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Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
UK regulator Ofcom proposes rules that would force ISPs to automatically compensate customers for slow repairs or missed deadlines and appointments   —  Telecoms watchdog proposes making providers pay automatic compensation for 7.2m customer service failings each year
Mar 27, 2017, 4:00 AMIn context
Elle Hunt / The Guardian:
Facebook starts flagging potential fake news stories as “disputed by multiple, independent fact-checkers”   —  Feature - which flags content as ‘disputed’ - trialled on story that falsely claimed thousands of Irish people were brought to the US as slaves
Mar 23, 2017, 5:35 AMIn context
Ewen MacAskill / The Guardian:
According to WikiLeaks docs, CIA and MI5/BTSS developed program that used Samsung F8000 TVs as covert listening devices   —  The 8,761 documents published by WikiLeaks focus mainly on techniques for hacking and surveillance  —  The US intelligence agencies are facing fresh embarrassment …
Mar 7, 2017, 2:25 PMIn context
Elena Cresci / The Guardian:
DoNotPay, a free bot service for appealing parking tickets, can now help refugees fill out asylum applications for the US, Canada, and the UK   —  ‘Robot lawyer’ DoNotPay is giving free legal aid to refugees seeking asylum in US and Canada, and asylum support in UK
Mar 7, 2017, 4:40 AMIn context
Jasper Jackson / The Guardian:
In an unusual move, Wikipedia editors vote to ban The Daily Mail as a source after finding it “generally unreliable”   —  Online encyclopaedia editors rule out publisher as a reference citing ‘reputation for poor fact checking and sensationalism’
Feb 8, 2017, 4:20 PMIn context
Samuel Gibbs / The Guardian:
Chrome, Safari, Opera autofill features and extensions such as LastPass can be tricked into leaking private information using hidden text boxes, developer finds   —  Chrome, Safari, Opera and extensions such as LastPass can be tricked into leaking private information using hidden text boxes, developer finds
Jan 11, 2017, 5:55 AMIn context
Adam Gabbatt / The Guardian:
LG unveils the Hub Robot, an Amazon Echo and Google Home competitor that can play music, interact with LG's smart appliances, more, available in 2017   —  Unveiled at CES, home assistant can play music and tell you the weather but also order your vacuum cleaner to start cleaning the house and turn on your oven
Jan 4, 2017, 2:45 PMIn context
Sam Thielman / The Guardian:
FBI-DHS joint report links two Russian intelligence hacking groups to hacks of Democratic Party organizations; experts say report is too little too late   —  Experts say report is too little too late and comes after several others from private sector detailing alleged exploits of groups Fancy Bear and Cozy Bear
Dec 30, 2016, 12:05 AMIn context
Hannah Devlin / The Guardian:
Researchers detail method for testing whether machine learning algorithms are introducing gender or racial biases into decision-making   —  Researchers devise test to determine whether machine learning algorithms are introducing gender or racial biases into decision-making
Dec 21, 2016, 1:40 PMIn context
Owen Bowcott / The Guardian:
EU's top court rules “general and indiscriminate retention” of electronic communications is illegal, possibly opening UK's Snoopers Charter to legal challenges   —  Indiscriminate collection of emails is illegal, court rules in response to challenge originally brought by David Davis
Dec 21, 2016, 6:55 AMIn context

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
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