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Uber stole trade secrets, bribed foreign officials and spied on rivals, filing says7h Updated Uber stole trade secrets, bribed foreign officials and spied on rivals, filing says
The Guardian
Document by former Uber security manager details company’s alleged ‘unethical, unlawful’ practices amid legal battle with self-driving car company Waymo Uber allegedly engaged in a range of “unethical and unlawful intelligence collections”, including the theft of competitive trade secrets, bribery of foreign officials and
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Facebook admits it poses mental health risk – but says using site more can help12h Facebook admits it poses mental health risk – but says using site more can help
The Guardian
Company acknowledges ‘passive’ consumption of material can make people ‘feel worse’ but argues more engagement could improve wellbeing Facebook has acknowledged that social media use can be bad for users’ mental health, a sign the company is feeling pressure from a growing chorus of critics raising alarms about the platform’s effect on society. Researchers for the social network admitted in a
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Net neutrality: Debunking the arguments used to repeal it14h Net neutrality: Debunking the arguments used to repeal it
The Independent
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to end net neutrality in the US, but all is not as it seems.
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Sky and BT sign channel sharing deal18h Updated Sky and BT sign channel sharing deal
BBC
BT will supply its sports channels to Sky, while selling Sky's Now TV service to its customers.
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18h More than 1m UK homes and offices don't get decent broadband, finds Ofcom
The Independent
Around 17 per cent of rural premises are not getting decent broadband services, compared to just 2 per cent in urban areas
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18h Paternoster: The rare lift that went over the top
BBC
As one of the last examples of a unique lift closes in Leicester, is it hasta la vista Paternoster?
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19h Net neutrality: What you can do to help 'save the internet' and oppose the FCC ruling
The Independent
A proposed Congressional Review Act could represent supporters' best hope
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Vodafone offers thousands early contract exit20h Vodafone offers thousands early contract exit
BBC
The mobile network was not clear enough about new fees, telecoms regulator Ofcom says.
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21h Amazon backs down in Google streaming spat
BBC
The online retailer has put streaming gadgets from Google back on sale, ending a two-year hiatus
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Sky and BT sign deal to share each others channels23h Sky and BT sign deal to share each others channels
BBC
BT will supply its sports channels to Sky, while selling Sky's Now TV service to its customers.
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Bitcoin: Massive fossil fuel use required for cryptocurrency's generation is industry's dirty secret25h Bitcoin: Massive fossil fuel use required for cryptocurrency's generation is industry's dirty secret
The Independent
China's server farms use up to 25,000 computers to encrypt calculations - each run on electricity powered by fuels like coal that produce most pollution
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The lift that took you for a spin27h The lift that took you for a spin
BBC
As one of the last examples of a unique elevator closes in Leicester, is it hasta la vista Paternoster?
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Japanese company to start paying employees in bitcoin 14 Dec 11:52pm Japanese company to start paying employees in bitcoin
The Guardian
GMO Internet will pay portion of salaries in the cryptocurrency – whose prices have recently surged – from February A Japanese company will start paying part of its employees’ salaries in Bitcoin, as it aims to gain better understanding of the virtual currency, a spokeswoman has said. GMO Internet, which operates a range of web-related businesses including finance, online advertising and internet infrastructure, will start paying up to 100,000 yen (£660/$890) monthly by Bitcoin to its employees in Japan from February next year.
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US woman used bitcoin to move cash to Islamic State, police say 14 Dec 11:16pm US woman used bitcoin to move cash to Islamic State, police say
BBC
She is accused of taking out fraudulent bank loans and buying bitcoin to funnel cash to IS.
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Locked out 14 Dec 7:12pm Locked out
BBC
The internet of things poses new threats to our security, so how should we be fighting back?
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Schools warned over hackable heating systems 14 Dec 7:10pm Schools warned over hackable heating systems
BBC
A researcher finds dozens of UK schools' smart heating systems are vulnerable to being attacked.
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