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Facebook denies 'listening' to conversations

Facebook denies 'listening' to conversations

Image copyright Getty Images A Facebook executive has denied the social network uses a device’s microphone to listen to what users are saying and then send them relevant ads. Rob Goldman, the tech giant’s vice-president of ads, was responding to a tweet by PJ Vogt, the presenter of a tech podcast called Reply All. Anecdotally, […]

YouTuber Adam Blampied apologises for 'manipulating' women

YouTuber Adam Blampied apologises for 'manipulating' women

Image copyright What Culture Image caption Blampied was best-known as a presenter for the What Culture Wrestling YouTube channel, which has over a million subscribers Adam Blampied, a prominent YouTube video blogger, has issued an apology for “manipulating” women into sending him images on social media. “To everyone I’ve hurt… I’m so sorry,” said the […]

Apple hires ex-BBC and Channel 4 executive Jay Hunt

Apple hires ex-BBC and Channel 4 executive Jay Hunt

Image copyright Apple Image caption Jay Hunt will begin work at Apple at the start of 2018 Apple has hired Jay Hunt – the former controller of BBC One and chief creative officer of Channel Four – to join its video team. Ms Hunt was responsible for TV shows including Sherlock and Luther at the […]

Tesla solar power arrives in Puerto Rico

Tesla solar power arrives in Puerto Rico

Image copyright Tesla Image caption The solar panel and battery storage will provide power to a children’s hospital Entrepreneur Elon Musk has followed through on his plan to boost power resources in Puerto Rico after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria. Mr Musk’s firm, Tesla, has set up solar panels and energy storage batteries at […]

Teenager's life 'ruined' by Live.me and Twitter 'trolls'

Teenager's life 'ruined' by Live.me and Twitter 'trolls'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVictoria, whose full name the BBC has chosen not to use, says her face was superimposed on pornographic images shared on social media A teenager claims internet trolls “ruined her life” by superimposing her face on pornographic messages that were shared on social media. Victoria, from Leeds, […]

Sunderland businessman's second wife website 'benefits women'

Sunderland businessman's second wife website 'benefits women'

Image caption Azad Chaiwala set up the website because he wanted to find a second wife for himself A man who is running a website helping men find “second wives” claims it benefits women as well. In the UK, polygamous marriages – where a person has more than one spouse – are only recognised if […]

Bitcoin boom prompts growth of coin-mining malware

Bitcoin boom prompts growth of coin-mining malware

Image copyright Vichai Image caption Generating crypto-currencies involves lots of computer hardware The booming price of Bitcoin and other crypto-coins has kicked off a gold rush among malicious hackers keen to cash in, warn security firms. Many sites are now harbouring code that secretly uses a visitors’ computer to mine the valuable e-cash coins. The […]

Tech firms to remove extremist posts within hours

Tech firms to remove extremist posts within hours

Image copyright AFP Image caption IS militants have used social media to spread propaganda Tech giants Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter and Google have agreed to do more to remove extremist content within hours of it being posted. The accord was decided at a two-day meeting between the G7 nations and the tech firms, hosted on the […]

The global shop

The global shop

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Online shopping has become a $2.3tn global business In 1995, someone sold a broken laser pen for $14 on a site called AuctionWeb. This was the rather inauspicious start for online shopping, an activity that now generates a colossal $2.3tn (£1.75tn) in global sales. But these days, shoppers want […]

YouTube star Casey Neistat criticises video site's leaders

YouTube star Casey Neistat criticises video site's leaders

Image copyright YouTube Image caption Mr Neistat suggests YouTube’s community of creators acts as a defence against online competitors One of YouTube’s most influential vloggers has chastised the service’s leaders, claiming they are failing many of their most popular video creators. Specifically, Casey Neistat criticised the way the platform had made it impossible for some […]