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BBC:
YouTube says it will spend $20M as part of its YouTube Learning initiative to develop educational content that will be hosted on a new Learning channel   —  YouTube will spend $20million (£15m) developing educational and how-to content on the platform, the company has announced.
Oct 22, 2018, 2:20 PMIn context
Amol Rajan / BBC:
Interview with Nick Clegg about his hiring and future at Facebook   —  Nick Clegg said no to Facebook when they first called this summer.  “But in that funny way that happens,” he says, “if you say no to people they suddenly become very interested in you.”  —  In a phone call …
Oct 19, 2018, 11:45 AMIn context
BBC:
US DOJ indicts seven GRU officers with charges relating to cyberattacks on the global chemical weapons watchdog, anti-doping agencies, and a US nuclear company   —  Russian spies have been accused of involvement in a series of cyber-plots across the globe, leading the US to level charges against seven agents.
Oct 4, 2018, 11:37 AMIn context
BBC:
Tencent's Honour of Kings, one of the most popular games in China, says it's testing facial recognition to verify the age of players   —  One of China's most popular video games is testing the use of facial recognition to check users' ages.  —  Honour of King's publisher Tencent announced the move at the weekend.
Oct 1, 2018, 9:20 PMIn context
Jane Wakefield / BBC:
Linus Torvalds shares thoughts on his decision to step away from Linux, the controversy behind the Code of Conduct, and the problems in the Linux community   —  Linux founder Linus Torvalds has told the BBC that he is seeking professional help to become more empathetic towards fellow developers …
Sep 29, 2018, 10:10 AMIn context
BBC:
Equifax fined the maximum £500,000 by UK's Information Commissioner's Office for failing to protect the personal data of ~15M Britons in 2017 breach   —  Credit rating agency Equifax is to be fined £500,000 by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) after it failed to protect the personal data of 15 million Britons.
Sep 20, 2018, 3:40 AMIn context
Chris Baraniuk / BBC:
Wildlife trafficking watchdog found 1,500+ listings selling protected animals in Thailand in 2016 on 12 Facebook groups; group memberships doubled by 2018   —  More than 1,500 listings of live animals for sale have been found on Facebook in Thailand by a wildlife trafficking watchdog.
Sep 11, 2018, 1:30 AMIn context
BBC:
UK retailer Argos launches a voice shopping service that lets customers check product availability and reserve products using Google Assistant   —  Catalogue retailer Argos has launched a “voice shopping” service to let people reserve products in a local store using a Google Home smart speaker.
Sep 7, 2018, 9:25 AMIn context
Soutik Biswas / BBC:
To combat fake news on WhatsApp, the South Indian state of Kerala is running 40-minute classes in 150 schools to educate kids in spotting viral hoaxes   —  Mobs have lynched at least 25 people across India after reading false rumours spread on WhatsApp.  Now the authorities in one Indian state …
Aug 20, 2018, 10:35 PMIn context
Laura Bicker / BBC:
How spy cam porn, now amplified by social media, is starting to reach epidemic levels in South Korea, with 6000+ cases being reported to police each year   —  I can remember the first time I heard about South Korea's spy cameras.  —  Just after arriving in Seoul, I was running to the public loo along …
Aug 6, 2018, 8:25 AMIn context

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