105282831 hi012116033 - Why your replacement heart could be made in space one day
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Why your replacement heart could be made in space one day

Image copyright Gettyimages Image caption The International Space Station could become a factory for specialist materials Imagine a laboratory growing human hearts – and imagine that laboratory floating in space hundreds of miles above the surface of the Earth. That may sound like science fiction, but bizarre as it seems, it could bring new hope […]

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Google hit with £44m GDPR fine over ads

Google has been fined 50 million euros (£44m) by the French data regulator CNIL, for a breach of the EU’s data protection rules. CNIL said it had levied the record fine for “lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding ads personalisation”. This is a breaking story – more to follow Do […]

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Amazon, Apple and Google face data complaints

Image copyrightGetty Images Entertainment streaming giants including Amazon, Apple, Google, Netflix and Spotify have been accused of breaking the EU’s data regulations. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules say EU customers have the right to access a copy of the personal data companies hold about them. However, privacy group noyb said it found that most […]

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WhatsApp restricts message-sharing to fight fake news

Image copyright Getty Images WhatsApp is limiting all its members to forwarding any single message up to five times in an effort to tackle the spread of false information on the platform. The Facebook-owned business had already introduced the policy in India six months ago. The move followed a number of mob lynchings that were […]

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CES 2019: Smart socket to charge your devices

BBC Click’s Lara Lewington looks at a new smart socket for charging devices. When the device is fully charged the smart socket automatically cuts out saving electricity. The main use is currently to charge phones and laptops but it is envisaged that in future it could be charging electric bikes and cars too. Read and […]

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Girl Scouts of America offer badge in cybersecurity

Girl Scouts of America are now offering girls as young as five a badge in cybersecurity. It’s part of a drive to get more girls involved in science, technology engineering and mathematics from a young age. An event in Silicon Valley gave scouts an opportunity to earn the first patch in the activity, with the […]

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Rise in nude photos sent to phones on public transport

Naked photos sent by strangers on public transport are a growing concern for police in the UK. BBC Minute‘s Ione Wells has been investigating the rising trend of “cyber-flashing”. Graphic images are sent to people’s phones via features like Bluetooth, and AirDrop on iPhones. Apple advises people to change their security settings and police are […]

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Fortnite predator 'groomed children on voice chat'

Image copyright Epic Games Image caption Players can form squads to help them survive in Fortnite A 41-year-old man accused of using the hit video game Fortnite to initiate sexual activity with children has been arrested in Florida. Anthony Gene Thomas of Broward County is accused of unlawful sex with a minor and possessing indecent […]

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Twitter warns that private tweets were public for years

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Twitter said it did not know how many people had their private messages exposed Private tweets sent by users of Twitter’s Android app could have been exposed publicly for years. Twitter said it had discovered a security flaw which meant “protected” tweets became public when some changes were made to […]

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Robot dinosaur sacked and other technology news

BBC Click’s Stephen Beckett looks at some of the best tech news stories of the week including; YouTube clips that depict dangerous or emotionally distressing “pranks” have been banned from the platform. Nike has launched self-lacing trainers, which fit themselves to the shape of the foot and are controlled via a smartphone Japan’s robot Henn […]

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YouTube suspends ads on Tommy Robinson channel

Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Robinson said the ad suspension amounted to censorship YouTube has suspended adverts on the account of former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson. Mr Robinson had broken the site’s advertising rules, said YouTube, adding that his channel covered “controversial issues and sensitive events”. The decision means the channel, which […]