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Sony posts whole movie in trailer’s place

[ad_1] Image copyright Sony Image caption Khali the Killer stars Richard Cabral, who is better known for his role in the Lethal Weapon TV series Thousands of people watched a film posted in its entirety to YouTube by its US distributor before the apparent mistake was tackled.Sony Pictures Entertainment had labelled the video as being a trailer for the movie Khali the Killer.But its 90 minute duration acted as a
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Roblox ‘gang rape’ shocks mother

[ad_1] Image copyright Roblox Image caption Roblox is a multiplayer platform where players can create their own games and join in with others A US mum has written a Facebook post describing her shock at seeing her child's avatar being "gang raped" by others in the online game Roblox. Amber Petersen said her seven-year-old was playing the game, which is marketed at children, when she showed her the screen and
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Gmail messages ‘read by third parties’

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Google has confirmed that private emails sent and received by Gmail users can sometimes be read by third-party app developers.People who have connected third-party apps to their accounts may have unwittingly given external developers permission to read their messages.One company told the Wall Street Journal that the practice was "common" and a "dirty secret".Google indicated that the practice was not against its policies.One security expert said
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Facebook shuts down Hello, Moves and tbh apps

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Facebook is retiring three apps, blaming low user numbers.One, an anonymous social media app aimed at teenagers called tbh, is less than one year old.It was bought by the tech giant eight months ago after attracting millions of downloads at launch.All user data for tbh, along with fitness tracker Moves and Hello, an app which linked Facebook information with phone contacts, will all be deleted
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Italy Wikipedia shuts down in protest at EU copyright law

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales said the site was blacked out over "the disastrous EU copyright directive" Italian Wikipedia blocked readers from its own pages on Monday in protest over the future of EU online copyright law.Critics say the rules, due to be voted on this week, could put an end to memes and remixes, and require platforms to pay for linking to news.Instead of
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Haptic gloves help blind people to ‘see’ art

[ad_1] A virtual reality kit is helping visually impaired people "see" art through haptic gloves. 3D models are created from laser scans of original sculptures. The user then wears the gloves to feel the virtual artwork. The gloves vibrate, replicating the sense of touch to the brain.The system was developed by NeuroDigital Technologies and Geometry. BBC Click finds out more.See more at Click's website and @BBCClick. [ad_2] Source link
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Jawbone fitness trackers removed from online shops

[ad_1] Image copyright Jawbone Image caption Jawbone products were on sale on three widely used websites Jawbone fitness trackers are no longer for sale at Amazon, Selfridges and GroupOn after a Which? investigation.The consumer group found that the trackers were no longer supported, so anyone buying the gadget would be unable to measure their progress.The consumer group investigated after seeing hundreds of customers complain about the gadgets.It said many people
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Dashcam footage submission website goes live

[ad_1] Image copyright Nextbase Image caption A dashcam provides an extra set of eyes in the vehicle Road users are now able to submit footage of dangerous driving to police in England and Wales, using a platform set up by a dashcam manufacturer.The website allows visitors to upload videos before sending footage to the right police force.It also redirects visitors to those forces with their own submission websites.One road safety
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Facebook reveals its data-sharing VIPs

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook had been given until Friday evening to reply to US lawmakers' questions Facebook has revealed which businesses it gave special rights to access users' data after it had shut others out.It listed the companies as part of a lengthy response to US politicians' questions about its practices, which it published at the end of last week.It said 61 companies had been given
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Jaron Lanier: Social media feeding a manipulation machine

[ad_1] Computer scientist Jaron Lanier says people should delete their social media accounts in order to get a greater perspective on life.He tells Hardtalk's Stephen Sackur that companies such as Google and Facebook are "behaviour modification empires" due to the intense monitoring of their users and the way they send subliminal messages to them.You can see the Hardtalk interview in full on Monday 2 July on BBC World News and