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Facebook campaign urges voters to oppose May’s Brexit deal1h 9m Facebook campaign urges voters to oppose May’s Brexit deal
Anonymous ads appeal to as many as 10 million voters to ‘tell your MP to bin Chequers’ An anonymously run influence campaign has spent more than £250,000 on Facebook encouraging British voters to email their MPs opposing Theresa May’s Brexit deal. In adverts micro-targeted to individual constituencies, voters are exhorted to “tell your local MP to bin Chequers”.
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Julian Assange Says He’s Suing Ecuador for ‘Violating His Fundamental Rights’1h 32m Updated Julian Assange Says He’s Suing Ecuador for ‘Violating His Fundamental Rights’
The WikiLeaks founder claimed that his longtime hosts at the country’s embassy in London are limiting his contact with the outside world and censoring his speech.
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Facebook Turns to U.K. Politician to Help Repair Image1h 34m Updated Facebook Turns to U.K. Politician to Help Repair Image
Facebook has hired Britain’s former deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, as its top policy and communications executive, giving a Silicon Valley outsider the task of mending the social network’s image.
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Disinformation Spreads on WhatsApp Ahead of Brazilian Election1h 52m Updated Disinformation Spreads on WhatsApp Ahead of Brazilian Election
Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, is trying to prove it can curb the spread of false news. But the app’s design makes it difficult.
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In Liberal San Francisco, Tech Leaders Brawl Over Tax Proposal to Aid Homeless4h Updated In Liberal San Francisco, Tech Leaders Brawl Over Tax Proposal to Aid Homeless
Jack Dorsey of Twitter and Marc Benioff of Salesforce, among others, are sparring over a Nov. 6 ballot initiative that would impose new corporate taxes.
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Facebook hires former deputy PM Sir Nick Clegg5h Updated Facebook hires former deputy PM Sir Nick Clegg
The former Liberal Democrat leader will head Facebook's global affairs and communications team.
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Amazon Revisits Some Cities as HQ2 Decision Looms5h Updated Amazon Revisits Some Cities as HQ2 Decision Looms
Amazon executives have made a fresh round of visits to several of the 20 finalists for its $5 billion second-headquarters project, fueling added anticipation as it nears a decision in a process that has stretched over more than a year.
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Ugh, Green Bubbles! Switching From Apple to Android Is Hard5h Updated Ugh, Green Bubbles! Switching From Apple to Android Is Hard
Apple has erected some high walls around its iPhone users. Those who wish to leave iOS have to do some climbing, and moving out of the iMessage ecosystem takes several steps.
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Tech Startups Stoke Market for IPOs7h Updated Tech Startups Stoke Market for IPOs
After years on the stock market’s sidelines, a number of highly valued Silicon Valley companies are gearing up to go public as soon as next year. Among the IPO candidates are ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft, and data-mining specialist Palantir Technologies.
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Tony Turvey obituary7h Tony Turvey obituary
My father, Tony Turvey, who has died aged 76, was a textile technologist and for many years managed mills for the textiles company Courtaulds. In the late 1970s he set up his own business in textile wallcoverings, developing the “woolly wall”, a wallpaper with vertical pieces of twisted fleece stuck to it so that no paper showed. This was frequently spotted on TV backdrops for shows such as Parkinson and the Nine O’Clock News, as well as in swanky hotels. He designed and made the huge, complex machine for its production. Later he created a vandal-proof glass, using a resin he had developed, which he sold to many councils and companies for use in bus shelters.
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Former Chinese Internet Czar Pleads Guilty to Corruption8h Former Chinese Internet Czar Pleads Guilty to Corruption
Lu Wei, the man who once led President Xi Jinping’s campaign to turn China into a cyberpower, pleaded guilty to corruption charges in a case that Beijing has trumpeted as a demonstration of its commitment to a wide-ranging antigraft crackdown.
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Can Tesla Drive Out of the Slow Lane in China?8h Updated Can Tesla Drive Out of the Slow Lane in China?
The electric car company has suffered amid U.S.-China trade tensions. Its plan to go local in China faces some stiff obstacles.
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Bitcoin Ponzi Schemer Must Pay $2.5 Million, Court Rules10h Bitcoin Ponzi Schemer Must Pay $2.5 Million, Court Rules
A federal court ordered a New York trading firm to pay $2.5 million in fines and restitution for orchestrating a Ponzi scheme that defrauded at least 80 customers who thought they were investing in bitcoin.
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Signal Search: Cellphone Service After Major Hurricanes10h Signal Search: Cellphone Service After Major Hurricanes
Persistent cellular site outages after Hurricane Michael left many first responders and residents of Panama City, Fla., unable to reach loved ones or those in need of help for several days. Here’s how cellphone service fared after recent major storms that made landfall in the U.S.
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Bitcoin Ponzi Schemer Must Pay $2.5 Million, Federal Court Rules10h Bitcoin Ponzi Schemer Must Pay $2.5 Million, Federal Court Rules
A federal court ordered a New York trading firm to pay $2.5 million in fines and restitution for orchestrating a Ponzi scheme that defrauded at least 80 customers who thought they were investing in bitcoin.
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Why Big Tech Keeps Trying Its Hand at Hardware10h Updated Why Big Tech Keeps Trying Its Hand at Hardware
Google, Amazon and Microsoft are making lots of new devices, but what they’re really selling are touchpoints.
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Facebook Turns to U.K. Politician to Help Repair Its Image10h Facebook Turns to U.K. Politician to Help Repair Its Image
Facebook has hired Britain’s former deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, as its top policy and communications executive, giving a Silicon Valley outsider the task of mending the social network’s image.
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Bits: The Week in Tech: Executives Pull Out of Saudi Conference11h Bits: The Week in Tech: Executives Pull Out of Saudi Conference
Saudi Arabia’s investments in tech put some companies in a tough spot after evidence emerged that Saudi agents may have killed a dissident writer.
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Bill Gates: How Paul Allen Changed My Life11h Updated Bill Gates: How Paul Allen Changed My Life
When other high school kids were sneaking out of the house to go partying, Paul and I would sneak out at night to go use the computers in a lab at the University of Washington, Bill Gates recalls in a remembrance.
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Facebook hires Nick Clegg as head of global affairs12h Facebook hires Nick Clegg as head of global affairs
Former UK deputy prime minister to move to Silicon Valley in January Facebook has hired Nick Clegg, the former UK deputy prime minister, as its head of global affairs and communications. Clegg, 51, has been hired as Facebook struggles to cope with mounting political pressure over issues including fake news, data protection and the threat of government regulation.
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Addicted to Audio: Why Music Obsessives Blow Their 401Ks Chasing Down Vintage Gear12h Addicted to Audio: Why Music Obsessives Blow Their 401Ks Chasing Down Vintage Gear
Vintage-audio collectors are on the hunt for coveted, ancient and pricey components to make their classic stereo systems sing. Here, how to start exploring and avoid the pitfalls.
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Facebook hires Nick Clegg as top PR man12h Facebook hires Nick Clegg as top PR man
Facebook has hired former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg as the head of its global affairs and communications team.
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Google takes down Esta service ads - but many remain12h Google takes down Esta service ads - but many remain
Many sites have been charging high rates since 2010 but Google has finally taken some of the ads down.
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The usefulness of useless robots: Chips with Everything podcast13h The usefulness of useless robots: Chips with Everything podcast
a href="https://www.theguardian.com/profile/jordan-erica-webber">Jordan Erica Webber
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PayPal: Growth on Sale13h PayPal: Growth on Sale
PayPal reported strong quarterly results, is at a more reasonable valuation and has shown that it can earn money from Venmo.
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Weapons: Will There Be a Ban on Killer Robots?15h Weapons: Will There Be a Ban on Killer Robots?
A push for a global agreement on autonomous weapons is stalled, much to the chagrin of advocates who believe a treaty is urgently needed.
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Facebook sued over video viewing figures16h Facebook sued over video viewing figures
Legal action brought by advertisers claims the social network knew about problems in metrics in 2015.
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Global inequalities make the internet overwhelmingly male18h Global inequalities make the internet overwhelmingly male
Lack of education and unpaid care work among reasons women trail men online The internet is overwhelmingly male. Men are on average 33.5% more likely to have internet access than women, according to the
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22h The Second Quantum Revolution
Physicists are using a growing array of new tools to engineer on a subatomic scale, with amazing results
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U.S. Startup Accuses Huawei of Trying to Steal Its Technology23h Updated U.S. Startup Accuses Huawei of Trying to Steal Its Technology
An escalating battle between the U.S. and China for tech supremacy is playing out in federal court between Huawei and a Silicon Valley startup backed by Microsoft.
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Secretive Data Company Palantir Weighs Giant Public Offering25h Updated Secretive Data Company Palantir Weighs Giant Public Offering
Data-mining giant Palantir Technologies is weighing an initial public offering likely to be among the largest in recent years.
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Amazon creates 600 technology jobs in Manchester27h Amazon creates 600 technology jobs in Manchester
Online retailer to expand R&D operations in the city as well as in Edinburgh and Cambridge
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Banker Who Drives for Uber Puts Morgan Stanley in Lead to Land IPO27h Updated Banker Who Drives for Uber Puts Morgan Stanley in Lead to Land IPO
As Uber’s market debut looms, Morgan Stanley’s top tech banker has taken center stage. He has moonlighted for years as a driver for the ride-hailing service, which may help the bank win the role of top underwriter.
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Is Lab-Grown Meat Ready for Dinner?28h Is Lab-Grown Meat Ready for Dinner?
Startups are cultivating cuts of chicken, beef and duck from clusters of animal cells. The tech is impressive. But how does it taste?
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Among Amazon HQ2 Watchers, Northern Virginia Checks the Most Boxes28h Among Amazon HQ2 Watchers, Northern Virginia Checks the Most Boxes
Amazon won’t say a word about where it plans to put its much-hyped second headquarters. But there is a growing consensus that it will go across the river from Washington.
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The World of A.I.29h The World of A.I.
From Singapore to Israel, countries besides the United States and China are striving to play a role in the field of artificial intelligence.
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Rockstar Games defends itself over working conditions claims31h Rockstar Games defends itself over working conditions claims
After report of 100-hour weeks, studio’s co-head Rob Nelson says: ‘We will not stop working to improve in this area’ Rockstar North’s co-studio head Rob Nelson has defended the video games studio’s working conditions in the wake of a controversy sparked by a
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Almost 50% of the world is online. What about the other 50%?32h Almost 50% of the world is online. What about the other 50%?
Connecting developed nations was relatively easy, but getting the rest of the world online will be far more difficult
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Netflix’s Cash-Fueled Road to Streaming Dominance32h Updated Netflix’s Cash-Fueled Road to Streaming Dominance
The streaming service surprised Wall Street with huge gains in subscribers in the third quarter. The results showed why AT&T and Disney spent big on their latest acquisitions.
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How Autonomous Vehicles Will Reshape Our World32h Updated How Autonomous Vehicles Will Reshape Our World
Self-driving cars are just one piece of the puzzle. Former New York City traffic commissioner Samuel I. Schwartz (aka Gridlock Sam) explains.
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Facebook in fresh video metrics row33h Facebook in fresh video metrics row
Legal action brought by advertisers claims the social network knew about problems in metrics in 2015.
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Facebook Finds Hack Done by Spammers, Not Foreign State35h Updated Facebook Finds Hack Done by Spammers, Not Foreign State
The company believes the hackers who accessed 30 million accounts masqueraded as a digital marketing firm and were driven by greed, not ideology.
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Millions of porn videos will not be blocked by UK online age checks35h Millions of porn videos will not be blocked by UK online age checks
Clause means children will be able to view content on social media and image-sharing sites Millions of sexually explicit videos will still be available online to children in the UK after new age verification rules come into force, due to a “commercial basis” clause that exempts social media and image-sharing websites. Age verification (AV) regulations presented to parliament by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) last week do not include websites on which less than a third of content is pornographic material and where it is provided free of charge.
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Tiny companion phone released in Japan36h Tiny companion phone released in Japan
The mobile is designed as a companion device for those who already own bigger smartphones.
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Life at the bottom of the global league of internet access37h Life at the bottom of the global league of internet access
In Somalia, to be caught with a smartphone in the wrong place can mean death
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What is the best computer monitor for under £200?37h What is the best computer monitor for under £200?
Keith has just switched to a Windows desktop PC and needs a good monitor to go with it
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IBM Shares Slide as Revenue Drop Renews Concerns37h Updated IBM Shares Slide as Revenue Drop Renews Concerns
Shares of International Business Machines fell after the company’s drop in revenue renewed concerns about the tech giant’s growth prospects.
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Exclusive: dramatic slowdown in global growth of internet access37h Exclusive: dramatic slowdown in global growth of internet access
Report showing dramatic decline in internet access growth suggests digital revolution will remain a distant dream for billions of people The growth of internet access around the world has slowed dramatically, according to new data, suggesting the digital revolution will remain a distant dream for billions of the poorest and most isolated people on the planet. The striking trend, described in an unpublished report shared with the Guardian, shows the rate at which the world is getting online has fallen sharply since 2015, with women and the rural poor substantially excluded from education, business and other opportunities the internet can provide.
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6 Emerging Players in A.I.38h 6 Emerging Players in A.I.
From Singapore to Israel, countries besides the United States and China are striving to play a role in the field of artificial intelligence.
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Computer Stories: A.I. Is Beginning to Assist Novelists39h Computer Stories: A.I. Is Beginning to Assist Novelists
Robin Sloan is using a homemade software program to supply phrases and images for his new book.
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40h Updated Uber Targets Trucking With New Trailer-Rental Business
Uber, trying to move beyond its unprofitable business of connecting drivers with passengers, is adding a new tractor-trailer rental business to help big-rig truckers haul freight.
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New Cyberdefenses to Protect Your Smart Appliances From Hackers41h New Cyberdefenses to Protect Your Smart Appliances From Hackers
Two SoftBank-backed companies are teaming up to thwart hackers pummeling some of the cyberworld’s most vulnerable targets (think lightbulbs and thermostats).
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Ebay sues Amazon over claims it poached sellers41h Ebay sues Amazon over claims it poached sellers
Online marketplace eBay has filed a US lawsuit against Amazon, claiming the retail giant used its internal messaging system to poach sellers.
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An Army Veteran Wages War on Social-Media Disinformation42h Updated An Army Veteran Wages War on Social-Media Disinformation
Kris Goldsmith has become the cybersleuth for the Vietnam Veterans of America, hunting fake Facebook pages that sow discord and often have roots overseas.
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Google Pixel 3 review: raising the bar for the Android experience43h Google Pixel 3 review: raising the bar for the Android experience
New phone reaches Apple-level of polish, with top-notch performance, fantastic camera and attractive design The Pixel 3 is Google’s third stab at making its own top-end phone, attempting to outshine the likes of Apple and Samsung with a terrific camera and a highly polished experience. The Pixel 3 is the smaller of the two new Google phones, with a 5.5in FHD+ OLED screen that is bright, crisp and vibrant. It is a beautiful display that is a significant step up from last year’s
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