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Roku U-turn over streaming Alex Jones’s InfoWars

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage 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 week, […]

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Google Maps deterring outback tourists, say small firms

Image copyright Getty Images Tourism operators in Australia claim inaccuracies in Google Maps are deterring potential visitors, by making remote attractions appear further away than they actually are. The Queensland government in north-east Australia has complained to Google, which says it will look into the issue. Firms looking to promote their small towns as remote […]

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Upskirting to be crime after Lords back bill

Image copyright Gina MartinImage caption Gina Martin celebrated with her lawyer Ryan Whelan A woman who launched a campaign against upskirting after being targeted at a festival 18 months ago has said “we did it!” after legislation was passed to make it a crime in England and Wales. The new legislation, approved in the House […]

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Nike’s phone-controlled self-lacing trainers

Image copyright NikeImage caption The shoe, which has is connected to a smartphone app which will store fit preferences Nike has launched self-lacing trainers, which fit themselves to the shape of the foot and are controlled via a smartphone. It is the latest iteration of the futuristic footwear, first referred to in the film Back […]

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Driverless car laser ruined camera

Image copyright Jit Ray ChowdhuryImage caption The purple dots and lines on this photo of the Stratosphere hotel in Las Vegas show the damage… A man who took a photograph of a driverless car on display at the CES tech fair says his camera was damaged as a result. Jit Ray Chowdhury noticed purple spots […]

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Millions of Chinese CVs exposed on cloud server

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Data on Chinese train travellers was reportedly stolen by hackers A database containing resumes of more than 200 million Chinese people has been found exposed online. Security firm Hackenproof said the “very detailed” information lacked even the most basic security protections. Names, mobile phone numbers, email addresses, education histories and many […]