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Facebook's Zuckerberg admits mistakes over Cambridge Analytica

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mark Zuckerberg: “I started Facebook, and at the end of the day I’m responsible” Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has admitted the giant social network “made mistakes” over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. He pledged to introduce changes that would make it harder for third-party apps to …

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Test tube meat

With the world’s population likely to reach 11 billion by the end of this century, there will be increasing pressure on farmers to maximise their use of agricultural land, and also on scientists to contribute to ensuring we all get enough nutrition. The sci-fi food of the future could change …

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Fail harder

Image caption Max Riedel speaking at one of Berlin’s “Failure Nights” Max Riedel has just admitted to losing hundreds of thousands of euros before the age of 30, and he is being enthusiastically applauded. The Berlin-born business owner is addressing an unusual audience – young techies gathered on a Thursday …

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Uber changes app following TfL concerns over licensing

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Transport for London said it welcomed the move ahead of an appeal hearing in June Uber London has made changes to its app to “make it clearer” to passengers its drivers are licensed by Transport for London (TfL) and it accepts requests for rides before …

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Google blames National Action failure on YouTube reviewers

Image copyright Home Affairs Committee Image caption The Home Affairs Committee took this screenshot of one of the video uploads before it was removed Google has blamed human error for a failure to remove four propaganda videos posted to YouTube by the banned UK Neo-Nazi group National Action. Google’s counter-terrorism …

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Millennial railcard website crashes

Image copyright Railcard website Demand for the new millennial railcard has crashed the website on the first day of nationwide sales. The one-year railcard for 26 to 30-year-olds will cost £30 and offer a third off most fares in England, Wales and Scotland. It first went on sale nationwide at …

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Apple acquires digital magazine platform Texture

Image copyright Apple Image caption Apple is to acquire digital magazine subscription service Texture Apple is buying the magazine app subscription service Texture for an undisclosed amount. Texture offers US-based users unlimited access to more than 200 titles for a monthly fee of $9.99 (£7.19). It is currently owned by …

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London mayor Sadiq Khan warns big tech on hate speech

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sadiq Khan wants tech firms to take hate speech more seriously Stricter regulation, including large fines, is one option to force technology companies to take the issue of hate speech more seriously, the Mayor of London has said. “We can’t assume that tech companies …

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My online stalker: The feeling he could hurt me never went away

Image caption Callum Blake-O’Brien created more than 17 fake accounts to send abusive messages Stalker Callum Blake-O’Brien created numerous fake social media accounts to send women what prosecutors described as “unimaginably horrendous” messages. One teenager left “emotionally numb” by his unrelenting abuse says he “handpicked” his victims to cause maximum …

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Burger-flipping robot taken offline after one day

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Flippy the burger robot gets to work Flippy the burger-flipping robot that started work this week in a California restaurant has been forced to take a break because it was too slow. The robot was installed at a Cali Burger outlet …

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