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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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iOS 11: toggling wifi and Bluetooth in Control Centre doesn’t actually turn them off

iOS 11, wifi, Bluetooth, Control, Centre

The new, redesigned Control Centre in iOS 11, which appears to allow users to toggle various settings such as turning wifi and Bluetooth off, doesn’t actually turn them completely off. Control Centre ...

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What does Google want with HTC’s smartphone business?

Google, HTC, smartphone, business

Google has announced it’s acquiring a $1.1bn chunk of HTC’s smartphone business, and with it providing the once leading Taiwanese phone brand a much needed lifeline. But what does Google want ...

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Apple: Face ID didn’t fail at iPhone X launch, our staff did

Apple, Face ID, iPhone X, launch

Apple has offered an explanation for an embarrassing glitch at the launch of its most expensive iPhone ever, arguing that the phone didn’t make an error – the company’s staff did. During ...

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Google ‘segregates’ women into lower-paying jobs, stifling careers, lawsuit says

Google, 'segregates', lower-paying, jobs, stifling careers, lawsuit

Google systematically pays women less than men doing similar work, according to a class action-lawsuit accusing the technology company of denying promotions and career opportunities to qualified women who are “segregated” ...

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Equifax told to inform Britons whether they are at risk after data breach

Equifax, Britons, risk, data breach

Equifax, the US credit ratings firm victim to an unlawful breach of security, has been told to inform British residents “at the earliest opportunity” if their personal information has been ...

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New AI can guess whether you’re gay or straight from a photograph

New AI, gay, straight, photograph

Artificial intelligence can accurately guess whether people are gay or straight based on photos of their faces, according to new research that suggests machines can have significantly better “gaydar” than ...

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Amazon seeks prime North American spot for second headquarters

Amazon, North American, headquarters, 'ambush',

Amazon has launched a $5bn (£3.8bn) search for a site for a new headquarters, asking cities across the US and Canada to make their pitches. The new HQ will be ...

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