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AI fake face website launched9h AI fake face website launched
Users can generate false faces, using artificial intelligence.
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The letter that made thousands cry11h The letter that made thousands cry
An 86-year-old's thank you note, shared on social media, spurs similar stories of kindness
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Roger Stone sorry for judge crosshair post11h Updated Roger Stone sorry for judge crosshair post
An Instagram post featuring the image has since been taken down.
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Millions of medical calls exposed online12h Millions of medical calls exposed online
Some 2.7 million sensitive Swedish conversations about illnesses are exposed online.
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Hundreds of thousands of new galaxies discovered13h Hundreds of thousands of new galaxies discovered
Hundreds of thousands of unknown galaxies have been discovered in a major new international radio survey of the sky.
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Oculus founder sends free repair kits for Rift headsets14h Oculus founder sends free repair kits for Rift headsets
Despite leaving Facebook in 2017, Palmer Luckey is shipping his custom repair kit to gamers free of charge.
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How do click beetles jump without legs?18h How do click beetles jump without legs?
Click beetles are an unusual insect species, capable of launching themselves from ground with more than eight times the acceleration of a space shuttle - and without using their legs.
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The Shift: YouTube Unleashed a Conspiracy Theory Boom. Can It Be Contained?19h Updated The Shift: YouTube Unleashed a Conspiracy Theory Boom. Can It Be Contained?
What if stemming the tide of misinformation on YouTube means punishing some of its biggest stars?
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Huawei Founder Slams U.S. Charges as ‘Politically Motivated’21h Updated Huawei Founder Slams U.S. Charges as ‘Politically Motivated’
Ren Zhengfei had previously avoided passing judgment on the case, citing respect for the legal process. Now he appears to be sharpening his language.
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Child abuse images being traded via secure apps22h Child abuse images being traded via secure apps
Stolen credit cards and other illegal material are also on sale, a File on 4 investigation discovers.
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Facebook Targeted in Scathing Report by British Parliament22h Updated Facebook Targeted in Scathing Report by British Parliament
New government regulation of Silicon Valley is needed, a parliamentary committee concluded after an 18-month investigation.
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How Amazon Will Grow Without a New York HQ223h How Amazon Will Grow Without a New York HQ2
For Amazon, walking away from the New York HQ2 deal is unlikely to either slow its ascent or stop its hiring there. Beyond its Arlington, Va., HQ2, Amazon plans to boost hiring in 17 other cities in the U.S. and Canada it considers technology hubs—including New York.
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Key Investors Are Unhappy With SoftBank Fund23h Key Investors Are Unhappy With SoftBank Fund
Two big outside investors in the Vision Fund, the $100 billion tech-investment fund managed by SoftBank, are worried transfers of stakes between SoftBank and the fund at high valuations could set up future losses.
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Amazon Resets Its Film Operation After Rough Year at Box Office27h Amazon Resets Its Film Operation After Rough Year at Box Office
The tech giant put “too much focus” on art-house fare, the head of Amazon Studios said. The tech giant will now focus more on films for a broader audience, including “sexy date-night movies.”
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Great white sharks could help cure cancer in humans27h Great white sharks could help cure cancer in humans
Great white sharks could help scientists to discover a cure for cancer in humans thanks to their huge and extraordinary genome.
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Huawei founder: US cannot crush technology firm27h Huawei founder: US cannot crush technology firm
Ren Zhengfei hits back at criminal indictments he calls politically motivated The US cannot crush Huawei, the company’s founder has insisted, as he hit back against criminal indictments levelled at the firm and allegations that it poses a security threat. Washington has warned allies off using Huawei products in recent weeks. But Ren Zhengfei, whose daughter
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Partisan Rift Threatens Federal Data-Privacy Efforts27h Partisan Rift Threatens Federal Data-Privacy Efforts
Congress set the stage last year to pass a sweeping consumer data-privacy law in 2019, but prospects for legislation are dimming amid sharpening divides among lawmakers over how far the federal government should go in reining in Big Tech.
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Investor Steve Jurvetson Works to Move On With New Fund30h Investor Steve Jurvetson Works to Move On With New Fund
Venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson is back on the investment scene with a new fund, more than a year after he was hit with allegations that he mistreated women and left the firm he co-founded.
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A Real Tube Carrying Dreams of 600-M.P.H. Transit32h Updated A Real Tube Carrying Dreams of 600-M.P.H. Transit
Virgin Hyperloop One is testing a system that would put passengers in pods hurtling through vacuum tubes. Other companies are moving ahead with similar plans.
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Social networks to become liable for content on their platforms32h Social networks to become liable for content on their platforms
The government is planning to make social networks liable for the content on their platforms, but will stop short of giving them the same liability as traditional publishers when it announces its plans within the next few weeks.
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U.K. Lawmakers Rebuke Facebook in Call for Social-Media Regulation33h U.K. Lawmakers Rebuke Facebook in Call for Social-Media Regulation
A U.K. parliamentary committee rebuked Facebook in a new report that calls for regulation and intensified scrutiny of social-media companies.
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Stop the online conspiracy theorists before they break democracy | Julia Ebner37h Stop the online conspiracy theorists before they break democracy | Julia Ebner
Cannibals, aliens and clandestine lizard overlords: thanks to algorithms, such ideas threaten the future of EuropeOrganised conspiracy theorist networks have launched an all-out information war across Europe. At the heart of this is the QAnon movement. It expanded from the US to Europe and the UK at rapid speed, hijacking political debates on social media as well as mass protests in the streets in recent months. Our
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YouTube aids flat earth conspiracy theorists, research suggests38h YouTube aids flat earth conspiracy theorists, research suggests
The ranks of people who believe the Earth is flat are being helped by YouTube, suggests a US study.
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Huawei risk can be managed, say UK cyber-security chiefs39h Updated Huawei risk can be managed, say UK cyber-security chiefs
UK intelligence chiefs reportedly conclude the Chinese tech giant Huawei can bid for telecoms projects.
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Facebook is out of control and politicians have no idea what to do | Simon Jenkins40h Facebook is out of control and politicians have no idea what to do | Simon Jenkins
A Commons report lays bare horrifying abuses. But the UK is no closer to regulating the far-too-powerful tech industryDeath threats, bullying, mental torture, privacy invasion, election rigging, fake news, monopoly abuse: as was said of a medieval pope, this is merely to suppress more serious charges. It is hard to recall the social media of 15 years ago and its offer of universal love, democracy and global peace. Britain’s parliament has finally caught up, and
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Facebook needs regulation to combat fake news, say MPs40h Facebook needs regulation to combat fake news, say MPs
Damian Collins warns of ‘deepfake films’ showing doctored footage of politicians Online disinformation is only going to get more sophisticated, the chair of the committee investigating disinformation and fake news, Damian Collins, has warned.
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Huawei risks can be managed, UK cyber chiefs conclude41h Huawei risks can be managed, UK cyber chiefs conclude
Any risks from using equipment made by Chinese tech firm Huawei in the rollout of 5G networks can be managed, UK cyber security chiefs have concluded.
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Chinese and Iranian Hackers Renew Their Attacks on U.S. Companies44h Chinese and Iranian Hackers Renew Their Attacks on U.S. Companies
President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and his trade conflicts with China are believed to have inspired new waves of attacks.
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TV industry calls for Facebook news feed transparency and journalism tax breaks46h TV industry calls for Facebook news feed transparency and journalism tax breaks
Broadcasters tell ACCC that Facebook and Google algorithms should be regulated and they should pay fair rate of ad revenue Facebook should be compelled to identify trusted sources of Australian news and be more transparent about what it chooses to appear in its news feed, TV broadcasters have told the competition watchdog’s inquiry into digital platforms. The free-to-air TV industry has also asked for tax breaks for Australian news producers – a “news production tax offset” – and a new regime to ensure Facebook and Google are accountable for paying local content producers a fair rate of advertising revenue.
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