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Image copyright Kristina Martin Image caption Ashley Albert used a breastfeeding app to help her keep track when nursing her girls Caring for a new baby can be an overwhelming experience – there’s lots to cope with and keep track of. And breastfeeding isn’t as easy as it looks. Can …

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London attack: Politicians v the internet

Image copyright EPA Image caption The PM says internet giants have provided a “safe space” for extremist ideology Prime Minister Theresa May has said more must be done to tackle terrorism online. In a speech on Sunday, following the terrorist attack in London, she said the internet provided a “safe …

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London attack: PM's condemnation of tech firms criticised

Image copyright Getty Images Prime Minister Theresa May has been warned that her promise to tighten regulation on tech firms after the London attacks will not work. Mrs May said areas of the internet must be closed because tech giants provided a “safe space” for terrorist ideology. But the Open …

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Tech leaders defy Trump on climate deal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Elon Musk has vacated his seat on Trump’s business leaders’ panel The biggest US tech firms are rallying behind the 2015 Paris climate agreement, despite President Trump’s decision to leave it. Mr Trump’s move has been met with dismay from other world leaders signed …

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YouTube clarifies 'hate speech' rules

Image copyright Getty Images YouTube has clarified its rules on hate speech to enable video-makers to know which content it considers to be “advertiser-friendly”. In a blog post, the video-sharing website said it would not allow adverts to appear alongside “hateful” or discriminatory content. YouTube said it was making the …

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US can ask visa applicants for social media history

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Visa applicants to the US may be asked for social media usernames, email addresses and phone numbers The Trump administration has approved plans to ask US visa applicants for details of their social media use. Consular officials can now ask for social media usernames …

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Google to let publishers charge users for ad-blockers

Image copyright Getty Images Google will let publishers ask people who use ad-blockers to either enable advertising or make a payment to view content without ads. “Funding Choices” will roll out first in North America, UK, Germany, Australia and New Zealand, Google said in a blog. Google is also working …

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ViaSat-2: Satellite goliath goes into orbit

Image copyright ARIANESPACE Image caption The Ariane lifted away from its pad during a tropical rain shower The most powerful commercial broadband satellite ever built has just gone into orbit on an Ariane rocket. ViaSat-2, which is to be stationed above the Americas, has a total throughput capacity of about …

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Edinburgh University blames a system error for 'failed degree' emails

Image copyright Calum Mackie Image caption The email received by English Literature and History student Calum Mackie Edinburgh University has blamed a “system error” after final year students were sent an email which said they would not graduate this summer. The email claimed each candidate had not achieved sufficient credits …

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Facebook sorry for Tiananmen picture frame rejection

Image copyright Facebook / Fung Ka Keung Image caption Hong Kong activist Fung Ka Keung’s profile picture frame was later approved Facebook has apologised for “incorrectly” rejecting a Hong Kong activist’s profile picture frame referencing the Tiananmen massacre. Fung Ka Keung had designed a layer of text, known as a …

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