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Facebook bans UK far right groups and leaders

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Former BNP leader Nick Griffin and ex-Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen are among those affected Facebook has imposed a ban on a dozen far-right individuals and organisations that it says “spread hate”. The ban includes the British National Party and Nick Griffin, the …

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Robot news presenter causes a stir on Russian TV

Image copyright Rossiya 24 Russian state news channel Rossiya 24 has introduced a robot presenter for some of its bulletins. ‘Alex’ has already caused a stir, with some viewers complaining about his appearance and accusing him of peddling political propaganda. The robot was developed by Promobot in the city of …

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TED 2019: The online campaign that ended a beard ban

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Workers wanted the right to have “a neatly trimmed beard” Three years ago workers at US grocery chain Publix began an online campaign to reverse a ban on facial hair. Seventeen-year-old Brandon Wesley started his Let Us Have Beards campaign on coworker.org, a platform …

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'Why I write fake online reviews'

Image copyright Iain Taylor Image caption “Payment can be as little as £4 plus the cost to cover the product they are selling,” Iain says “I’ve learned never to rely on reviews for anything,” says Iain Taylor, from East Sussex. In his spare time and to supplement his income, the …

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Apple and Qualcomm settle billion-dollar lawsuit

Image copyright Getty Images Tech giants Apple and Qualcomm have agreed to settle all ongoing lawsuits, putting an end to a long-running battle with billions of dollars at stake. “All litigation between the two companies worldwide” has been dropped, the firms said in a joint statement. The surprise settlement brings …

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How can you stop your kids viewing harmful web content?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Is education and negotiation more effective than technology at policing your kids’ digital usage? As concerns grow about the effect of harmful social media content on our children, we look at what tools are available for parents to regulate what kids see and how …

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Lyft removes faulty bikes from three US cities

Image copyright Reuters Image caption About 3,000 bikes are being removed following reports that brakes are faulty Faulty brakes have forced Lyft to remove thousands of its electric bikes from three US cities. Riders complained that front braking was “stronger than expected” on the assisted bikes, it said. About 3,000 …

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Gatwick drone attack possible inside job, say police

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The travel plans of about 140,000 people were disrupted as a result of the drone attack The drone attack that caused chaos at Gatwick before Christmas was carried out by someone with knowledge of the airport’s operational procedures, the airport has said. A Gatwick …

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Upskirting now a crime after woman's campaign

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGina Martin campaigned for the law to be changed after a man took a picture up her skirt Upskirting is now a criminal offence in England and Wales after a campaign by a woman targeted at a music festival. Offenders will face …

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