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German supreme court rejects ad-block challenge

German supreme court rejects ad-block challenge

Image copyright AFP Image caption Google Chrome and some other browsers now block some adverts by default Germany’s supreme court has rejected a legal case that sought to stop people using the popular Adblock Plus program that removes ads from websites. The lawsuit was started three years ago by German publishing giant Axel Springer. It […]

God of War: The single dad opening gaming up to new emotions

The God of War franchise is back and has made some major changes to its iconic lead character Kratos. No longer simply angry, violent and focused solely on revenge – the son of Zeus is now struggling with being a single parent. Director Cory Barlog argues that focusing the game on his complex emotions shows […]

The helmet which gives firefighters ‘X-ray vision’

A device which uses augmented reality to help firefighters see through smoke has been developed. Fitted to a helmet the C-Thru lens produces an outline of objects allowing firefighters to see what is in front of them. BBC Click finds out more. See more at Click’s website and @BBCClick. Source link

How an asparagus farmer’s death spurred robotic innovation

How an asparagus farmer’s death spurred robotic innovation

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMeet the robots that can pick and plant It seems there are few jobs robots can’t do these days, even the most delicate jobs, like picking asparagus or potting plant seedlings. But they’re only needed because humans can’t – or won’t – do the work, farmers say. […]

TalkTalk and Vodafone top complaints chart again

TalkTalk and Vodafone top complaints chart again

TalkTalk has again been named the most complained-about broadband company in the UK, in the latest report from the telecoms regulator Ofcom. For every 100,000 TalkTalk customers, about 31 made a complaint to Ofcom about the company’s broadband services between October and December 2017. Technical faults were the main reason for complaints, according to the […]

Ikea’s TaskRabbit app back online after data breach

Ikea’s TaskRabbit app back online after data breach

Image copyright TaskRabbit Image caption TaskRabbit is an odd jobs marketplace Ikea’s odd jobs marketplace TaskRabbit is back online, following a “cyber-security incident” on Monday. TaskRabbit lets people find freelance workers to complete household tasks such as cleaning, gardening or assembling flat-pack furniture. The company says an “unauthorised user gained access to our systems” and […]

Facebook to exclude billions from European privacy laws

Facebook to exclude billions from European privacy laws

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A total of 1.5 billion users who had previously been under the jurisdiction of Facebook Ireland will have that moved to US headquarters Facebook has changed its terms of service, meaning 1.5 billion members will not be protected under tough new privacy protections coming to Europe. The move comes […]

Steep rise in child abuse images online, charity reports

Steep rise in child abuse images online, charity reports

Image copyright Getty Images The Internet Watch Foundation says it is finding more images of child sexual abuse online than ever before, according to its annual report. It found over 78,000 website addresses containing child sexual abuse in 2017, up from more than 57,000 in 2016. The charity actively seeks and removes these images from […]

Facebook seeks facial recognition consent in EU and Canada

Facebook seeks facial recognition consent in EU and Canada

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook says its face-matching tech is a way for users to learn if they are in a photo even if not tagged Facebook has started asking European and Canadian users to let it use facial recognition technology to identify them in photos and videos. Facebook originally began face-matching users […]

Why India’s Paytm isn’t afraid of WhatsApp

India’s youngest billionaire Vijay Shekhar Sharma, who is behind the country’s largest digital payments platform, is just 39. He says India’s firms are now ready to take on their competitors in the West. Filmed by Jone Chang; Produced and edited by Christine Hah Source link

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