15/09/2012 Click


15/09/2012

Scams and webcams - when flirtation turns to blackmail. We report on the online honeytrap that can have devastating consequences. And does the iPhone 5 live up to the hype?


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been held in Cardiff and Glasgow. Now on BBC News, it is time for

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Click. Millions of people look for a laugh

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on the internet every day, but this has led to hundreds now being

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blackmailed in a new scam. This week on Click, scams and web

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cameras. When flotation terms to blackmail. We will report on the

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arm line honey trap that can have devastating consequences. -- online.

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The fine-tuning signs that goes into refining the world's largest

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search engine. We are will get our hands all over the new iPhone 5

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that. Fancy your phone giving you a

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history lesson? We will show you how in Webscape.

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Welcome to Click. If like many others, you go online to look for

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love, there may beasts a serious need for caution. -- there may be.

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When does an online heart to heart turns nasty and flirtation turns to

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blackmail? There has been a spate of such incidents in France with

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sometimes tragic consequences. The number of online chat and

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dating sites has exploded in recent years, supply keeping up with the

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perceived inexhaustible demand for intimacy, love, or online sex. Many

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of the sites may be OK, but some are being used by criminals,

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completely are interested in looking for love, they are out to

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cheat people out of serious money and possibly even destroyed their

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lives in the process. The French reputation management company, a

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Reputation Squad, has received an alarming number of panic calls from

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lonely hearts, who had become very lonely indeed as they find

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themselves victims of serious blackmail and fraud. When people

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get in touch with us, they were on some dating website or some social

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network, and they meet somebody. They need somebody online, and the

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person asked them to go on MSN or Skype, to chat with them, after a

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few minutes, or hours of tatin, they ask for more, which basically

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is getting naked. After a few minutes, the tone changes. What was

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an amorous meeting has suddenly becomes a classic black male. --

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blackmail. I have captured the images of you are undressing and

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then I'm going to send it to all your friends. Visit this chat site

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and you will find warning of a scam, and advised from -- against leaving

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the site to Luca via Web cam. We spoke to a man who met somebody on

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this, his words are spoken by an actor. She sent me a message and I

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was happy. Normally Gelston not take the first step. We were

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chatting on MSN. She was a very beautiful girl, a very pretty. She

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asked me if I was interested in getting further. She wanted to see

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my body, everything. She put on another video and started to

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undress. I was completely taking in and I did not know it was a video.

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After five minutes she said, look at this video taken of you, send me

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money or I will put it on you to be. On the same page, our victims saw

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many similar pictures of victims in trapped in this way. The blackmail

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wanted 500 euros. They wanted it wide to Abidjan, the victim's video

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was captured with his name and a false allegation that he was

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performing a sexual act in front of a young girl. The French police

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have received a spate of reports of blackmail attempts, beating a

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similar description. TRANSLATION: At the moment, we are persuaded

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that there are several blackmailer Thames committed every day. Not

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everyone who finds themselves victims of this crime is coming

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forward to be police, because they are so intimate. The blackmailer's

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craft is to pray on human vulnerable, set a trap and then

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trade on the victim's shame. They estimate that the victims were not

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come forward to the authorities because they had too much to lose,

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and they may believe the police will believed the allegations of

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paedophilia. It is something very serious in France. This is a 28-

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year-old who is doing it in front of a seven-year-old girl. He should

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be in prison. That is why that rather than reporting the scams,

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many end up calling companies like Reputation Squad. Most of the time

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the people are really panicked and they do not know what to do. They

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are really afraid that it is going to ruin their entire life. They

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come to us in despair. They never say, I met somebody on the internet

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and I went naked, they always tried to hide the shame that they feel.

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So they tell stories such as my computer has been hacked, my former

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girlfriend has been putting pictures of me online. That kind of

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thing. But actually, 95% of the time, it is just web camera

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blackmail. If initial attempts to extort payment fail, the tactics

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changed. They made contact, supported by a forged documents,

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they now pose as the Ivorian police. The blackmailers also oppose the

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beer on a false website, aborting to be that of Interpol all the

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local police. At the same time, day email false documents which

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indicate to the person that they have created acts of

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paedopornography, and to bring an end to the affair, they will have

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to pay a fine. A man called me up and he said he was from the Ivorian

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police. I said I was poor. I did not scenting anything. It does not

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always end OK. The worst is not the victim paying up all be out of

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pocket 1,000 euros, while putting the story together, I spoke to a

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woman whose ex-husband paid out something in the range of 3,500

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euros to keep these blackmailers at bay and to keep his worst fears of

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the internet. I was speaking to her rather than him, because a week

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after the first demand for money, he killed himself. It seems his

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blackmailers were right that this and he could see no end in sight to

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his ordeal. -- were relent less. is terrible. I had been in touch

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with people who never thought they would be a victim of this sort of

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thing. We can say what end idiot for a undressing in front of a web

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cam, but our society is a society of solitude. We can imagine

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somebody who has got an undressed, excited about the encounter, and

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then they are up scant like this. For a person that is already alone,

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that is already enormously destructive. Often these are people

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who are alone and it can be very dramatic. If you are very young, it

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can be devastating. Victims are frustrated by the official response

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to online blackmail. There are French and Ivorian websites for

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reporting online crime, but the current mechanisms for

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international co-operation is limited. Until the distances and

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differences that separate the different law enforcements are a

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breached easily, we will continue with victims in one country,

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perpetrators in another, and little that we can do about it.

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A look at this week's taken use. There has been a mixed reaction to

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the launch of Apple's iPhone 5, hopes of a wholesale redesign and

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features like NFC capabilities were dashed. It is a faster, slightly

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bigger, lighter and thinner version of the 4S. It also supports 4G

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high-speed mobile data. Some frustration that after nine years,

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Apple has changed the connector in the -- and the existing accessories

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need an adaptor. ITunes has been upgrade it to work better with a

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mobile devices, and Apple has killed off its music social network,

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peeing. A new line-up of iPods was also announced. The most noticeable

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difference is that the Nano's lie Jeatt touch-screen has support for

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video. A network has been born that will take advantage of the new 4G

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ground. T-Mobile and Orange in most to create the company Everything

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Everywhere, and it has now launched ear mac, the first for D network. -

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- EE. In some cases it is faster than home broadband. New capable

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handsets will be needed, six is expected at launch.

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Finally, the US military has been showing off its latest piece of

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canine inspired hardware, a four Leggatt robot, called AlphaDog. It

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can carry up to �400 of equipment over a distance of 20 miles.

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AlphaDog receives its instructions from a boring old touch screen

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device. As we have just heard, Apple has

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finally released its new iPhone, the one that everybody else in the

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world has been talking about four months. We went along to take a

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closer look at it. The first thing that you notice

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about the iPhone fired his its weight. The peak it up, and it

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really makes a difference. It is like most other France on the

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market, whereas the older model had the extra weight. You also notice

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that although it is a similar design, it is slightly longer.

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Apple has made it the same size across, but it is a longer scream,

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a four inch screen rather than a 3.5 inch. The processor is twice as

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fast, and you can see that in the way that certain applications work.

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We are going into maps. We can actually rotate around, this is Big

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Ben in London. This is photo- realistic as we moved across the

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city. It is very impressive, especially with the fast processor

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under the accord. The other thing they had introduced, is IOS six. It

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is going to be big if you have got pretty much iPhone -- any iPhone

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from 3D as up words. One of the extra things that they have put up

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-- put in it, about 200 new things, this is caught passbook. Sometimes

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you do not know where all your coupons are all your tickets, this

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is a very useful place to put them all. Faced time is better quality

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with the camera on the front of the phone, and he now works with the

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cellular network. Overall it is pretty impressive. It supports 4G,

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which has now become common around the world, the UK has just

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introduced it with D, the circuit will be supported on E.ON. -- EE.

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There was speculation that it would include NFC, any field

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communication, that is not inside this handset, and there is a new

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conductor, taking up much less An impressive handset from Apple

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and it needed to be with other manufacturers bringing out some

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equally innovative handsets this year. But one question remains,

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when you look at that operating system, it is the same ones more or

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less that came out five years ago, certainly in looks. Increasingly

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more and more people asking, what Ever since the Web became big

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business providers of online services have become highly

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competitive. How quickly your search returns a result, how focus

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to the information is, how well the algorithm gives you exactly what

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you want. These are elements that help you decide whether you use one

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website or apps over another. We asked Sumi Das to find out how

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these elements are fine-tuned in the case of one particular company

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and it is a company that started almost with a blank page. When

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Google first launched it drew users because it was fast and return

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results that were relevant, over a decade later the goal of making

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products that function accurately and quickly remains, one way the

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company does that is by thoroughly testing products in usability

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laboratories. So what exactly are we going to be improving today?

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will observe you completing some searches on a Samsung Galaxy Tab

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10.0 and we will use a new device that will help to kick to give us

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feedback. Please follow me in. Google uses an assortment of

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research tools. We used Cody and SMI trackers, dashed through the.

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We use Dell as well. -- Group B. the 20 Laboratory is worldwide this

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one is the only one with a tracking device. For it to follow my gaze my

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eye movement has to be calibrated, so when instructed I am looking at

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the numbers on a metal plate in front of me. We will start with one,

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hit A2, and when you're looking at it I will hit a button. When you

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see green on the side that means your eyes are in the optimal area.

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That red dot ping-pong across the screen represents my eye movement.

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I may look shifty 8 but he said it is normal for the eyes to dart

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around. As cameras capture my reactions and expressions from a

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number of angles I am assigned by first Test, to find out how old

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Lady Gaga is. I think I would enter in Lady Gaga and age and then hit

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go. Best best guess is 25 years. She is 25. Not every surge is so

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simple. What if you wanted to see a recent Lady Gaga hairstyle, how

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would you find those? I find snapshots of her gravity-defying

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dus but then Boyd asked me to narrow the results to narrow images.

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-- dos. How do you find it? button on the right hand side.

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me that button seemed buried. was a clear issue in that you

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looked on the left-hand side of the page. Could not find the rage?

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you were used to the typical Barton and that is what you look for, that

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is where an issue where we have set expectations and we are not

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matching them in this version. That is not a issue with you, it is an

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issue with Google. Even billion- dollar businesses have issues.

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These are the kind of he cuts Google wants to fix. We want to

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make sure that there are no failures, we want to know how it

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works and we hope that people complete tasks quickly and

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successfully. Not every Google product is a runaway success.

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Remember Wave? No? Obviously it did not make much of a splash. Testing

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products on a handful of people in the Usability Labs does not

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guarantee universal delight among users, but it may give Google a

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nudge in the right direction. Sumi Das reporting from California. Now

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you know that here on Click we are lucky enough to be able to travel

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to all sorts of places and experience all sorts of different

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cultures around the world. But even if you don't or you can't travel

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that far there's a world of history to discover in your own backyard as

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long as you know where to look, as Kate Russell has been finding out

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with the latest smartphone technology. Here's Webscape. I love

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treasure hunts! Solving clues to progress through a map, picking up

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bonuses on the way, and in the case of A hunt, a free app for Andrew

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Parr and iPhone, I'm picking up local knowledge as well. -- Android.

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Evade game has been made in your area you can tap through to the map

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and start hunting down treasure chests. Some gains are free, others

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you will have to pay for, they are even some tours created for

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historic venues by their caretakers. Hunt is made by people using the

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app and you can make one with a few simple tax as you wander through

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the area. This could be at a child's birthday party, hiding

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treats and toys around the garden, or if you have some local knowledge,

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why not make a tour of the historic sites around you? Creators can

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choose to share their map privately with friends or submit to the

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website's servers for public sharing. It's up to you if you want

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to charge, you get a profit share if you do it. I loved the concept

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and I really enjoyed the hunts that I have downloaded. Let's hope lots

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more people get on board making maps for it soon. There are so many

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great resources online to really bring the classroom alive, I hope

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any teachers watching realise that they are not alone as there are

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dozens of fantastic sharing communities to give you support and

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help plan your lessons. Skype in the classroom is another such

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community, set up to connect classrooms with interesting people

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who can deliver meaningful lessons remotely through a skylight and

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video called. Whether it is an explorer at Everest base camp or a

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park ranger, or perhaps another class of hits from the other side

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of the world, when you give a topic such tangible context it can have a

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really powerful effect on the learning experience. -- kids.

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is what you would see in Taiwan. With London Fashion Week upon us

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again we wanted a way to get stylish in the Click office. Maybe

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not. Luckily a couple of Click viewers have launched a bold new

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fashion blocking and recommendation platform, where users up load a

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photograph of themselves to the look block style collection writing

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a review of their own out for it. You will find it at my fashion

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Review .co.uk. -- outfit. I like the idea here. The developers say

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think trip adviser for fashion and beauty products. It will take a

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while to build up a meaningful number of users but I hope it takes

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off because it makes a nice change to see real people wearing the

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high-street labels instead of those catwalk models. Let's face it, who

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are we more likely to resemble when we have got the outfit on? In the

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week Apple unveils the new iPhone Google has released a stand-alone

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app that will replace the Stock YouTube at that will be removed in

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i O S six. -- YouTube Ratko Mladic. It does just what you would expect

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it to do including integrated social sharing and it can be

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downloaded free from the app store. If you're curious about what face

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that knows computational search book engine will from Alfa Lodge is

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a mutual that breaks down your face that activity in 60 different

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charts, graphs and other analysis tools. Care to the home page and

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look for Facebook report to learn more. -- head to. -- Facebook

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activity. Kate Russell. And if you missed anything from today's

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programme it is all up online at the website. While you're there you

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can also click through to Click's radio programme, that's a lot of

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