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How the Police Use Facial Recognition, and Where It Falls Short 12 Jan 5:17pm How the Police Use Facial Recognition, and Where It Falls Short
Records from Florida, where law enforcement has long used the controversial technology, offer an inside look at its risks and rewards.
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MI5 chief shrugs off US warnings about Huawei 12 Jan 3:55pm MI5 chief shrugs off US warnings about Huawei
The head of MI5 has said he does not expect the UK's relationship with America to suffer if Britain decides to include the Chinese company's equipment in its 5G infrastructure.
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Diego, the tortoise whose sex drive saved his species, retires from breeding 12 Jan 11:52am Diego, the tortoise whose sex drive saved his species, retires from breeding
A giant tortoise called Diego who had such an uncontrollable sex drive he may well have reproduced his species back from the brink of extinction is set to retire.
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Sir David Attenborough research ship facing launch delay 12 Jan 9:41am Sir David Attenborough research ship facing launch delay
British Antarctic Survey (BAS) may be forced to cancel ship-based polar science for at least the next year after delays to its new vessel, the Sir David Attenborough, Sky News has learned.
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By air or sea, your untouched mobile can automatically rack up a £1,000-plus bill 12 Jan 2:00am By air or sea, your untouched mobile can automatically rack up a £1,000-plus bill
Even if travellers’ phones are in baggage and not used, they can link to a satellite network on premium ratesGay Haines had stowed her mobile phone in her hand baggage before her flight to Barbados and forgot to set it to flight mode. The mistake cost her dear. On arrival, she discovered that she had racked up charges of £1,095, twice the price of the transatlantic fare. “I had not used it to make or receive calls and when I opened it after landing there was no mention of any charges,” she says. Haines is one of dozens of air and sea passengers who have received shock bills after their phones connected automatically to a satellite roaming network. While EU rules cap roaming fees outside Europe at €50, the legislation does not apply to satellite networks on planes and boats, which charge premium rates for data, wanted or not, unless customers actively switch off data roaming.
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The five: ransomware attacks 12 Jan 12:45am The five: ransomware attacks
Software that demands money with menaces has hit the big time. Here are some of its most lucrative formsCyber-attacks that threaten to publish a victim’s data or block access to it unless a ransom is paid have grown internationally since 2012.
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