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Sex robots promise a revolutionary service but also risks – says study

admin/ July 5, 2017/ / 0 comments

Sex robots have the potential to provide a valuable service for people who are elderly, disabled or who find intercourse traumatic, but they also carry ethical risks, experts say. Sex robots that look like humans can already be bought or leased for parties in the US, and plans for a cafe staffed by “erotic cyborgs” in Paddington, London, have been

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Ukraine says Russia was behind the cyber attacks

admin/ July 3, 2017/ / 1 comments

Ukraine has accused Russian security services of being behind a major cyber attack that crippled operations around the world earlier this week. The Eastern European country said its security service, the SBU, has determined that the attack, which appeared to begin in Ukraine before spreading across the globe on Tuesday, was orchestrated by the same hackers who attacked the Ukrainian power

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what is bitcoin and how does bitcoin works

admin/ July 3, 2017/ / 0 comments

My journey into the dark economy starts much as expected: in front of a computer screen, late at night. It ends somewhere quite unexpected, in a humdrum setting a world away from the stereotype of modernity, equality and sticking it to the man promised by digital currencies such as Bitcoin: it ends in a used DVD store, my purchase refused.

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facebook launches free internet drones

admin/ June 30, 2017/ / 0 comments

Facebook’s internet-beaming drone, a lightweight but wide solar-powered aircraft it’s building to bring internet to rural places, completed its second test flight in the Arizona desert, the company announced Thursday. The drone flew for an hour and 46 minutes back in late May, about 10 minutes longer than its original flight. More importantly, Facebook claims the drone “landed perfectly.” On

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Facebook successfully tests an internet drone

admin/ June 30, 2017/ / 0 comments

Facebook has completed a second test of a solar-powered drone designed to bring internet access to remote parts of the world. The drone – dubbed Aquila – flew for one hour and 46 minutes in Arizona. On Aquila’s maiden voyage last summer, the autopilot system was confused by heavy wind and crash-landed. This time, the drone flew at an altitude

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After a massive cyber attack with ransom demands Companies struggle to recover

admin/ June 28, 2017/ / 0 comments

The company said that its preliminary findings suggest the malware is a new kind of ransomware not seen before, not a variant of the Petya ransomware, as other cybersecurity researchers had suggested. It named the malware *ExPetr*, adding that while “it has several strings similar to Petya, it possesses entirely different functionality.”

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Facebook hits two billion users but criticised for not doing enough to remove terror-related content

admin/ June 28, 2017/ Software updates, Technology gossip/ 0 comments

“As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially two billion people,” founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg posted. The milestone comes just 13 years after the network was founded by Mr Zuckerberg when he was at Harvard. He famously dropped out of the university after launching the global social-networking website. The internet giant announced it had one billion

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Security researchers have discovered a vaccine for the huge wanacry cyber attack

admin/ June 28, 2017/ Software updates, Technology gossip/ 0 comments

The creation of a single file can stop the attack from infecting a machine. However, researchers have not been able to find a so-called kill switch that would prevent the crippling ransomware from spreading to other vulnerable computers. Experts are still unsure about the attack’s origins or its real purpose. Given that the ransom amount – $300 – was relatively

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