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Hate speech: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube told off by MPs

Image copyright Parliament TV Image caption Yvette Cooper expressed frustration with all three firms Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have faced tough questions from frustrated MPs about why they are still failing to remove hate speech on their platforms. Facebook was challenged on why copies of the video showing the New …

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Netherlands 'hosts most child sex abuse images'

Image copyright Getty Images Almost half of the child sexual abuse images reported to the Internet Watch Foundation last year were hosted in the Netherlands, the organisation says. It confirmed more than 105,000 web addresses were connected to illegal images in 2018, with 47% of the content hosted in the …

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Samsung Galaxy Fold: Broken screens delay launch

Image caption The Samsung Galaxy Fold was supposed to be released on 26 April Samsung has postponed the release of its folding smartphone, days after several early reviewers said the screens on their devices had broken. The company said it had delayed the launch of the Galaxy Fold to “fully …

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Facebook bans UK far right groups and leaders

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Former BNP leader Nick Griffin and ex-Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen are among those affected Facebook has imposed a ban on a dozen far-right individuals and organisations that it says “spread hate”. The ban includes the British National Party and Nick Griffin, the …

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Millions using 123456 as password, security study finds

Image copyright AFP Image caption Liverpool FC topped the list of Premier League club names used as passwords Millions of people are using easy-to-guess passwords on sensitive accounts, suggests a study. The analysis by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) found 123456 was the most widely-used password on breached …

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TED 2019: The start-ups launching in space

Image copyright Rocket Lab Image caption Rocket Lab has had five successful launches from a base in New Zealand Peter Beck is a space entrepreneur with a rocket and launch pad in New Zealand that has permission for flights “every 72 hours for the next 30 years”. The 25 satellites …

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