Inside the TalkTalk ‘Indian scam call centre’

TalkTalk customers are being targeted by an industrial-scale fraud network in India, according to whistleblowers who say they were among hundreds of staff hired to scam customers of the British telecoms giant.   The scale of the criminal operation has been...

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IBM to build quantum computers

The first practical machines will be available soon enough that developers should start working on software for them, according to executives   IBM has taken its first step towards selling computers that are millions of times faster than the one you're reading...

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YouTube ditches unskippable 30-second ads

YouTube is to scrap "unskippable" 30-second advertisements on the video-streaming service, from 2018.   Google confirmed the plan to the BBC's Newsround programme, saying it wanted to focus on "formats that work well for both users and advertisers". Long...

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Twitter u-turn on new abuse tool

Twitter has reversed one of the changes it made to tackle bullying on the platform, just two hours after rolling it out. The social network said it would no longer notify members who had been added to lists by other users. But it was hit with a number of complaints...

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Concerns over pace of school computer rollout

Highland councillors have raised concerns about the pace of a rollout of computers to school pupils.   All children in P6 and 7 and all secondary school pupils are to get a device to help with their studies in the flagship Highland Council project. Some...

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Hacker briefly hijacks insecure printers

A hacker has briefly hijacked more than 150,000 printers accidentally left accessible via the web.   The attacker made the devices print a warning urging their owners to cut off remote access. Large printers in offices, domestic devices and tiny receipt printers...

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Microsoft will stop support for Windows 7 in 3 years.

Microsoft corporation recommends expediting the transition from Windows 7 to something more up-to-date as Windows 10 claiming it is no longer safe.   After a successful debut in 2009, Windows 7 conquered the world and became the most popular operating system in...

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Samsung reveals cause of Galaxy Note 7 phone fires

The company apologises to customers and promises it has "taken several corrective actions to ensure this never happens again".   Samsung has blamed faulty batteries for the fires that led to last year's humiliating recall of its Galaxy Note 7 device. The...

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