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Google begins EU showdown to appeal record fine

Google has launched an appeal against a record €2.4bn (£2.2bn) fine imposed by the European Commission. In June,...

E-cigs could increase risk of a heart attack

E-cigarettes containing nicotine could increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, according to new research. The study...

AI machines 'will replace teachers in 10 years'

Technology will replace the best teachers of the future with intelligent machines, according to a leading university vice chancellor. ...

Would you want a robot to be your child’s best friend?

The little robot on the table wakes up. Its eyes, a complex configuration of cyan dots on a black, rounded screen of a face, sleepily open and it lets out a digitised approximation...

Is the flying car ready for takeoff?

A little white winged pod lifts itself off the ground and glides off into the distance. The whole movement looks effortless. It’s like watching Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder – except we’re in a nondescript...

Warning over supersonic voice command hacking

Security researchers say they can covertly control voice-activated systems using supersonic sounds beyond the range of human hearing. ...

Equifax data hack 'an unmitigated disaster'

A cyber attack on a credit rating agency threatening the data of up to 44 million people in the UK has been branded an "unmitigated disaster" by security experts. ...

Son of Russian MP pleads guilty to cybercrimes

The son of a Russian MP has pleaded guilty in the US to being part of a $50m cybercrime racket. ...

German vote counting machines 'are hackable'

Machines which will be used to count votes in the German election can potentially be hacked to manipulate the results, researchers have warned. ...

143 million people's data breached in Equifax hack

Credit agency Equifax has admitted that data from 143 million customers may have been compromised in a security breach earlier this year. ...

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Iran is not near a precipice, but vast changes are afoot...

Shortly after Christmas, conservative opponents of the reformist Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, organised a small demonstration in the city of Mashhad. The protests...