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Apple to change the default settings to close iPhone security hole used by police

Apple to change the default settings to close iPhone security hole used by police

Apple says it is to change the default settings of its iPhone to stop hackers and others unlocking devices without proper legal authorisation. The move will also make it more ...

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Zuckerberg put on back foot as House grills Facebook CEO over user tracking

Zuckerberg put on back foot as House grills Facebook CEO over user tracking

The Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, was given a rougher ride on his second day of congressional testimony on Wednesday as he faced sharp questions about the tech giant’s ability to track ...

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Apple faces lawsuits over its intentional slowing of older iPhones

Apple faces lawsuits over its intentional slowing of older iPhones

Apple is facing lawsuits over the revelations that it intentionally slows down older iPhones without user consent. Apple has admitted to slowing down the iPhone 6, 6S, 7 and SE when their batteries ...

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Apple admits slowing older iPhones because of ageing batteries

Apple admits slowing older iPhones because of ageing batteries

After years of rumours, Apple has confirmed that it does indeed slow down older iPhones, a feature introduced last year to protect against problems caused by ageing batteries. The feature was implemented ...

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Tablet tech can help pensioners like me to keep loneliness at bay

Tablet tech can help pensioners like me to keep loneliness at bay

The way I assuage loneliness, as a housebound 83-year-old living alone, is to use my Samsung tablet to play Scrabble and chat to or Skype people online, to shop online ...

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UK class action accuses Google of unlawfully harvesting personal data

UK class action accuses Google of unlawfully harvesting personal data

More than 5 million people in the UK could be entitled to compensation from Google if a class action against the internet giant for allegedly harvesting personal data is successful. ...

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Coalition could allow firms to buy access to facial recognition data

Coalition, firms, facial, recognition data

The federal government is considering allowing private companies to use its national facial recognition database for a fee, documents released under Freedom of Information laws reveal. The partially redacted documents show that ...

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The rise of the robots brings threats and opportunities

The rise of the robots brings threats and opportunities

The difference between the robots of today and all previous forms of automation is that they are so flexible (Editorial, 25 November). Intelligent robots will be utilised in any new ...

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Facebook to give Congress thousands of ads bought by Russians during election

Facebook, Congress, thousands of ads, Russians, election

Facebook will provide to Congress the contents of 3,000 advertisements purchased by Russians during the 2016 US presidential race, Mark Zuckerberg announced on Thursday following weeks of scrutiny surrounding the social ...

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Instagram uses ‘I will rape you’ post as Facebook ad in latest algorithm mishap

Instagram, 'I will rape you', post, Facebook ad

Instagram used a user’s image which included the text “I will rape you before I kill you, you filthy whore!” to advertise its service on Facebook, the latest example of social ...

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