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Amazon and eBay 'profit from VAT evasion'

Amazon and eBay have defended themselves as a report by MPs accuses online marketplaces of profiting from VAT evasion. The Public Accounts Committee was particularly scathing of the taxman, saying HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) had failed to get to...

What is Google's new Pixel 2 smartphone like?

Google's new smartphone models, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, are designed to do one thing really well - connect to Google's services. It is a year since Google's original Pixel smartphone was launched, marketed as Google's first own-built...

Whales and dolphins live in 'complex' societies

There is "overwhelming" evidence whales and dolphins live in "complex" societies with distinct cultural traits, scientists have found. This is according to a landmark study of brain sizes and social behaviours in 90 different species of cetacean - a branch...

Australia launches site to report revenge porn

Australia has launched an online portal to report revenge porn, with researchers warning women are being affected on a "mass scale". Victims will be able to receive support and advice when intimate images are shared without their consent. In what has...

Astrophysicists discover incredible origin of gold

Scientists have established how heavy elements such as gold and uranium trace their beginnings back to the collision of massive neutron stars. There were only two phenomena which scientists thought were capable of producing the extraordinary gravitational forces needed to...

Why did Storm Ophelia turn the sun red?

Parts of England have experienced an unusual side effect from Storm Ophelia: a blood red sun. The former hurricane's powerful winds have pulled air and dust up from southern Europe and Africa - with the spectacular sight prompting "lots of...

'Serious vulnerability' found in Wi-Fi security

The security protocol used in all modern Wi-Fi networks is broken, allowing hackers to steal any sensitive information that is not transmitted via wire, researchers have claimed. The vulnerability in WPA2 means hackers can access "credit card numbers, passwords, chat...

Facebook to train teens in anti-bullying drive

Facebook is to train "tens of thousands" of students from every secondary school in the UK as digital safety ambassadors over the next two years. The social media giant is partnering with Childnet International and The Diana Award to help...

Could smartphones save the sight of millions?

A British led team who use smartphones to save people's sight have told Sky News they're planning to expand into more than 60 countries.  Their aim is to replace the complex, bulky equipment traditionally needed for eye tests, and instead...

Criminals worry as dark net markets disappear

Four of the largest criminal marketplaces on the dark net were unreachable on Friday, prompting speculation about police activity. All four marketplaces - the Dream Market, the Trade Route, the Tochka Free Market and the creatively named Wall Street Market...

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Whistling in the dark?

As a supreme court judge in Dublin examines whether senior Irish police officers were involved in an alleged smear campaign against whistleblower Garda Maurice...

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