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Tuesday, 13 August 2019 13:11

Amazon quizzed over 'Choice' ratings

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Amazon is being told to reveal how it decides which products get the "Amazon's Choice" label in its online store.

Two US senators have written to Amazon asking it to say whether people or algorithms are making decisions

Friday, 09 August 2019 13:39

Gay dating apps still leaking location data

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Some of the most popular gay dating apps, including Grindr, Romeo and Recon, have been exposing the exact location of their users.

In a demonstration for BBC News, cyber-security researchers were able to generate a map of users across

Thursday, 08 August 2019 13:17

Gay dating apps still leaking location data

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Some of the most popular gay dating apps, including Grindr, Romeo and Recon, have been exposing the exact location of their users.

In a demonstration for BBC News, cyber-security researchers were able to generate a map of users across

A Facebook page encouraging people to storm the so-called Area 51 US Air Force base was removed from the social network at the weekend - but has now been reinstated.

It was removed by "mistake", a spokeswoman for Facebook said.

Facebook is failing to shut down groups on its site where fake Amazon reviews are sold, consumer group Which? claims.

Facebook was urged in June by the Competition and Markets Authority to probe the sale of fake reviews via these groups.

The far-right web forum 8chan, used to celebrate mass shootings and spread suspects' so-called “manifestos”, has been forced offline after losing its cyber-security protection.

Cloudflare, a San Francisco-based firm that provides added security for websites to prevent cyber-attacks,

Apple and Google are temporarily stopping workers listening to voice recordings captured by smart speakers and virtual assistants.

It follows a Guardian report that third-party contractors used by Apple had heard people having sex

Thursday, 01 August 2019 14:04

Facebook's evidence to MPs under scrutiny

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British MPs are taking Facebook to task over evidence appearing to contradict testimony the US tech company gave about the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Facebook bosses told MPs they had learned users' data had been misused via a December 2015 Guardian report.

Samsung Electronics saw profits plunge in the second quarter as its key chip business faltered, and the firm also warned of "challenges" ahead.

The world's biggest smartphone and memory chip maker said operating profit fell 56% from a year earlier.

An Airbnb host who rented out his central London council flat to tourists has been fined £100,000 and evicted.

Council tenant Toby Harman, 37, created the fake identity "Lara" on Airbnb to rent out his

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 13:22

Technology giants' power to be probed in US

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The US Justice Department has announced an investigation into leading online platforms, examining whether they are unfairly restricting competition.

The DoJ did not name any firms, but companies such as Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

A flaw with Facebook’s app for under-13s meant children came into contact with unapproved strangers, the company has confirmed.

Messenger Kids, launched in 2017, was pegged as a safe space for children who were too young

The UK's telecom regulator has said Three is the only major UK mobile network to have "refused" to automatically cut its customers' monthly charge at the end of their contract's lock-in period.

As a result, Ofcom said, the firm's subscribers would "overpay" unless they took action to change

Friday, 19 July 2019 13:53

London Underground to get full 4G coverage

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Passengers will be able to make calls and go online anywhere on the London Underground by the mid-2020s.

Transport for London (TfL) has announced plans for mobile users to have 4G access across the Tube network.

The police and other authorities should suspend use of automatic facial recognition technologies, according to an influential group of MPs.

The House of Commons Science and Technology committee added there should be no further

Wednesday, 17 July 2019 13:53

Google's Project Dragonfly 'terminated' in China

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Google's controversial plan to launch a censored search engine in China has been "terminated", a company executive has said.

The project was reported to have ceased late last year but rumours that it remained active

Tuesday, 16 July 2019 11:57

Facebook scam-busting service goes live

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Scammers are being targeted by a new tool for UK Facebook users that allows the reporting of fake adverts.

The feature came about after Martin Lewis, founder of the MoneySavingExpert website, sued over

Google is investigating how 1,000 conversations recorded by one of its smart speakers were leaked.

Belgian broadcaster VRT exposed the recordings made by Google Home devices in Belgium and the Netherlands.

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