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Dating blues

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Too many rejections on dating apps can lower our self-esteem, psychologists say Dating apps have taken the world by storm, but has the trend for swiping right or left to like or reject potential matches contributed to many people’s unhappiness and low self-esteem? Following the end of her last […]

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British Airways probes customer data theft

Image copyright Getty Images British Airways says it is investigating “as a matter of urgency” the theft of customer data from its website and mobile app. The airline said personal and financial details of customers making bookings had been compromised. BA said the breach took place between 22:58 BST on 21 August and 21:45 BST […]

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Cryptocurrencies continue to tumble on Goldman reports

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Bitcoin’s price has been extremely volatile over the last few months Bitcoin and other tokens have continued to tumble in value, amid concerns that Wall Street institutions are eschewing cryptocurrencies. It follows media reports, originally in Business Insider, that Goldman Sachs is shelving plans to set up a cryptocurrency trading […]

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State data to be used to limit child gamers in China

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Honour of Kings is popular with children and is China’s top grossing mobile game Chinese technology giant Tencent is introducing tough new rules to identify under-age gamers, amid a crackdown on gaming addiction in the country. From mid-September it will introduce a real-name registration system for its Honour of Kings […]

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Twitter: Algorithms were not always impartial

Image copyright Getty Images Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey has told US law-makers that the company’s algorithms have not always been “impartial”. He said the platform “unfairly” reduced the visibility of 600,000 accounts, including some members of congress. But he was unable to immediately say whether a majority of them were Republican, Democratic or otherwise. […]

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Facebook, Twitter grilled on election meddling

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jack Dorsey and Sheryl Sandberg arrive at the hearing in Washington DC Facebook and Twitter are being questioned by US senators, to find out how they will prevent meddling in upcoming elections. Facebook is being represented by its chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, while Twitter sent chief executive Jack Dorsey. […]

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Elon Musk in new rant at Thai cave rescuer

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Musk (R) alleged that British diver Mr Unsworth (L) had a “child bride” Elon Musk has again attacked a British diver he has previously accused without evidence of being a child abuser. In an email to a reporter, Mr Musk said Vernon Unsworth – who assisted with the rescue […]

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Urban wind turbine wins UK James Dyson award

Image copyright Dyson Image caption The inventors hope their urban turbine can generate sustainable energy for cities where traditionally it has been difficult to capture wind power A turbine that can capture wind from any direction has won the UK’s 2018 James Dyson Award. The O-Wind Turbine aims to capture inner-city wind and turn it […]