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Child smartwatches ‘vulnerable to hacks’

Some smartwatches designed for children have security flaws that make them vulnerable to hackers, a watchdog has warned.The Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) tested watches from brands including Gator and GPS for Kids.It said it discovered that attackers could track, eavesdrop or even communicate with the wearers.The manufacturers involved insist the problems have either already been resolved or are being addressed. …

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Google removes cupcake calorie counter

Google has decided to remove an update to Maps that shows users how many calories they would burn if they walked to their destination.It follows what the search giant described as “strong user feedback” with many criticising the feature as patronising, shaming and a possible trigger for eating disorders.The pink cupcake calorie counter was also lambasted as being unscientific.It will …

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North Korean hackers hit UK TV company

North Korean hackers targeted a British television company making a drama about the country, it has emerged. The series – due to be written by an Oscar-nominated screenwriter – has been shelved.In August 2014, Channel 4 announced what it said would be a new “bold and provocative” drama series. Entitled Opposite Number, the programme’s plot involved a British nuclear scientist …

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