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Twitter bot purge prompts backlash

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:58
Right-wing users claim their beliefs have been discriminated against by the crackdown.
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Bezos-backed 10,000 Year Clock now under construction

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:50
The cuckoo only comes out once a millennium.
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Door-opening dog bot beats meddling human

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:28
A dog robot that can open doors has been taught a new skill: overcoming human interference.
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Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone images leaked by MWC app

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:08
Images of the firm's forthcoming flagship phone are revealed ahead of its Barcelona debut on Sunday.
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Tesla investigates claims of crypto-currency hack

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:47
The company says that only internally used engineering test cars have been affected.
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Tool 'names and shames' hidden drug trials

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:21
Institutions that fail to report the results of drug trials will be named on a new website.
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The Cranfield-based plane that thinks it's a helicopter

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:02
The Starling Jet is due to launch in six years time at a cost of £8m.
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MPs investigate impact of social media and screens on youth

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 02:18
MPs launch an inquiry into the impact of social media and screen-use on young people's health.
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Visual effects revealed

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 01:23
The visual effects team behind the film has been nominated for an Oscar.
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Young Brits 'lack cyber-security awareness'

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 01:20
A survey found over half of 18-25 year olds were using the same password for lots of online services.
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AI ripe for exploitation, experts warn

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 01:19
AI could be used by rogue states, criminals and terrorists for malicious purposes in the near future.
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FaceTime chat 'saves woman's life'

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 01:18
Woman notices her sister is suffering from a stroke while they spoke on a FaceTime call.
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Venezuela launches oil cryptocurrency

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:41
The "Petro" is intended to help country's crumbling economy evade tough US sanctions.
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Russian bots debate US gun control laws

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 16:36
Russian bots are believed to have taken part in debate about gun control following Florida shootings.
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Hangzhou and the Alibaba effect

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:55
The emergence of a tech behemoth transforms its hometown.
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Replika app provides chats with dead friend

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:53
An entrepreneur makes an app that lets her have conversations with a virtual version of a deceased friend.
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Facebook ads boss in fake news Twitter storm

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 13:36
The vice-president of ads is criticised for tweeting Russian-bought ads were not designed to sway the US election.
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Apple rushes out fix to Telugu letter text bomb bug

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 13:03
Messages containing a letter from India's Telugu language caused devices to crash.
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Exposed Amazon cloud storage clients get tip-off alerts

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:09
US firm's clients told to update their settings and lock down data before it is stolen.
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Councils 'unprepared' for cyber-attacks, report says

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 04:29
More than 25% of local authorities had computer systems breached from 2013-17, campaigners say.
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'Upskirting' should be criminal offence, campaigners say

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 03:35
Campaigners say the law needs to change to make it easier for police to take action.
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Bringing solar power to a remote community in the Himalayas

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 02:20
A team of engineers trek into the remote region to bring a community electricity for the first time.
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Maplin in talks with potential buyers

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 01:42
The 200-store electronics retailer hopes that a deal might be done as early as this week.
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Fin tech

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 01:20
Fish farming is big business and producers are adopting new technologies to expand and cut costs.
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Dark web paedophile Matthew Falder jailed for 32 years

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 15:00
Matthew Falder blackmailed victims into sending sexual images that he then shared on the dark web.
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Plans drawn up for world's tallest wooden skyscraper

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 14:04
The 70-storey tower would be 90% wood and have trees and other foliage on every level.
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Probe after 'drone made helicopter crash'

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 13:05
Investigations are launched after a helicopter reportedly crashed after swerving to avoid a consumer drone.
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Facebook to seek verification by post for election ads

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:53
People wishing to take out ads naming political candidates will be sent a verification code in the post.
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Rent-a-church spire plan to boost mobile phone coverage

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 10:14
The government invites churches to let their spires be rented to improve the UK's mobile coverage.
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Russians charged over US 2016 election tampering

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 19:12
The named Russians are indicted along with three Russian companies by special counsel Robert Mueller.
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Facebook told to stop tracking in Belgium

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 17:55
Facebook is ordered to stop tracking people without consent, by a court in Belgium.
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Call for women-only Uber Pools for London

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 13:17
TfL considers women-only Uber Pool option
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Patient's chest rebuilt with 3D print after tumour surgery

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 13:04
Peter Maggs' chest wall was rebuilt using the technology after a large tumour was removed.
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Anger at Google image search 'peace deal'

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:36
The search giant will remove features from its image search to appease Getty Images.
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Robots compete in skiing challenge and other news

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:24
BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best technology stories of the week.
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Humble origins

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 01:09
Sweden is one of the most innovative countries in the world, but the business culture discourages bragging.
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The Instagrammable museum: Is it art?

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 01:05
Should social media-friendly experiences designed to make striking photos be considered art?
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Instagram submits to Russia censor's demands

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 20:06
Service blocks access to corruption claim-related posts despite YouTube failing to meet similar demand.
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'Phenomenal' robot surgery speeds up man's recovery

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 14:49
Owen Veldhuizen says the surgery, which saw a robot used to operate on his heart, was "phenomenal".
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Google Chrome launches default ad-blocker

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 14:13
The latest versions of the web browser will block "annoying intrusive" ads from today.
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'Anti-Clinton' Wikileaks chat leaked

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 13:18
Leaked copies of a private conversation suggest Wikileaks wanted Trump to become president.
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Social networks 'too slow' on rights changes

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:59
The European Commission wants Facebook, Google and Twitter to do more to protect consumer rights.
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Snapchat petition attracts one million signatures

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 06:22
Snapchat's changes have sparked a backlash as users complain that it is more difficult to use.
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UK blames Russia for 'malicious' NotPetya cyber-attack

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 04:41
The defence secretary points finger at Kremlin for Ukraine attack, which also hit British businesses.
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Blade Runner 2049: How we recreated a character

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 02:11
The filmmakers wanted one of the characters to appear in the new film looking as they did in 1982.
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Quantum computers 'one step closer'

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 20:25
Quantum computing has taken a step forward with the recent development of a silicon-based programmable quantum processor.
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Apple's HomePod speakers leave white marks on wood

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 20:04
The tech firm has said owners may have to re-oil surfaces if the ring marks do not fade.
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AI does grunt work on China's pig farms

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 18:19
Alibaba rolls out a system that analyses pig squeals and coughs to improve pork production.
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Search tool accesses firms' documents in the cloud

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 16:42
A website lets people freely look for sensitive data stored on servers at Amazon Web Services.
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eSports' Overwatch League announces its first female player

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 16:34
Kim "Geguri" Se-Yeon is the first female player in the history of the eSports Overwatch League.
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YouTube and Instagram face Russian bans

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 15:02
Russia's internet watchdog has ordered videos and images on the services to be blocked by end of day.
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Computer reconstructs St Valentine's face

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 13:42
A Brazilian designer used human remains, thought to be that of the saint, to reconstruct Valentine's face.
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Crypto-currency craze 'hinders search for alien life'

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:43
A scientist says the search for alien intelligence has been hit by a shortage of computer hardware.
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The 3D projections that float in the air

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:08
Researchers at Brigham Young University nicknamed it the Princess Leia project.
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Amazon Echo Dot ad cleared over cat food order

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 02:00
A television ad that caused a viewer's Echo Dot device to try to order cat food has been cleared.
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Biggest carmaker

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 01:51
Working out who sells the most cars is more complicated than you might think.
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Flying cars: Will they ever take off?

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 01:15
Some companies are trying to fulfil the long-cherished dream of making a car that can fly. But how practical or affordable will they be?
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Boston Dynamics' latest SpotMini robot opens doors

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 15:04
Boston Dynamics' latest design of the SpotMini robot is able to open doors.
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Taiwan's pedestrian crossing men get girlfriends

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 13:03
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Taiwan's street crossing men have got girlfriends.
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Logan Paul 'won't be kicked off' YouTube

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 12:54
The controversial star hasn't done enough to warrant a ban from the site, YouTube's head says.
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Ten gigabit home broadband tested in UK

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 11:32
A proof-of-concept test of 10Gbps has been conducted in a residential home in London.
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Amazon plans hundreds of lay-offs

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 08:53
The e-commerce giant has grown rapidly in recent years but is now closing jobs in Seattle and worldwide.
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YouTube couples

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 07:05
In the latest Newsbeat Documentary, vlogger Ben Hunte looks at couples revealing all on YouTube and Instagram.
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AI detects Islamic State video uploads

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 04:28
An algorithm that detects propaganda made by the Islamic State group is developed in the UK.
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Viewsnight: 'Why are the apps of the future using Victorian working practices?'

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 02:09
Polly Mackenzie argues that workers in the gig economy must have stronger employment protections.
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Tinder revolution

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 01:08
Online dating has become the standard way to find a partner these days. Can AI make it even better?
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Facebook broke German privacy laws, court rules

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 17:33
A German regional court rules that the social network failed to obtain proper consent to some of its features.
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Unilever threatens to pull ads from Facebook and Google

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 15:13
Unilever says it will not invest in platforms that do not police extremist and criminal content.
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Bitcoin energy use in Iceland set to overtake homes, says local firm

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 14:14
Data centres mining the crypto-currency will use 100 megawatts of power this year, an energy firm says.
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Equifax under pressure after data breach update

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 13:54
A US senator gives the credit rating firm a week to reveal more information about 2017's cyber-attack.
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Winter Olympics hit by cyber-attack

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:48
The website for the Games suddenly went offline on 9 February after being attacked, officials say.
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Sports Direct to offer e-sports in Game Digital tie-up

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:15
The move comes as the retailer increases its collaboration with specialist games firm Game Digital.
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Criminals hide 'billions' in crypto-cash - Europol

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 05:08
Regulators and the digital currency industry need to work together to stop crime, says Europol.
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This is how cryptocurrencies work

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 03:10
What are cryptocurrencies? Spencer Kelly explains all - with the help of a stuffed penguin.
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Schizophrenia patients calmed by video game

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 01:59
The patients learnt to use the technique in their daily lives to reduce the power of hallucinations.
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Terror pranks

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 01:39
Fake bombs, staged murders, stunts that resemble acid attacks - why are YouTubers posting "terror pranks"?
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Hackers hijack government websites to mine crypto-cash

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 21:31
A security expert says thousands of sites used visitors' computers to mine cryptocurrency.
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Winter Olympics: Drone display in opening ceremony was pre-recorded

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 13:09
The spectacular sight of 1,218 drones forming the Olympic rings during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics was pre-recorded.
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Profile: Elon Musk

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 01:38
Elon Musk just launched the world's most powerful rocket. It's only a fraction of what he's up to.
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Numbers stations: The 'spy radio' that anyone can hear

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 01:25
What role does rock band Dire Straits play in international espionage?
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Childhood depression

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 01:16
Do children spend too much time online and does social media use make them anxious and unhappy?
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New Sega Mega Drive game made on '90s kit

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 19:02
The Sega Mega Drive games console gets a new game more than 20 years after it went on sale.
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YouTube drops ads from Logan Paul channels

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 14:55
In December, the video blogger was criticised for uploading a video of a dead body.
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Apple confirms iPhone source code leak

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 14:26
Some of the secret code used in Apple's iOS 9 mobile operating system is leaked online.
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Russian nuclear scientists arrested for 'Bitcoin mining plot'

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 13:07
Reports say scientists at a Russian nuclear bomb factory tried to mine crypto-currencies.
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Twitch to ban users for 'hate' on other platforms

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 12:40
The streaming site says it will now ban people who are abusive on other platforms as well as its own.
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Facebook testing 'downvote' button

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 12:00
The social network is testing a feature that lets people hide offensive comments.
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Teen codes app for Alzheimer's patients and other news

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:36
BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at some of the best technology stories of the week.
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What is the point of an air show?

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 01:12
Whether it's Paris or Farnborough, Dubai or Singapore, air shows have a real fanbase. But why?
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EE 'shoebox' to tackle broadband not-spots

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 01:10
EE will sell a 4G antenna to bring fast broadband to homes in rural areas.
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Potato plastics

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 01:03
Better recycling and compostable materials could be an answer to our plastic pollution problem.
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Twitter makes a profit for the first time

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 14:59
The social media company posts its maiden quarterly profit, sending its share price up by a quarter.
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Google-Nest merger raises privacy issues

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 14:30
Campaigners are concerned that smart home specialist Nest will no longer be a separate business.
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The bodyhackers enhancing the human form

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 14:17
The BBC meets bodyhackers determined to push the human body into new territory.
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Internet pioneer John Perry Barlow dies, aged 70

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:50
He was an advocate of free speech and also wrote lyrics for the Grateful Dead rock group.
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Emojis: New list includes a redhead at last

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 09:22
The new emoji list has been published which adds ginger hair and over 150 other emojis for you to have fun with.
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Die With Me: The chat app for those with a low battery

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 01:12
The Die With Me app only works when you have 5% battery or less.
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Facebook moderator: I had to be prepared to see anything

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 01:09
A former moderator for the social network recalls some of the content she had to tackle.
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MPs travel to US on fake news mission

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 01:06
A House of Commons committee is in Washington to question Google, Facebook and Twitter on fake news.
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Reddit bans deepfake porn videos

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 00:20
The discussion site bans all faked pornography that uses people's faces without their permission.
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