Google drops plans for Berlin campus after protests

Google has dropped plans to open a large campus in a trendy district of Berlin that were strongly opposed by local campaigners. The US tech giant planned to set up an incubator for start-ups in Kreuzberg, but on Wednesday said the site would go to two local charities. A spokesman did not say if local […]

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Driverless cars: Who should die in a crash?

If forced to choose, who should a self-driving car kill in an unavoidable crash? Should the passengers in the vehicle be sacrificed to save pedestrians? Or should a pedestrian be killed to save a family of four in the vehicle? To get closer to an answer – if that were ever possible – researchers from […]

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WhatsApp Tells Companies to Stop Spam Amid Brazil Elections

“Fake news spread in support of presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro” HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp said it sent “cease and desist” letters to companies Businessmen bankrolling a campaign to spread fake news: report “Fake news spread in support of presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro” The WhatsApp messaging service said Friday that it has sent “cease and desist” letters to […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Urges Bloomberg to Retract China Spy Chip Story

Apple confirmed the accuracy of the BuzzFeed News report to Reuters but declined to comment further. Apple CEO Tim Cook Urges Bloomberg to Retract China Spy Chip Story Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook on Friday told an online news website that Bloomberg should retract a story that claimed Apple’s internal computer systems had been infiltrated […]

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Tech Tent: What was in Twitter’s troll data dump

What can 10 million tweets tell us about how Twitter is used as a propaganda tool On this week’s Tech Tent podcast, we explore the lessons to be learned from the vast data dump released by the company. Stream or download the latest Tech Tent podcast It is no secret that Twitter has been used […]

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Limited Edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro Now Available in India

This special edition released internationally alongside the game HIGHLIGHTS This special edition released internationally alongside the game India gets it one month and a week later It has a price of Rs. 49,690 The Limited Edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro console is now available in India. While the rest of the world received this special PS4 […]

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An online decency moderator’s advice: Blur your eyes

“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 about her time as a content moderator at MySpace, viewing the very worst the internet could throw at her […]

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Comcast Faces Continued Doubts Over Wisdom of Sky Purchase

Sky offers direct online television service in some European countries HIGHLIGHTS “We wish Comcast had not acquired Sky,” said an analyst Most analysts appear to agree that Comcast went too far in the fight Sky offers direct online television service in some European countries As it prepares to take control of British telecommunications company Sky […]

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