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Bereaved mother criticises Facebook over baby ads

Image copyright FacebookImage caption Ms Brockell said many other bereaved parents had contacted her to tell of similar experiences The mother of a stillborn child has called on tech companies to rethink how they target ads after she was inundated with baby-related promotions. Gillian Brockell wrote to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Experian, saying if they […]

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Robot turns out to be man in suit

Image copyright MBK MediaImage caption The “robot” turned out to be a man inside a suit A robot on show at a Russian state-sponsored event has turned out to be a man dressed in a costume. Robot Boris featured on Russian TV and was apparently able to walk, talk and dance. But soon after its […]

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When out-of-date code causes chaos

Image copyright ReutersImage caption US politicians have criticised Equifax, saying that it “botched” its earlier response to the breach A report from the US Congress has revealed that credit agency Equifax’s 2017 network breach, which affected 143 million people, was not spotted because of an expired software certificate Last week, mobile operator O2 blamed a […]

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Word processor pioneer Evelyn Berezin dies aged 93

Image copyright Eyevine/New York TimesImage caption Evelyn Berezin said her word processor would help secretaries become more efficient at their jobs The woman who created and sold what many recognise as the world’s first word processor has died aged 93. Evelyn Berezin called the device the Data Secretary when, in 1971, her company Redactron launched […]

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Google hearing sees ‘idiot’ trending

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Typing “idiot” into Google Images search reveals pictures of President Trump The word “idiot” has been searched for more than one million times, following testimony typing it into Google Images threw up pictures of President Trump. The link between the two was mentioned during a congressional grilling of Google chief […]

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Apple denies iPhone sales ban in China

Image copyright Getty Images US chip-maker Qualcomm claims it has won an injunction against Apple that effectively bans the import and sale of a number of iPhone models, ranging from the iPhone 6S to the iPhone X. The preliminary order, issued by a Chinese court, is the latest in step a continuing feud between the […]