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How firms you have never interacted with can target your Facebook9h How firms you have never interacted with can target your Facebook
The Guardian
Advertisers are seemingly able to access accounts with no input from the user On one of Facebook’s myriad setting screens, a place where few dare tread, is a list of places you’ve probably never heard of, all of whom insist that they know you. It’s emblematic of the data protection issues Facebook is struggling to address in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, of the fact that these problems spread far beyond Facebook, and of the easy solutions the company could take if only it had the courage. This list is the collection of “advertisers you’ve interacted with”. You can find it halfway down
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HQ Trivia: The free app giving away thousands of pounds15h HQ Trivia: The free app giving away thousands of pounds
BBC
How does a free app with no adverts go about becoming a success with Hollywood actors whilst giving away thousands in cash?
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Twitter down: Social media platform not working around the world20h Twitter down: Social media platform not working around the world
The Independent
Twitter stopped working around the world, with users in Europe, Asia and the US reporting problems.
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Ofcom seeks to scrap local TV roll-out25h Ofcom seeks to scrap local TV roll-out
BBC
The media regulator says launching more local TV stations in the UK is not viable.
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Bitcoin price rises $500 in 24 hours, causing ethereum and other cryptocurrency markets to surge in value25h Bitcoin price rises $500 in 24 hours, causing ethereum and other cryptocurrency markets to surge in value
The Independent
Bitcoin experienced another surge in price, taking its value towards $9,000 for the first time since March
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Google vs the right to be forgotten: Chips with Everything podcast26h Google vs the right to be forgotten: Chips with Everything podcast
The Guardian
In April 2018, Google lost a landmark case against a businessman who used his ‘right to be forgotten’ to have links to a previous conviction taken down from the search engine. Jordan Erica Webber discusses the importance of this case and looks ahead at the coming era of General Data Protection Regulation
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27h German supreme court rejects ad-block challenge
BBC
Publishing giant Axel Springer has lost a long-running case seeking to limit the use of Adblock Plus.
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Chat: Google’s big shot at killing Apple’s iMessage27h Chat: Google’s big shot at killing Apple’s iMessage
The Guardian
Tech giant behind Android corrals phone operators around the world to launch a unified SMS replacement Google has unveiled a new messaging system, Chat, an attempt to replace SMS, unify Android’s various messaging services and beat Apple’s iMessage and Facebook’s WhatsApp with the help of mobile phone operators. Unlike traditional texting, or SMS, most modern messaging services – such as Signal, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or Apple’s iMessage – are so-called over-the-top (OTT) services, which circumvent the mobile phone operator by sending messages over the internet.
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Cyber criminals earn $1.5 trillion through Amazon, Facebook and Instagram exploitation28h Cyber criminals earn $1.5 trillion through Amazon, Facebook and Instagram exploitation
The Independent
New study reveals the cyber crime economy is equivalent to the GDP of Russia
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29h Robot visits a pub for Westworld promotion and other news
BBC
BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.
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Americans want tougher rules for big tech amid privacy scandals, poll finds29h Americans want tougher rules for big tech amid privacy scandals, poll finds
The Guardian
After Cambridge Analytica revelations, 83% of Americans call for companies like Facebook to face harsher penalties for breaches Americans want major technology companies to be regulated, with legal responsibility for the content they carry on their platforms and harsher punishment for breaches of data privacy, according to a nationally representative survey of 2,500 adults. In the wake of the
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AI researchers earning over $1m at non-profit organisations29h AI researchers earning over $1m at non-profit organisations
The Independent
Salaries for top researchers soar as there are not many people who understand esoteric technology and thousands of companies need knowledgable employees
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Bitcoin price - latest updates: Cryptocurrency surges further above $8,00030h Bitcoin price - latest updates: Cryptocurrency surges further above $8,000
The Independent
The value of the digital currency has shifted wildly over recent weeks. This article is being regularly updated with the latest changes
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Bitcoin price - live updates: Cryptocurrency value steadies after dramatic surge30h Updated Bitcoin price - live updates: Cryptocurrency value steadies after dramatic surge
The Independent
The price of bitcoin rose more than twenty-fold in 2017, generating huge amounts of interest in the cryptocurrency.
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God of War: Giving gaming new emotions34h God of War: Giving gaming new emotions
BBC
The team behind God of War tell Newsbeat the gaming industry is maturing to tackle more complex emotions than ever before.
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Robo farmers 19 Apr 7:04pm Robo farmers
BBC
Farmers are working on robotic solutions due to a shortage of human workers to pick difficult crops.
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