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Bird says its legal team “overstretched” in sending a takedown notice to Boing Boing over a blog post about modifying Bird scooters, apologizes to Cory Doctorow   —  A scooter firm has apologised after issuing a journalist with legal threats over a blogpost about its scooters.
Jan 14, 2019, 12:15 PMIn context
Jonathan Amos / BBC:
Quantum: Handover for fully flexible satellite   —  UK engineers have completed the build of the novel Quantum satellite.  —  The telecommunications platform will be the first fully software-defined spacecraft.  —  Traditionally, large satellites are configured on the ground for specific tasks …
Jan 13, 2019, 12:45 PMIn context
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UK's Gatwick airport reopens after being shut down on Wednesday and Thursday after drones were seen flying over the runway; 120K+ passengers have been affected   —  Tens of thousands of passengers have been disrupted by drones flying over one of the UK's busiest airports.
Dec 20, 2018, 12:10 PMIn context
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Huawei debuts Honor View 20 with a 48MP rear camera and Samsung unveils A8s with a 6.4" Infinity-O display, both with a hole-punch camera cutout in the screen   —  Two smartphone-makers have unveiled handsets featuring a “hole-punch” selfie camera.  —  The screens of the Samsung A8s …
Dec 10, 2018, 2:10 PMIn context
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Facebook appeals UK regulator's decision to impose maximum £500K fine for Cambridge Analytica scandal, citing lack of evidence that UK users had suffered harm   —  Facebook has appealed against a fine imposed on it by the UK's data watchdog after the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Nov 22, 2018, 1:45 AMIn context
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Two British men sentenced to twelve and eight months in jail for the 2015 hack of TalkTalk, which affected 1.6M accounts   —  Two friends who took part in a £77m hack on the TalkTalk website have been jailed.  —  Matthew Hanley, 23, and Connor Allsopp, 21, both from Tamworth in Staffordshire …
Nov 19, 2018, 4:20 PMIn context
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An in-depth look at how misinformation and incendiary images on Facebook are spreading in Nigeria, where police say they contributed to a dozen recent killings   —  Nigerian police say false information on Facebook is killing people  —  Nigerian police say false information and incendiary images …
Nov 17, 2018, 5:05 AMIn context
Dave Lee / BBC:
Inside Samasource's office in Nairobi, Kenya, where employees from low-income backgrounds train data used for AI; Samasource's clients include Google, Microsoft   —  When Artificial Intelligence works as intended, Silicon Valley types often say it's “like magic”.  —  But it isn't magic.
Nov 5, 2018, 10:45 PMIn context
Andrei Zakharov / BBC:
Hackers post private messages from 81K Facebook accounts and claim to have details on up to 120M accounts for sale; Facebook blames 3rd-party browser extensions   —  Hackers appear to have compromised and published private messages from at least 81,000 Facebook users' accounts.
Nov 2, 2018, 6:32 AMIn context
Brian Wheeler / BBC:
UK government to launch an Android app letting EU citizens apply to remain in UK after Brexit; iOS version doesn't fully work because it can't access NFC chip   —  The UK government is preparing to launch a smartphone app to make it as easy as possible for EU citizens to apply to remain …
Nov 1, 2018, 8:15 AMIn context

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