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Shelf-stockers and purveyors of locally sourced organic produce give a wary welcome to Jeff Bezoss buyout of the market that changed their town The ne plus ultra of sprouted oat honey hemp granola and mango habanero kale chips is on the west side of downtown Austin the location of arguably the worlds finest Whole Foods […]

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The long read: Interconnected technology is now an inescapable reality ordering our shopping, monitoring our cities and sucking up vast amounts of data along the way. The promise is that it will benefit us all but how can it? In San Francisco, a young engineer hopes to optimise his life through sensors that track his […]

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Londoners use social media to show the world that they are unbowed and certainly not reeling in wake of killings Often, during times of upsetting national news, British social media finds some bleak humour or common theme to rally around. The hours after Saturday nights attack on London Bridge and Borough Market have been no […]

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Puzzling tweet by US president late at night leads, naturally, to madness on the internet If you havent looked it up already – dont bother. Just after midnight in Washington, Donald Trump tweeted: despite the constant negative press covfefe. That was it. No more. Just that word covfefe left hanging there. It left many of […]

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With an alarming rise in cybercrimes, often including blackmail, police offer workshops for thousands of teenagers What their attackers bet on is shame: in a conservative society, the horror of an intimate photo leaking, or rumours being spread, is enough to buy a teenage girls silence. We didnt even know anyone could harm us through […]

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With 1.3 million new posts every minute, its impossible for the companys moderators to filter out all the nasty stuff Move fast and break things, was the exhortation that Facebooks founder Mark Zuckerberg originally issued to his developers. Its a typical hackers mantra: while the tools and features they developed for his platform might not […]

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Letter says nearly half a million comments on FCC website may have been spam, set up by net neutralitys enemies to push for deregulation Last Tuesday, Joel Mullaney, a software engineer from Watertwin, Massachusetts, was browsing Reddit when he spotted a thread about people whose names and postal addresses had been falsely used to post […]

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Social media giant faces criticism for doing too little to prevent extremist content as terrorists find ways of bypassing its rules Facebook moderators identified more than 1,300 posts on the site as credible terrorist threats in a single month and face a mission impossible to control the amount of content proliferated by extremists, according to […]

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Leaked guidelines for moderators also reveal refugees are not protected by hate speech rules because they are a hot topic Facebooks policies on Holocaust denial will come under fresh scrutiny following the leak of documents that show moderators are being told not to remove this content in most of the countries where it is illegal. […]

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Security specialists from 27 nations including Britain and the US will meet for five-day conference in Prague Security specialists from 27 countries including Britain and the US will meet in Prague in what is being billed as the most concerted attempt yet to counter alleged Kremlin destabilisation measures aimed at undermining western elections. The Czech […]

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