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Legal bid to throw out US sex trafficking law

[ad_1] Image copyright Craigslist Image caption The personals section of Craigslist was closed in the US after Fosta became law Digital rights campaigners are starting a legal challenge to a US law that seeks to fight online sex trafficking.The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) says the "poorly written" law can hinder attempts to help victims and prosecute traffickers.The Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (Fosta) also trespasses on free speech laws, claims
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Floating robot Cimon sent to International Space Station

[ad_1] Image copyright Airbus / DLR Image caption Cimon, shown here in a mock-up, is designed to be an AI assistant for astronauts An experimental robot with an animated cartoon face has been sent to the International Space Station (ISS) on board a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.Dubbed Cimon (Crew Interactive Mobile Companion), the device is intended as an "an AI-based assistant for astronauts".Cimon weighs 5kg but in zero gravity it
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Fake bookings hit Singapore’s Ryde Technologies

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ryde Technologies is a Singapore-based ride-hailing start-up Hundreds of fake accounts making "phantom bookings" have recently plagued Singapore-based firm Ryde Technologies, the company has said.In recent weeks, nearly 300 such accounts have made 2,000 bogus bookings, costing drivers $50,000 (£37,900).The start-up investigated the problem after drivers complained.Uber, which offers a similar service, has in the past reported cases of fake bookings in other
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The pizza-making robot and other news

[ad_1] BBC Click's Omar Mehtab looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week including: Adobe says it can identify manipulated images using artificial intelligence; Facebook announces it is giving up on its plan to create drones that beam down internet connectivity; A pizza-making robot that can spread the tomato sauce, put it in the oven, into a cardboard box and cut it up into slices. See
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Karamo Brown: Queer Eye host urges Netflix subtitle change

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Host Karamo Brown (left) said he was moved by viewers' complaints about accessibility Karamo Brown, a host on the hugely successful makeover show Queer Eye, has vowed to pressure streaming service Netflix into improving its subtitles for deaf and hard-of-hearing watchers after a social media debate over their quality.Fans of the show took to Twitter to complain about the service misrepresenting, censoring and
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Facebook and Google use ‘dark patterns’ around privacy settings, report says

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Privacy has become a huge issue in the wake of scandals about how information is shared Facebook, Google and Microsoft push users away from privacy-friendly options on their services in an "unethical" way, according to a report by the Norwegian Consumer Council.It studied the privacy settings of the firms and found a series of "dark patterns", including intrusive default settings and misleading wording.The
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Doki Doki: Warnings over suicide-themed video game

[ad_1] Video game Doki Doki Literature Club starts as a high school dating game.But it has suicide "as a main feature", a coroner has warned.An inquest will be held in to the death of 15-year-old called Ben Walmsley from Bury, whose father said the game "dragged" his son in.Laura Dale, from game news website Kotaku UK, discussed the game's claim that it is suitable for over-13s.For information and support visit
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‘Dancing baby’ YouTube copyright case settled after 11 years

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty / Michael Ochs Archives Image caption Stephanie Lenz's son was dancing to a Prince song An 11-year legal action over a YouTube video of a baby dancing to Prince's hit Let's Go Crazy has been settled.Stephanie Lenz posted the clip of her son Holden, now aged 12, in February 2007. And it has since been viewed more than 1.9 million times.Last week the US Supreme Court
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Ticketmaster ‘warned of hack attack in April by Monzo’

[ad_1] Image copyright Ticketmaster Image caption Ticketmaster sold 292 million tickets in 2017 Ticketmaster was warned in April that it had been the victim of a hack attack, digital bank Monzo has claimed.Ticketmaster had previously said it did not know about the breach until June and had then acted quickly to inform "all relevant authorities".It has been contacted for comment.But in an article to be published on its website, Monzo
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New Fortnite practice mode quickly taken offline

[ad_1] Image copyright Epic Games Image caption Fortnite is hugely popular and has more than 125 million players A new mode that let novices practise playing the hugely popular video game Fortnite has been taken offline for repairs after fewer than two hours.Some newcomers are finding it difficult to compete with more experienced Fortnite players.The firm behind Fortnite, Epic Games, has said Playground mode will be reinstated and that "multiple