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FACEBOOK PLEDGES TO DO MORE ON SELF-HARM

New Facebook Vice-President, Sir Nick Clegg, has told the BBC the firm will do “whatever it takes” to make its social media platforms safer for young people. Sir Nick was responding [...]

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APPLE RUSHES TO FIX FACETIME ‘EAVESDROPPING’ BUG

Apple has acknowledged a flaw in its FaceTime software that allowed for brief eavesdropping – even if the recipient does not pick up. In some cases the target iPhone could send video [...]

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ROBOT VALETS MAY SOON PARK YOUR CAR AT THIS LONDON AIRPORT

Travelers flying out of London’s Gatwick Airport may soon have a robot parking their car. Later this year, the airport will test an autonomous robot that slides a large, slender bed beneath [...]

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GOOGLE’S STARCRAFT-PLAYING AI IS CRUSHING PRO GAMERS

First,    Artificial Intelligence created by Google’s DeepMind mastered the game Go; now, it’s beating professionals at StarCraft, a popular sci-fi strategy game. An AI program named [...]

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MICROSOFT SEARCH ENGINE BING WAS BRIEFLY BLOCKED IN CHINA

Microsoft’s Bing search engine briefly hit a wall in China. Microsoft confirmed that on 24th of January Bing was unavailable in China, raising concerns that it could be the latest in a [...]

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ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ CALLS BIG TECH GIANTS’ DOMINANCE ‘UNSUSTAINABLE’

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has quickly become one of Washington’s most prolific social media users, but this weekend the New York freshman said Silicon Valley companies had [...]

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FACEBOOK TO INTEGRATE WHATSAPP, INSTAGRAM AND MESSENGER

While all three will remain stand-alone apps, at a much deeper level they will be linked so messages can travel between the different services. Facebook told the BBC it was at the start of a [...]

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HUAWEI’S SMARTPHONE SALES SOARED 30% LAST YEAR. IT PLANS TO OVERTAKE SAMSUNG BY 2020

Western governments may be piling the pressure on Huawei but that’s not holding back its fast-growing smartphone business. A senior executive at the Chinese Tech company said Thursday that [...]

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MENTAL HEALTH: UK COULD BAN SOCIAL MEDIA OVER SUICIDE IMAGES, MINISTER WARNS

Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show, Matt Hancock (a British Secretary of State for Health and Social Care since 2018) said: “If we think they need to do things they are refusing [...]

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UK CYBER-CRIME VICTIMS LOSE £190,000 A DAY

More than £190,000 a day is lost in the UK by victims of cyber-crime, police statistics show. More than a third of victims in that period fell prey to the hacking of social media and email [...]