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AI ripe for exploitation, experts warn

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The threat of AI is real and many of the technologies are already developed, warn 26 leading experts Drones turned into missiles, fake videos manipulating public opinion and automated hacking are just three of the threats from artificial intelligence in the wrong hands, experts …

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Russian rub

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNatura Siberica has become a popular global brand If it wasn’t for the intoxicating smell of competing perfumes, you might think that cosmetics company Natura Siberica was making ice cream. At its factory in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, large vats of …

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Apple rushes out fix to Telugu letter text bomb bug

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Apple device owners need to install an update to protect their devices Apple has tackled a bug that causes its devices to freeze if they encounter a specific character from the Telugu alphabet – a language native to India. Following the glitch’s discovery, pranksters …

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Scottish Budget calculator 2018

Use our Budget calculator, developed by Deloitte, to find out how the tax measures may affect you in the coming year. We have included the new Scottish income tax brackets for 2018/19, so you can see how much tax you will pay depending on where you live in the UK. …

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Venezuela launches oil cryptocurrency

Image copyright Reuters Venezuela has launched a cryptocurrency in an attempt to bypass tough economic sanctions imposed by the US government. The “Petro” is intended to bolster the country’s crumbling economy, which has been suffering from hyperinflation and devaluation for years. Venezuela claims it is the world’s first sovereign cryptocurrency. …

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Top City regulator used tax break scheme

The incoming head of the financial industry regulator had to repay tax after using an unapproved tax break scheme. Charles Randell, who becomes chair of the Financial Conduct Authority in April, told MPs he had made an “error of judgement” by putting money into Ingenious Film Partners 2. The scheme …

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Michelle Obama 'loves' Black Panther and so do the rest of us…

Image copyright Getty Images/Marvel Image caption Mrs Obama sent “congrat[ulation]s to the entire #blackpanther team” Michelle Obama has sent congratulations to the makers of Black Panther after a weekend that saw the superhero film rack up blockbuster box-office takings. “I loved this movie,” wrote the former First Lady on Monday. …

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Qualcomm boosts NXP bid as it resists Broadcom takeover

Image copyright Qualcomm Image caption Qualcomm has showcased 1Gbps mobile internet speeds using a 5G chip Qualcomm has boosted its bid for Dutch rival NXP Semiconductors, an increase that comes as it faces a hostile takeover attempt by Broadcom, another technology giant. Qualcomm said it would pay $127.50 a share …

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'Secret' report into RBS published

Image copyright Getty Images After months of wrangling MPs have released a report by the financial regulator which said a unit of RBS of mistreated thousands of small firms. The Global Restructuring Group (GRG) was marketed as an expert service that could save a business, but according to the report …

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Nirav Modi fraud case and India's bank debt crisis

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Modi is yet to be charged and is throught to be currently staying in New York The biggest news story in India over the last week has centred around a billionaire jeweller, Nirav Modi, who has allegedly defrauded one of India’s largest banks of …

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