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Vision Direct hack puts customers’ money at risk

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Vision Direct says anyone who entered personal details into its site over a six day period could have been exposed Vision Direct is warning customers that a hack attack has exposed their personal data including payment card numbers, expiry dates and CVV codes. It …

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Parents struggle to handle children’s tech habits

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many parents let younger children use their tablets unsupervised in their bedroom Parents worry about how excessive mobile use is affecting their children but struggle to tame their tech habits, suggests a survey. It found that 43% of 7,000 parents across Europe who were …

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My journey from British army to cyber-security expert

BBC Click talks to Phill Kimpton who had depression after leaving the British army after years of military service. He became fascinated by IT security and says working to prevent cyber-attacks gave him a new purpose in life and filled the void he was left with on leaving the army. …

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The clock that cost its inventor millions

Image caption Thomas Bromley’s Digitron Electric Clock was built in his shed at his Hull home in 1961 One of the world’s first digital clocks, which was made by a man in his shed, has been sold at auction. Thomas Bromley, an engineer and amateur inventor, created his Digitron Electric …

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Sony won’t be attending E3 next year

Image copyright Getty Images Sony won’t be attending next year’s E3 Expo for the first time in the event’s 24-year history. E3 is one of the world’s biggest gaming conferences. The three-day event usually sees gaming giants including Sony and Microsoft showcase their newest, shiniest products. In a statement, Sony …

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Award for wartime flight trainer returned to service

Image copyright Techworks Image caption The GAT-1 gave trainee pilots a sense of how to control and fly a plane A project to restore early flight simulators has won an award for the best computer conservation project. Engineers from the TechWorks museum in the US won the Tony Sale award …

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EE and Virgin Media fined £13.3m for overcharging customers

Image copyright Getty Images EE and Virgin Media have been fined £13.3m by the telecoms regulator for overcharging customers wanting to leave broadband and phone contracts early. Ofcom said customers were left “out of pocket”. The regulator said around 400,000 EE customers who ended their contracts early were over-billed and …

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‘How Amazon helped me transition to a woman’

Image copyright Sophie Roberts “I knew from a young age that I wasn’t the same as the other children,” says Sophie Roberts, a 34-year-old Amazon software developer based in Edinburgh. “I realised at around 14 or 15 that I was transgender but I wasn’t comfortable at that point in my …

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Prince William criticises social media firms

Image copyright Getty Images The Duke of Cambridge has accused social media firms of being “on the back foot” when dealing with fake news, privacy issues and cyber-bullying. In a speech given at the BBC, Prince William said social networks had allowed “misinformation and conspiracy to pollute the public sphere”. …

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