Toll of cyber-crime on businesses revealed in new research

Two in five manufacturers have been a victim of cyber-crime over the last 12 months according to new research. One in five of 150 companies surveyed by manufacturers organisation Make UK reported substantial financial loss as the result of an attack, ranging from £50,000 to £250,000. Virtually all respondents said cyber security measures were necessary […]

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Hate speech on Twitter is rising under Elon Musk, say campaigners

Hate speech on Twitter is rising under Elon Musk’s ownership, online safety campaigners have said, despite the billionaire’s claims that it has been declining. The Centre for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) said Mr Musk’s recent tweet suggesting that hate speech impressions are down by a third was “misleading” because it focused on how often tweets […]

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Learning to play the piano ‘improves ability to process sights and sounds’

Playing the piano improves the brain’s ability to process sights and sounds, as well as reducing depression, anxiety and stress, according to a study. Researchers at the University of Bath followed beginners who took lessons for an hour a week over an 11-week period. The one-to-one lessons consisted of 20 minutes of finger exercises, followed […]

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Google appeals against huge Android anti-trust fine to EU’s top court

Google is challenging a record European Union anti-trust fine that took aim at the Android operating system’s role in restricting mobile competition and consumer choice. The company said on Thursday that it filed the appeal against the 4.125 billion euro (£3.5 billion) penalty “because there are areas that require legal clarification from the European Court […]

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Dyson working on ‘self-improving’ machines

Dyson engineers are developing products that will be able to detect and fix issues themselves without any input needed from the owners, the company has said. Giving an update on the company’s £2.75 billion investment plan into new technologies announced earlier this year, the firm’s chief engineer Jake Dyson said it was working on products […]

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