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Venmo: how the US payment app exposes our private lives1h 1m Venmo: how the US payment app exposes our private lives
The Guardian
A researcher has analysed millions of public transactions to prove just how much the app reveals about our life and habits Anyone can track a Venmo user’s purchase history and glean a detailed profile – including their drug deals, eating habits and arguments – because the payment app lacks default privacy protections. This was the finding of a
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Emotional surveillance8h Emotional surveillance
BBC
How facial recognition is being used to identify suspects in crowds and spot suspicious behaviour.
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The artificial intelligence bot you make with a potato8h The artificial intelligence bot you make with a potato
BBC
Smartibot is an artificial intelligence robot you can control from your smartphone.
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8h Facebook gives special protections to racist pages and allows extreme content to be shared, investigation shows
The Independent
Abusing Muslims is banned – but abusing Muslim immigrants could be allowed on the service
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AI will create as many jobs as it displaces - report8h AI will create as many jobs as it displaces - report
BBC
But PwC warns there will be "winners and losers" with many roles set to change.
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Artificial intelligence will be net UK jobs creator, finds report9h Artificial intelligence will be net UK jobs creator, finds report
The Guardian
AI and robotics forecast to generate 7.2m jobs, more than will be lost due to automation Artificial intelligence is set to create more than 7m new UK jobs in healthcare, science and education by 2037, more than making up for the jobs lost in manufacturing and other sectors through automation, according to a report. A report from PricewaterhouseCoopers argued that AI would create slightly more jobs (7.2m) than it displaced (7m) by boosting economic growth. The firm estimated about 20% of jobs would be automated over the next 20 years and no sector would be unaffected.
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Facebook protects far-right activists even after rule breaches9h Facebook protects far-right activists even after rule breaches
The Guardian
C4 Dispatches documentary finds moderators left Britain First’s pages alone as ‘they generate a lot of revenue’ Leading far-right activists have received special protection from Facebook, preventing their pages from being deleted even after a pattern of behaviour that would typically result in moderator action being taken. The process, called “shielded review”, was uncovered by Channel 4 Dispatches, after the documentary series sent an undercover reporter to work as a content moderator in a Dublin-based Facebook contractor.
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Amazon website crashes on Prime Day in US and elsewhere9h Amazon website crashes on Prime Day in US and elsewhere
BBC
The e-commerce giant is experiencing outages in the US and elsewhere as its summer sale gets underway.
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Netflix shares plunge as subscriber growth stalls10h Netflix shares plunge as subscriber growth stalls
BBC
The firm's shares dive 14% after it misses its projections for subscriber growth.
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Amazon Prime Day 2018: Site stops working as people see dogs instead of deals and offers12h Amazon Prime Day 2018: Site stops working as people see dogs instead of deals and offers
The Independent
Amazon has stopped working on the site's most important day of the year.
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Rising sea levels will soon destroy underground US internet cables, scientists warn13h Rising sea levels will soon destroy underground US internet cables, scientists warn
The Independent
'The expectation was that we'd have 50 years to plan for it. We don't have 50 years'
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Amazon Alexa: is it friends with your kids?15h Amazon Alexa: is it friends with your kids?
BBC
Debate is raging over whether smart speakers are suitable for children.
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Bitcoin price spikes as investment giant BlackRock shows interest in cryptocurrency market16h Bitcoin price spikes as investment giant BlackRock shows interest in cryptocurrency market
The Independent
'We see cryptocurrencies potentially becoming more widely used in the future as the market matures,' the $6.3 trillion investment platform previously said
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Airbnb warned it breaches EU rules over pricing policy18h Airbnb warned it breaches EU rules over pricing policy
The Guardian
Accommodation service told it needs to be clearer on total cost including fees and charges Airbnb has been found in breach of EU law and given until the end of the summer to ditch a range of practices, including that of belatedly applying additional fees to the prices it promotes online. The accommodation service has been accused by the European commission and national regulators of failing its customers and making the mistake of many global digital firms of “forgetting its responsibilities”.
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Lift-off for Scotland: Sutherland to host first UK spaceport18h Updated Lift-off for Scotland: Sutherland to host first UK spaceport
BBC
The UK Space Agency backs Scotland's north coast as the place to launch satellites to orbit.
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Amazon admits Prime Day deals not necessarily the cheapest19h Amazon admits Prime Day deals not necessarily the cheapest
BBC
Shoppers are warned to check prices and be wary of high-pressure sales techniques.
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MacBook Pro keyboard update might fix dust issues, experts reveal19h MacBook Pro keyboard update might fix dust issues, experts reveal
The Guardian
Teardown exposes new silicone skirt around keys that could stop debris from blocking them Despite Apple stating that
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Amazon Prime Day 2018: Smart TV deals see more people buy online, as firm plans own television20h Amazon Prime Day 2018: Smart TV deals see more people buy online, as firm plans own television
The Independent
The online retail giant's new television follows the success of its other hardware, including the Echo smart speaker and Kindle e-reader device
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Aliens killed by spelling mistake in 2013 Colonial Marines game21h Aliens killed by spelling mistake in 2013 Colonial Marines game
BBC
A typo in the code of a poorly reviewed game from 2013 is being blamed for one of its biggest problems.
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From Fortnite to Love Island: how the ‘fight to the death’ defines our times21h From Fortnite to Love Island: how the ‘fight to the death’ defines our times
The Guardian
From books and films to TV shows and video games, the last-man-standing trope is massively popular. Is it a reflection of our dog-eat-dog free-market ideology? You are dropped on to a remote island with only your wits. You are going to have to scavenge weapons, ammunition, first-aid kits and the like, while 99 other people do the same. And then, at some point, the shooting will start, because this is a contest of elimination. As the old Highlander movies had it, there can be only one. The last person left alive wins the game. Welcome to the battle royale. Such is the basic idea behind the staggeringly popular “Battle Royale” version of the world-beating video game
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22h Theresa May pledges to boost aerospace amid Brexit fears
BBC
The prime minister promises extra investment for industry weeks after Airbus threatened to leave UK.
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22h Bitcoin price live: Latest updates as cryptocurrency slowly recovers
The Independent
Bitcoin fell to its lowest price of 2018 in June, having experienced its worst start to a year since the cryptocurrency was founded, however it is showing signs of recovery.
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Is it possible to turn online aggression into a frank debate?24h Is it possible to turn online aggression into a frank debate?
The Guardian
While trolls and idiots are best ignored, there can be value in seeking to genuinely understand those who disagree with us
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Satellite rocket launches to come to UK as Virgin plans to head into space from Cornwall24h Satellite rocket launches to come to UK as Virgin plans to head into space from Cornwall
The Independent
Spaceport will host vertical launches, where rocket is carried into the air on a plane before firing away
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May pledges to boost aerospace amid Brexit fears26h May pledges to boost aerospace amid Brexit fears
BBC
Prime Minister promises extra investment for industry weeks after Airbus threatened to leave UK.
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27h UK in strong position to be leader in crypto economy, report says
The Guardian
Britain has required resources to be global hub for blockchain technology, analysts say The UK is well-placed to become a leader in blockchain technologies and the crypto economy, according to a new report. Britain has all the required resources, as well as industrial and governmental will, to become a global hub for the technology by 2022, according to analysis by the Big Innovation Centre, DAG Global and Deep Knowledge Analytics.
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