106110845 hotelroom - Hotel guests 'secretly filmed and live-streamed'
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Hotel guests 'secretly filmed and live-streamed'

Image copyright Getty Images More than 1,500 hotel guests were secretly filmed with footage of them live-streamed to the internet, according to police in South Korea. The illicit activity was discovered in 42 rooms across 31 hotels around the country, reports CNN. It said cameras were hidden in digital TV boxes, wall sockets and hairdryer […]

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Artificial intelligence: Algorithms face scrutiny over potential bias

Image copyright Getty Images More research into computer algorithms is needed as they could have gender or race biases, the government has warned. It announced independent watchdog the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) will investigate algorithms used in the justice and financial systems. But services using the artificial intelligence already, such as predictive […]

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Apple's new AirPods have Siri built-in

Image copyright Apple Image caption A wireless AirPods charging case, sold separately, was also unveiled Apple has launched a new version of its wireless earphones that allows users to activate the virtual assistant Siri by voice alone. It means that the assistant can now be reached without any buttons having to be pressed – users […]

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Facebook settles job discrimination case

Image copyright Facebook Image caption These ads were among those directed only at men on Facebook, according to the complaint Facebook is to change its rules – to prevent companies targeting adverts for jobs, accommodation or credit on the basis of gender, age or postcode. The company has settled a legal action with the American […]

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US mum 'abused kids who performed on family YouTube channel'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The children appeared regularly in the Fantastic Adventures videos A US mother whose seven adopted children regularly performed as superheroes on her family’s YouTube channel has been charged with child abuse. Machelle Hackney, from Arizona, and her two adult sons were arrested on Friday by local police. Ms Hackney […]

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Google tweaks search after EU competition scrutiny

Image copyright Google Image caption Google previously argued that its shopping services were fairer than they had been before Google has said it will make changes to how search results are displayed within the EU, in response to scrutiny it has faced over competition practices. EU officials had criticised the firm for favouring its own […]

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£36 iPhone XR ad criticised

Image copyright Dixons Carphone Image caption Mobiles.co.uk charges callers a premium phone rate for its helpline An online advertisement, offering a monthly contract for an iPhone XR for £36, has been criticised by the Advertising Standards Authority. It follows complaints from some who placed orders but were told they could not be processed. Carphone Warehouse […]

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Future transport: How will we get around in 2050?

The majority of vehicles on the road could be self-driving by 2050, according to enthusiasts for electric and autonomous cars. They believe technology, plus the push for cleaner air will be the incentive for big changes in the way we get from A to B. This is part of the BBC’s Disruptors series. You can […]

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The SEC calls for new contempt sanctions for Elon Musk

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US financial regulator claims that Elon Musk’s tweets violate their settlement agreement The US financial regulator is insisting that Elon Musk be found in contempt of court for his tweets. The Tesla CEO has defended a tweet that he posted in February, revealing the carmaker’s production goals for […]

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Tracking tools found on EU government and health websites

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Almost all EU government websites have trackers Online tools which track user behaviour for advertisers have been found on a swathe of EU public health websites, including NHS and Gov.uk pages. These trackers could compromise sensitive data about people, according to researchers at data protection compliance service Cookiebot. The […]

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Vote Leave fined over thousands of unsolicited texts

Image caption One of the ways in which Vote Leave said it acquired the phone numbers was through its football competition. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Brexit Campaign group Vote Leave £40,000 ($53,000) for sending out nearly 200,000 unsolicited text messages. The text messages contained a link to the campaign website alongside information […]