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Chris Baraniuk / BBC:
Chief scientist at Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence project says crypto miners buying up most high-end GPUs has hindered expansion of two observatories   —  Scientists listening out for broadcasts by extra-terrestrials are struggling to get the computer hardware they need …
Feb 14, 2018, 12:35 PMIn context
Dave Lee / BBC:
UK government spent £600K on an AI tool that can algorithmically block extremist content, claims it's capable of detecting 94% of IS's online activity   —  The UK government has unveiled a tool it says can accurately detect jihadist content and block it from being viewed.
Feb 13, 2018, 6:05 AMIn context
BBC:
Berlin Regional Court ruled on January 16 that Facebook broke German privacy laws and did not sufficiently alert users to opted-in privacy settings   —  Privacy rights campaigners are claiming victory over Facebook in a German legal battle.  —  It follows a regional court ruling that found …
Feb 12, 2018, 12:35 PMIn context
BBC:
Russia arrests scientists who tried to mine Bitcoin on a supercomputer at a top-secret nuclear research facility where USSR's first atomic bomb was produced   —  Russian security officers have arrested several scientists working at a top-secret Russian nuclear warhead facility for allegedly mining crypto-currencies.
Feb 9, 2018, 2:10 PMIn context
BBC:
Germany starts enforcing law under which social networks will be fined up to €50M if they fail to remove hate speech, fake news, and illegal material   —  Germany is set to start enforcing a law that demands social media sites move quickly to remove hate speech, fake news and illegal material.
Jan 1, 2018, 8:30 AMIn context
BBC:
Two Romanians arrested for hacking Washington DC police surveillance cameras just days before President Trump's inauguration   —  US prosecutors have charged two Romanians with hacking Washington DC police computers linked to surveillance cameras just days before President Donald Trump's inauguration.
Dec 29, 2017, 7:50 AMIn context
BBC:
UK government previews draft Drone Bill coming in 2018, giving police power to seize drones, mandating pilot training and registration of drones weighing 250g+   —  Drone users in the UK may have to take safety awareness tests under legislation planned by the government.
Nov 26, 2017, 6:45 PMIn context
Jane Wakefield / BBC:
UK authorities change advertising rules for ISPs, requiring that stated speeds are achieved by 50% of users at peak times, up from 10%   —  Broadband firms will no longer be able to advertise their fast net services based on the speeds just a few customers get, from May next year.
Nov 23, 2017, 5:00 PMIn context
BBC:
UK's Office for National Statistics tests using Vodafone cell data to track daily commutes in London boroughs, a task that previously relied on the census   —  Thousands of people have had their movements tracked by the Office for National Statistics to see if they can find out where they live and work.
Nov 7, 2017, 8:25 PMIn context
BBC:
Facebook promoted comments expressing disbelief under news stories as part of an experiment that has since ended   —  A Facebook test that promoted comments containing the word fake to the top of news feeds has been criticised by users.  —  The trial, which Facebook says has now concluded …
Nov 7, 2017, 2:15 PMIn context

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