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21 Feb 12:33pm Florida school shooting: Why Donald Trump is pushing to ban bump stocks, and why it isn't likely to be enough
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Donald Trump has suggested that he could ban bump stocks. It could be just the start of new gun control in the US – though it's more likely that it's the end, finishing far sooner than advocates would like.
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Snapchat finally responds to petition criticising new update after more than a million ask for it to be reversed 21 Feb 10:19am Snapchat finally responds to petition criticising new update after more than a million ask for it to be reversed
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The company isn't rolling back the redesign – but is bringing in more changes, intended to keep people happy
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21 Feb 10:08am Florida school shooting: Conspiracy theory about victims heads to the top of YouTube
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A student has been forced to deny being a 'crisis actor' after Donald Trump's son 'liked' a conspiracy theory about the victims of the killing
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WhatsApp update lets you write a description for your group chat 21 Feb 8:33am WhatsApp update lets you write a description for your group chat
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The feature could prove useful for certain types of conversations, such as those built around an event
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Instagram Direct lets you send pictures that disappear after one view 21 Feb 7:32am Instagram Direct lets you send pictures that disappear after one view
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The functionality places more control in users' hands, and could also tempt people into sharing more intimate images
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Twitter lockdown: Far-right accounts claim site is quietly removing their followers 21 Feb 6:12am Twitter lockdown: Far-right accounts claim site is quietly removing their followers
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It's likely that the reduction is the consequence of Twitter clearing out bots and other problem accounts
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Artificially intelligent bots are threatening the world and more needs to be done, experts warn 20 Feb 7:23pm Artificially intelligent bots are threatening the world and more needs to be done, experts warn
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Threats include possibilities that are hard even to imagine, like the ability to generate entirely believable, but completely fake, videos
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