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Facebook warns 'not all voices are equal'

2nd June 2018 | Comments Off on Facebook warns 'not all voices are equal'

This post was originally published on this siteMalicious information operations are not going away and to deal with them society must learn that not all voices are equal, according to Facebook’s chief security officer. Speaking to a NATO-affiliated cyber security conference in Tallinn, Estonia, Alex Stamos stressed that the social media company wanted to defend […]

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Visa 'working normally' after service disruption

1st June 2018 | Comments Off on Visa 'working normally' after service disruption

This post was originally published on this siteVisa says it is now “working normally” after a technical issue left millions of customers unable to pay for goods and services. The financial services company also said that its customers “should not be charged” if transactions did not complete during the disruption on Friday. “The technical issue […]

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'Cyber NATO' needed to unite liberal democracies

1st June 2018 | Comments Off on 'Cyber NATO' needed to unite liberal democracies

This post was originally published on this siteLiberal democracies need a new defence organisation to avert cyber warfare, according to a former European leader. Addressing a conference in Tallinn, ex-Estonian president Toomas-Hendrik Ilves said the region the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was established to protect no longer included all of the world powers sympathetic to […]

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Google launches video recognition doorbell in UK

1st June 2018 | Comments Off on Google launches video recognition doorbell in UK

This post was originally published on this siteGoogle-owned Nest has launched a facial recognition video doorbell in the UK. Nest Hello was launched in the US in March and is the first of the internet search giant’s home security products to reach the UK. Priced at £229, the wifi-connected doorbell uses a wide-angle camera to […]

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Blood test detects cancer years before symptoms

1st June 2018 | Comments Off on Blood test detects cancer years before symptoms

This post was originally published on this site Ten types of cancer could be detected years before a person falls ill thanks to a new blood test, according to scientists. The test is being hailed as the “holy grail of cancer research” after a trial of about 1,600 people found it could identify DNA markers […]

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Drones over 250g must be registered with government

30th May 2018 | Comments Off on Drones over 250g must be registered with government

This post was originally published on this siteDrones weighing over 250g will have to be registered with the government as part of a new crackdown launched today. The new laws will also ban drones from flying above 400ft, less than 150ft from people or buildings or within 1,000 metres of airport boundaries. It follows several […]

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Scientists create hair dye from Ribena blackcurrants

30th May 2018 | Comments Off on Scientists create hair dye from Ribena blackcurrants

This post was originally published on this site Blackcurrant skins left over in the production of Ribena have been used to create a new type of hair dye. Scientists at the University of Leeds developed the new technique by extracting natural colouring from the waste skins. Colour chemist Richard Blackburn said the aim was to […]

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Uber and Virgin launch controversial scheme

30th May 2018 | Comments Off on Uber and Virgin launch controversial scheme

This post was originally published on this siteVirgin Trains has joined forces with Uber to launch an initiative which allows passengers to book a cab to and from a railway station. But opponents said the scheme puts the livelihoods of regular taxi drivers at risk – and comes at a time when the ride-hailing app […]

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Robot lawnmowers make the cut as sales soar

29th May 2018 | Comments Off on Robot lawnmowers make the cut as sales soar

This post was originally published on this site Sales of robot mowers are soaring as gardeners let technology take the strain out of cutting the lawn. Department store John Lewis says its sales are up by 75% this year due to advances in technology and falling prices. John Lewis spokesperson Hannah McFarlane said: “With temperatures […]

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YouTube deletes violent music videos flagged by Met

29th May 2018 | Comments Off on YouTube deletes violent music videos flagged by Met

This post was originally published on this siteYouTube has removed more than half of the music videos the Metropolitan Police has asked to be deleted because they promote violence. Met Commissioner Cressida Dick says the drill genre of rap music glamorises violent crime and social media is to blame for a rise in murders in […]

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