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Chinese-owned TikTok under investigation in the UK

2nd July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteThe Chinese-owned video sharing app TikTok – and its “completely open” messaging system – is being investigated by the UK’s information commissioner. Owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, TikTok allows users to upload 15-second video clips of themselves which can be enhanced by using filters or other special effects. There […]

Cigar-shaped interstellar object 'not an alien spaceship'

2nd July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site Scientists say a mysterious cigar-shaped object spotted speeding through the solar system in 2017 is probably not an alien spaceship. However, after investigating the nature of the object called Oumuamua, astronomers still remain uncertain over how to classify it. Oumuamua’s odd shape and motion had prompted some […]

Facebook workers 'possibly exposed to sarin gas' at US HQ

1st July 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site Two Facebook workers have possibly been exposed to sarin gas at a mailing facility at the social media giant’s HQ in California, fire officials say. “We have two possible exposures but right now they are not exhibiting any signs or symptoms,” Menlo Park Fire Marshal Jon Johnston […]

YouTube inadvertently promoting obsessions and extreme views

30th June 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteGoogle is directing people towards misinformation and conspiracy theories by placing YouTube videos prominently in its search results, an investigation by Sky News has found. Sky News found a number of search terms where extreme content and conspiracy theories featured highly in Google’s results – including several topics […]

App used to 'undress' women taken offline by creators

28th June 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site An app that used a machine learning algorithm to “undress” images of clothed women has been taken offline by its creators. The makers of the DeepNude app have faced a backlash over the way it objectified women. Tech news site Motherboard reported an anonymous programmer, with the […]

How Apple's Jony Ive changed the face of tech

28th June 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Rowland Manthorpe, technology correspondent Jony Ive is leaving Apple after more than 20 years of designing some the company’s most innovative products including the iPhone, iPod and Mac. Here, Sky News looks back on his career as the company’s chief design officer and how he changed […]

'Critical breakthrough' in cure for baldness

28th June 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Lucia Binding, news reporter Scientists have discovered a “critical breakthrough” in the cure for baldness after creating natural-looking hair from stem cells. US researchers said they have refined a method which allowed them to grow hair through the skin of mice using dermal papilla cells derived […]

'Dragonfly' drone to search for 'building blocks of life' on Titan

28th June 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteNASA is sending a rotorcraft to Saturn’s ice moon Titan to continue its search for the “building blocks of life”. The new mission could “revolutionise what we know about life in the universe”, the US space agency said. The Dragonfly has eight rotors and “flies like a large […]

British iPhone designer Jony Ive set to leave Apple

28th June 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteThe British man who designed the iPhone, iPod and Mac is leaving Apple after nearly three decades, saying it is a “natural” time to go. Chief design officer Sir Jonathan Ive – known widely as Jony Ive – will leave later this year to start his own design […]

Twitter's rule change could be bad news for Trump

27th June 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteTwitter has announced a change in its rules and it could be bad news for one of its biggest fans, Donald Trump. The social media platform says it will label tweets from politicians and government officials who break its rules against bullying and abuse. It will apply to […]

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