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Grand Theft Auto ‘cheats’ homes raided

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Grand Theft Auto lets players take on the role of criminals The publisher of video game Grand Theft Auto V has been granted the right to search the homes of five people accused of making cheat software. The court order allowed Rockstar Games and its parent company, Take-Two Interactive, to […]

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Google unshackles Android-device firms

Image copyright Getty Images/GoogleImage caption Google is giving device-makers more freedom over their use of its apps and services Google is dropping restrictions it imposed on Android-device-makers, following a clash with the EU. It is ending a ban on manufacturers having a line-up that includes tablets and phones powered by alternative versions of the operating […]

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UK seeks to secure smart home gadgets

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Web-connected security cameras are among many devices hijacked and use for cyber-attacks Makers of smart home devices are to be encouraged to make their gadgets secure against hack attacks. The UK has published a voluntary code of practice for manufacturers that shows how they can proof their creations against common […]

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Snapchat adds selfie filters for cats

Image copyright AFPImage caption Snapchat can now add virtual bread to cats Snapchat’s augmented-reality selfie filters now work on cats, the photo-sharing app has announced. Previously, its facial-recognition technology could apply the filters to only humans and some breeds of dog. Now, cat owners can use Snapchat’s Lenses to decorate their pet with hats, glasses […]

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Social media moderators: Blur your eyes

Image copyright FacebookImage caption People working in content moderation see the worst that the internet can throw at them “When I left, I didn’t shake anyone’s hand for three years. I’d seen what people do and how disgusting they are. I didn’t want to touch anyone. I was disgusted by humanity.” Roz Bowden is talking […]

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‘Why we faked our Facebook wedding in Kinshasa’

Image copyright Christian Shabantu MpengaImage caption This photo made people think they had got married To her friends and family, Arlène Agneroh has it all. Well, nearly. She is successful, educated and attractive. They call her a leader – she coaches entrepreneurs and offers personal development training for a living. The only thing she’s missing, […]