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14 August 2019

Facebook secretly employed hundreds of contractors to listen to clips of its addicts' private voice calls to transcribe parts of conversations its AI software couldn't understand.

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13 August 2019

Yet another armed police force has been called in on yet another unsuspecting victim, as the recently crowned Fortnite world champion took a break from a livestream to deal with a swatting incident at his own front door.

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08 August 2019

Since joining The Daily Express 18 months ago as editor, Gary Jones has sought to put an end to its "Islamophobic sentiment” and anti-immigration rhetoric, efforts he hopes are being noticed by wary advertisers.

Under his steerage Jones proudly says it's not longer petitioning to ‘stop the flood’ of migrants. Instead, he lays claim to campaigns such as getting over 75s a free TV licence again (60,000 readers signed letters of support) and pushing to get the NHS to stock Cystic Fibrosis drug Vertex, which it says could help extend the lives of some 10,000 UK people with the illness. But has it really made the u-turn across all aspects of its editorial?

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22 July 2019

YouTube changed today.

The digital video platform, which has battled repeated negative headlines in the last two years, published new terms of service for its users in the European Union and Switzerland last month. Hardly anyone noticed.

The new terms of service for European users also make clearer the requirement for users of the website to be 13 years old or older, otherwise their parents bear the responsibility for their actions

 

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