by Russian businessman Pavel Durov, for refusing to sign up to new data laws. Mr ...

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Gmail to end ad-targeting email scans

Google’s decision to stop scanning Gmail users’ emails in order to target them with personalised adverts has been given a qualified welcome by privacy campaigners. The tech firm revealed the change in a blog at the end of last week. Google promised to make the move before the year’s end ...

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Player protests force change on GTA V mod kit

Player protests have prompted the publishers of GTA V to halt legal action against a widely used software add-on for the single-player version. Take-Two claimed the Open IV program that let people change, or mod, the game’s basic elements aided cheats. In response, players wrote thousands of negative reviews of ...

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Hyperlane: A special lane for self-driving vehicles

A US company is proposing special lanes on roads purely for self-driving vehicles. The Hyperlanes would be controlled by a central computer allowing self-driving cars to travel along at speeds over 100mph (160kph). BBC Click spoke to Baiyu Chen, a co-founder of Hyperlane to find out more about how the ...

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Tech Tent: Uber at a crossroads

Stream or download the latest Tech Tent podcast Listen to previous episodes on the BBC website Listen live every Friday at 15:00 GMT on the BBC World Service On the Tech Tent podcast this week, we explore the stunning resignation of Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick. We also hear why ...

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Router hack risk not limited to Virgin Media

A weakness that left thousands of Virgin Media routers vulnerable to attack also affects devices by other providers, security experts warn. Virgin Media’s Super Hub 2 was criticised for using short default passwords that could easily be cracked by attackers. But experts say the underlying problem also affects older routers ...

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