Roku U-turn over streaming Alex Jones’s InfoWars

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Apple’s ban of Alex Jones’s InfoWars podcasts last August led to similar moves by several other technology companies Video-streaming service Roku has made a U-turn over its addition of InfoWars – the right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’s channel. Social media activists noticed Roku was offering the channel earlier this week, […]

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Upskirting to be crime after Lords back bill

Image copyright Gina MartinImage caption Gina Martin celebrated with her lawyer Ryan Whelan A woman who launched a campaign against upskirting after being targeted at a festival 18 months ago has said “we did it!” after legislation was passed to make it a crime in England and Wales. The new legislation, approved in the House […]

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Tidal streaming data figures investigated by Norway

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Beyonce’s husband, Jay-Z, bought Tidal in 2015 The streaming figures of music service Tidal are under investigation in Norway over claims the numbers of listeners to 2016 albums by Beyonce and Kanye West, among others, were inflated. The Norwegian authorities said they would explore whether “someone” had manipulated the figures […]

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Millions of Chinese CVs exposed on cloud server

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Data on Chinese train travellers was reportedly stolen by hackers A database containing resumes of more than 200 million Chinese people has been found exposed online. Security firm Hackenproof said the “very detailed” information lacked even the most basic security protections. Names, mobile phone numbers, email addresses, education histories and many […]

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Google’s parent company Alphabet sued over sexual misconduct policy

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Google staff walked out in protest over the way it handled sexual misconduct allegations Google’s parent company Alphabet is facing legal action over the way it allegedly handled sexual misconduct claims against two senior managers. Separately two lawsuits have been filed by long-term shareholders which accuse Alphabet’s board of being involved […]

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