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The passport numbers and Visa details of 31 world leaders were accidentally emailed to the organisers of the Asian Cup in Australia before the G20 summit in Brisbane in November 2014. Those affected included US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
British Airways' air-miles accounts, the coding site GitHub and the work chat service Slack have all been hit in the latest wave of cyber-attacks. The firms have all notified their users of the incidents, which varied in approach and do not appear to be connected...
Fossils from the ocean floor are yielding clues to the Indian monsoon millions of years ago. Samples drilled from beneath the Indian Ocean are being used to reconstruct past rainfall and temperature records.
The elite of Kenya's much-heralded entrepreneurship revolution work in an ultra-modern. co-working space overlooking the bustle of Nairobi. Their businesses are reliant on the high-speed internet available here...
Two former US special agents have been charged with stealing large amounts of digital currency while investigating the notorious Silk Road marketplace. The US Department of Justice (DoJ) alleges that Shaun Bridges stole more than $800,000 (£540,000) in Bitcoin.
Mercury's dark surface was produced by a steady dusting of carbon from passing comets, a new study says. Mercury reflects very little light but its surface is low in iron, which rules out the presence of iron nanoparticles, the most likely "darkening agent"...
In the space of a few years, the computer game Minecraft has come to dominate the spare hours of millions of children, and has even entered the classroom. But is this an entirely good thing, asks Jolyon Jenkins. If I want to irritate my 13-year-old son, Joe, I refer to Minecraft as "digital Lego"...
Facebook has confirmed that it is opening up its Messenger service to third-party developers, allowing them to add functions of their own.
The dimmable bulb contains a filament-shaped LED coated in graphene. It was designed at Manchester University, where the material was discovered. It is said to cut energy use by 10% and last longer owing to its conductivity.
Hidden areas of the internet and encrypted communications make it harder to monitor terror suspects, warns Europol's Rob Wainwright. Tech firms should consider the impact sophisticated encryption software has on law enforcement, he said...
Researchers in Denmark have revealed how porpoises finely adjust the beams of sound they use to hunt. The animals hunt with clicks and buzzes - detecting the echoes from their prey.
The question has been raised - is 27-year-old Andreas Lubitz a mass murderer for bringing down a plane full of passengers, killing everyone on board?
Every time fundamental research hits the headlines you can be sure that someone - maybe lots of people - will question whether it's worth it...
Ford is to sell a car that can read road signs and adjust its speed accordingly to ensure the vehicle is not driving too fast. The speed-limiting tech can be activated via the steering wheel and briefly overridden by pressing firmly on the accelerator.
Parents who worry about handing over their car keys will be able to spy on their teenager's road skills and even set a speed limit soon. Chevrolet has developed a mode called Teen Driver, which can keep young drivers safe on the road...
All over the world, pregnant women are bombarded with opinions about what to eat and what to avoid. All too often, sound advice gets lost in a stew of badly-reported science and old wives' tales. For women in Korea, pregnancy tastes of seaweed soup...
Gmail will highlight important spam messages, so the next time you receive messages from "the office of the US Ambassador to Nigeria", "Mr. Lee Kun-hee of Samsung Group chief and the Hyundai chaebol" or from Gmail Security Maintenance, you'll know if they're featured in Google Spam...
The selfie stick was invented twice, two decades apart, by men on opposite sides of the world - and both times it was the result of problems experienced on a European holiday.
The suspect, reportedly a 13-year-old boy, has been arrested. His motive is unclear. Police have not confirmed the weapon used or whether he was a pupil at the Instituto Joan Foster. At least four other people were injured in the attack.
“IT’S all to do with their brains and bodies and chemicals,” says Sir Anthony Seldon, the master of Wellington College, a posh English boarding school.

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