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YouTube: ‘We don’t take you down the rabbit hole’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: 'It starts to look like censorship' YouTube has defended its video recommendation algorithms, amid suggestions that the technology serves up increasingly extreme videos.On Thursday, a BBC report explored how YouTube had helped the Flat Earth conspiracy theory spread.But the company's new managing director for the UK, Ben McOwen-Wilson, said YouTube "does the opposite of taking you down the rabbit hole".He
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Police will ‘struggle’ to track criminals via 5G

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Investigations could be hindered if police cannot track criminals, warned Europol director European police forces may not be able to track criminals effectively over 5G mobile networks, Europol has warned.The pan-European agency's director said it currently lacked tools that on 4G networks gave police the ability to eavesdrop on criminals.Police forces joined discussions about 5G too late to ensure tracking abilities were preserved, it
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Hovering, gliding drone takes-off and other tech news

[ad_1] BBC Click's Paul Carter looks at some of the week's best technology news stories including: Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency, Libra, comes under attack at a US Senate hearing New emojis, including a wheelchair user and people with a hearing aid, are revealed A hybrid drone which can hover, glide and takes-off vertically has been developed See more at Click's website and @BBCClick [ad_2] Source link
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Car parts from weeds: The future of green motoring?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Weeds can be used to make bioplastics for car parts Cars are responsible for a lot of the carbon emissions that contribute to global warming, but so is their manufacture. Could plastic made from weeds, modular designs and other innovations help the motor industry reduce its carbon footprint?Everyone knows that driving fossil fuel-guzzling cars is bad for the environment but we often hear
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MPs call for halt to authorities’ use of facial recognition

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters The police and other authorities should suspend use of automatic facial recognition technologies, according to an influential group of MPs.The House of Commons' Science and Technology committee added there should be no further trials of the tech until relevant regulations were in place.It raised accuracy and bias concerns.And it warned that police forces were failing to edit a database of custody images to remove pictures of
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Instagram hides likes count in international test ‘to remove pressure’

[ad_1] Image copyright Instagram Instagram is hiding the number of likes on posts in several countries, including Australia and Japan, in order to "remove pressure" on users. The trial which begins Thursday, means users will see a user name "and others" below posts, instead of the number, on their feed.Instagrammers can still view the number of likes their own posts receive. There is concern social media platforms can contribute to
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FaceApp: Chuck Schumer asks for FBI investigation

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer says the app is "deeply troubling" Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer has called for an investigation into FaceApp, which alters users' photos to make them look older or younger.In a letter posted on Twitter, Mr Schumer called it "deeply troubling" that personal data of US citizens could go to a "hostile foreign power".Privacy concerns have been raised about
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The social media giant is accused of promoting videos arguing the Earth isn’t round.

[ad_1] All around the world, there are conspiracy theorists who believe the Earth is flat. And their community seems to be growing, judging by attendance at flat Earth conferences and events.Flat Earthers say YouTube was key in helping them spread their message, but the Google-owned company says it's taking action to prevent conspiracy videos from reaching large numbers of people. So how - and why - has YouTube enabled the