Facial recognition: EU considers ban of up to five years...

The European Commission has revealed it is considering a ban on the use of facial recognition in public areas for up to five years. Regulators want time to work out how to prevent the technology being abused. The...
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17 January 2020, 22:10

Can Microsoft's 'moonshot' carbon goal succeed?...

Tech giant Microsoft has announced two bold ambitions: firstly, to become carbon negative by the year 2030 - meaning it will be removing more carbon from the air than it emits - and secondly, to have removed more carbon...
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17 January 2020, 20:51

Girlsdoporn offline after losing legal battle...

US-based porn website Girlsdoporn is now offline after being ordered to pay $12.8m (£9.8m) to 22 unnamed women who appeared in videos it published. The domain has been down for about a week, according to platforms which...
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17 January 2020, 15:35

Facebook blocks the Spinner's 'brainwashing' tech...

Facebook has barred the behaviour-changing service from its platforms Facebook has issued a cease and desist notice to an Israeli firm that claims to be able to subconsciously alter people's behaviour. The Spinner...
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17 January 2020, 14:02

Microsoft makes 'carbon negative' pledge...

Satya Nadella said that technology built without principles does more harm than good Microsoft has pledged to remove "all of the carbon" from the environment that it has emitted since the company was founded in 1975....
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17 January 2020, 9:26

US officials ground drones over espionage fears...

Many drones in the US are made by DJI, a company based in Shenzhen (shown here) US officials may put an end to a civilian drone programme because of their concerns about the unmanned aerial vehicles that are made in...
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17 January 2020, 0:51

Apple may have to abandon Lightning connector cable...

Apple could be forced to abandon its Lightning connector cable if European lawmakers get their way. The cable is used to charge and sync Apple devices, including the iPhone. But members of the European Parliament urged...
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17 January 2020, 0:51

'Barnacle' car windscreen clamp sparks student fury...

Plans to introduce a new "barnacle" parking fine system at a US university have been put on hold after complaints from students. The so-called barnacle is a type of car clamp that sticks to the windscreen using suction...
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16 January 2020, 16:21

Twitter apologises for letting ads target neo-Nazis and bigots...

Twitter has apologised for allowing adverts to be micro-targeted at certain users such as neo-Nazis, homophobes and other hate groups. The BBC discovered the issue and that prompted the tech firm to act. Our...
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16 January 2020, 15:32

Petersfield Bookshop inundated after 'tumbleweed' tweet...

Managing director John Westwood said going a whole day without selling a book was a first A 100-year-old bookshop has been inundated with orders after tweeting it had a "tumbleweed" day in which it had not sold a single...
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16 January 2020, 13:56

Turkey's Wikipedia ban ends after almost three years...

Turkey is restoring access to Wikipedia after a ban that lasted almost three years. The country's Constitutional Court ruled that the ban violated freedom of expression, the pro-government newspaper Milliyet reported....
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16 January 2020, 12:03

Kashmir blackout eases but restrictions remain...

The indefinite internet suspension has crippled daily life, the media and businesses Mobile internet and social media remain largely blocked in Indian-administered Kashmir, despite a partial easing of curbs imposed when...
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16 January 2020, 9:23

Trump launches fresh attack on Apple over privacy...

Apple chief executive Tim Cook and Donald Trump don't see eye to eye over access to data US President Donald Trump has launched a fresh attack on Apple. He tweeted that the company was refusing to unlock iPhones "used...
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16 January 2020, 9:23

Cookies crumbling as Google phases them out...

Cookie consent forms pop up whenever someone visits a website but could their days be numbered? Google is to restrict the number of advertising cookies on websites accessed via its Chrome browser, in response to calls...
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16 January 2020, 9:11

US lawmakers concerned by accuracy of facial recognition...

US politicians expressed concerns about the accuracy and growing use of facial recognition software, at a hearing on Wednesday. The technology is being developed by firms including Amazon and Microsoft and increasingly...
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16 January 2020, 9:11