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Trump says violent video games 'shape' young minds

Image copyright Activision President Trump has vowed to “do something” about the violence in games and films watched by younger people. In a meeting at the White House on school safety, President Trump said the violence played a role in shaping the way people saw the world. The meeting was …

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Wot, no signal?

Image copyright Sky and Space Global Image caption Arrays of tiny satellites will bring mobile services to billions who currently have no access Large chunks of the planet are still of out of reach of mobile phone signals – that’s about four billion people without access to digital communications. But …

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Disney loses in Redbox copyright row

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Redbox has thousands of movie rental booths around the US Disney has lost a bid to stop movie rental company Redbox from reselling download codes for its films. Redbox bought Disney movies on DVD to offer for rental in its kiosks. The DVDs were …

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Twitter bot purge prompts backlash

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Twitter has been under pressure to block bot accounts used to spread disinformation The hashtag #TwitterLockout has trended after an apparent purge of suspected malicious bots on the social network. Dozens of users report having had their accounts suspended until they provided a telephone …

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Tool 'names and shames' hidden drug trials

Image copyright Getty Images Institutions that fail to report the results of their drug and medical trials will be named on a new website. Trials Tracker logs which clinical trials have missed deadlines for reporting their results in the US. Some pharmaceutical organisations have been accused of burying unfavourable drug …

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'Upskirting' should be criminal offence, campaigners say

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“He was laughing”: Three women tell the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire about their experience of upskirting “Upskirting” should be made a specific sexual offence, after police data showed a 10-year-old girl was among those targeted, campaigners say. Secretly photographing underneath a skirt is …

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Plans drawn up for world's tallest wooden skyscraper

Image copyright Sumitomo Forestry A Japanese company is planning to build the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper, to mark its 350th anniversary in 2041. Sumitomo Forestry said 10% of the 70-storey W350 tower would be steel, combined with about 180,000 cubic metres of indigenous wood. There will be about 8,000 homes, …

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Dark web paedophile Matthew Falder jailed for 32 years

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMatthew Falder: Paedophile with ‘rap sheet from hell’ A “warped and sadistic” paedophile who blackmailed victims and shared abuse tips and images on the dark web has been jailed for 32 years. Cambridge graduate Matthew Falder, 29, admitted 137 charges – including …

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Anger at Google image search 'peace deal'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Getty Images sells photographers’ work Google has made it more difficult for people to save pictures from its image search product, as part of a “peace deal” with photo library Getty Images. In 2017, Getty Images complained to the European Commission, accusing Google of …

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Rent-a-church spire plan to boost mobile phone coverage

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Church of England has the third-largest rural estate in the country Church spires could be used to boost mobile and broadband coverage in rural areas under an agreement between the UK government and the Church of England. The government has committed to achieving …

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