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Phone-cracking firm Cellebrite hacked

Information about the customers of Cellebrite, an Israeli firm that markets hacking tools, has been stolen in a cyber-attack. The breach was first reported by tech site Motherboard, which said it was sent 900 gigabytes…


CES 2017: Nokia Android phone spurns the West

The first Nokia-branded smartphone is to be released exclusively in China. The device will be marketed in partnership with the local internet retail giant JD.com. The team behind the Nokia 6 phone said it believed…


The women who make a living gaming on Twitch

Two years ago Chelsea quit her job as a pharmacy technician to play video games. “I went to work one day and I was like, ‘I would actually be making more money if I had…


The iPhone at 10: How the smartphone became so smart

On 9 January 2007, one of the most influential entrepreneurs on the planet announced something new – a product that was to become the most profitable in history. It was, of course, the iPhone. There…


Safety test proposal for drone users

Anyone who buys a drone in future in the UK may have to register it and take a safety test. That could be the outcome of a government consultation on strict new drone safety rules….


Uber defies demand to cease self-driving

Uber has been told its self-driving cars are illegal – but it is refusing to take them off San Francisco’s roads. The company started testing the vehicles this week, but the Department of Motor Vehicles…


‘One billion’ affected by Yahoo hack

Yahoo has said more than one billion user accounts may have been affected in a hacking attack dating back to 2013. The internet giant said it appeared separate from a 2014 breach disclosed in September,…