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Kit Kat accused of copying Atari game Breakout

Image copyright Reuters Kit Kat’s maker Nestle has been accused of copying Breakout, the 1970s computer game, in a marketing campaign. Atari, the company behind some of the most popular early video games, has filed a suit alleging Nestle knowingly exploited the game’s look and feel. The advert showed a game similar to Breakout but […]

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Infosys chief executive Vishal Sikka resigns

Image copyright Getty Images Vishal Sikka has resigned as Infosys chief executive and managing director, the company said in a statement Friday. The firm’s chief operating officer U. B. Pravin Rao will take over the role on an interim basis with immediate effect. Infosys is one of India’s largest IT services firms. Mr Sikka was […]

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Cyber pirates

Image copyright Fidra Cyber Security Image caption Breaking into a shipping firm’s computer systems could allow attackers to access all kinds of sensitive information When staff at CyberKeel investigated email activity at a medium-sized shipping firm, they made a shocking discovery. “Someone had hacked into the systems of the company and planted a small virus,” […]

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Roaming downtime hits customers on Three in Europe

Image copyright Three Image caption Some holidaymakers have been hit by the downtime Roaming services have now been fixed for all customers on the Three mobile network in France, Portugal and Luxembourg, the operator has said. Three apologised for the issue, which had lasted since yesterday. On Twitter, several customers complained about problems they had […]

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Very few girls took computing A-level

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The problem begins at primary school, according to the BCS A worrying statistic for the tech industry was revealed in freshly-released A-level data – only 9.8% of those completing a computing course were girls. It comes amid a storm in Silicon Valley over the number of women employed in […]

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Chinese media 'racist' video on India clash sparks anger

Image copyright Xinhua Image caption The video features a Chinese actor in costume mimicking an Indian accent Chinese state media have released a propaganda video that lambasts India over a border dispute, sparking accusations of racism. The English-language clip, accusing India of committing “sins”, features a Chinese actor in a Sikh turban, speaking in a […]

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Chatbot helps students choose courses

Image copyright Leeds Beckett University Image caption Students can chat to the AI about the options available to them Leeds Beckett University has launched a chatbot to help prospective students find the right course. It follows the publication of A-level results in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Using Facebook Messenger’s chatbot technology, students would be […]

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China cracks down on VPN vendors

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Much web content is denied to Chinese users China’s latest crackdown on those attempting to skirt state censorship controls has seen it warn e-commerce platforms over the sale of illegal virtual private networks (VPNs). Five websites, including shopping giant Alibaba, have been asked to remove vendors that sell VPNs. […]

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Daily Stormer: Cloudflare drops neo-Nazi site

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption The Daily Stormer has been a source of significant controversy in recent days A neo-Nazi site that disparaged a woman who died during protests in Charlottesville has faced another wave of rejection by web companies. The Daily Stormer’s account with Cloudflare – which protects websites from […]

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Apple boss Tim Cook joins Donald Trump condemnation

Image copyright Getty Images Apple chief executive Tim Cook has become the latest boss to criticise President Donald Trump over his response to the white nationalist rallies in Virginia. Mr Cook said he did not agree there was a “moral equivalence” between white supremacists and “those who oppose them”. Mr Trump has disbanded two business […]