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Matthew Wall / BBC:
Mark Zuckerberg defends Internet.org after Indian companies pull out, says project not incompatible with net neutrality   —  Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg believes Internet.org is not a threat to net neutrality  —  Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has defended the aims of his Internet.org initiative …
Apr 17, 2015, 8:05 AMIn context
BBC:
Russian-language Siri gave homophobic replies until yesterday; Apple says it was part of a bug   —  Does Russian-language Siri have a problem with gays?  —  WhatsApp  —  When a Russian speaker tried to chat to Apple's virtual assistant Siri about gay clubs, he got an unusual response - which Apple maintains was due to a bug.
Apr 15, 2015, 1:18 PMIn context
BBC:
Google loses appeal court bid to prevent UK Safari users from suing over circumvention of privacy settings   —  Safari users win right to sue Google over privacy  —  Google has delivered “notices of removal” to sites whose content is being removed from some searches
Mar 27, 2015, 3:15 PMIn context
Jane Wakefield / BBC:
BBC to give 1M mini-computers to 11-year-olds across UK as part of Make it Digital initiative   —  BBC in school computer giveaway  —  The hardware is a nod to an earlier scheme to put BBC Micros in schools during the 1980s  —  The BBC will be giving away mini-computers to 11-year-olds across …
Mar 12, 2015, 8:35 AMIn context
Hugh Pym / BBC:
Transport for London is testing a Bluetooth beacon system that helps blind navigate the Tube   —  Technology helps visually impaired navigate the Tube  —  The desire of a group of visually impaired young people to travel independently on the London Underground, rather than rely on friends …
Mar 8, 2015, 5:00 AMIn context
BBC:
UK's National Crime Agency arrests 57 suspected hackers for various cybercrimes   —  Dozens arrested in cybercrime ‘strike week’  —  The UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) has mounted a “strike week” against suspected hackers resulting in 56 arrests.  —  In total, 25 separate operations were carried out across the UK.
Mar 6, 2015, 8:15 AMIn context
Kevin Rawlinson / BBC:
European regulators delay plans to ban roaming charges until 2018; propose net neutrality rules allowing privileged access in some cases   —  Data roaming to stay, EU proposes  —  MEPs will consider proposals that data roaming charges in Europe should stay, among others
Mar 6, 2015, 6:30 AMIn context
BBC:
Internet of things starter kit unveiled by ARM and IBM   —  A “starter kit” designed to spur on the invention of internet-connected gadgets has been announced as part of a tie-up between two leading tech firms.  —  Chip designer ARM and cloud services giant IBM say it can take just five minutes …
Feb 24, 2015, 5:35 PMIn context
Kevin Rawlinson / BBC:
UK banks RBS and NatWest add Apple's Touch ID logins to their mobile apps   —  Banks to allow account access using fingerprint tech  —  Apple's TouchID, now to be used to access banking apps, was criticised after hackers managed to breach it  —  Two banks are allowing their customers …
Feb 18, 2015, 8:45 AMIn context
Lara Lewington / BBC:
Test of four activity trackers finds substantial variation in their measures of calories burned and distance covered   —  Why activity trackers deliver mismatched fitness data  —  Fitness trackers can monitor our activity 24/7 but how accurate are the devices?
Feb 15, 2015, 1:55 AMIn context

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