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Central London in facial recognition trial

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Metropolitan Police Service is testing the technology around Soho on Monday and Tuesday Christmas shoppers could have their faces scanned in central London this week as part of a police trial.The Met says it will invite people to take part in testing the technology rather than scanning people covertly.The trials will be held near Soho, Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square on Monday
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Were Taylor Swift fans tracked at her gig?

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters A major stadium in Los Angeles has confirmed that it uses facial recognition tech during sport and music events, to spot known troublemakers.The Rose Bowl told news site Gizmodo that it used the tech "inside and outside" the stadium gates.It made the statement after an article in Rolling Stone alleged that Taylor Swift fans were scanned at a pop concert in an effort to spot stalkers.However,
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New Facebook bug exposed millions of photos

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Facebook has revealed that a software bug exposed the photos of up to 6.8 million users, including pictures they had not posted.It said several third-party apps had access to "a broader set of photos than usual" for 12 days in September.It is the latest in a series of data breaches at the social network, which has faced scrutiny following the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.The company said
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Wetherspoons fake accounts to be exposed

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The pub chain said the parody accounts had caused it lots of issues The high court in London has ruled that Twitter must reveal the identity behind parody accounts set up to mimic the pub chain Wetherspoons.The accounts had tens of thousands of followers between them.One tweet promised that anyone wearing a waistcoat in the pub during one of England's World Cup matches
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Tony Colston-Hayter: Brighton fraud machine maker jailed

[ad_1] Image copyright Met Police Image caption The device was used to access bank accounts containing more than £500,000 An "audacious criminal" who built a homemade device to help him defraud hundreds of people has been jailed.Tony Colston-Hayter, 53, used the machine to trick people into thinking he was their banking provider. The Met Police said Colston-Hayter, also known as Tony Muldowney-Colston, had obtained more than £500,000 from the accounts
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Tumblr returns to App Store after porn ban

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Social network Tumblr is back on Apple's app store after pledging to remove adult content from the platform.Tumblr was removed from the app store in November after child abuse images were found to have slipped through its content filters.The social network then said it would ban adult content completely from 17 December.However, the move has angered many people who said they used the platform as
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Half of UK homes could get faster broadband

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many people could get faster speeds but are not, Ofcom has found One in seven homes could be paying more than they need to for broadband and could get faster services for the same or less money, Ofcom has said.New research suggests that half of UK homes have not taken up faster services even though they are available.Ofcom has launched a campaign dubbed
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Backpack bees give farmers a weather buzz and other news

[ad_1] BBC Click's Dan Simmons looks at the best of the week's technology news stories including;Britain's National Health Service will be banned from buying fax machines and told to phase their use out by 31 March 2020"Meghan Markle" was the most searched-for person's name for the second year running on Google's UK search serviceBees have been fitted with backpacks to send weather data to farmers so they can better manage
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YouTube: How many comments were removed in three months

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption YouTube has over a billion active users every month For the first time ever, YouTube has revealed how many comments it's been forced to remove.The video sharing site says it took down over 224 million comments between July and September this year.YouTube says that only represents a small fraction of the billions of comments that were posted during that period.Most of the removed
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Amazon uses dummy parcels to catch thieves

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Amazon delivers millions of packages every day Amazon has teamed up with police in the US in an effort to stop thieves who steal parcels left outside homes.Officers in New Jersey are planting dummy boxes fitted with GPS trackers, coupled with hidden doorbell cameras, at homes around the city.The homes selected for the experiment were chosen using the city's own crime statistics combined