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Facebook job ads ‘discriminated by gender’

[ad_1] Image copyright Facebook Image caption These ads were among those directed only at men on Facebook, according to the complaint Van driving, roofing, police work - all jobs for men. At least, that’s what a cluster of job ads placed on Facebook seemed to suggest. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Tuesday submitted a complaint to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging that Facebook’s advertising system
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Almost half of UK internet users ‘harmed’ online

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many were worried about what children see and do online Almost half of internet users in the UK have suffered "harm" online, suggests research.The harms include bullying and harassment as well as attacks by malware or cyber-thieves.The study by regulator Ofcom sought to quantify the type and severity of harm that going online could do to people.Interactions via social networks and email were
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Lyndsey Scott says models can also be coders

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Former Victoria Secret model Lyndsey Scott has responded to online critics who doubted her credentials as a computer programmer. An Instagram photo of her captioned "Coding is for anyone", posted by an account for the programming community, drew negative comments and disbelief.Ms Scott replied from her own account, listing her qualifications and naming the tech firms she had worked for.She told the BBC her coding
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The rise of the payment app: ‘I hardly use cash any more’

[ad_1] Image copyright Nikki Hesford Image caption Nikki Hesford says she hardly uses cash now, preferring the convenience of payment apps Using a payment app to pay your friends directly or split a restaurant bill has become increasingly popular among younger generations in particular. But are they safe?Nikki Hesford, 32, is a convert to person-to-person payment (P2P) apps, using PayPal to pay for services and Venmo to pay back friends."The
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Soylent meal replacement gets UK launch

[ad_1] Meal replacement drink Soylent will launch in the UK on Thursday with a different formula to its US equivalent.The firm has replaced seven ingredients and adjusted the mineral and vitamin content to comply with British regulations.Soylent was withdrawn from Canada in 2017 after reports that some people felt sick after drinking it.The firm said it was working with Canadian authorities to reinstate it.The Silicon Valley start-up became the largest
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TripAdvisor suspends reviews for ‘Bude tunnel’

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption The tunnel keeps shoppers dry as they walk from the car park to the supermarket entrance Reviews of a plastic tunnel at a supermarket that became the highest rated TripAdvisor attraction in a Cornish seaside resort have been suspended by the website.TripAdvisor took the action because of "an influx of review submissions" about the tunnel in Bude that "do not describe a first-hand experience".The
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Google admits changing phone settings remotely

[ad_1] Image caption Android Pie is the latest version of Google's operating system. Google has apologised after Android phone users noticed that the battery saver setting was remotely activated last week without their consent.The battery saver affects how often apps update and work in the background.The firm took to discussion website Reddit to explain that it was conducting an internal test that was "mistakenly" rolled out more widely.The affected devices
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Google bans birds on bikes from algorithm contest

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Software can struggle to distinguish between birds and bikes Google wants pictures of bicycles and birds that can defeat image-recognition algorithms, as part of a contest launched to improve the technology.While it is easy for humans to tell the difference between birds and bikes, computer systems can struggle to do so.Prize money will be awarded for pictures that can fool image-recognition algorithms, or