Day: January 25, 2019

Google Chrome Changes Could ‘Destroy’ Ad-Blockers

Blocking ads could become much harder if Google makes proposed changes to its Chrome web browser, warn developers. The changes could “destroy” ad-blockers, said one maker of widely-used blocking software. Others said the update would make it far harder for users to stop firms tracking them online and make it easier for them to be […]

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Microsoft’s Bing Search Engine Inaccessible in China

US tech giant Microsoft has confirmed that its search engine Bing is currently inaccessible in China. Social media users have expressed concern that the search engine might be the latest foreign website to be blocked by censors. Chinese authorities operate a firewall that blocks many US tech platforms, including Facebook and Twitter. Microsoft hasn’t said […]

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Prince’s Trust Suspends Ties to Huawei

The Prince’s Trust has become the latest organisation to back away from Huawei, following security fears raised about the Chinese tech firm. The youth charity, which was founded by Prince Charles, said it was “not accepting new donations from Huawei in light of public concerns”. The company had supported the trust for more than a […]

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Facebook ‘Sorry’ for Distressing Suicide Posts on Instagram

Facebook has said it is “deeply sorry” after it emerged a teenager who took her own life had viewed disturbing content about suicide on social media. Molly Russell, 14, died in 2017. Her father Ian says he believes Instagram “helped kill my daughter”. Facebook, which owns Instagram, said graphic content which sensationalises self-harm and suicide […]

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Amazon Scout Robots Take to Pavements in Washington State

Amazon is experimenting with delivery robots, starting with a little truck called Scout which is taking to the pavements in Washington State. Six of the autonomous electric trucks will deliver parcels “at walking pace” round Snohomish County. The robots will only operate during the day and will be accompanied by an Amazon employee initially. It […]

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