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Nintendo celebrates Bafta hat trick

Nintendo’s Shinya Takahashi says he is “very happy” with the company’s success at the Bafta Games Awards. Super Mario Odyssey took the Game Design and Family prizes, while The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won Game Innovation. Mr Takahashi told the BBC his company was always trying to surprise fans and was researching […]

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Fortnite Battle Royale faces server outage

Image copyright Epic Games Image caption A total of 100 gamers face off in Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode trying to be the last survivor The hit video game Fortnite is facing a major server outage following a problem which arose after Wednesday’s update to its free Battle Royale mode. The title, which was developed by […]

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Racism allowed on Reddit, says chief

Image copyright Reddit Image caption Reddit chief Steve Huffman says racism is allowed on site. Reddit chief executive Steve Huffman has been accused of supporting racism in his commitment to free speech. After being questioned directly by one Reddit user, Mr Huffman said that racial slurs are not against the site’s rules. Reddit user chlomyster […]

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UK carries out cyber-attack on Islamic State

Image copyright PA The UK has conducted a “major offensive cyber-campaign” against the Islamic State group, the director of the intelligence agency GCHQ has revealed. The operation hindered the group’s ability to coordinate attacks and suppressed their propaganda, former MI5 agent Jeremy Fleming said. It is the first time the UK has systematically degraded an […]

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Amazon patents 'voice-sniffing' algorithms

Image copyright Amazon Image caption Amazon launched its Echo speakers in 2014 Amazon says it does not eavesdrop on customers’ conversations to target advertising at them, after it emerged it had patented “voice-sniffing” tech. The patent describes listening to conversations and building a profile of customers’ likes and dislikes. Reports speculated that Amazon would deploy […]

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Great Western Railway accounts breached

Image copyright PA Image caption GWR says that its customers payment card details were protected by encryption A British rail operator has reset more than a million customer accounts after discovering hackers had successfully breached a small percentage of them. Great Western Railway said that about 1,000 of its passengers’ details had been exposed. The […]