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Fake ‘Likes’ Remain Just a Few Dollars Away, Researchers Say4h Updated Fake ‘Likes’ Remain Just a Few Dollars Away, Researchers Say
Despite Big Tech’s attempts to combat manipulation, companies that sell clicks, likes and followers on social media are easy to find.
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This Week in Tech: What on Earth Is a Quantum Computer?9h This Week in Tech: What on Earth Is a Quantum Computer?
The question isn’t so easy to answer. Also, Google’s founders stepped away just as their company enters a turbulent adulthood.
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12h Kashmir users kicked off WhatsApp
A four-month internet blackout in the region means accounts are classed as inactive and shut down.
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12h First fine for Chinese firm over unlicensed game
The company, which has not been named by authorities, has been fined 700,000 yuan (£75,800).
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Uber Says 3,045 Sexual Assaults Were Reported in U.S. Rides Last Year13h Updated Uber Says 3,045 Sexual Assaults Were Reported in U.S. Rides Last Year
In its first safety report, the ride-hailing company detailed sexual assaults, murders and fatal crashes through its platform.
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Avicii Invector review – an immersive musical tribute16h Avicii Invector review – an immersive musical tribute
Xbox One (version tested), Switch, PC, PS4; Hello There Games/Wired Productions
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19h Uber had 6,000 US sexual assault reports in two years
The figures come as the ride-hailing company is under intense pressure globally over safety issues.
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19 Women Sue Lyft as Sexual Assault Allegations Mount22h Updated 19 Women Sue Lyft as Sexual Assault Allegations Mount
Dozens of women have joined lawsuits against the ride-sharing company, saying it has not done enough to prevent assaults by drivers.
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Uber passengers reported over 3,000 sexual assaults last year, report says22h Uber passengers reported over 3,000 sexual assaults last year, report says
The rideshare company released its first-ever safety report in the wake of a House committee calling for improved policy More than 3,000 Uber passengers reported sexual assaults in 2018, the ride-sharing company revealed in its first-ever safety report on Friday. Nine passengers were murdered and 58 riders were killed in crashes last year, the report said. These incidents, which include 229 rapes, represent just a fraction of the more than 1.3bn rides Uber facilitated in the US in the past year, but they come at a time when the company is increasingly under scrutiny for worker and rider safety conditions.
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Uber Says 3,045 Sex Assaults Were Reported in U.S. Rides Last Year22h Uber Says 3,045 Sex Assaults Were Reported in U.S. Rides Last Year
In its first safety report, the ride-hailing company detailed sexual assaults, murders and fatal crashes through its platform.
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22h Electric eel lights up Christmas tree and other news
BBC Click's Marc Cieslak look at some of the best technology stories of the week.
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23h Bug busters: The tech behind new vaccines
A revolution in the way vaccines are developed is raising hopes of faster protection from deadly infections.
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Uber: 3,045 Sexual Assaults Reported in U.S. Rides Last Year23h Uber: 3,045 Sexual Assaults Reported in U.S. Rides Last Year
In its first safety report, the ride-hailing company detailed sexual assaults, murders and fatal crashes through its platform.
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26h Updated Evil Corp: US charges Russians over hacking attacks
They allegedly stole billions worldwide and conducted work for a Russian intelligence agency.
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How a Preacher’s Grandson From Rural Georgia Grew Up to Lead Cisco26h Updated How a Preacher’s Grandson From Rural Georgia Grew Up to Lead Cisco
As the head of a $185 billion technology company, Chuck Robbins says, “We have to run a good business, but there’s more to it.”
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Prime Mover: How Amazon Wove Itself Into the Life of an American City26h Updated Prime Mover: How Amazon Wove Itself Into the Life of an American City
For most people, it’s the click that brings a package to their door. But a look at Baltimore shows how Amazon may now reach into Americans’ daily existence in more ways than any corporation in history.
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27h Chinese residents worry about rise of facial recognition
A study by a Beijing-based body indicates many are worried about their biometric data being hacked.
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Huawei Sues the F.C.C., Ramping Up Fight With Critics and Foes27h Updated Huawei Sues the F.C.C., Ramping Up Fight With Critics and Foes
The commission took aim last month at the Chinese tech giant’s sales to telecom carriers in rural America.
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28h DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman switches to Google
The man behind controversial Streams app is to join Google to develop AI solutions.
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More than 140,000 killed by measles last year as number of cases rises29h More than 140,000 killed by measles last year as number of cases rises
An "unprecedented global measles crisis" caused more than 140,000 deaths last year, with most of those who died under five years old, new figures reveal.
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30h Updated US charges Russian nationals over Evil Corp hacking attacks
The group allegedly stole "billions" worldwide and conducted work for a Russian intelligence agency.
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Explosions, broken noses, Pokémon woe: study finds surge in phone injuries31h Explosions, broken noses, Pokémon woe: study finds surge in phone injuries
US experts report sharp increase in mobile casualties since rise of the iPhone in 2007
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PM uses Huawei phone - a day after warning about Chinese firm32h PM uses Huawei phone - a day after warning about Chinese firm
Boris Johnson was spotted using a Huawei smartphone during a TV appearance - a day after admitting there are still security concerns about the UK's relationship with the Chinese firm.
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Cyber criminal was working for Russian intelligence32h Cyber criminal was working for Russian intelligence
A cyber criminal indicted in the US has been accused of working with Russian intelligence to steal classified government documents, according to a senior official at the US Treasury cited by Reuters.
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Monetising hate: covert enterprise co-opts far-right Facebook pages to churn out anti-Islamic posts33h Monetising hate: covert enterprise co-opts far-right Facebook pages to churn out anti-Islamic posts
Exclusive: Israel-based group has gained access to at least 21 pages, using them to launch coordinated false stories to their 1 million followers around the world
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How Google’s Founders Slowly Stepped Away From Their Company34h Updated How Google’s Founders Slowly Stepped Away From Their Company
Larry Page and Sergey Brin became billionaires thanks to the success of Google. But toward the end, they appeared happy to let someone else run it.
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36h Updated Huawei launches new legal challenge against US ban
The Chinese company filed the case after it was labelled as a security threat by Washington.
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Monthly contraceptive pill developed by scientists37h Monthly contraceptive pill developed by scientists
A contraceptive pill women only need to take once a month has been developed by scientists.
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38h Lotus Evija: The £2.2m electric hypercar
The Lotus Evija goes into production next year and Click gets a look at what drivers can expect.
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Huawei: Boris Johnson suggests UK will comply with US38h Huawei: Boris Johnson suggests UK will comply with US
Boris Johnson has suggested that the UK will comply with the American stance on banning Huawei equipment within the country's 5G network.
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Vaping leaves e-cigarette user with rare form of lung scarring39h Vaping leaves e-cigarette user with rare form of lung scarring
An e-cigarette user has been diagnosed with a rare form of lung scarring which is usually seen in metal workers, a study has revealed.
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42h Huawei launches a new legal challenge against US ban
The Chinese company filed the case after it was labelled as a security threat by Washington.
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42h Updated Palettes Are What Every Teen Wants for the Holidays
How did eye shadow become the most sought-after item on high schoolers’ wish lists?
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