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Fortnite makers grilled by MPs over game safety

Image copyright PARLIAMENT.TV Image caption Video game industry representatives faced tough questions from MPs The makers of Fortnite, one of the most popular video games ever, have been quizzed by MPs over what measures are taken to protect players of the game. Epic Games representatives were asked how it ensured …

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Facebook 'mysteriously locks out Hungarian users'

Image copyright David Butykai Image caption A message to a Hungarian Facebook user who has had their account disabled Facebook has been accused of disabling a large number of user accounts in Hungary. One user, David Butykai, told BBC News his Facebook and Instagram accounts had been blocked and between …

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Girl, 12, flooded with beauty ads on Instagram

Image copyright Instagram The aunt of a 12-year-old girl has shared screenshots online of the adverts her niece was served up on Instagram during the course of a day. Every single one was based around fashion or beauty. The girl, who is just about to turn 13 – the minimum …

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Twitter removes Iranian-backed accounts

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Iran has made wide use of Twitter to support its political and diplomatic goals Twitter has removed almost 4,800 accounts it claimed were being used by Iran to spread misinformation. The accounts were deleted alongside others from several different groups as Twitter tries to tackle …

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Google's AR animals entertain Android users

Image copyright Kate Bevan Google is rolling out a tool that lets Android users view moving animals which make sounds in augmented reality through their device’s camera. It currently only works with some animals but could be expanded to include objects and brands in future. It was unveiled last month …

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Huawei delays launch of folding smartphone

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: First look at Huawei’s folding phone Huawei has delayed the launch of the Mate X folding handset until September, having originally planned to launch it this summer. The firm said it wanted to conduct extra tests following screen problems reported by …

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Tech Tent: Facebook’s deepfake dilemma

Image copyright Bill Posters Image caption Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg – or is it? In a video on Instagram this week, Mark Zuckerberg confessed to controlling the stolen data of billions of people and said he owed it all to an organisation called Spectre. The video was of course faked, …

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