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Panicking About Your Kids’ Phones? New Research Says Don’t1h 19m Updated Panicking About Your Kids’ Phones? New Research Says Don’t
A growing number of academics are challenging assumptions about the negative effects of social media and smartphones on children.
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Panicking About Your Kids and Their Phones? New Research Says Don’t1h 45m Panicking About Your Kids and Their Phones? New Research Says Don’t
A growing number of academics are challenging assumptions about the negative effects of social media and smartphones on children.
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Panicking About Your Kids and Their Phones? The New Research Says Don’t3h Updated Panicking About Your Kids and Their Phones? The New Research Says Don’t
A growing number of academics are challenging assumptions about the negative effects of social media and smartphones on children.
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Does the F.B.I. Need Apple to Hack Into iPhones?4h Updated Does the F.B.I. Need Apple to Hack Into iPhones?
There are tools to crack into the phones at the center of a new dispute over encryption. But the F.BI. says it still needs Apple’s aid.
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Avoiding Carsickness When the Cars Drive Themselves4h Avoiding Carsickness When the Cars Drive Themselves
If the future lets people focus on work instead of driving during the daily commute, many of us will have to conquer motion sickness to read memos (or tweets). Researchers are working on some fixes.
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This Is the Guy Who’s Taking Away the Likes4h This Is the Guy Who’s Taking Away the Likes
Adam Mosseri, chieftain of Instagram, wants to keep the platform a safe, special space. That means learning from the mistakes of its parent company: Facebook.
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6h An Old Army Myth That Went Unchallenged for Too Long
A Times reporter explains how he started investigating a gulf war-era tale of artillery superiority and its questionable origins.
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BT and Vodafone to lobby PM to allow use of Huawei equipment6h BT and Vodafone to lobby PM to allow use of Huawei equipment
CEOs Philip Jansen and Nick Read say they have seen no evidence that warrants ban BT and Vodafone are set to lobby Boris Johnson to allow Huawei technology to be used in the UK’s 5G phone network. BT’s chief executive, Philip Jansen, and Nick Read, his counterpart at Vodafone, are drafting a letter to the prime minister arguing they have not seen evidence that Huawei equipment poses a security risk that warrants a total ban. Huawei has always denied allegations its kit could be used by the Chinese government to spy on users.
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The Week in Tech: Does the F.B.I. Need Apple to Hack Into iPhones?8h The Week in Tech: Does the F.B.I. Need Apple to Hack Into iPhones?
There are tools to crack into the phones at the center of a new dispute over encryption. But the F.BI. says it still needs Apple’s aide.
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Rees-Mogg: We are taking online child abuse seriously9h Rees-Mogg: We are taking online child abuse seriously
Jacob Rees-Mogg has said the government is taking the rise of child sexual exploitation (CSE) material online seriously but refused to allow concerned MPs a debate in the House of Commons.
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9h Girlsdoporn offline after losing legal battle
The site owners were ordered to pay $12.8m in damages to 22 women who appeared in videos it published.
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EU eyes temporary ban on facial recognition in public places9h EU eyes temporary ban on facial recognition in public places
Draft white paper suggest prohibition lasting three to five years is being considered The EU could temporarily ban the use of facial recognition technology in public places such as train stations, sport stadiums and shopping centres over fears about creeping surveillance of European citizens. A prohibition lasting between three and five years is seen as a way for Brussels to manage the risks said to be posed by the breakneck speed at which the software is being adopted.
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BT and Vodafone to lobby PM in support of Huawei10h BT and Vodafone to lobby PM in support of Huawei
Britain’s two biggest telecoms companies are preparing to lobby Boris Johnson in support of Huawei’s involvement in the UK’s 5G communications network.
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Travelex: First UK systems restored after cyber ransom demand10h Travelex: First UK systems restored after cyber ransom demand
Travelex, the foreign exchange operator held hostage by cyber attackers since New Year's Eve, has said a phased restoration of its global systems is under way.
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10h Facial recognition: EU considers ban of up to five years
The European Commission wants time to work out how to prevent the technology being abused.
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EU considers ban on facial recognition technology11h EU considers ban on facial recognition technology
The European Union is considering a ban on the use of facial recognition software in public areas as it considers how to regulate the technology.
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Google owner Alphabet becomes trillion-dollar company12h Google owner Alphabet becomes trillion-dollar company
Tech giant is the fourth US firm to achieve the valuation – after Microsoft, Apple and Amazon Google’s owner Alphabet has become a trillion-dollar company
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Wireless charging for electric taxis to be trialled in UK14h Wireless charging for electric taxis to be trialled in UK
Wireless on-street charging for electric taxis is to be trialled in the UK for the first time.
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Was anyone ever so young? What 10 years of my Instagram data revealed16h Was anyone ever so young? What 10 years of my Instagram data revealed
A new California law forced Instagram to hand over my data. It included thousands of messages and photos, but not everything In the 10 days leading up to Christmas this year, I searched on Instagram for three of my exes, an acquaintance I met on a trip to Cuba four years ago, an account dedicated to astrology memes, a past roommate, my own dog’s account (@lucythetherapypup), my best friend’s sweater-wearing poodle, a famous Pomeranian who lives in New York, a bird named Parfait I recently met at a San Francisco market, 10 contestants of the reality TV show Love Island, and the hashtag #wienerdog. I know all of this because Instagram told me. That’s because this month, I submitted a data request under
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Star Wars fan gets R2-D2 arm after losing limbs to meningitis16h Star Wars fan gets R2-D2 arm after losing limbs to meningitis
Star Wars heroes are no strangers to bionic hands, and a young fan who lost all four limbs to meningitis now has his own artificial arm that would look right at home in a galaxy far, far away.
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U.S. and Iran Are Trolling Each Other — in China18h U.S. and Iran Are Trolling Each Other — in China
On Chinese social media, where diplomatic rows rarely break into view, people have watched with fascination as the two countries’ embassies trade barbs.
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19h Updated Apple may have to abandon Lightning connector cable
European Parliament members want all tech giants to adopt a single universal charging method.
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What to Expect from The Peacock Streaming Service19h Updated What to Expect from The Peacock Streaming Service
Comcast, a late convert to streaming, is distinguishing itself from Netflix and other competitors by embracing ads.
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Apple may be forced by EU to replace iPhone charger with Android equivalent19h Apple may be forced by EU to replace iPhone charger with Android equivalent
The European Parliament is calling for common chargers to be introduced that would fit all mobile phones and tablets.
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Grieving dad of Molly Russell says tech giants must be forced to hand over data20h Grieving dad of Molly Russell says tech giants must be forced to hand over data
The father of a teenage girl who took her own life says he has "no doubt that social media helped kill my daughter" - as he backed a report calling for companies to share data and pay towards research into the technology's potential harms.
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In Huawei Battle, China Threatens Germany ‘Where It Hurts’: Automakers21h Updated In Huawei Battle, China Threatens Germany ‘Where It Hurts’: Automakers
VW, Daimler and BMW sell more cars in China than anywhere else and many already cooperate with Huawei — a dependency Beijing is not shy to exploit.
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21h Giant jet engines aim to make our flying greener
How much more efficiency can be wrung out of the jet engine - technology which is over 70 years old?
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23h US officials ground drones over espionage fears
US officials are reviewing a civilian drone programme because of concerns about Chinese infiltration.
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Microsoft pledges to remove as much carbon as it has ever emitted24h Microsoft pledges to remove as much carbon as it has ever emitted
Microsoft has pledged to become "carbon negative" by 2030 before going further and removing as much carbon it has ever emitted from the environment by 2050.
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Google Reaches $1 Trillion in Value, Even as It Faces New Tests24h Updated Google Reaches $1 Trillion in Value, Even as It Faces New Tests
The internet search giant became the fourth tech company — after Apple, Amazon and Microsoft — to reach the market milestone.
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27h The challenges of developing 5G networks in Africa
There are considerable challenges to developing reliable 5G networks across Africa.
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Sepsis is bigger killer than three types of cancer combined - study29h Sepsis is bigger killer than three types of cancer combined - study
Sepsis is a bigger killer than bowel, breast and pancreatic cancer combined, according to a new study.
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Amazon plans $1bn investment in India despite trader backlash31h Amazon plans $1bn investment in India despite trader backlash
Jeff Bezos pledges funds to help digitise small businesses as anti-Amazon protests spread Amazon’s founder, Jeff Bezos, has pledged to invest $1bn (£776m) in small businesses in India, despite a growing backlash against the online retailer by the country’s powerful local traders. During a three-day visit to India, where Amazon has its sights set on dominating the burgeoning e-commerce market, Bezos laid out his ambitious plans for Amazon’s investment in India over the next five years, including helping to digitise millions of small businesses.
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YouTube ads of 100 top brands fund climate misinformation – study32h YouTube ads of 100 top brands fund climate misinformation – study
Avaaz says firms are unaware commercials being played alongside misleading videos Some of the biggest companies in the world are funding climate misinformation by advertising on YouTube, according to a study from activist group Avaaz. The group found that more than 100 brands had adverts running on YouTube videos on the site that were actively promoting climate misinformation. The brands, including Samsung, L’Oreal and Decathlon, were unaware that their adverts were being played before and during the videos.
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HIV transmissions drop 73% among gay men in UK32h HIV transmissions drop 73% among gay men in UK
HIV transmissions among gay and bisexual men have dropped 73% since 2014, according to figures from Public Health England.
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Bricks Alive! Scientists Create Living Concrete35h Updated Bricks Alive! Scientists Create Living Concrete
“A Frankenstein material” is teeming with — and ultimately made by — photosynthetic microbes. And it can reproduce.
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Dinosaurs shrank to keep warm as they evolved into birds35h Dinosaurs shrank to keep warm as they evolved into birds
As dinosaurs evolved into birds they shrank in order to become warm blooded, according to a new theory hoping to put to bed one of the remaining controversies in evolutionary theory.
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I’m still on Windows 7 – what should I do?38h I’m still on Windows 7 – what should I do?
Support for Windows 7 has ended, leaving Marcy wondering how they can protect themselves I do a lot of work on a Windows 7 desktop PC that is about five years old. I’m a widow and can’t afford to run out and get a new PC at this time, or pay for Windows 10. If I do stay with Windows 7, what should I worry about, and how can I protect myself? I have been running Kaspersky Total Security for several years, which has worked well so far.
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The U.S. and Iran Are Trolling Each Other — in China38h The U.S. and Iran Are Trolling Each Other — in China
On Chinese social media, where diplomatic rows rarely break into view, people have watched with fascination as the two countries’ embassies trade barbs.
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Google Nest Mini review: better bass and recycled plastic39h Google Nest Mini review: better bass and recycled plastic
Upgrade keeps what is good and improves sound for Google’s smallest, cheapest smart speaker The second generation of Google’s smallest smart speaker gets a new name, more eco-friendly, a little smarter and more bass. The £49 Nest Mini replaces the
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