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Kitty Perry and the copyright lessons for seven-year-olds

Image copyright Intellectual Property Office Even its makers admit it is a “dry” and “niche” subject for a cartoon aimed at seven-year-olds. But the Intellectual Property Office adds learning to “respect” copyrights and trademarks is a “key life skill”. And it is hoping the adventures of Nancy and the Meerkats ...

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YouTube singer Chrissy Chambers wins revenge porn case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chrissy Chambers, seen on the left, makes YouTube music and comedy videos with her lesbian partner Bria Kam A US YouTube personality has been awarded damages from a British ex-boyfriend who posted videos of them having sex onto the internet. Chrissy Chambers became a ...

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Drone hit newly erected crane during Kent site survey – report

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The highest crane was not in place when the drone pilot inspected the flight site A pilot has flown a drone into a crane, according to an air-accident report. The pilot had planned the drone flight in Kent with four reference points, all at ...

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BT guarantees broadband speeds for two new services

Image copyright Reuters Image caption BT will pay some customers £20 if their internet speeds drop below 100Mbps Consumers are being guaranteed minimum speeds of 100Mbps in two new ultrafast broadband services from BT. Those who signed up to either package would get £20 compensation if their internet download speed ...

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Bitcoin dips below $10,000

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bitcoin came close to crossing $20,000 in December Bitcoin has traded below $10,000 for the first time since early December. The value of one bitcoin fell to $9,958 (£7,222) before making a slight recovery, according to the price index run by the news site ...

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Belgium ‘abduction’: Woman uses phone map to provide her location

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The woman reportedly located herself using her smartphone A 19-year-old woman who says she was abducted in Belgium has been found after locating herself on her smartphone and sharing the address with her brother. The student said she was kidnapped by five men in ...

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YouTube toughens advert payment rules

Image copyright Reuters Image caption YouTube creators will need to have more than 1,000 subscribers to earn money YouTube is introducing tougher requirements for video publishers who want to make money from its platform. In addition, it has said staff will manually review all clips before they are added to ...

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Twitch spamming suspect charged in Canada

Image caption Twitch lets people watch others play popular video games A Canadian man has been accused of spamming streaming site Twitch with racist and homophobic messages. In court papers, Brandan Lukus Apple was alleged to be the spammer behind attacks on Twitch early last year. During each attack, more ...

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OnePlus phone company investigates card fraud claims

Image caption OnePlus manufactures its phones at a factory in Shenzhen, China Android phone company OnePlus is investigating claims that customers’ credit card numbers have been stolen after they used its online shop. Initially, a customer posted a message on its support forum saying they had seen fraudulent activity on ...

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Flaw in VR porn app leaves 20,000 names exposed

Image copyright SinVR Image caption SinVR is a virtual reality porn game A flaw that left the personal data of thousands of users of a virtual reality porn app exposed has been fixed. British cybersecurity firm Digital Interruption uncovered a loophole in the SinVR app that gave it access to ...

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Panic buying

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many firms are panicking as cyber-attacks and regulatory fines threaten profits With cyber-attacks increasing in frequency and severity, many companies are turning to insurance to cover their mounting losses. But can insurers quantify the risk accurately and could insurance lead to corporate complacency? Many ...

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Hackers steal $400,000 of crypto-currency

Image copyright EPA Hackers have stolen $400,000 (£290,000) of the virtual currency Stellar Lumen in an online attack on Saturday. The group hijacked the server that hosts BlackWallet, a web-based wallet application that stores lumens and stole 669,920 from users’ accounts Stellar Lumen is thought to be the eighth most ...

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