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Jobseekers 'more likely to deactivate Facebook'

Image copyright Getty Images Being young, single or a jobseeker makes Facebook users more likely to have deactivated their accounts or at least considered it, a study suggests. Researchers from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, looked at eight factors predicting whether people had left or thought about leaving Facebook. They also said that users who weighed more […]

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Kuri the cute home robot gets canned by Bosch

Image copyrightMayfield Robotics Image caption The team behind Kuri had been working on the project for three yearsA home robot that had a high profile at recent events has been cancelled before going on sale to the wider public. Kuri was designed to play with children, respond to voice commands and patrol properties while filming […]

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Porn site showed men 'tricked into gay sex'

Image copyright Miami-Dade Police A man accused of dressing as a woman to trick men into having sex with him, and uploading videos of them to the internet, has pleaded not guilty. Bryan Deneumostier, from Florida, had uploaded “non-consensual recordings” to a pornography site called StraightBoyz, the US Department of Justice alleged. The website offered […]

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Russian hackers penetrate US power stations

Image copyright Tom Kelley Image caption The attacks could have meant power supplies being cut out, said the Wall Street Journal Russian hackers have won remote access to the control rooms of many US power suppliers, the Wall Street Journal reports. The access could have let them shut down networks and cause blackouts, US officials […]

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YouTube: Not removing far-right video ‘missed the mark’

YouTube has told BBC Radio 5 Live it “missed the mark” by not taking down a far-right extremist video which was flagged to them over a year ago. YouTube removed the video this morning. Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live’s Anna Foster, Miriam Estrin, the company’s policy manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, […]

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Facebook angers Flanders with Rubens ban

Image caption The offending painting is housed in The Cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp The Flanders Tourist Board has written an open letter protesting against Facebook’s “cultural censorship” of adverts showing paintings by Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens. The removed ad featured the artist’s The Descent from the Cross, which shows a bare-chested Jesus. […]

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Chrome browser flags Daily Mail and other sites as 'not secure'

Image caption The latest version of Chrome shows an alert next to web addresses Security warnings will pop up on the Daily Mail website today if visitors are using the latest version of Google’s Chrome browser. It is one of many sites the browser will flag because they do not use HTTPS – the secure […]

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Openreach to cut price of fast broadband

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Openreach wants to boost demand for fibre broadband Openreach, the firm that runs much of the UK’s telecoms infrastructure, has reduced the wholesale price of broadband in an attempt to boost the number of homes and businesses using fast services. For firms such as Sky and TalkTalk it means […]

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UK snooping 'unlawful for more than decade'

Image copyright PA Image caption GCHQ can detect the work of hackers around the globe The system that allowed spy agency GCHQ access to vast amounts of personal data from telecoms companies was unlawful for more than a decade, a surveillance watchdog has ruled. The Investigatory Powers Tribunal said that successive foreign secretaries had delegated […]

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Seriously fast

Image copyrightGetty Images Image caption High-speed mobile could enable robots, sensors and other machines to communicateSuperfast “fifth generation 5G” mobile internet could be launched as early as next year in some countries, promising download speeds 10 to 20 times faster that we have now. But what difference will it really make to our lives? Will […]

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WhatsApp ‘admin’ spends five months in an Indian jail

Image copyright Reuters A student has spent five months in an Indian jail over a WhatsApp message he did not send. Local reports say the 21-year-old man was arrested because of “objectionable” content, although it is not clear what the message said. Police allege the man was the administrator of the WhatsApp group, when a […]