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Facial recognition to be used at Singapore airport

Image copyright ReutersImage caption The trial means there are fewer visible airport staff Singapore’s Changi airport is testing a facial recognition system it hopes will speed passengers through the facility. It is expanding existing uses of the smart ID system and is looking into ways it can replace passport checks. Reuters reports however, that proposals […]

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Facebook: ‘Hate speech button’ causes confusion

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Facebook says it is trialling new ways for users to interact with content “Does this post contain hate speech?” That is the message that thousands of Facebook users have reported seeing on their news feeds. It seems to be only US-based users that can see the question, which is appearing […]

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City worker jailed for fake porn posts of colleague

Image copyright Yui Mok/PA WireImage caption Davide Buccheri harassed a colleague at the investment management firm M&G A City worker who posted fake photos of his colleague on porn websites after she refused to give him her number has been jailed. Davide Buccheri, 25, made a gallery between 2016 and 2017 while working at the […]

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Adverts for broadband speeds to face new rules

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption New rules for adverts on broadband speeds take effect this month Advertisements for broadband speeds that breach rules set to take effect on 23 May will be banned, the Advertising Standards Authority has said. The ASA’s new rules require providers to include a median average speed for the service between […]

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Logan Paul ends daily YouTube vlog series

Image copyright YouTubeImage caption Logan Paul’s daily vlogs typically attract more than three million views Logan Paul – one of YouTube’s most popular and controversial video-makers – has announced he will no longer release material on a “daily” basis. The 23-year-old began his Daily Vlogs series in September 2016, and has since built up an […]

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China shuts down Player Unknown cheat code gang

Image copyright PUBG CorporationImage caption The game is won by the player who survives the longest Chinese police have arrested 15 people suspected of creating cheat programs for the popular Player Unknown Battleground (PUBG) game. The cheats helped people survive longer, aim more accurately and spot foes in the competitive shooting game. The 15 suspects […]

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Facebook ‘downvote’ button in new test

Image copyright Facebook/Earleyedition Facebook is now testing its “downvote” button in New Zealand, following a similar trial which took place in the US in February. The tool, which appears on some public posts, will let people hide comments and provide feedback about them. The BBC understands that there are no immediate plans to roll it […]

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Legal row over who owns France.com domain

Image copyright Internet ArchiveImage caption The web address used to advertise travel packages but now redirects users to a French government site The French government is being sued over the way it has sought to take over the France.com web domain. In 2015, France started legal action against Frenchman Jean-Noel Frydman, who had registered France.com […]

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Deadline to amend UK surveillance laws

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Human rights groups have claimed the UK’s surveillance powers went too far High Court judges have given the UK government six months to revise parts of its Investigatory Powers Act. Rules governing the British surveillance system must be changed quickly because they are “incompatible” with European laws, said judges. The […]