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Fake data threat

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Attacks on data integrity could target farming data to wreck years of crops There’s a new cyber threat on the horizon. And it’s fiendishly subtle and potentially very dangerous. Fake data – altering databases and documents without anyone noticing. Say you changed centrally held figures for a key metric […]

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Virtual reality could spot concussion in footballers

Media captionVirtual reality tests on footballers could spot brain injury A virtual reality (VR) headset could help football club doctors diagnose concussion more accurately, researchers have claimed. Dr Michael Grey, who is trialling the technology, said the £500 Oculus Rift system can quickly help medics detect “subtle changes” in players. Trials of the technology follow […]

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These teenagers built their own mental health app

These four students have created an app to help teenagers talk about being bullied and get access to counselling. For Me was originally a school project but the NSPCC’s Childline has turned it into reality. “I hope that young people now realise they have somewhere to go,” one of the creators, Laura Hindle, tells Newsbeat. […]

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Google pulls Beauty and the Beast 'ad' from Home

Image copyright Reuters Google has removed audio about the movie Beauty and the Beast which played out unprompted on Google Home. “By the way, Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast opens today,” the smart speaker said after listing the time, weather and travel update. In a video posted on Twitter, it then talked about […]

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Google DeepMind's NHS deal under scrutiny

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The records collected by DeepMind went back over the past five years A deal between Google’s artificial intelligence firm DeepMind and the UK’s NHS had serious “inadequacies”, an academic paper has suggested. More than a million patient records were shared with DeepMind to build an app to alert doctors […]