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Row over US ISP customer data sales

Row over US ISP customer data sales

Image copyright EPA Image caption US ISPs could soon have fewer restrictions on the data they can gather on their customers US politicians have voted to remove rules that demanded ISPs got permission from customers before selling their browsing histories. The US Senate voted by a narrow majority to repeal the rules that were first […]

Google and Symantec clash on website security checks

Google and Symantec clash on website security checks

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The clash is over the way websites handle secure connections Search giant Google and security firm Symantec have clashed over the way websites are kept secure. Google claims Symantec has done a poor job of using standard tools, called certificates, that check the identity of thousands of websites. It will […]

Fruit-shaped sensor 'can improve freshness'

Fruit-shaped sensor 'can improve freshness'

Image copyright Empa A new fruit-shaped sensor could help cargo companies to keep fruit fresher in transit, researchers say. The device – which mimics the size, shape and composition of real fruit – is packed in with produce in transit and closely monitors its temperature. It comes in orange, apple, banana and mango varieties, and […]

Facebook Live victim 'afraid to go home'

Image copyright Getty Images A teenage girl who police say was raped during a Facebook Live broadcast is too scared to return to her Chicago home, her mother has said. The 15-year-old, who is currently staying with relatives, has been subject to an online and in-person harassment campaign. People on Facebook have threatened “they are […]

US man loses appeal over encrypted drives

US man loses appeal over encrypted drives

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The suspect has been in custody for nearly 18 months, his lawyer says, over the encrypted devices A US man has lost an appeal over his refusal to decrypt hard drives seized during an investigation regarding child sexual abuse images. The man, who has not been named in court […]

YouTube responds to criticism of LGBTQ video 'blocking'

YouTube responds to criticism of LGBTQ video 'blocking'

Image caption Tyler Oakley is among the creators who has complained about the feature YouTube has released a statement after criticism over videos discussing LGBTQ topics like dating and attraction being hidden on the site. Restricted Mode aims to filter out “more mature content” and is switched off by default. But some vloggers, including Tyler […]

Google DeepMind's NHS deal under scrutiny

Google DeepMind's NHS deal under scrutiny

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The records collected by DeepMind went back over the past five years A deal between Google’s artificial intelligence firm DeepMind and the UK’s NHS had serious “inadequacies”, an academic paper has suggested. More than a million patient records were shared with DeepMind to build an app to alert doctors […]

Google pulls Beauty and the Beast 'ad' from Home

Google pulls Beauty and the Beast 'ad' from Home

Image copyright Reuters Google has removed audio about the movie Beauty and the Beast which played out unprompted on Google Home. “By the way, Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast opens today,” the smart speaker said after listing the time, weather and travel update. In a video posted on Twitter, it then talked about […]

These teenagers built their own mental health app

These teenagers built their own mental health app

These four students have created an app to help teenagers talk about being bullied and get access to counselling. For Me was originally a school project but the NSPCC’s Childline has turned it into reality. “I hope that young people now realise they have somewhere to go,” one of the creators, Laura Hindle, tells Newsbeat. […]

McDonald's deletes tweet attacking Donald Trump

McDonald's deletes tweet attacking Donald Trump

Image caption The tweet to Donald Trump’s personal account was soon deleted McDonald’s has said its Twitter account was “compromised” after it sent an insulting message to President Donald Trump. “You are a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back,” the tweet said. It also asserted that the president […]

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