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Christchurch shootings: Facebook gives new details on NZ attack video

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A tribute to victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks Facebook has said a live broadcast of last week’s Christchurch attacks was viewed fewer than 200 times, as the firm faces growing criticism for failing to block the footage. On Friday, a gunman live-streamed for 17 minutes an attack on […]

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MySpace admits losing 12 years’ worth of music uploads

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kate Nash started out by uploading her music on MySpace MySpace, one of the first online social networks, has apologised after a server migration caused a huge loss of data. A message on its website says that “any photos, videos and audio files” uploaded more than three years ago […]

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Why are Venezuelans seeking refuge in crypto-currencies?

Why are Venezuelans seeking refuge in crypto-currencies?

Image copyright Megan Janetsky Image caption Eli Meregote uses crypto-currencies to send money home to Venezuela Crypto-currencies have faced a lot of criticism since Bitcoin first came on the scene 10 years ago. But for one group of people, they’re proving very useful. Venezuela has seen its currency rendered practically valueless after suffering one of […]

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Christchurch shootings: Social sites struggle to contain attack video

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Social media sites had “questions to answer” said Jacinda Ardern Facebook says it has deleted more than 1.5 million copies of the video of the mosque attacks in New Zealand in the first day after the incident. In a tweet, it said that 1.2 million of those copies were […]

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MySpace admits losing 12 years’ worth of music uploads

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kate Nash started out by uploading her music on MySpace MySpace, one of the first online social networks, has apologised after a server migration caused a huge loss of data. A message on its website says that “any photos, videos and audio files” uploaded more than three years ago […]

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UK space internet firm OneWeb ready for lift-off

Image copyright ESA/CNES/ARIANESPACE UK based start-up OneWeb has secured $1.25bn (£940m) in new funding enabling it to speed up its plans to launch a global high-speed broadband network. The firm said the money meant its 2021 launch was now “inevitable”. The funding comes after the company successfully launched its first satellites for the service last […]

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MySpace admits losing 12 years' worth of music uploads

MySpace admits losing 12 years' worth of music uploads

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kate Nash started out by uploading her music on MySpace MySpace, one of the first online social networks, has apologised after a server migration caused a huge loss of data. A message on its website says that “any photos, videos and audio files” uploaded more than three years ago […]

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Prisoners in England to be taught code

Prisoners in England to be taught code

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Reoffending costs the UK government billions of pounds each year The government is to fund a scheme that will see “carefully vetted” prisoners taught to code in order to better prepare them for the world of work. The project is part of a £1.2m effort to increase the digital […]

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Can you murder a robot?

Can you murder a robot?

Image copyright Ryserson University Image caption The road can be a lonely place when you are a little robot Back in 2015, a hitchhiker was murdered on the streets of Philadelphia. It was no ordinary crime. The hitchhiker in question was a little robot called Hitchbot. The “death” raised an interesting question about human-robot relationship […]

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How swarming drones will change warfare

How swarming drones will change warfare

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Swarms of drones may work in a similar way to birds or insects The swarm robots are coming and they could change the way wars are fought. In February, the defence secretary said “swarm squadrons” will be deployed by the British armed forces in the coming years. The US […]

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