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YouTube suspends ads on Tommy Robinson channel

YouTube suspends ads on Tommy Robinson channel

Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Robinson said the ad suspension amounted to censorship YouTube has suspended adverts on the account of former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson. Mr Robinson had broken the site’s advertising rules, said YouTube, adding that his channel covered “controversial issues and sensitive events”. The decision means the channel, which […]

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Future of airport security on show in London

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A bag seen through an X-ray scanner Technology that could speed up and enhance security checks at airports is being demonstrated to industry experts at a showcase event in London. Among the innovations is a pad that could detect explosives hidden in shoes while people are queuing at security. […]

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Facebook tackles Russians making fake news stories

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook said one campaign it shut down had links to staff at Russia’s Sputnik news agency Facebook has removed 500 pages and accounts allegedly involved in peddling fake news in Central Europe, Ukraine and other Eastern European nations. The action ends efforts by two separate groups to “manipulate people”, […]

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Fake BBC News page used to promote Bitcoin-themed scheme

Image copyright MyOnlineSecurity Image caption One sign that the webpage is fake is that it uses the wrong font An investment scheme is using a fake BBC News webpage to convince members of the public to hand over funds. The spoof page references a Bitcoin-themed documentary broadcast by Panorama last year, but links on the […]

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US ‘probes Huawei for trade secret theft’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Huawei is one of the world’s biggest smartphone-makers The US is reportedly investigating Huawei for “stealing trade secrets” from American business partners in the latest action against the Chinese technology giant. The criminal inquiry was first reported by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). It comes as the Trump administration is […]

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GCHQ sets up all-female cyber-training classes

Image copyright Getty Images All-female classes in cyber-skills are being set up by the GCHQ intelligence service, in an attempt to recruit a wider range of online security experts. Almost 90% of the cyber-skills workforce worldwide is male, says GCHQ’s cyber-defence arm, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). With warnings of serious skills shortages, the […]

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Sofia Coppola to direct Bill Murray in Apple's first film

Sofia Coppola to direct Bill Murray in Apple's first film

Image copyright AFP Image caption Coppola’s first film since 2017’s The Beguiled will be co-produced by Apple Sofia Coppola will reunite with Lost in Translation star Bill Murray to make Apple’s first original feature film. News of the film, titled On the Rocks, comes ahead of the expected launch of the tech giant’s own streaming […]

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Domino's Pizza app must be accessible to blind people

Domino's Pizza app must be accessible to blind people

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Domino’s is accused of failing to make its app fully compatible with Apple’s accessibility software Domino’s Pizza has been told its website and app must be made fully accessible to blind people, after losing a legal case in the US. It follows a complaint from a blind customer who […]

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Roku U-turn over streaming Alex Jones’s InfoWars

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Apple’s ban of Alex Jones’s InfoWars podcasts last August led to similar moves by several other technology companies Video-streaming service Roku has made a U-turn over its addition of InfoWars – the right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’s channel. Social media activists noticed Roku was offering the channel earlier this […]

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Domino’s Pizza app must be accessible to blind people

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Domino’s is accused of failing to make its app fully compatible with Apple’s accessibility software Domino’s Pizza has been told its website and app must be made fully accessible to blind people, after losing a legal case in the US. It follows a complaint from a blind customer who […]

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