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Apple Stores to employ human trafficking victims

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Apple's own staff will not be told who the human trafficking victims are Apple has announced a programme to help human trafficking victims get behind-the-scenes jobs at its stores.The technology company has teamed up with an NGO that will help the victims pass interviews for caretaker and landscaping posts among other roles.The individuals will not be identified to Apple and will be employed
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Call of Duty ‘swatting’ death prankster pleads guilty

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There have been a spate of incidents involving gamers that have led to prank calls to the police A California-based gamer faces up to 20 years in jail after admitting crimes including making a hoax call to US police that resulted in them shooting an innocent man dead.Tyler Barriss made the call after becoming involved in a dispute with other video gamers engaged
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Google accused of ‘trust demolition’ over health app

[ad_1] Image copyright DeepMind Image caption The Streams app is saving nurses hours each day, the Royal Free Hospital says A controversial health app developed by artificial intelligence firm DeepMind will be taken over by Google, it has been revealed.Streams was first used to send alerts in a London hospital but hit headlines for gathering data on 1.6 million patients without informing them.DeepMind now wants the app to become an
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US asks London court to hand over two alleged hackers

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The dark web forum is alleged to have been used to trade stolen payment card details The US's attempt to have two alleged cyber-criminals extradited from the UK has come before a London court.The two men are accused of being members of a 36-strong group said to have been behind a dark web forum responsible for more than $530m (£409m) of losses to
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Deepfake: BBC newsreader ‘speaks’ languages he can’t

[ad_1] BBC newsreader Matthew Amroliwala only speaks English, but by using artificial intelligence software he suddenly appears to be speaking Spanish, Mandarin and Hindi.The technique is known as deepfake, where software replaces an original face with a computer-generated face of another.Amroliwala was asked to read a script in BBC Click’s film studio and the same phrases were also read by speakers of other languages.The software, created by London based start-up
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First 5G cities in UK named by EE

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption 5G could also be used as a replacement for fixed home broadband EE has announced which six UK cities will be the first to get faster 5G mobile networks.Building on existing trials, EE will turn on 5G in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham and Manchester by mid-2019.By the end of 2019, another 10 cities will get EE networks which could transmit data at
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‘Ugly’ mistake sends Google data to China

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Data can easily go astray if hardware uses the wrong address book Google data for search and cloud services went astray for more than an hour on Monday thanks to an "ugly" mistake by an African ISP.The data was sent the wrong way when MainOne Cable, in Nigeria, updated address books for key network hardware.The update saw it claim to be the best way
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‘Gross’ furry Pikachu divides Pokemon fans

[ad_1] Image copyright Warner Bros Image caption Pikachu has thick fur in Pokemon Detective Pikachu Pikachu has been the approachable face of the Pokemon franchise for more than 20 years, but a new film trailer has left some fans unsettled.The preview for Pokemon Detective Pikachu shows the character covered in thick yellow fur, which some fans have called "grotesque" and "disgusting".While Pikachu has always been described as furry, it is
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Esports Awards: Ninja ‘blessed’ to pick up two awards

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Ninja says he feels "blessed and honoured" after winning two Esports Awards.The streamer picked up Personality of the Year and Streamer of the Year at the event in London on Monday.He told fans on Twitter after the ceremony: "No stream tonight guys. I am going to play FFXI with my brother and best friend tonight and just relax. Very crazy day today."The 27-year-old has 11