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AI predicts outcome of human rights cases

<b>An artificial intelligence system has correctly predicted the outcomes of hundreds of cases heard at the European Court of Human Rights, researchers have claimed.</b><p>The AI predicted the verdicts to an accuracy of 79%, according to the scientists involved.<p>AI is increasingly being used in fields such as …

Credit card with fraud-busting display

<b>A credit card with a digital display that randomly generates a security code is being launched as a way of combating fraud.</b><p>Oberthur Technologies is currently in discussions with UK banks about rolling out the technology and will have cards "in the hands" of consumers in France by the end of the …

Fears of massive net attacks as code shared online

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1230000/1230855_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1531153907_a20ae212cdf75924243639ea0f7f8380<p><b>Computer code used to mount one of the biggest web attacks ever seen has been released online.</b><p>Security experts fear the release will prompt more …

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Johnson & Johnson says insulin pump 'could be hacked'

<b>Pharmaceutical firm Johnson & Johnson has warned that one of its insulin pumps for diabetics is at risk of being hacked, causing an overdose.</b><p>The firm said the vulnerability concerned its OneTouch Ping pump which is only sold in the US and Canada.<p>However, it told the BBC there had been no reported …

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Are killer bots about to do away with smartphone apps?

<b>Is the smartphone app doomed?</b><p>To look at the stats you wouldn't think so: Apple has two million of them in its App Store and Google Play has a few hundred thousand more than that. Total app downloads have passed the 150 billion mark.<p>But some are wondering whether apps are about to be replaced by …

Has the US just given away the internet?

Dave Lee<p><b>A judge in Texas has put the kibosh on a last-minute legal attempt to block the controversial decision for the US to give up control of one of the key systems that powers the internet.</b><p>It's a move being breathlessly described by some as the US "giving up the internet" to the likes of China, …

Facebook Messenger 'slims down' for old phones

<b>Facebook has announced a "slimmed down" version of its Messenger app for countries where older smartphones and slower net speeds are more common.</b><p>The company said Messenger Lite had the "core features" of the full app such as the ability to share text and photos.<p>The app will compete with …

ING to cut 5,800 jobs in digital plan

<b>Dutch bank ING says it intends to cut about 5,800 jobs in Belgium and the Netherlands over the next five years as part of a cost-cutting plan.</b><p>The bank said the aim was to speed up the adoption of new technology and "continue to lead in digital banking".<p>It said 3,500 jobs would go in Belgium and …