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Drone no-fly zone to be widened after Gatwick chaos

Image copyright Getty Images The no-fly zone for drones around airports is to be extended following the disruption at Gatwick in December, the government says. From 13 March it will be illegal to fly a drone within three miles of an airport, rather than the current 0.6-mile (1km) exclusion zone. …

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Rail firms say pre-paid ticket issue 'now resolved'

Image copyright Getty Images Several rail firms reported problems with pre-paid ticket collection from machines across the country on Tuesday morning. Greater Anglia, Thameslink, Stansted Express, Southern, Southeastern, and ScotRail all confirmed they were affected by the issue. The Rail Delivery Group, representing train operators, said the problem had been …

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Facebook security app used to 'spy' on competitors

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook has been criticised for its the way it handles user data A report by a Commons committee has detailed Facebook’s use of an application to “spy” on users. The cross-party group said that Facebook used its Onavo virtual private network (VPN) app to …

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Australian political parties hit by 'state actor' hack, PM says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australia’s parliament was the subject of an attempted hack two weeks ago Australian PM Scott Morrison says the country’s major political parties and parliament were hit by a “malicious intrusion” on their computer networks. The activity was carried out by a “sophisticated state actor”, …

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Ad code 'slows down' browsing speeds

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Poorly written code can make some pages very slow to load Ads are responsible for making webpages slow to a crawl, suggests analysis of the most popular one million websites. The research by developer Patrick Hulce looked at which chunks of code take longest …

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PewDiePie: Roblox lifts ban after social media backlash

Image copyright PewDiePie/YouTube Image caption Roblox says it has more than 70 million monthly active users Online social game Roblox has reinstated PewDiePie’s account after banning the popular YouTuber over an “inappropriate username”. PewDiePie revealed the ban in a video on his YouTube channel to his more than 85 million …

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Sexual harassment: 'I was terrified to report it'

Image copyright Shai Dolev Image caption Vault founders Neta Meidav (l) and Rotem Hayoun-Meidav believe there’s “strength in numbers” When Neta Meidav was sexually harassed at work aged 22, she felt it was easier to quit her job than report it to human resources. But more than a decade later, …

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JP Morgan creates first US bank-backed crypto-currency

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption JP Morgan chief Jamie Dimon has publicly criticised Bitcoin in the past US investment bank JP Morgan has created a crypto-currency to help settle payments between clients in its wholesale payments business. JPM Coin is the first digital currency to be backed by a …

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