Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Millions of computer users will be unaware that their email accounts have been targeted or even hijacked A malware researcher has discovered a spamming operation that has been drawing on a list of 711.5 million email addresses. The scale of the scheme appears to…

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Rome wasn’t built in a day, and connectivity through the Internet of Things won’t happen overnight, either. A few cities are leading the pack with IoT implementation, but its widespread application may be easier than you think. Even small installments of IoT technology throughout a smart city can create improvements…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rupert Murdoch with sons Lachlan (l) and James (r) Sky is to stop broadcasting Fox News in the UK after low audience figures, the media firm has said. 21st Century Fox, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch, said the channel was being withdrawn as…

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One in five people struggling with debts has seen their credit card limit automatically increased – a higher proportion than for cardholders in general, a charity has claimed. Citizens Advice said 18% of those struggling financially had seen the limit increased without request, compared with 12% overall. It wants a…

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As the future of self-driving cars continues to evolve, many of the largest tech companies, auto industries, and city planners around the world are working to prepare for the impacts that autonomous cars will have across all sectors. Since transportation is a central piece of our society, various thought-leaders and…

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By Cory Doctorow Tim Harford (previously) is an economist with a gift for explaining complex subjects in simple, accessible terms: his latest book, Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy, uses 50 short essays about technologies as varied as Ikea’s Billy Bookcase, the plow, and AI to illustrate the ways…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Online banking services were among those affected. Google has admitted that wide-spread connectivity issues in Japan were the result of a mistake by the tech giant. Web traffic intended for Japanese internet service providers was being sent to Google instead. Online banking, railway payment…

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Image copyright TEDGlobal Image caption Oshi Agabi envisages airports that will need no visible security system allowing people to just walk on to planes Nigerian Oshi Agabi has unveiled a computer based not on silicon but on mice neurons at the TEDGlobal conference in Tanzania. The system has been trained…

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Image copyright Getty Images Manufacturers have warned of a recruitment crunch if they are unable to keep hiring EU workers after Brexit. Trade body the EEF says the government must clarify the rights of EU workers “as a matter of urgency”. It said a quarter of 243 firms it surveyed…

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