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Home Office to fund use of AI to help catch dark web paedophiles



Money will go towards testing tools including voice analysis on child abuse image databaseArtificial intelligence could be used to help catch paedophiles operating on the dark web, the Home Office has announced.The government has pledged to spend more …

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 review: less business, more modern design



Same Bose magic now sleeker, with better controls, calling and adaptable noise cancellingBose’s new top-of-the range 700 noise-cancelling headphones attempt to be the new gold standard, with a new design, new technology and a shift in focus.Launched to…

Ex-Google worker fears ‘killer robots’ could cause mass atrocities



Engineer who quit over military drone project warns AI might also accidentally start a warA new generation of autonomous weapons or “killer robots” could accidentally start a war or cause mass atrocities, a former top Google software engineer has warne…

YouTube ‘vanlifer’ Jennelle Eliana blazes trail for solo female travellers



Lo-fi videos about life on the road also fill blindspot travel industry has in catering for women of colourThe YouTube channel of a 21-year-old woman who lives in a van with her pet snake, Alfredo, is at the centre of a debate about race, travel and ge…

Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple told to turn over internal documents



House judiciary committee wants records in antitrust inquiryMark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos and Tim Cook names in requestsThe US government’s investigations into big tech widened on Friday as lawmakers announced they were seeking internal documents from Go…

YouTuber PewDiePie scraps $50,000 pledge to anti-hate group after fan backlash



Vlogger embraced by far right apologizes for planned donation to Anti-Defamation League, after fans claim conspiracyYouTuber Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg has withdrawn a $50,000 pledge to an anti-hate group, which he had dedicated as a means of atoning …

Twitter blocks accounts of Raúl Castro and Cuban state-run media outlets



Mariela Castro and state media journalists were also blocked in move Cuban Union of Journalists called ‘massive censorship’Twitter has blocked the accounts of the Cuban Communist party leader Raúl Castro, his daughter Mariela Castro and Cuba’s top stat…

France to block Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency in Europe



Finance minister says governments’ monetary sovereignty could be at riskFrance has said it will block the development of Facebook’s Libra in Europe, dealing the cryptocurrency a fresh blow. The French finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, said plans for Li…