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Daily Stormer founder ‘should pay $14m’ in damages, judge says

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Daily Stormer suffered a major backlash after right-wing rallies in Charlottesville in 2017 Neo-Nazi website publisher Andrew Anglin should pay $14m (£11.2m) in damages to a Jewish woman subjected to a "troll storm" at his urging, a US federal magistrate recommends.Tanya Gersh said that Mr Anglin had published 30 articles on the Daily Stormer website about her, some of which had included
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Trump: Google should be probed over China treason claim

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Trump promises to look into Google's business in China President Trump has said his administration will look into alleged links between Google and China.It follows a speech given by Peter Thiel in which the billionaire tech investor asked whether Google's senior management considered itself to have been infiltrated by Chinese spies.Mr Thiel also questioned why Google had made "the seemingly treasonous decision to
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AI solves Rubik’s Cube in under one second

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Rubik's Cube is a puzzle challenging people to create six sides of a single colour An artificial intelligence system created by researchers at the University of California has solved the Rubik's Cube in a fraction of a second.DeepCubeA, as the algorithm was called, completed the 3D logic puzzle which has been taxing humans since it was invented in 1974."It learned on its
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Bianca Devins murder images flood Instagram

[ad_1] Image copyright Williams/Devins family Image caption Bianca Devins Instagram is struggling to remove images of the body of a 17-year-old - apparently posted by the man who has now been charged with her murder.Bianca Devins was killed in Utica, New York, on Sunday morning. The images were posted on Brandon Clark's account on messaging app Discord, where other users told police.They also appeared on his Instagram account and were
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Will ships without sailors be the future of trade?

[ad_1] Image copyright HUSHCRAFT Image caption The SeaKit's achievement was impressive but is there really a market for unmanned shipping? On 7 May, customs officers in Ostend, Belgium, received a box of oysters from the UK. The molluscs had been caught in Essex and transported to Belgium on a 12m (39ft) aluminium-hulled vessel, which traversed the English Channel with no humans on board.It was the world's first unmanned commercial shipping
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Porn block: Margot James ‘extremely sorry’ for delay

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The system is supposed to force websites to verify the age of UK users Digital Minister Margot James has apologised for the six-month delay on the so-called "porn block", which had been due to take effect on Monday.It is designed to force pornography websites to verify users are over 18.But the law has been delayed twice - most recently because the UK government
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Virgin Media probes why it blocked giant Gif site Imgur

[ad_1] Image copyright Imgur Image caption Imgur hosts millions of photos, video clips and illustrations Virgin Media is investigating why it mistakenly blocked customers from visiting Imgur, a platform used to share humorous photos and Gifs.The UK broadband provider's users had been shown an alert saying access was denied because of suspected "indecent images of children" on the site.Further efforts to see the material, it added, could be "a criminal
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Computer password inventor dies aged 93

[ad_1] Image copyright MIT CSAIL Image caption Dr Corbato became interested in computers while studying physics Computer pioneer Fernando Corbato, who first used passwords to protect user accounts, has died aged 93.Dr Corbato introduced the basic security measure while developing methods that let more people use a computer at the same time. He developed a technique, called time-sharing, that divided up the processing power of a computer so it could
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University of Suffolk hosts all-female games jam

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption About half of video gamers are women but only make up 12% of the UK's games development workforce An all-female games jam has been set up to try to tackle the "gender imbalance" in the industry.Teams at the first Gals that Game event at the University of Suffolk will develop their own game over two days. Heidi Love, one of the organisers, said