Oculus releases updated Rift VR headset

Image copyright Insomniac GamesImage caption Games such as Stormland have been designed to work with the Rift S Oculus has released an updated version of its flagship VR headset that works with a PC to let people play in virtual worlds. Called the Oculus Rift S, the virtual reality headset does away with the cameras […]

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Health apps pose ‘unprecedented’ privacy risks

Image copyright ThinkstockImage caption DeepMind will gather data from pathology tests to see who is at risk Using popular health apps could mean private information about medical conditions is not kept confidential, researchers warn. Of 24 health apps in the BMJ study, 19 shared user data with companies, including Facebook, Google and Amazon. It warns […]

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US politician Devin Nunes sues Twitter over insults

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Republican congressman Devin Nunes says Twitter isn’t enforcing its Terms of Service A US politician has accused Twitter and three of its users of running an “orchestrated defamation campaign” against him. Republican congressman Devin Nunes of California has said that tweets from the parody accounts @DevinNunesMom and @DevinCow violate the […]

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Vote Leave fined over thousands of unsolicited texts

Image caption One of the ways in which Vote Leave said it acquired the phone numbers was through its football competition. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Brexit Campaign group Vote Leave £40,000 ($53,000) for sending out nearly 200,000 unsolicited text messages. The text messages contained a link to the campaign website alongside information […]

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WorldPay payments firm in $43bn sale to US rival

Image copyright WorldPay A payment processing firm that used to be owned by Royal Bank of Scotland has been sold in a deal worth $43bn (£32bn). WorldPay has been bought by Florida-based Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) for $35bn in cash and shares, plus WorldPay’s debt. Customers of WorldPay include TopShop, Clarks, Monsoon, Accessorize and […]

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