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Researchers create ‘malicious’ writing AI

Researchers create ‘malicious’ writing AI

A team of researchers who have built an artificially-intelligent writer say they are withholding the technology as it might be used for “malicious” purposes. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 15, 2019  1:39 pm
Twitter CEO says his and other tech firms have not combated abuse enough

Twitter CEO says his and other tech firms have not combated abuse enough

Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey said on Tuesday that Silicon Valley companies, including his own, have not done enough to protect victims of online abuse, calling it a “huge fail.” MORE..

(0) Comments | February 13, 2019  3:15 pm
Facebook ordered by Germany to gather and mix less data

Facebook ordered by Germany to gather and mix less data

Germany’s competition regulator has told Facebook to substantially restrict how it collects and combines data about its users unless they give it explicit consent. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 8, 2019  1:54 pm
U.S. warns European allies not to use Chinese gear for 5G networks

U.S. warns European allies not to use Chinese gear for 5G networks

The United States sees the European Union as its top priority in a global effort to convince allies not to buy Huawei equipment for next-generation mobile networks, a U.S. State Department Official said on Tuesday. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 6, 2019  12:53 pm
Google+ will start shutting down on February 4

Google+ will start shutting down on February 4

Google has announced its timeline for closing its social network Google+, and the process is starting very soon. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 31, 2019  4:09 pm
Apple rushes to fix FaceTime ‘eavesdropping’ bug

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 did not pick up. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 29, 2019  1:10 pm
WhatsApp limits text forwards to five recipients to curb fake news

WhatsApp limits text forwards to five recipients to curb fake news

WhatsApp is limiting all its members to forwarding any single message up to five times in an effort to tackle the spread of false information on the platform. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 21, 2019  7:15 pm
Colombo named the ‘must-photograph’ travel destination of 2019

Colombo named the ‘must-photograph’ travel destination of 2019

Colombo in Sri Lanka has been named the ‘must-photograph’ travel destination of 2019, in a study. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 14, 2019  12:43 pm
German politicians targeted in ‘mass hack attack’

German politicians targeted in ‘mass hack attack’

Hundreds of German politicians including Chancellor Angela Merkel have had personal details hacked and published online, reports say. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 4, 2019  4:39 pm
Net’s founding father Dr Larry Roberts dies aged 81

Net’s founding father Dr Larry Roberts dies aged 81

American scientist Larry Roberts who helped design and build the forerunner of the internet has died aged 81. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 1, 2019  2:49 pm
Google and Amazon urged to follow Apple’s ‘homophobic app ban’

Google and Amazon urged to follow Apple’s ‘homophobic app ban’

Campaigners have thanked Apple for removing an app from its store that they said stigmatised LGBT people. MORE..

(0) Comments | December 26, 2018  2:27 pm
Facebook bug exposed millions of photos

Facebook bug exposed millions of photos

Facebook Inc. (FB) said that a software bug exposed the photos of up to 6.8 million users, including pictures they had not posted. MORE..

(0) Comments | December 16, 2018  4:19 pm
Twitter CEO criticised over Myanmar tweets

Twitter CEO criticised over Myanmar tweets

Twitter’s chief executive has been criticised for promoting Myanmar as a tourist destination despite widespread allegations of human rights abuses in the country. MORE..

(0) Comments | December 10, 2018  6:45 pm
Huawei’s CFO arrested in Canada

Huawei’s CFO arrested in Canada

The chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei has been arrested in Canada. She faces extradition to the United States. MORE..

(0) Comments | December 6, 2018  11:37 am
Nasa lands Mars InSight probe to study planet’s interior

Nasa lands Mars InSight probe to study planet’s interior

After a seven-month, 300m-mile journey, Nasa’s Mars InSight probe has reached its destination and touched down near the red planet’s equator. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 27, 2018  9:51 am
Samsung apologises to sick factory workers

Samsung apologises to sick factory workers

Samsung has formally apologised to employees who fell sick or died after working in its factories. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 26, 2018  8:31 pm
Tumblr removed from Apple’s App Store over child pornography

Tumblr removed from Apple’s App Store over child pornography

Tumblr says that child pornography was the reason for its app’s sudden disappearance from the iOS App Store. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 20, 2018  4:56 pm
China’s Xinhua agency unveils AI news presenter

China’s Xinhua agency unveils AI news presenter

China’s state news agency has unveiled a virtual newsreader sporting a sharp suit and a somewhat robotic voice. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 12, 2018  11:49 am
Sri Lanka provides cheapest broadband in Asia, coming in second globally

Sri Lanka provides cheapest broadband in Asia, coming in second globally

A survey conducted by Cable.co.uk has revealed that Sri Lanka provides the cheapest fixed broadband in Asia while only coming in second globally. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 7, 2018  11:35 am
Uber to resume self-driving car testing after fatal accident in March

Uber to resume self-driving car testing after fatal accident in March

Uber is seeking permission from the state of Pennsylvania to resume testing its self-driving cars on public roads more than seven months after a fatal crash in Tempe, Arizona. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 4, 2018  8:35 pm
Google employees walk out to protest sexism, inequality

Google employees walk out to protest sexism, inequality

Staff at Google offices around the world are staging an unprecedented series of walkouts in protest at the company’s treatment of women. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 1, 2018  6:27 pm
Apple investigating report of forced student labor at Apple Watch factory

Apple investigating report of forced student labor at Apple Watch factory

Apple is looking into its Apple Watch supply chain after a report was published last week claiming its manufacturer relied on student interns to complete the devices, according to the Financial Times. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 30, 2018  1:26 pm
Facebook removes 8.7m child nudity images in three months

Facebook removes 8.7m child nudity images in three months

Facebook has said that 8.7 million images of child nudity were removed by its moderators in just three months. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 24, 2018  11:14 pm
YouTube back up after being hit by major outage

YouTube back up after being hit by major outage

YouTube users were left searching for other ways to entertain themselves Tuesday (16) after outages spanning the globe lasted more than an hour. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 17, 2018  9:33 am
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at age 65

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at age 65

Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen, the man who persuaded school-friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world’s biggest software company, died on Monday at the age of 65, Reuters reports, citing a statement from his family. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 16, 2018  11:10 am