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Home Office to fund use of AI to help catch dark web paedophiles

September 17, 2019 at 12:01AM Money will go towards testing tools including voice analysis on child abuse image databaseArtificial intelligence could be used to help catch paedophiles operating on the dark web, the Home Office has announced.The government has pledged to spend more money on the child abuse image database, which since 2014 has allowed… Continue reading Home Office to fund use of AI to help catch dark web paedophiles

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iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro review roundup: buy the cheapest one

September 17, 2019 at 01:50PM Early reviews of Apple’s latest suggest colour, battery and lower price make the iPhone 11 a winner The early reviews of Apple’s iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max are in from publications with early access to the three models.While the iPhone 11 Pro is the most impressive technically,… Continue reading iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro review roundup: buy the cheapest one

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Revealed: catastrophic effects of working as a Facebook moderator

September 17, 2019 at 01:07PM Exclusive: Job has left some ‘addicted’ to extreme material and pushed others to far rightThe task of moderating Facebook continues to leave psychological scars on the company’s employees, months after efforts to improve conditions for the company’s thousands of contractors, the Guardian has learned.A group of current and former contractors… Continue reading Revealed: catastrophic effects of working as a Facebook moderator

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‘This industry has a problem with abuse’: dealing with gaming’s #MeToo moment

September 17, 2019 at 10:21AM Workplace harassment was high on the agenda at the Women in Games European Conference, following a spate of allegationsSome say it is long overdue, some doubted victims would be ready to speak out, but now #MeToo has very much arrived in the video games industry. Last month, game developer Nathalie… Continue reading ‘This industry has a problem with abuse’: dealing with gaming’s #MeToo moment

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WeWork delays $20bn IPO after struggling to interest investors

September 17, 2019 at 08:26AM Office-sharing company’s value has been slashed since January but it says flotation will still take place this year WeWork, the US office-sharing company, has postponed its stock market flotation after receiving a lukewarm response from investors.WeWork’s parent, the We Company, had planned to launch an investor roadshow this week to… Continue reading WeWork delays $20bn IPO after struggling to interest investors

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Regulators to question Facebook over new Libra cryptocurrency

September 15, 2019 at 01:54PM BoE among 26 global banks due to meet with Libra amid fears over risk to state sovereigntyGlobal regulators will question Facebook on Monday about its Libra cryptocurrency amid concerns from EU governments over the threat the digital currency poses to financial stability, according to the Financial Times.Officials from 26 central… Continue reading Regulators to question Facebook over new Libra cryptocurrency

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Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 review: less business, more modern design

September 16, 2019 at 07:00AM Same Bose magic now sleeker, with better controls, calling and adaptable noise cancellingBose’s new top-of-the range 700 noise-cancelling headphones attempt to be the new gold standard, with a new design, new technology and a shift in focus.Launched to sit atop the long-standing kings of noise-cancelling cans, the £300 QuietComfort 35… Continue reading Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 review: less business, more modern design

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YouTube summer camps: Chips with Everything podcast

September 16, 2019 at 06:00AM Jordan Erica Webber is joined by Richard Sprenger, who recently went to Los Angeles to learn more about a new summer camp that aims to teach six to 10-year-olds how to become the next YouTube sensation. Continue reading... YouTube summer camps: Chips with Everything podcast ... Selected by softengoxford Search… Continue reading YouTube summer camps: Chips with Everything podcast

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Ex-Google worker fears ‘killer robots’ could cause mass atrocities

September 15, 2019 at 03:35PM Engineer who quit over military drone project warns AI might also accidentally start a warA new generation of autonomous weapons or “killer robots” could accidentally start a war or cause mass atrocities, a former top Google software engineer has warned.Laura Nolan, who resigned from Google last year in protest at… Continue reading Ex-Google worker fears ‘killer robots’ could cause mass atrocities

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YouTube ‘vanlifer’ Jennelle Eliana blazes trail for solo female travellers

September 13, 2019 at 05:15PM Lo-fi videos about life on the road also fill blindspot travel industry has in catering for women of colourThe YouTube channel of a 21-year-old woman who lives in a van with her pet snake, Alfredo, is at the centre of a debate about race, travel and gender in the online… Continue reading YouTube ‘vanlifer’ Jennelle Eliana blazes trail for solo female travellers

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Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple told to turn over internal documents

September 13, 2019 at 04:05PM House judiciary committee wants records in antitrust inquiryMark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos and Tim Cook names in requestsThe US government’s investigations into big tech widened on Friday as lawmakers announced they were seeking internal documents from Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple. Related: YouTuber PewDiePie scraps $50,000 pledge to anti-hate group after… Continue reading Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple told to turn over internal documents

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Twitter blocks accounts of Raúl Castro and Cuban state-run media outlets

September 12, 2019 at 06:47PM Mariela Castro and state media journalists were also blocked in move Cuban Union of Journalists called ‘massive censorship’Twitter has blocked the accounts of the Cuban Communist party leader Raúl Castro, his daughter Mariela Castro and Cuba’s top state-run media outlets, a move the Cuban Union of Journalists denounced as “massive… Continue reading Twitter blocks accounts of Raúl Castro and Cuban state-run media outlets

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France to block Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency in Europe

September 12, 2019 at 06:30PM Finance minister says governments’ monetary sovereignty could be at riskFrance has said it will block the development of Facebook’s Libra in Europe, dealing the cryptocurrency a fresh blow. The French finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, said plans for Libra could not move ahead until concerns over consumer risk and governments’… Continue reading France to block Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency in Europe

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Pollutionwatch: how skilful driving can reduce toxic fumes

September 12, 2019 at 09:30PM Gentler acceleration and electric vehicles can reduce air pollution but walking or cycling are bestLocal authorities are encouraging people not to leave their cars idling as tests show we can reduce air pollution by changing the way we drive.Scientists in Utah measured exhaust emissions from a test car driven by… Continue reading Pollutionwatch: how skilful driving can reduce toxic fumes

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YouTuber PewDiePie scraps $50,000 pledge to anti-hate group after fan backlash

September 12, 2019 at 11:28PM Vlogger embraced by far right apologizes for planned donation to Anti-Defamation League, after fans claim conspiracyYouTuber Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg has withdrawn a $50,000 pledge to an anti-hate group, which he had dedicated as a means of atoning for past accusations of racism and antisemitism, after backlash from his fans.The Swedish… Continue reading YouTuber PewDiePie scraps $50,000 pledge to anti-hate group after fan backlash

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ review: bigger and now with a magic wand

September 12, 2019 at 07:00AM New S-Pen Air gestures, enormous screen, triple camera, longer battery hope to convince Samsung super fans to upgradeThe king of Samsung smartphones has finally arrived, but is the Galaxy Note 10+ and its S-Pen stylus really still the super phone for super fans of the South Korean brand?For a long… Continue reading Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ review: bigger and now with a magic wand

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Facebook penalises Netanyahu page over hate speech violation

September 12, 2019 at 02:47PM Israeli PM has denied writing inflammatory post about ‘Arabs who want to destroy us all’Facebook has suspended a chatbot on Benjamin Netanyahu’s official page after it breached hate speech policy by sending visitors a message warning of Arabs who “want to destroy us all”.Battling a tight election race in the… Continue reading Facebook penalises Netanyahu page over hate speech violation

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Morrisons expands super-fast Amazon delivery deal

September 12, 2019 at 10:23AM Supermarket to roll out grocery deliveries within one hour across more UK citiesMorrisons has expanded its partnership with Amazon for ultra-fast same-day grocery deliveries to more cities across the UK, as it reported a drop in quarterly sales.The Bradford-based supermarket group said it had signed a multiyear deal with Amazon,… Continue reading Morrisons expands super-fast Amazon delivery deal

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Can I still use my Chromebook now it is no longer supported?

September 12, 2019 at 08:00AM Bill’s Acer Chromebook C720 will not receive further updates. It works well so can he still use it?I have recently got the message that my Acer Chromebook C720 will not be receiving any further updates as Google no longer supports Chromebooks older than six years. I use mine for surfing… Continue reading Can I still use my Chromebook now it is no longer supported?

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Apple TV+: a canny way to compete with Netflix

September 11, 2019 at 05:00PM Apple is building a new base while selling expensive hardware to users, and taking a 30% cut from developersApple had few treats for those avid followers who tuned in to the company’s press event this week. Three new phones, all thoroughly leaked in advance; a new basic iPad with a… Continue reading Apple TV+: a canny way to compete with Netflix

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iPhone 11: Apple launches new Pro smartphones with better cameras

September 10, 2019 at 08:04PM iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max have faster processors, better screens, and new double and triple camera systemsApple has launched its latest iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max featuring new cameras, improved screens, faster processors and longer battery life.Announced at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino,… Continue reading iPhone 11: Apple launches new Pro smartphones with better cameras

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Apple Arcade: game streaming service will cost £4.99 a month

September 10, 2019 at 06:48PM Game subscription service will launch on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV on 13 SeptemberApple launch live: new iPhones, watches and laptopsApple’s all-you-can-eat game subscription service, Arcade, will cost £4.99 in the UK or $4.99 a month in the US and will be available in more than 150 countries from… Continue reading Apple Arcade: game streaming service will cost £4.99 a month