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A bug in Samsung's Galaxy S10 lets anyone unlock the phone with any fingerprint

Samsung has acknowledged the existence of a flaw in its Galaxy S10 smartphones that lets anyone unlock them with their thumbprint. According to The Sun newspaper, the British woman who first spotted the flaw said her husband was able to unlock her S10 with his thumbprint, simply by adding a cheap screen protector. Samsung described The Galaxy S10's built-in fingerprint recognition tech as "revolutionary" when it launched in March 2019. The Korean tech giant says it will "soon issue" a software...
Tags: Amazon, Samsung, Trends, BBC News, The Sun, Neilson, Quartz, Mike Murphy, Lisa Neilson


Dutch family spent nine years living in a secret room "waiting for the end of time"

In the Netherlands province of Drenth, a family of seven adults were found living inside a hidden room in their farmhouse for nine years "waiting for the end of time." The family included a father, 58, and six male children, aged 18 to 25. Apparently one of the young men had enough and visited a nearby pub. After drinking five beers, he told the bar owner that he had run away and needed help. From the BBC News: Officers visited the remote farmhouse and carried out a search. They discovered...
Tags: Video, News, Weird, BBC News, Netherlands, Family Time, Drenthe, Drenth, Algemeen Dagblad news website Police


Google Chief: I'd Disclose Smart Speakers Before Guests Enter My Home

After being challenged as to whether homeowners should tell guests smart devices -- such as a Google Nest speaker or Amazon Echo display -- are in use before they enter the building, Google senior vice president of devices and services, Rick Osterloh, concludes that the answer is indeed yes. The BBC reports: "Gosh, I haven't thought about this before in quite this way," Rick Osterloh begins. "It's quite important for all these technologies to think about all users... we have to consider all stak...
Tags: Google, Tech, Bbc, BBC News, Pixel, Rick Osterloh, Google Nest, Osterloh


Digital pervasion and loss of identity

Image from Pixabay “We are all digital now” claimed Paul Longley of University College London, in a research report (BBC News, 2006). In so doing, he identified a global digital tribe. Taking into account the fact that much of the world’s population is more than a day’s walking distance from a fixed line telephone, and even allowing for the growing trend toward mobile phone usage in developing countries, or the paucity of computers in the third world, Longley’s claim could be considered...
Tags: Technology, Learning, Identity, Digital, BBC News, Globalisation, Community, eLearning, University College London, Connected, Longley, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Pixabay, Satellite TV, Homegenisation


China's hot AI startup SenseTime says it is 'deeply disappointed' by US blacklisting

Chinese AI startup SenseTime has said it is "deeply disappointed" that it was added to a US government blacklist that makes it harder for them to trade with US firms. SenseTime develops AI for use in a wide range of domains, including surveillance, image recognition, and medicine. On Monday, the Department of Commerce added 28 Chinese companies to the blacklist, which is known as the "Entity List." Federal Reserve officials were revealed to have voiced concerns over the ongoing trade war's pos...
Tags: China, US, Trends, Bloomberg, BBC News, Beijing, Goldman Sachs, Federal Reserve, Xinjiang, Trump, Reuters, Chinese Foreign Ministry, Department of Commerce, Bank of China, Hikvision, Megvii


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. WeWork cofounder Adam Neumann personally invested $30 million in a startup and loaned money to its CEO — who was then fired for alleged gross misconduct. Neumann personally loaned $110,000 to Andrew Scobie, who was later dismissed from his role as CEO of energy tech company Faraday Grid. California-based game company Blizzard has banned a pro esports player and revoked his prize money after he voiced support for Hong Kong pro...
Tags: Google, Hong Kong, Elon Musk, London, Instagram, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, BBC News, Sony, Alexa, Musk, Neumann, Adam Neumann, Sony Interactive Entertainment


Coastal communities: Residents earn £1,600 less than people inland

People living on the coast typically earn £1,600 less than those inland, BBC News analysis finds.
Tags: UK, News, BBC News


Seaside residents earn £1,600 less than people inland

Analysis by BBC News finds people living on the coast typically earn £1,600 less than those inland.
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. The US has blacklisted 28 Chinese tech firms on rights violations grounds. The Trump administration accused the firms of involvement in human rights violations against Chinese Muslims in Xinjiang, Bloomberg reports. SoftBank's founder Masayoshi Son is 'embarrassed and impatient' with his investments after troubles with WeWork and Uber, and now he's telling founders to 'know your limit'. Two of SoftBank's investments, Uber and W...
Tags: Apple, Google, Hong Kong, Elon Musk, Microsoft, China, Softbank, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Tesla, BBC News, Silicon Valley, WeWork, Alexa, Trump


Iranian Instagram celeb (in)famous for extreme cosmetic surgery was arrested for blasphemy

Iranian cosmetic surgery enthusiast Sahar Tabar, 22, has reportedly been arrested for blasphemy. Tabar is known for her creepy selfies in which she augments her surgically-edited face with makeup and digital effects. From BBC News: Judicial authorities arrested Tabar after members of the public reportedly made complaints about her, Tasnim reported. She is accused of blasphemy, instigating violence, illegally acquiring property, insulting the country's dress code and encouraging young peopl...
Tags: Post, News, Instagram, Weird, Iran, BBC News, Influencers, Cosmetic Surgery, Tasnim, Tabar, Sahar Tabar


Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says stopping the firm's controversial research in China would hurt

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said halting the firm's research in China would "hurt more" than it helped. Nadella was speaking to BBC News about Microsoft's work in the world's most populous country. Some observers have claimed Microsoft's work in China on artificial intelligence could be used for oppressive purposes, while others have said the work puts US cybersecurity at risk. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said halting the firm's rese...
Tags: Verizon, Microsoft, China, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, BBC News, Beijing, United States, United Kingdom, Ted Cruz, Cruz, Financial Times, AT T, Chinese Communist, Changsha China


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Two new laws have been passed in California aimed at stopping deepfakes in politics and porn. CNET reports that it's now illegal to distribute videos aimed at discrediting political candidates in California, and California residents now have the right to sue the makers of deepfake porn. Iran is planning to take legal action against the U.S. for alleged cyber attacks and threats on its networks, according to Bloomberg. Bloomberg ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Hong Kong, Elon Musk, Cook, Instagram, California, Trends, Iran, Bbc, BBC News, Tim Cook, Angelina Jolie, WeWork, Donald Trump


Tesco worker who tackled shopkeeper died from natural causes - BBC News

Tesco worker who tackled shopkeeper died from natural causes   BBC News
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Tesco worker who tackled shoplifter died from natural causes - BBC News

Tesco worker who tackled shoplifter died from natural causes   BBC News
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Middlesbrough Tesco worker died from natural causes - BBC News

Middlesbrough Tesco worker died from natural causes   BBC News
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Middlesbrough Tesco worker died after altercation with thief - BBC News

Middlesbrough Tesco worker died after altercation with thief   BBC News
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Six-foot python abandoned in Burnley Tesco car park - BBC News

Six-foot python abandoned in Burnley Tesco car park   BBC News
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BBC News: Dan Walker apologises after co-host insists he went 'too far' with Tesco remark - Express

BBC News: Dan Walker apologises after co-host insists he went 'too far' with Tesco remark   Express
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Tesco boss Dave Lewis in shock departure - BBC News

Tesco boss Dave Lewis in shock departure   BBC News
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How powerful is the Chinese military?

BBC News looks at how powerful China's military is, compared to that of the USA.
Tags: Business, China, BBC News


Christian books sent to Hong Kong

Hong Kong (MNN) – Protests continue in Hong Kong after three months. At the moment, there is no end in sight. BBC News reports the protests have caused a steep drop of nearly 40 percent in tourism to the city. But, even in the social chaos, Mission Cry recently sent a container filled with used Christian books and Bibles to Hong Kong. The books, mostly in English, were donations from Christians who no longer had a use for them. Mission Cry sends these resources all across the globe, but i...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, BBC News, Jason Woolford, Woolford, Mission Cry, Mission Cry via Facebook, Hong Kong Mission Cry, Mission Cry Bible for Mission Cry


Misinformation surrounds Amazon fires; here’s how believers can respond

Brazil (MNN) -- There’s been plenty of misleading information in headlines lately surrounding fires in Brazil’s portion of the Amazon Rainforest. Environmental advocates slam national leaders for not doing enough to control the burning. Meanwhile, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says advocates exaggerate the cause and extent of Amazon fires. TransWorld Radio Brazil uses their broadcast to encourage a prayerful response. Amazon fires: the hype Amazonas, Brazil’s largest state, declare...
Tags: Amazon, Nasa, BBC News, Brazil, Christ, Latin America, Emmanuel Macron, Suriname, Macron, Amazonas, MNN, Jair Bolsonaro, Foundation for Economic Education, Bolsonaro, Amazonas Brazil, Amazon Rainforest Environmental


PHOTO: Magnificent Vista of Mount Everest from Geu La Pass in Tibet

I take great pride in saying that I have personally taken almost every photo that is featured in this blog. Though it’s uncommon for me to include the work of another photographer, I’m making a rare exception in this case, with good reason. During my recent tour of Tibet, I had the great good fortune to travel with Jeff Overs, a BBC News stills photographer. For years, Jeff has taken still shots of world leaders, news events, and gorgeous landscapes around the world. Though he is semi-retired, h...
Tags: Travel, Daily Photo, Photography, Tibet, China, BBC News, Culture, Mount Everest, Cultural Travel, Jeff, Jeff Overs, Geu La Pass


Live BBC broadcast over 5G network on launch day fails

The BBC News at One O' Clock tried to broadcast an interview about the 5G network using the new technology but ran into some issues.
Tags: UK, News, Bbc, BBC News


5G put to the test on the street

BBC News puts 5G mobile connectivity to the test on two phones, downloading a podcast.
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Europe’s response to displaced Muslims? Results vary

Europe (MNN) -- More than half of all eligible voters in the European Union showed up at the polls last week for parliamentary elections – the highest turnout in 20 years. In this article about election results, BBC News describes a “power shift” underway in the EU’s legislative body. Immigration was an issue of top concern heading into these elections, InfoMigrants.net describes . Some parties and individuals promised “drastic change” to how EU countries receive refugees and migrants. Be...
Tags: Europe, Eu, European Union, BBC News, Christ, Pew Research Center, European Council, Chris Ruge, Ruge, Prayercast, InfoMigrants, Love Muslims Prayercast, Maria Teneva


Iranian cartoonist 'Eaten Fish' on the help he got from Washingtonians (but not the government)

Ali Dorani: Iranian cartoonist on the drawings that saved his life By Helier Cheung BBC News 26 May 2019 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-47693505 [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Comics, BBC News, Mike Rhode, Ali Dorani, Helier Cheung


Facebook Said to Be Coming For Your Wallet With Its 'GlobalCoin' Cryptocurrency in 2020

Apparently, Mark Zuckerberg is a man with a cryptocurrency plan. According to a BBC News report, Facebook plans to launch its highly anticipated cryptocurrency in about a dozen countries as early as Q1 2020, with possible testing to begin at the end of this year. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, BBC News, Cryptocurrency, Winklevoss Twins, Facebook Said, Why Not Zuckcoin, Globalcoin


New arrivals flood Colombia as Venezuela crisis worsens

Colombia (MNN) -- Each day, thousands of new faces merge into Colombian society. While an estimated 45,000 people cross the border each day and then return to their home in Venezuela, UNHCR reports , “up to 5,000 of them remain in Colombia or continue their journeys in search of safety and a new life.” According to an  in-depth summary by BBC News, 3 million people have left Venezuela since 2014. Colombia has taken in the most Venezuelan migrants of any South American country. Officials ann...
Tags: Europe, Greece, Syria, BBC News, Colombia, Un, Venezuela, South America, Jesus, Lebanon, UNHCR, Christ, Amg, Cali, AMG International, Cali Colombia


A look back at the 150-year history of the Western Mail

As the Western Mail celebrates its 150th anniversary, BBC News takes a look back through its archive.
Tags: News, BBC News, Western Mail