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Twitter shuts down 377k 'terrorism' accounts

22/03/2017

Twitter says it shut almost 377,000 accounts for promoting terrorism in the second half of 2016; it claims to have suspended a total of 636,248 accounts since mid-2015, which is up from a total of 355,000 reported last summer. Twitter has been under increasing pressure to do more to stop groups such as so-called Islamic State from using its platform...

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Intel buys Mobileye, driverless car tech firm

14/03/2017

Intel, US chipmaker, is taking over driverless car specialist Mobileye, in a move that has cost them £12.5bn; Intel will pay $63.54 per share in cash for the Israeli company that develops "autonomous driving" systems. Intel expects the driverless market to be worth as much as $70bn by 2030...

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New Google ‘hidden’ Captcha form technology

10/03/2017

Website security checks that ask people to prove they are not robots are expected to vanish, because of a new system that Google has developed. Currently, ‘Captcha’ checks usually ask people to complete a puzzle that a computer would struggle to complete correctly..

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New Windows 10 security update options

03/03/2017

Microsoft will allow Windows 10 users to choose when security updates are installed instead of enforcing them straightaway. For many, reboots required for some updates are disruptive as they cannot presently be deferred. Users of Windows 10 devices can now schedule an update within three days of notification, announced the firm in a blog...

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EE showcases helium balloon mobile masts

21/02/2017

Mobile phone provider EE has demonstrated drones and helium balloons that could provide 4G mobile coverage in the wake of damage to existing infrastructure; the devices are fitted with small mobile sites including an antenna and a base station...

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