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Chinese authorities appear to confirm gene-edited babies3h Chinese authorities appear to confirm gene-edited babies
A second woman is pregnant with a gene-edited baby, according to Chinese authorities investigating He Jiankui, the researcher who says he successfully edited the genes of twin girls born in November - a scientific first.
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Disability hate crime: MPs back Katie Price over online abuse6h Disability hate crime: MPs back Katie Price over online abuse
MPs have backed demands led by model Katie Price for changes to the law.
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For Industrial Robots, Hacking Risks Are On the Rise7h For Industrial Robots, Hacking Risks Are On the Rise
5G promises to make factories a lot smarter. And that means they’ll be a lot more vulnerable.
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Scarce chemical elements used up by smartphones7h Scarce chemical elements used up by smartphones
Some of the world's most important chemical elements are being seriously depleted - because we are throwing them away in our phones.
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Why your replacement heart could be made in space one day8h Why your replacement heart could be made in space one day
Microgravity is ideal for making a range of materials, but will space manufacture ever be cost effective?
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8h Updated What Made the TV Show ‘You’ a Hit? Netflix
The show drew virtually no audience when it premiered on Lifetime in September. Now that it’s streaming, it’s a different story.
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The New New World: China Transforms, and a Factory Owner Struggles to Follow10h The New New World: China Transforms, and a Factory Owner Struggles to Follow
Shao Chunyou rose from the assembly line to the boss’s office. Now the old recipes for success don’t work, and he must reinvent himself again.
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Russia Accuses Facebook, Twitter of Failing to Comply With Data Laws11h Russia Accuses Facebook, Twitter of Failing to Comply With Data Laws
Russia launched administrative action against Facebook and Twitter for failing to comply with its data laws, days after Facebook removed the accounts of what it said were two Russia-based misinformation campaigns.
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12h Updated Google Is Fined $57 Million Under Europe’s Data Privacy Law
France penalized the company for not properly disclosing to users how data is collected across its services to present personalized advertising.
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Prince Philip crash: Debris for sale on eBay15h Updated Prince Philip crash: Debris for sale on eBay
The seller says the parts "may even have Phil's DNA on it, if you wanted to clone him".
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Google fined record £44m by French data protection watchdog15h Google fined record £44m by French data protection watchdog
CNIL found that company failed to offer users transparent information on data use The French data protection watchdog CNIL has fined Google a record €50m (£44m) for failing to provide users with transparent and understandable information on its data use policies. For the first time, the company was fined using new terms laid out in the pan-European general data protection regulation. The maximum fine for large companies under the new law is 4% of annual turnover, meaning the theoretical maximum fine for Google is almost €4bn.
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Google hit with £44m GDPR fine over ads16h Updated Google hit with £44m GDPR fine over ads
Google has been fined 50 million euros (£44m) by the French data regulator CNIL.
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Amazon, Apple and Google face data complaints17h Amazon, Apple and Google face data complaints
The entertainment streaming giants are accused of breaking the EU's data protection rules.
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Facebook, Germany to Collaborate Against Election Interference18h Facebook, Germany to Collaborate Against Election Interference
Facebook operating chief Sheryl Sandberg said the company will work with the German ministry for information security to guide policy throughout Europe on election interference.
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China Moves to Punish Scientist Involved With Gene-Edited Babies19h China Moves to Punish Scientist Involved With Gene-Edited Babies
He Jiankui, who has claimed to have engineered the world’s first gene-edited babies, is said to have violated national laws and forged documents.
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Virtual pet game Neopets returns, but should it stay in the past?20h Virtual pet game Neopets returns, but should it stay in the past?
Twenty years on, Neopets will soon be available as a mobile puzzle game – reminding many millennials of their awkward adolescence As a woman who talks about video games on television, radio and elsewhere for a living, I’m often asked how I got into games, and I reply – truthfully – that I have been playing them my whole life. I was fortunate enough to grow up in a family that owned every major game console. But when I reached adolescence, something (besides the obvious) changed. My varied video game diet narrowed dramatically. I skipped the entire console generation that included the
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WhatsApp enforces new restrictions to combat spread of fake news20h WhatsApp enforces new restrictions to combat spread of fake news
WhatsApp is limiting the number of times a message can be forwarded on in a bid to combat the spread of fake news.
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WhatsApp puts limit on message forwarding to fight fake news21h WhatsApp puts limit on message forwarding to fight fake news
Users will be blocked from forwarding messages to more than five individuals or groups WhatsApp users will be blocked from forwarding messages to more than five individuals or groups under new rules the messaging service is rolling out worldwide to fight the spread of misinformation. The company’s vice-president for policy and communications, Victoria Grand, announced the policy at an event in Jakarta on Monday, Reuters reported.
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Bullied Syrian schoolboy to sue Facebook over Tommy Robinson claims21h Bullied Syrian schoolboy to sue Facebook over Tommy Robinson claims
Social network gave ‘special status’ to English Defence League founder, say solicitors The Syrian schoolboy who was filmed being attacked in a playground in Huddersfield is set to take legal action against Facebook over claims by Tommy Robinson that he attacked English girls. Solicitors for the 16-year-old, who can be identified only as Jamal, said Facebook had given “special status” to the English Defence League founder to peddle false and defamatory lies about the schoolboy.
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WhatsApp restricts message-sharing to fight fake news22h WhatsApp restricts message-sharing to fight fake news
The chat app will only allow users to forward messages five times to limit the spread of false news.
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CES 2019: Smart socket to charge your devices23h CES 2019: Smart socket to charge your devices
BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at a new smart socket for charging devices.
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Coming Soon to a Police Station Near You: The DNA ‘Magic Box’24h Coming Soon to a Police Station Near You: The DNA ‘Magic Box’
With Rapid DNA machines, genetic fingerprinting could become as routine as the old-fashioned kind. But forensic experts see a potential for misuse.
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