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30m Uber judge steps aside over husband’s links to taxi firm
The Guardian
Emma Arbuthnot, who gave a licence back to Uber, acts over potential conflict of interest The judge at the heart of tech giant Uber’s legal battle to operate in London has stepped aside to avoid any perceived conflict of interest. Emma Arbuthnot, the chief magistrate whose judgment reinstated Uber’s London licence after it was judged not a “fit and proper” private car hire operator, has withdrawn from hearing further appeals by the company after an
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How to handle a troll and neuter a sea lion...2h How to handle a troll and neuter a sea lion...
The Guardian
From asking innocent questions before mounting an attack to inciting online abuse by others, trolling is entering a new, subtler era. Here’s how to deal with itThe internet, almost everyone agrees, is a terrible place. You can’t move for trolls – malicious actors out to ruin your day with an argumentative tweet or Facebook post. Four in 10 Americans have experienced online harassment,
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7h A Titanic success: how Boris Johnson inspired my viral Brexit satire
The Guardian
A short based on the hit film features Cameron, Johnson and Gove as the doomed ship’s crewWhen the satirist Armando Iannucci was asked if he would make a Brexit version of his show
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French teenagers swipe up for arts on Macron’s app7h French teenagers swipe up for arts on Macron’s app
The Guardian
New electronic pass prompts debate on cultural snobberyIt’s like Tinder but for the arts, and with benefits. Your phone shows you a picture teasingly described as likely to “arouse desire” – of a play, a film, a concert, a book, an instrument, a dance class – that is on, or available, in your neighbourhood. If it’s not for you, swipe left and the app serves up an alternative. If it is, swipe up to get more details, reserve a ticket or buy your copy. The bonus: if this is the year of your 18th birthday, it comes preloaded with €500 of culture credit.
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A Titanic success: viral video satirising Brexit hits 10m views8h A Titanic success: viral video satirising Brexit hits 10m views
The Guardian
A short based on the hit film features Cameron, Johnson and Gove as the doomed ship’s crewWhen the satirist Armando Iannucci was asked if he would make a Brexit version of his show
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What laptop would be best for a student?14h What laptop would be best for a student?
The Guardian
Our daughter is off to university next month and needs a reliable machine for essays and emails
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Californians watch wildfires burn their houses via home security cameras21h Californians watch wildfires burn their houses via home security cameras
The Guardian
As fires burn across the state, residents livestream the destruction first-hand: ‘That was a moment I’ll never forget’ The Holy fire was raging through southern California’s Cleveland national forest, and his family had already complied with a mandatory evacuation order, but Daniel Perez decided to take the risk anyway.
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24h Investors spooked by revelations in emotional interview
BBC
In an "emotional" newspaper interview, Elon Musk also said he takes a sedative to help him sleep.
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Bitcoin price - LIVE: Cryptocurrency recovers as analysts predict more gains28h Updated Bitcoin price - LIVE: Cryptocurrency recovers as analysts predict more gains
The Independent
Bitcoin is recovering after reaching close to its lowest price of 2018, which resulted in a cryptocurrency market crash that saw ethereum, ripple and other digital currencies to tumble in value.
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30h Bitcoin scams on the rise as crypto fraudsters tempt victims with fake celebrity endorsements
The Independent
Dragons' Den star Deborah Meaden previously spoke out about fraudulent investment websites claiming to be endorsed by her
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31h Smartphone-only bank Monzo eyes billion-pound valuation
The Guardian
London-based bank set to become fintech ‘unicorn’ after lining up $150m of funding Monzo, a digital bank popular with millennials, is set to become one of the UK’s technology “unicorns” after lining up new finance that would value the three-year-old company at more than $1bn (£787m). The London-based bank has organised $150m of funding from investors, including Silicon Valley’s Accel Partners,
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Apple hack: Australian teenager steals sensitive files from tech giant32h Apple hack: Australian teenager steals sensitive files from tech giant
The Independent
The 16-year-old stored files in a folder called 'hacky hack hack'
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Body scanners to screen LA subway riders32h Body scanners to screen LA subway riders
BBC
Passengers will be scanned for explosives and weapons as they enter subway stations.
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34h The karaoke robot and other technology news
BBC
BBC Click's Emily Bates looks at some of the week's best technology stories
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35h Bitcoin price - LIVE: Cryptocurrency continues to recover, pulling ethereum and others with it
The Independent
Bitcoin is recovering after reaching close to its lowest price of 2018, which resulted in a cryptocurrency market crash that saw ethereum, ripple and other digital currencies to tumble in value.
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Australian boy who hacked into Apple network admired the group, court told39h Australian boy who hacked into Apple network admired the group, court told
The Guardian
Company says no data compromised by 16-year-old although court hears he stored information’ in a folder called ‘hacky hack hack’ A 16-year-old boy
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16 Aug 11:19pm Google staff protest against plan for censored Chinese search engine
The Guardian
More than 1,000 employees sign letter calling on executives to review ethics and transparency More than 1,000 Google employees have signed a letter protesting against the company’s secretive plan to build a search engine that would comply with Chinese censorship. The letter’s contents were confirmed by a Google employee who helped organise it but wished to stay anonymous. It calls on executives to review the company’s ethics and transparency; says employees lack the information required “to make ethically informed decisions about our work”; and complains that most employees only found out through media reports about the project, nicknamed Dragonfly.
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Brave moo world? 16 Aug 7:20pm Brave moo world?
BBC
An offshore dairy farm aims to help Rotterdam produce its own food more sustainably.
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