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Google to police new app developers more closely

Image copyright Google Image caption Google has said that it will take longer to vet apps from new developers on its Android app store Android developers new to Google’s phone platform could have publication of their apps delayed for days as more rigorous checks are done on coders. Google said it was stepping up checks […]

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UK to introduce porn age-checks in July

Image copyright Getty Images An age-check scheme designed to stop under-18s viewing pornographic websites will come into force on 15 July. From that date, affected sites will have to verify the age of UK visitors. If they fail to comply they will face fines of up to £250,000 or being blocked by internet service providers. […]

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'Why I write fake online reviews'

Image copyright Iain Taylor Image caption “Payment can be as little as £4 plus the cost to cover the product they are selling,” Iain says “I’ve learned never to rely on reviews for anything,” says Iain Taylor, from East Sussex. In his spare time and to supplement his income, the 44-year-old writes fake online reviews […]

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TED 2019: The $50 lab burger transforming food

Image copyright Impossible Foods Image caption Impossible Foods has just launched its plant-based meat burger in Burger King Bruce Friedrich has been a vegetarian for 30 years but he has recently been enjoying the taste of meat again. The burgers he has been tucking into have been described by Bill Gates as “the future of […]

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PlayStation 5: Sony reveals first details of next-gen console

Image copyright Getty Images Sony has finally released the first details about its next PlayStation console. Gamers have been waiting patiently to find out any information about PS4’s replacement, but until now details have been kept firmly under wraps. Now Sony’s system architect Mark Cerny has released information about what the “next-gen console” will look […]

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Facebook challenged to give TED talk on political ads

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Carole Cadwalladr exposed the Cambridge Analytica data scandal The investigative journalist who revealed the Cambridge Analytica scandal has demanded answers from tech giants about political ads. In her TED talk, Carole Cadwalladr called on the executives of Facebook and Twitter to come to the conference and discuss their role in […]