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Child abuse images being traded via secure apps

Image copyright PAImage caption Public links can lead people to encrypted groups where illegal material is traded Images of child sexual abuse and stolen credit card numbers are being openly traded on encrypted apps, a BBC investigation has found. Security experts told Radio 4’s File on 4 programme that the encrypted apps were taking over […]

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The US cannot crush us, says Huawei founder

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRen Zhengfei described the arrest of his daughter as politically motivated The founder of Huawei has said there is “no way the US can crush” the company, in an exclusive interview with the BBC. Ren Zhengfei described the arrest of his daughter Meng Wanzhou, the company’s chief […]

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Quadriga: The cryptocurrency exchange that lost $135m

Image copyright Facebook/QuadrigaImage caption Gerald Cotten When the 30-year-old founder of a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange died suddenly, he took the whereabouts of some C$180m ($135m; £105m) in cryptocurrency to his grave. Now, tens of thousands of Quadriga CX users are wondering if they will ever see their funds again. In 2014, one of the world’s […]

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PewDiePie: Roblox lifts ban after social media backlash

Image copyright PewDiePie/YouTubeImage 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 subscribers. Other users then reported that […]

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Ad code ‘slows down’ browsing speeds

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage 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 to load. About 60% of the […]

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Mobile networks call for 5G security inspector

Image copyright Getty Images The mobile network industry has called for a new European security testing scheme to check the safety of 5G equipment before it is deployed. Several countries have stopped individual companies supplying equipment for their next-generation networks, citing security concerns. Chinese giants Huawei and ZTE have both faced intense scrutiny. The GSMA, […]