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Cambridge Analytica parent firm SCL Elections fined over data refusal

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cambridge Analytica boasted that it had collected thousands of data points on millions of US voters Cambridge Analytica's parent company SCL Elections Ltd has been fined £15,000 plus costs for failing to hand over the personal data of a US citizen.The case was brought by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), after a complaint filed by Prof David Carroll, who is a US citizen.He
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CES 2019: Amazon and Google voice assistants carve up CES

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alexa and Google Assistant aren't clamouring to be heard, they're clamouring to be spoken to At CES, there's no shortage of gadgets to talk to. Smart TVs, cars, pianos - and even a toilet - these are just some examples of devices that come with voice-activated helpers.No matter who makes the hardware, the virtual aide linked to or packaged inside is likely to
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YouTube influencers: Inside the weird world of social media burnout

[ad_1] What’s it like to have millions of fans when you’re 10? What’s it like to have thousands of people insult or adore you? Welcome to the strange world of social media superstars.Stephanie Hegarty meets the young people whose lives are built around likes, but are increasingly suffering from mental health problems and burn out. If you've been affected by any of the issues in this video, you can find
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CES 2019: ‘Award-winning’ sex toy for women withdrawn from show

[ad_1] Image copyright Lora DiCarlo Image caption The Ose robot massager has been banned from CES A sex toy designed for women has been banned from the technology show CES.Lorna DiCarlo said it had been invited to display its robotic Ose vibrator at CES, after winning an innovation award.CES organiser the Consumer Technology Association, which granted the award, said it had included the device by mistake and could withdraw any
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Zuckerberg plans public tech discussions

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg is to hold a series of public discussions on the subject of technology and its future in society.The Facebook boss plans to tackle issues such as artificial intelligence (AI) and jobs, free speech on the net and the growth of online communities.He said he would talk to "leaders, experts, and people in our community".Every year Mr Zuckerberg sets himself challenges, which in the
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CES 2019: Can breath-sniffing gadgets improve your diet?

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Chris Fox tries out Lumen, the breath test gadget that gives dietary advice Two gadgets that analyse the gases in people's breath in an effort to reveal how they should improve their diet are being showcased at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.Lumen and FoodMarble are both pocket-sized devices that users blow into.They each pair with a smartphone app