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LinkedIn hosted jihadist lectures, Blair institute reveals45m LinkedIn hosted jihadist lectures, Blair institute reveals
BBC
Lectures and essays by Islamist extremists have been shared on the Microsoft-owned social network.
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How to buy bitcoin: A beginner's guide to purchasing the cryptocurrency and not being scammed1h 44m How to buy bitcoin: A beginner's guide to purchasing the cryptocurrency and not being scammed
The Independent
Numerous financial experts, however, are advising people to avoid getting involved at all
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Bitcoin price - live updates: Cryptocurrency stabilises as alternative digital currencies rise in value1h 52m Bitcoin price - live updates: Cryptocurrency stabilises as alternative digital currencies rise in value
The Independent
The value of the digital currency is expected to fluctuate wildly. This article is being regularly updated with the latest changes
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1h 54m Billions of video site visitors unwittingly mine cryptocurrency as they watch – report
The Guardian
Popular sites Openload, Streamango, Rapidvideo and OnlineVideoConverter allegedly force users to mine tokens for cryptocurrency Monero Almost one billion visitors a month to four popular video sites are being unwittingly forced to mine cryptocurrency, according to a report on the practice of so called cryptojacking.
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Google to open artificial intelligence centre in China4h Updated Google to open artificial intelligence centre in China
BBC
Silicon Valley giants are focusing heavily on artificial intelligence and its future applications.
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The top 10 video games of 20177h The top 10 video games of 2017
The Guardian
Mario ran amok in New Donk City, a cat dropped out of college, and Angel Carter haunted What Remains of Edith Finch. But it was the mighty Zelda who took video gaming – and cooking – to a new dimension In a lot of ways Breath of the Wild is a standard Zelda title. It’s an action role-playing adventure, following Link as he sets out to kill the evil sorcerer Ganon before this mythic monster can escape an enchanted castle and destroy Hyrule. You battle monsters, level up, collect new weapons and items, slowly gain the strength needed for the final showdown.
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The apps helping keep Rio safe13h The apps helping keep Rio safe
BBC
How data is being used to help reduce crime in Rio de Janeiro.
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Night bus with beds for late night revelers could soon take you home16h Night bus with beds for late night revelers could soon take you home
The Independent
The designers hope the bus will operate across eight UK routes
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Former Facebook executive: social media is ripping society apart18h Updated Former Facebook executive: social media is ripping society apart
The Guardian
Chamath Palihapitiya, former vice-president of user growth, expressed regret for his part in building tools that destroy ‘the social fabric of how society works’ A former Facebook executive has said he feels “tremendous guilt” over his work on “tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works”, joining a growing chorus of critics of the social media giant. Chamath Palihapitiya, who was vice-president for user growth at Facebook before he left the company in 2011, said: “The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops that we have created are destroying how society works. No civil discourse, no cooperation, misinformation, mistruth.”
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Netflix responds to criticism over 'creepy' A Christmas Prince tweet18h Netflix responds to criticism over 'creepy' A Christmas Prince tweet
The Independent
'The privacy of our members' viewing is important to us', a spokesperson for the company says
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18h Deliveroo and UberEats restaurant clients face new rules
BBC
Restaurants face having to seek planning permission if they heavily use food delivery apps.
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Facebook to stop routing ad revenue via Ireland amid pressure over taxes19h Facebook to stop routing ad revenue via Ireland amid pressure over taxes
The Guardian
Company says it will book advertising revenue in countries where it is earned instead of through Dublin headquarters Facebook has said it will start booking advertising revenue in countries where it is earned instead of re-routing it via Ireland, although the move is unlikely to result in it paying much more tax.
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Objective reality exists, says UK minister Matt Hancock19h Objective reality exists, says UK minister Matt Hancock
BBC
Matt Hancock calls it "something of a disappointment" that he has to state it publicly.
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Instagram best nine 2017: How to make your photo year in review20h Instagram best nine 2017: How to make your photo year in review
The Independent
The process requires a little more work if you have a private profile
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MoneyTaker hackers reportedly steal £7.5m from ATMs20h MoneyTaker hackers reportedly steal £7.5m from ATMs
BBC
The MoneyTaker group has also stolen banking documents that may be used in future attacks.
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Facebook to overhaul Irish tax scheme21h Facebook to overhaul Irish tax scheme
BBC
The advertising giant is to change its tax arrangements in about 30 countries after a similar move in the UK.
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Bitcoin price surge may be helping North Korea raise money amid heavy global sanctions22h Bitcoin price surge may be helping North Korea raise money amid heavy global sanctions
The Independent
'We do know that the police have confirmed the regime's hacking attempts'
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Tech firms could be held liable for extremism and abuse23h Tech firms could be held liable for extremism and abuse
BBC
The BBC understands that an independent ethics watchdog will recommend new laws on online content.
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Netflix defends A Christmas Prince tweet24h Netflix defends A Christmas Prince tweet
BBC
The platform sent a tweet addressing the "53 people" that have watched the film 18 days in a row.
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Hey Alexa, is it true you’re a lefty feminist?24h Hey Alexa, is it true you’re a lefty feminist?
The Guardian
Amazon’s virtual assistant is winding up the US far-right with her answers to questions on feminism and the Black Lives Matter movement
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Netflix: 'Creepy' tweet raises questions about how much the company knows about customers24h Netflix: 'Creepy' tweet raises questions about how much the company knows about customers
The Independent
The controversial update is similar in style to Spotify's new advertising campaign
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Facebook is 'destroying' society and making users feel 'vacant and empty', former exec says26h Facebook is 'destroying' society and making users feel 'vacant and empty', former exec says
The Independent
'I think in the deep, deep recesses of our minds we kind of knew something bad could happen'
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Bitcoin - live updates: Cryptocurrency hits new record high as South Korea 'considers total ban'28h Bitcoin - live updates: Cryptocurrency hits new record high as South Korea 'considers total ban'
The Independent
Ministry of Justice officials in the country are reportedly considering banning cryptocurrencies to protect people from scams
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Microsoft Surface Book 2 review: a powerful yet pricey laptop-tablet combo30h Microsoft Surface Book 2 review: a powerful yet pricey laptop-tablet combo
The Guardian
With prices starting at £1,500, this isn’t a casual purchase – but with its detachable screen, this could be the best Windows 10 power-user laptop going The
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The children whose gaming turns to gambling 11 Dec 8:15pm The children whose gaming turns to gambling
BBC
Skin betting websites let players gamble with virtual items from online games as currency.
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11 Dec 7:25pm Reality Check
BBC
Does the crypto-currency Bitcoin really use more electricity than Ireland?
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Care for all 11 Dec 7:14pm Care for all
BBC
These are the choices faced by many families living in Kenya's slums. Could technology help?
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